Exposure to Dead Sea climatotherapy improves the signs and symptoms of uveitis. - GreenMedInfo Summary
The effect of the Dead Sea environment on uveitis.
Neurol Res. 2010 Feb;32 Suppl 1:27-30. PMID: 15729957
Department of Ophthalmology, Soroka University Medical Center and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel. email@example.com
BACKGROUND: Uveitis is an acute or chronic inflammatory process of the uvea caused by a number of etiologies. In many patients the etiology is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of the Dead Sea environment (climatotherapy) on the signs, symptoms and clinical course of chronic uveitis. METHODS: Fifty-five patients with chronic uveitis were examined at the beginning and end of a 3-4 week stay at the Dead Sea region and on repeat visits to the region. Study data included demographic information, medical history, etiology, diagnosis, medication, and a complete ophthalmic examination. RESULTS: Statistically significant improvements were seen between the two examinations within each visit in four parameters (negative values indicate improvement): a) visual acuity for near and far: Jaeger (-0.98 +/- 0.18, P