Special Issue "New Research on Eye and Vision Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2023) | Viewed by 2417
Interests: eye epidemiology; refractive surgery of cornea end lens; medical retina; artificial intelligence in ophthalmic diagnostics
Interests: refractive surgery; optical coherence tomography; cataract surgery; phacoemulsification; posterior capsule opacification; anti-inflammatory medication; pseudophakic cystoid macular edema; quality-of-life
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Before the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic affected our lives myopic and diabetic retinopathy has been recognized as a major problem related to the vision system. Uncorrected myopia is the leading cause of distance vision impairment worldwide. The global prevalence of myopia is increasing, most dramatically among younger people in East Asia. Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is considered the leading cause of vision loss, both in working-age adults and of preventable blindness globally. A recent meta-analysis has shown that more than a third of diabetics suffer from any grade of DR, while about ten percent of patients with diabetes can be classified as having vision-threatening DR. This highlights the necessity of DR screening programs as a principal aspect of DM management in terms of cost-effectiveness. Declining fertility rates and rising life expectancy lead to the aging of populations. As a consequence, a higher prevalence of age-related eye diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration or glaucoma, is noted. Another problem associated with population aging is cataracts. To date, cataract is considered the leading cause of blindness across the world. Age-standardized pooled analyses demonstrate that a sixth of the world population has cataracts of any type. Due to technical advances, we would wish that in the 21st century the global problem with cataracts would be resolved. Unfortunately, it is not. Of course, the problems related to the eye and vision are not limited to those mentioned earlier. We are opening this Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health which is dedicated to “New Research on Eye and Vision Health”. We would like to invite researchers and institutions to submit good quality papers, i.e., reviews, original studies and doctoral theses in the fields, combining both the Special Issue topic and the journal’s scope, which is the relationship between science and environmental health, the quality of life as well as environmental medicine and public health.
Dr. Michał S. Nowak
Dr. Piotr Kanclerz
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- eye epidemiology
- aging problems in the vision system
- Influence of COVID-19 on myopia
- AI in the screening of eye diseases
- vision and public health