Journal article

Prevention of Cataract Blindness in Rural China.

Xixi Yan, Nathan Congdon, Mingguang He

Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology | Published : 2012

Abstract

China has undergone dramatic economic and social reforms during last 30 years, leading to a notably higher level of living standards and health care access for Chinese citizens. However, China's cataract surgical rate of 780 cases/y per million population trails Asian neighbors with lower income levels such as India and Vietnam. Eye care providers and patients encounter many barriers in gaining access to one another.Hands-on training programs conducted by international nongovernmental organizations and the government have helped to increase the number of qualified cataract surgeons in rural area, but establishing a residency training system that produces ophthalmologists capable of performin..

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