Changes of ocular signs in children with thyroid diseases after intake of bee bread
The objective of the study was to investigate visual acuity, refractive status and eye proptosis in children with thyroid diseases before and after intake of bee bread.
There were done investigations of visual acuity, refraction and eye proptosis in 34 children with thyroid diseases at Eye Clinic of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Medical Academy (age range from 6 to 17 years). 18 patients used bee bread and there was performed low frequency pulsed electromagnetic field therapy. For 16 subjects electromagnetotherapy alone was performed. The values were statistically analyzed with the pretreatment values after three week course of treatment.
In the present study we observed an improvement of visual acuity in children with thyroid diseases who used bee bread and there was performed magnetotherapy in comparison with those who were treated magnetotherapy alone. In our study exophthalmometer values and refraction power were not significant changed in both groups.Data analysis indicated increase in visual acuity for subjects who used bee bread and pulsed electromagnetic field therapy to subjects who did not used bee bread. The data we have found suggest that bee bread and magnetotherapy had an influence on visual acuity in children with thyroid diseases.