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4th Edition of World Congress on Infectious Diseases

June 21-22, 2023 | Rome, Italy

June 21 -22, 2023 | Rome, Italy
Infection 2023

Elmira Ahmadi

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Elmira Ahmadi
Tarbiat Modares University, Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Title : Effects of yoga therapy on psychological factors in COVID-19 vaccine-associated optic neuritis: A case-control reports


With the presence of COVID-19 vaccines, the prevalence of new COVID-19 strains is decreasing dramatically. In the meantime, many vaccines were produced, Despite the beneficial effects of the COVID-19 vaccines, their side effects have also been revealed recently. One of the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine is optic neuritis (NO). Therefore, providing management solutions to reduce the side effects of vaccines can be an effective step. we investigated the effect of 8 weeks of yoga practice on one patient suffering from side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine, and the other person was the control. 2 men, aged case 1: 58 years and case 2: 43 years, respectively, after two weeks of receiving the vaccine, encountered vision problems. Before and after performing the National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire: NEI VFQ-25; Depression Assessment: BDI-II was used. The data analysis was done by comparing the percentage of changes and the clinical data of the patients were compared with each other, and the results of NEI VFQ25 in case 1 (performing Yoga therapy) (from 535 to 2215) increased and BDI-II (from 61 to 35) decreased and recovered. However, no significant change was observed in control case 2. According to the results of the present research, it was shown that yoga therapy may have contributed to the synergistic effect with pharmacology in the treatment of NO disorder, in fact, yoga has an anti-inflammatory effect by changing the HPA axis and protecting the CNS system by remyelination. The concept of MedXercise allows concurrency use of exercise and medication to increase potential recovery, future studies can investigate the effects of different exercises.

Audience take away: 
• Use of non-pharmacological treatment methods for complications caused by the COVID-19 vaccine.
• Description of yoga therapy to increase myelination in neurological disorders .
• Familiarity with the process of non-pharmacological treatment of optic neuritis and neurological disease, and management of COVID-19
• The importance of yoga therapy in diseases where a person is unable to carry out heavier activities .
• Attention to psychological problems in patients with vision problems and sudden disorders


My name is Elmira Ahmadi and I am 26 years old. I am a fourth-year Ph.D. Candidate in Exercise Physiology (GPA:18.51 out of 20) at Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran.Iran. I have passed my comprehensive exam also my Ph.D. proposal is about Multiple Sclerosis in animal models (EAE) and this research work has been implemented, I defended the proposal by titled “The effects of type of exercises on the Mental fatigue factors of female mice with Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) “and will receive my Ph.D. in May 2023. , I have completed my graduate studies in the field of exercise physiology from high school until now, in one of the best universities in Iran. I have published two papers relating to exercise, brain training, disorders brain, mental fatigue, and covid-19 in a Q1- rank journal. The title of my future research is “Effects of 8-weeks of yoga therapy and brain training on functional, psychological and electrical activity indices of the brain in Multiple Sclerosis”.