July 2018
Volume 59, Issue 9
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   July 2018
Investigation of Visual Disability in Previous Zhabei District, Shanghai, 2010 - 2017
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    Ophthalmology, Shanghai Jinan District Shibei Hospital, Shanghai, China
  • Ce zheng
    Ophthalmology, Children's Hospital of Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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    Commercial Relationships   JILI CHEN, None; Ce zheng, None
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science July 2018, Vol.59, 1064. doi:
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      JILI CHEN, Ce zheng; Investigation of Visual Disability in Previous Zhabei District, Shanghai, 2010 - 2017. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2018;59(9):1064.

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Purpose : To investigate the causes and epidemiological characters of blindness and low vision in previous Zhabei area of Shanghai and provide information for precise health care of vision disabled.

Methods : Patients were prospectively collected from August 2010 to March 2017 in Shibei Hospital of Jinan area. All patients had been under full ophthalmic evaluations performed by trained ophthalmologists and the blindness level was defined by WHO’s criteria.

Results : Totally 1682 patients were recruited in this study. The top 5 leading causes of blindness were high myopic retinopathy (36.65% with 90 cases of blindness and 522 cases of low vision), macular degeneration (13.56% with 38 cases of blindness and 190 low vision), retinal detachment (9.39% with 38 cases of blindness and 120 cases of low vision), glaucoma (9.27% with 42 cases of blindness and 114 cases of low vision), optic nerve diseases (5.95% with 12 cases of blindness and 88 cases of low vision). There were significant difference in blindness level among different age groups, educational level, marriage status and living streets.

Conclusions : The leading cause of blindness was high myopic retinopathy and there was significant difference in blindness level among different living streets in Zhabei area. It is suggested that precise health care should carried to help the disabled to improve the quality of live.

This is an abstract that was submitted for the 2018 ARVO Annual Meeting, held in Honolulu, Hawaii, April 29 - May 3, 2018.


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