This unique book is a comprehensive coverage of the epidemiology of the world's major blinding eye diseases, written by internationally acclaimed experts in each field. Edited by world-renowned epidemiologists and ophthalmologists, the chapters on each leading cause of blindness describe its biology, epidemiology, risk factors, clinical trials, possibilities for prevention, and new research avenues. New chapters include Research Synthesis, Epidemiology of Dry Eye Disease, and Epidemiology of Uveitis, as well as programme issues for reaching the goal of eliminating avoidable blindness by 2020.
This book is essential for any eye care practitioner interested in the causation or prevention of disease, and should be part of any public health discipline's library with a focus on improving eye health worldwide.
Readership: Non-governmental organizations, eye care program managers, government officials and anybody overseeing eye care services.
- Global Burden of Vision Impairment
- Epidemiological Methods
- Genetic Epidemiology
- Clinical Trials
- Research Synthesis
- Age-Related Cataract
- Refractive Error
- Low Vision
- Visual Impairment in Children
- Corneal Disease
- Dry Eye
- AIDS-Related Eye Disease
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Age-Related Macular Degeneration
- From Research to Programs
Gordon J Johnson London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
Darwin C Minassian University College London, UK
Robert A Weale King's College London, UK
Sheila K West Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA