Navigation Links
Cataract Patients Relax to a Soothing Beat, Study Says
Date:11/12/2012

MONDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Playing soothing sounds during cataract surgery reduces patients' anxiety, according to a new study.

Researchers assessed the effects of binaural beat audio therapy, which consists of two tones that are each pitched at a specific, slightly different frequency. Each tone is delivered to a separate ear via headphones.

This technique triggers alpha-frequency brainwaves, which are linked to relaxation and reduced perception of fear and pain, the researchers say.

For the study, the researchers divided about 140 cataract surgery patients into three groups. One group listened to binaural beats mixed with soothing music and nature sounds, another group listened to music only, and a control group did not receive any audio therapy.

Patients who listened to the binaural beats/music mix before, during and after cataract surgery had less anxiety and a slower heart rate than those in the control group. Patients in the binaural beats/music mix group and the music-only group had much lower blood pressure than those in the control group.

The study was scheduled for presentation Monday at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Chicago.

"As populations in many parts of the world grow older, it's increasingly important for ophthalmologists to explore new ways to improve patient care for seniors," study leader Dr. Pornpattana Vichitvejpaisal, of Chiang Mai University in Thailand, said in an academy news release.

"Our study shows significant emotional and physiological benefits from adding binaural beats to music therapy for cataract surgery patients," Vichitvejpaisal said. "This provides a simple, inexpensive way to improve patients' health outcomes and satisfaction with their care."

