Publication by Shahroud University of Medical Sciences in “The Lancet Global Health Journal”

Publication by Shahroud University of Medical Sciences in “The Lancet Global Health Journal”

19 October 2022 | 10:38 Code : 9819 textual news
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Publication by Shahroud University of Medical Sciences in “The Lancet Global Health Journal”

SHMU Vice Chancellor for Research & Technology Affairs, Dr. Emamian; announced the publication of a new article in The Lancet Global Health Journal entitled “Effective refractive error coverage in adults aged 50 years and older: estimates from population-based surveys in 61 countries”. According to this valuable study, In 2021, distance eREC was 79•1% (95% CI 72•4–85•0) in the high-income super region; 62•1% (54•7–68•8) in north Africa and Middle East; 49•5% (45•0–54•0) in central Europe, eastern Europe, and central Asia; 40•0% (31•7–48•2) in southeast Asia, east Asia, and Oceania; 34•5% (29•4–40•0) in Latin America and the Caribbean; 9•0% (6•5–12•0) in south Asia; and 5•7% (3•1–9•0) in sub-Saharan Africa. eREC was higher in men and reduced with increasing age. Global distance eREC increased from 2000 to 2021 by 19•0%. Global near vision eREC for 2021 was 20•5% (95% CI 17•8–24•4). Referring to the role played by the Epidemiology Department of SHMU and the Epidemiology Research Center, he appreciated Dr. Hassan Hashemi and Dr. Akbar Fotouhi at Noor Hospital and Tehran University of Medical Sciences for their efforts and involvement in conducting specialized and sub-specialized eye examinations. He also thanked the current and former SHMU chancellors for their supports in implementation of this valuable study. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(22)00433-8/fulltext


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