Journal article

A Global View on Output and Outcomes of Cataract Surgery With National Indices of Socioeconomic Development

Wei Wang, William Yan, Andreas Mueller, Mingguang He



Purpose: Cataract blindness accounts for a substantial proportion of blindness worldwide. Understanding the correlations between national levels of socioeconomic development with the quantity and quality of cataract surgery may provide insight for the prioritization and resource allocation for blindness prevention programs. Methods: The relationships between human development index (HDI), gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, and cataract surgical coverage (CSC) and visual outcome of cataract surgery were examined in a multinational study utilizing secondary data from the repository for Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB), World Health Organization, Global Burden of Disease, Un..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China

Awarded by Science and Technology Planning Project of Guangdong Province, China

Funding Acknowledgements

Supported by the Fundamental Research Funds of the State Key Laboratory, National Natural Science Foundation of China (81420108008), Science and Technology Planning Project of Guangdong Province, China (2013B20400003), and a grant from The Fred Hollows Foundation, Australia. MH receives support from the University of Melbourne Research at Melbourne Accelerator Program Professorship. The Centre for Eye Research Australia receives operational infrastructural support from the Victorian government. The sponsor or funding organization of the study had no role in study design, data collection, data analysis, data interpretation, or writing of the report. All authors had full access to all the data in the study and had final responsibility for the decision to submit for publication.