Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

Hyperbaric Chamber and Its Ophthalmic Applications

Sagarika Patyal
Long term training in Glaucoma (RP Center), PGDGM (IGNOU), Asst Chief IDS

Editor-in-Chief, Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology, Dr R.P.Centre, AIIMS.


Corresponding Author:

Sagarika Patyal 
Long term training in Glaucoma (RP Center), 
PGDGM (IGNOU), Assistant Chief IDS
New Delhi
E-mail Id: sagarikapatyal@gmail.com


Published Online: 25-OCT-2017
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.7869/djo.313

Abstract
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been used for centuries but it has been accorded more scientific reasoning only recently. Ophthalmic applications of this therapy is an off label use of hyperbaric oxygen but results of its use in Central Retinal Artery Occlusion and many other devastating ocular infections is paving the way for increasing acceptability by ophthalmologists. Recent protocols of therapy are being enunciated and safer hyperbaric chambers are being manufactured to help patients and doctors use this hereto underutilised modality of treatment.

Keywords :hyperbaric oxygen therapy, hyperbaric oxygen chamber, undersea and hyperbaric medicine society, ophthalmic applications

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