18th January 2023
Shanghai hospital offers training courses for global eye medics
By Cai Wenjun
A myopia forum showcasing the latest in clinical technology, achievements in health education on myopia prevention and control, as well as offering training courses for young medics from China and abroad has been launched in Shanghai.
As a highlight, a dozen young professionals from Malaysia participated in training courses on implantable collamer lenses (ICL) for correction of severe myopia.
"Myopia is not only a medical and social issue in China but also a focus for the Asian region, so we should cooperate more and make joint efforts on myopia prevention and control, including minimally invasive theory and safety on myopia surgery to benefit more patients," said Dr Zhou Xingtao, president of Fudan University's Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital, organizer of the forum and training courses.
Myopia is more common in Asia than in Western countries, with China having about half of its population suffering from myopia.