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Status of cataract surgery in Xinjiang, China in 2010-2018

Mijiti Maierhaba, Shen Danni, Alifu Kaidiliya, Ding Lin   

  1. People’s Hospital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Prevention and Treatment of Blindness Office, Urumqi 830001, China
  • Received:2019-10-26 Online:2020-07-22 Published:2020-07-21
  • Contact: Ding Lin, Email: dinglin85600@163.com

Abstract:  Objective To study the status of cataract surgery in Xinjiang. Design Retrospective case series. Participants All patients with cataract surgery reported by the Cataract Operation Information Report System of the Chinese network for prevention and treatment of blindness from 2010 to 2018 in Xinjiang. Methods Data of cataract surgery were reviewed and analyzed through the Cataract Surgery Information Report System of China blind prevention and treatment network. Main Outcome Measures Cataract surgery patient age, gender, cataract type, surgical type, intraocular lens implantation rate, and cataract surgical rate (CSR). Results The proportion of cataract surgery patients in 61-80 age groups is highest (66.67%) from 2010 to 2018 in Xinjiang. The female patients (52.39%) were higher than the male patients. Phacoemulsification surgery was the most popular surgical choice for cataract removal (79.2%). The intraocular lens implantation rate was 98.76%. Reports of cataract operations in Urumqi, Kashgar, Yili and other regions increased gradually from 2010 to 2018. CSR in Xinjiang increased about five times from 2010 (387) to 2018 (1998). Conclusion CSR in Xinjiang increased significantly in 2018 compared with that in 2010. Phacoemulsification is major method for cataract surgery in Xinjiang. (Ophthalmol CHN, 2020, 29: 294-297)

Key words: cataract, cataract surgical rate