Ophthalmic Epidemiology: Current Concepts to Digital Strategies provides a comprehensive guide to graduate students, ophthalmologists, and researchers in ophthalmic epidemiology. It covers recently developed new methodologies, technologies and resources in ocular epidemiological research, such as telemedicine, disease registries, EMR, bio-banks and omics. This book also summarizes recent epidemiological findings and provides up-to-date data on ocular diseases. Furthermore, it introduces and discusses the uses of epidemiology in the evaluation of health services and population screening programs and reviews the application of epidemiology in intervention trials in the communities.
- Comprehensive guide to the epidemiology of common eye diseases.
- Provides updates on the prevalence and risk factors of eye diseases.
- Outlines how epidemiological techniques can be utilized to evaluate ophthalmic health services and programs.
Table of Contents
Preface. About the Editors. List of Contributors. CURRENT AND FUTURE EPIDEMIOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO OPHTHALMOLOGY. Use of Electronic Health Records, Disease Registries, and Health Insurance Databases in Ophthalmology. Application of Mobile and Wearable Technology in Data Collection for Ophthalmology. Telemedicine in Ophthalmology. Biochemical Markers in Ophthalmology. Statistical Methods for Big Data. Common Statistical Issues in Ophthalmic Research. UPDATES ON EPIDEMIOLOGY OF EYE DISEASES. Refractive Errors, Myopia, and Presbyopia. Corneal Disorders. Dry- Eye Disease. Cataract and Cataract Surgical Coverage. Glaucoma. Age- Related Macular Degeneration. Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy. Diabetic Retinopathy. Non- DR Retinal Vascular Diseases. Uveitis. Ocular Tumors. EPIDEMIOLOGICAL METHODS FOR EVALUATION AND INTERVENTION. Systematic Review and Meta- Analysis. Assessment of Vision- Related Quality of Life. Screening Programs. Community Intervention Trials in Eye Health. Index.
Ching-Yu Cheng, MD, MPH, PhD
Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
Principal Clinician Scientist, Singapore Eye Research Institute
Senior Clinician Scientist, Singapore National Eye Centre
Tien Y Wong, MD, PhD
Arthur Lim Professor of Ophthalmology
Medical Director, Singapore National Eye Centre
Chairman, Singapore Eye Research Institute
Vice Dean, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore