Ethics approval and consent to participate
We considered the tenets of the Declaration of Helsinki at all stages of the study. The protocol of the study was approved by the Semnan University of Medical Sciences. The study was registered in the Iranian Registry of Clinical Trials (IR.SEMUMS.REC.1398.318) and conducted at the Vision Health Research Center, Tehran, Iran, from 2019 - 2021. After receiving a complete description of the treatment process, the available alternatives, and the related risks, we obtained informed consent from all patients.
Consent to publish
We give our consent for the publication of identifiable details, which can include a photograph(s) and videos and/or case history and/or details within the text (“Material”) to be published in the “Chinese Medicine” Journal. We confirm that we have seen and been given the opportunity to read both the Material and the Article (as attached) to be published by the “Chinese Medicine” Journal.
Availability of data and materials
The datasets generated during and/or analysed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request. All data generated or analysed during this study are included in this published article (and its supplementary information files)
The authors certify that they have NO affiliations with or involvement in any organization or entity with any financial interest (such as honoraria; educational grants; participation in speakers’ bureaus; membership, employment, consultancies, stock ownership, or other equity interest; and expert testimony or patent-licensing arrangements), or non-financial interest (such as personal or professional relationships, affiliations, knowledge or beliefs) in the subject matter or materials discussed in this manuscript.
This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.
Farhad Nejat: design of the work, visiting diseases and treatment
Khosrow Jadidi: contributing in Data collection
Shima Eghtedari: have drafted the work or substantively revised it, contributing in Data collection
Nazanin-Sadat Nabavi: contributing in Data collection
Pooneh Malekifar: Conceived and designed the analysis, contributing in Study design
All authors approved the submitted version (and any substantially modified version that involves the author's contribution to the study);All authors to have agreed both to be personally accountable for the author's own contributions and to ensure that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work, even ones in which the author was not personally involved, are appropriately investigated, resolved, and the resolution documented in the literature.