1st Edition

Ophthalmic Epidemiology Current Concepts to Digital Strategies

Edited By Ching-Yu Cheng, Tien Yin Wong Copyright 2022
    300 Pages 30 Color & 1 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    300 Pages 30 Color & 1 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    300 Pages 30 Color & 1 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    Key Features

    • 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.


    About the Editors

    List of Contributors


    1. Use of Electronic Health Records, Disease Registries, and Health Insurance Databases in Ophthalmology

    Rachel Marjorie Tseng Wei Wen, Grace May Chuang, Zhi Da Soh, and Yih- Chung Tham

    2. Application of Mobile and Wearable Technology in Data Collection for Ophthalmology

    Ashwin Venkatesh and Pradeep Ramulu

    3. Telemedicine in Ophthalmology

    Jane Scheetz, Samantha Simkin, Zachary Tan, Shuan Dai, and Mingguang He

    4. Biochemical Markers in Ophthalmology

    Abdus Samad Ansari and Pirro G. Hysi

    5. Statistical Methods for Big Data

    Emmanuel Kemel, Alexandre Thiery, and Simon Nusinovici

    6. Common Statistical Issues in Ophthalmic Research

    Catey Bunce and Gabriela Czanner


    7. Refractive Errors, Myopia, and Presbyopia

    Ka Wai Kam, Chi Pui Pang, and Jason C. S. Yam

    8. Corneal Disorders

    Darren S. J. Ting, Rashmi Deshmukh, Daniel S. W. Ting, and Marcus Ang

    9. Dry- Eye Disease

    Fiona Stapleton and Revathy Mani

    10. Cataract and Cataract Surgical Coverage

    Olusola Olawoye, Priya Adhisesha Reddy, Ving Fai Chan, Prabhath Piyasena, and Nathan Congdon

    11. Glaucoma

    Zhi Da Soh, Victor Koh, and Ching- Yu Cheng

    12. Age- Related Macular Degeneration

    Jost B. Jonas and Songhomitra Panda- Jonas

    13. Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy

    Shinji Ono and Yasuo Yanagi

    14. Diabetic Retinopathy

    Charumathi Sabanayagam and Tien Yin Wong

    15. Non- DR Retinal Vascular Diseases

    Sobha Sivaprasad, Luke Nicholson, and Shruti Chandra

    16. Uveitis

    De- Kuang Hwang and Yih- Shiou Hwang

    17. Ocular Tumors

    Vishal Raval, Alexander Melendez, Hansell Soto, Allexya Affonso, Rubens Belfort Neto, and Arun D. Singh


    18. Systematic Review and Meta- Analysis

    Gianni Virgili, Jennifer Evans, and Tianjing Li

    19. Assessment of Vision- Related Quality of Life

    Eva K. Fenwick, Preeti Gupta, and Ryan E. K. Man

    20. Screening Programs

    Jakob Grauslund and Malin Lundberg Rasmussen

    21. Community Intervention Trials in Eye Health

    Ving Fai Chan, Prabhath Piyasena, Priya Adhisesha Reddy, Olusola Olawoye, and Nathan Congdon



    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

    This book broadly covers ophthalmic epidemiology. The first half of the book covers several key technologies and strategies in modern ophthalmic epidemiology while the second half discusses current epidemiologic data for many different major eye diseases. Overall, the book is very organized and each chapter is broken into an appropriate number of subsections of discussion.There are a good number of tables and figures included throughout the book.

    -- Emily M Witsberger, MD, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics