Focus of glaucoma prevention and control in China at present

Authors: Chen Xueli,  Chen Junyi,  Chen Yuhong,  Sun Xinghuai
DOI: 10.3760/cma.j.cn115989-20210420-00267
Published 2021-10-10
Cite asChin J Exp Ophthalmol, 2021, 39(10): 841-844.

Abstract

The pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of glaucoma are complex and the population with glaucoma is huge in China now.With the development and popularization of cataract surgery, the visual disability and blindness caused by glaucoma are becoming more and more prominent.With the advantages of the combination of clinical pathway and public health in China, it is necessary to pay close attention to the following focuses of the prevention and control of glaucoma according to China’s national conditions.(1)The awareness of glaucoma prevention and control should be strengthened, and the relevant screening technology and the construction of special team should be promoted to achieve the goal of early screening, early diagnosis and early treatment.(2)The diagnosis and treatment guidelines for glaucoma should be further well-established to promote the application of appropriate technologies in glaucoma diagnosis and treatment.In addition, glaucoma should be included in the chronic disease management system to accelerate the establishment and improvement of a three-level medical network system.(3)At the same time, the rehabilitation measurement for the patients with glaucomatous low vision should be reinforced to reduce the glaucomatous blindness rate.(4)The whole-process management for glaucoma patients should be enhanced, and nationwide popular science education should be well implemented.

Key words:

Glaucoma; Chronic disease management; Prevention and control; Screening; China

Contributor Information

Chen Xueli

Department of Ophthalmology, Eye &

ENT Hospital of Fudan University, Shanghai 200031, China

Chen Junyi

Department of Ophthalmology, Eye &

ENT Hospital of Fudan University, Shanghai 200031, China

Chen Yuhong

Department of Ophthalmology, Eye &

ENT Hospital of Fudan University, Shanghai 200031, China

Sun Xinghuai

Department of Ophthalmology, Eye &

ENT Hospital of Fudan University, Shanghai 200031, China

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