July 2018
Volume 59, Issue 9
Open Access
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   July 2018
A study on the system of self-evaluation of the visual acuity based on WeChat platform
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Lele Cui
    Eye Hospital and School of Ophthalmology and Optometry, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China
  • Ming Li
    Eye Hospital and School of Ophthalmology and Optometry, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China
  • Weihe Zhou
    Eye Hospital and School of Ophthalmology and Optometry, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China
  • Jingwei Zheng
    Eye Hospital and School of Ophthalmology and Optometry, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China
  • Yaming Wu
    The First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Chunjie Lu
    Eye Hospital and School of Ophthalmology and Optometry, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China
  • Sigen Lin
    Eye Hospital and School of Ophthalmology and Optometry, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China
  • Zhengyan Ge
    Eye Hospital and School of Ophthalmology and Optometry, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China
  • Linshan Li
    Eye Hospital and School of Ophthalmology and Optometry, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China
  • Yuxuan Deng
    Eye Hospital and School of Ophthalmology and Optometry, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China
  • Changsen Tu
    Eye Hospital and School of Ophthalmology and Optometry, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China
  • Yuanbo Liang
    Eye Hospital and School of Ophthalmology and Optometry, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China
  • Jia Qu
    Eye Hospital and School of Ophthalmology and Optometry, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships   Lele Cui, None; Ming Li, None; Weihe Zhou, None; Jingwei Zheng, None; Yaming Wu, None; Chunjie Lu, None; Sigen Lin, None; Zhengyan Ge, None; Linshan Li, None; Yuxuan Deng, None; Changsen Tu, None; Yuanbo Liang, None; Jia Qu, None
  • Footnotes
    Support  Zhejiang Medical Science and Technology program (2018KY543 to Cui), Zhejiang science and technology benefits the mass program (2014H0I007 to Qu)
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science July 2018, Vol.59, 3406. doi:
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      Lele Cui, Ming Li, Weihe Zhou, Jingwei Zheng, Yaming Wu, Chunjie Lu, Sigen Lin, Zhengyan Ge, Linshan Li, Yuxuan Deng, Changsen Tu, Yuanbo Liang, Jia Qu; A study on the system of self-evaluation of the visual acuity based on WeChat platform. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2018;59(9):3406.

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Abstract

Purpose : To build up the system of self-evaluation and monitoring of the visual acuity based on WeChat platform in Yueqing Eye Service.

Methods : Each family who is covered by Yueqing Eye Service will be provided with a visual acuity chart together with the household propaganda and the training for the visual acuity test and the use of WeChat public platform by investigators. Through WeChat, users can create profiles for personal or family-based results of self-evaluation of the visual acuity (VA) in the cloud. After training, residents are required to check the visual acuity by themselves. Then they are asked to scan a Quick Response code to follow the WeChat public account, create a home-based file, fill in the personal information of every family member and report the results of self-evaluation of the visual acuity. Results will be highlighted if who meets the following criteria: (1) VA < 20/60; (2) interocular acuity differences greater than two lines; (3) VA > 20/60, but the vision loss greater than two lines within 1 year. The WeChat platform will not only remind these cases to seek for eye exams but also offer services of appointment registration. There are also regular push notifications of science knowledge on eye care in the form of words, voice and videos.

Results : For the last four-and-a-half months, 71,803(37,912 males and 33,891 females)residents had reported the results of self-evaluation of the visual acuity by the end of November 12, 2017. Among them, there were 4951 people aged between 3 and 10, 6518 people aged between 11 and 20, 10384 people aged between 21 and 30, 12088 people aged between 31 and 40, 11894 people aged between 41 and 50, 11358 people aged between 51 and 60, 9237 people aged between 61 and 70, 3954 people aged between 71 and 80, 1419 people older than 80. There were 950 residents whose self-reported VA (one eye)< 20/60 and 1174 residents whose VA (both eye)< 20/60. Highest proportion of self-reported VA less than 20/60 was found in the group older than 80, in which VA (one eye)< 20/60 was 11.91% and VA (both eye)< 20/60 was 13.46%. In all, 319 residents had made appointment for eye care service through WeChat platform.

Conclusions : We have demonstrated the feasibility of self-evaluation of the visual acuity by using WeChat platform. Further studies will be focus on the improving WeChat platform, such as adding function of online consultant, doctor-patient interaction and so on.

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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