Focusing on the methodology shift in epidemiological study of eye diseases

Authors: Zou Haidong

DOI: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.2095-0160.2017.12.001
Published 2017-12-10
Cite as Chin J Exp Ophthalmol, 2017,35(12): 1057-1059.

Abstract

As chronic diseases gradually become the primary threat to the health of Chinese population and the rapid increase in the need of high eye health quality, the population-based epidemiological study of eye disease in China should be conducted in the following mode: large-scale, multicenter, and prospective cohort studies in different gender, age, ethnicity and living habits population, with new analytical models similar to generalized linear and nonlinear mixed effects to better analyze the interaction between environmental causes and individual internal factors.The systematic epidemiology and spatial epidemiology concepts are suggested to be included in eye research, in order to deconstruct the cause of eye disease diversification.All these facilitate precision prediction, diagnosis and treatment of individual patient.

Key words:

Epidemiology; Population; Cohort studies; Statistics; Precision medicine; Evidence-based medicine

Contributor Information

Zou Haidong
Shanghai General Hospital, Shanghai JiaoTong University, Shanghai Eye Diseases Prevention & Treatment Center, Shanghai Eye Hospital, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Ocular Fundus Diseases, Shanghai 200080, China
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