More than three million cataract surgeries are performed each year in the United States, and the procedure is one of the most common worldwide. The surgery is typically d
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Simulation technology allows users to safely practice phacoemulsification cataract surgery
2. Cataract Surgery May Cut Risk of Hip Fracture
3. AAO-sponsored research shows cataract surgery can reduce hip fracture risk
4. Statin Use Tied to Possible Boost in Cataract Risk
5. Higher-spending hospitals have fewer deaths for emergency patients
6. Researchers uncover a viable way for colorectal cancer patients to overcome drug resistance
7. Vaccine yielded encouraging long-term survival rates in certain patients with NSCLC
8. Study finds doctors have exaggerated fears when starting patients on insulin
9. Diagnostic Scans Tied to Radiation Risk for Gastro Patients
10. Predictors identified for rehospitalization among post-acute stroke patients
11. Pulse pressure elevation could presage cerebrovascular disease in Alzheimers patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Cataract Patients Relax to a Soothing Beat, Study Says
(Date:1/22/2015)... the premier women’s dress supplier, has recently released its ... of AngelWeddingDress.com to find more details. , Many ... a bridal party. AngelWeddingDress offers a variety of gorgeous ... wedding dresses are specially designed for 2015. , AngelWeddingDress ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Thousand of ... Medical Care recalled its GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis concentrates ... underway in U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, Bernstein ... 20th, the Court has remanded a case filed by ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 Joan Lunden, award-winning American journalist, ... the upcoming 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference ... Resource®, LLC (PER®) , shares that “a fast-growing, virulent” ... if she had not followed up her clean mammogram ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... IsoComforter, Inc. has introduced the most innovative and easy ... treat specific body parts and muscle groups. , IsoComforter, ... use patented cold therapy machine with the innovative IsoTube design ... injuries. IsoComforter has become the industry leader in cold ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... New York, NY (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... component of overall health care gains momentum worldwide, Rev. ... York-based HealthCare Chaplaincy Network (HCCN), will be the ... advance spiritual care in Israel’s public health system. , The ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:AngelWeddingDress Has Recently Released Its Collection Of 2015 Maternity Wedding Dresses 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 2Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 3Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 4Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 5Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 6Health News:IsoComforter Introduces Best of Class Cold Therapy Product to the Worldwide Market 2Health News:HealthCare Chaplaincy CEO to Keynote Spiritual Care Summit in Israel 2Health News:HealthCare Chaplaincy CEO to Keynote Spiritual Care Summit in Israel 3
... released by researchers at the Columbia Center for Children,s ... Public Health, shows that cat ownership may have a ... young children at age five. The study, published by ... children with cats in the home were more likely ...
... May 20 Spear Pharmaceuticals, Inc. received,FDA approval ... a generic,equivalent to Valeant,s Efudex(R) Cream. On April ... Drug Application) based on Spear,s 318,patient study proving ... skin condition, the indication for which the product,is ...
... Toronto Stock Exchange Symbol: CYT, MONTREAL, ... leader in cryotherapy products to treat cardiac,arrhythmias, is ... Rhythm,2008, the most prominent and comprehensive educational event ... May 14 to 17 at the Moscone,Convention Center ...
... Goglia, known as the,"nutritionist to the stars" for his ... Raven Symone, Gillian Anderson, Brendan,Fraser and Jeff Goldblum, will ... taken Europe by storm and is now available in,the ... who,s Performance Fitness Concepts is,the premier nutrition and fitness ...
... tests after seizure , , TUESDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) ... brother in an American political dynasty, has a malignant ... the 76-year-old senator, who has been in Massachusetts General ... Saturday, said that tests showed a tumor in his ...
... researchers say. , , TUESDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) ... injury does not reduce death, improve kidney function, or ... finds. , Acute kidney injury is a complication often ... 7 percent of hospitalized patients, and 35 percent of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Study reveals link among childhood allergies, asthma symptoms, and early life exposure to cats 2Health News:Spear Pharmaceutical Inc.'s ANDA for Fluorouracil Cream 5% 2Health News:CryoCath Presents at Prestigious Heart Rhythm Society Meeting 2Health News:'Nutritionist to the Stars' Helps to Launch European Liquid Appetite Controller 2Health News:Ted Kennedy Has a Brain Tumor 2Health News:Ted Kennedy Has a Brain Tumor 3Health News:More Dialysis Not Better in Acute Kidney Injury 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... Jan. 23, 2015  MedScope ( www.medscope.org ), the leading ... a 2015 Connected World magazine Connected World ... (mPERS), that can be used anywhere, anytime. The nomination ... In nominating MedScope, Landon Garner , ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... YORK , Jan. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/-- Harwood Feffer LLP ... board of directors of Advaxis, Inc. ("Advaxis" or the ... board has breached its fiduciary duties to shareholders. ... on an investing website reporting that Advaxis had misrepresented ...
(Date:1/23/2015)...  Now available for sale, The Armor1 Ankle Roll Guard is ... sprains by cushioning the ankle from an inversion or ... outside of any shoe type and allows the user ... protection against sprains. With customers in physical therapy, podiatry, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:MedScope Nominated by RacoWireless for Prestigious 2015 Connected World Magazine Connected World Award 2Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of Advaxis, Inc. 2The Armor1 Ankle Roll Guard is the New Breakthrough Solution for Ankle Sprain Prevention! 2
... FRANKLIN, Mass., March 21, 2011 Echo Therapeutics, Inc. ... developing its needle-free Symphony™ tCGM System as a non-invasive, ... Prelude™ SkinPrep System for transdermal drug delivery, today announced ... Annual Report on Form 10-K is available through Echo,s ...
... 2011 NeuroFocus unveiled the first dry, wireless ... full brain today at the 75th Annual Advertising ... Marquis in New York.  Developed over the last ... leapfrogging current neurological testing methods.  For the first ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Echo Therapeutics Announces 2010 Financial Results 2Echo Therapeutics Announces 2010 Financial Results 3Echo Therapeutics Announces 2010 Financial Results 4NeuroFocus Announces World's First Wireless Full-Brain EEG Measurement Headset: Mynd™ 2NeuroFocus Announces World's First Wireless Full-Brain EEG Measurement Headset: Mynd™ 3NeuroFocus Announces World's First Wireless Full-Brain EEG Measurement Headset: Mynd™ 4
... magnifier is an easy to use, full ... so that the monitor (usually a ... magnifier and is not built in. This ... screen if desired in the future. Also ...
... Maxport is a powerful magnifier that helps the ... composed of a hand magnifier attached to a pair ... there is no need for a TV set. The ... magnify images on a book, a can of food, ...
... powerful, portable, hand-held digital magnifier designed for ... a computer mouse, Max connects directly to ... you to read newspapers, magazines, recipe cards ... any surface curved or straight. The optional ...
... Merlin is a superior full-color, auto-focus, ... vision user in mind, Merlin enables the ... black and white, high contrast positive or ... video magnifier, this optional feature enables the ...
Medicine Products: