China News Service, Shanghai, August 18 (Reporter Chen Jing) The reporter learned on the 18th that Zhou Xingtao, an authoritative expert in the field of myopia prevention and correction in China and a "pioneer" of all-femtosecond laser surgery for myopia, was selected as the "Most Beautiful Doctor" in 2022.

Zhou Xingtao is the Dean of the Eye and Ear Nose and Throat Hospital Affiliated to Fudan University, the Deputy Head of the National Comprehensive Prevention and Control of Myopia in Children and Adolescents, the Young and Middle-aged Expert with Outstanding Contribution to National Health, and the Leading Talent in Shanghai.

He was awarded the title of "Eye Health Hero" by the International Council for the Prevention of Blindness.

  On the same day, Zhou Xingtao said in an interview with reporters that he hoped that in his medical career, fewer and fewer patients would seek surgical treatment for myopia. He hoped that everyone could pay attention to the care of their eyes and prevent myopia from an early age.

  Professor Zhou Xingtao, who has been a doctor for 30 years, has made continuous innovations in the clinical and scientific research of myopia correction and has made outstanding achievements.

In the field of myopia correction surgery, the expert has created a number of "firsts" in a row.

He led the standardization of femtosecond technology and optimized surface ablation surgery in China; he was the first to carry out intraocular lens implantation for ultra-high myopia (ICL V4C) in China and took the lead in establishing relevant technical specifications and expert consensus.

Zhou Xingtao told reporters that ophthalmologists should play a role in popularizing science.

"The best popular science is in the doctor's consultation room." He said that even if it is not a long time, a few explanations from the doctor will impress the patients deeply, thereby enhancing their understanding of disease prevention and treatment.

As an ophthalmologist, Zhou Xingtao is worried about the high incidence of myopia among Chinese teenagers.

Photo courtesy of Eye and ENT Hospital Affiliated to Fudan University

  In 1997, Zhou Xingtao took the lead in carrying out LASEK, a minimally invasive laser surgery that preserves the corneal epithelium. At that time, PRK was widely used in all parts of China for myopia surgery. In the early stage of PRK, 24 hours after the operation, the eyes were afraid of light and weeping, and the reaction was severe.

In order to relieve the patient's discomfort, Professor Zhou Xingtao made unremitting exploration, and finally solved the problem of excessive eye reaction after surgery through LASEK.

With the development of science and technology, laser surgery for myopia has developed rapidly. Professor Zhou Xingtao took the lead in carrying out full femtosecond surgery for myopia. So far, the optometry team of the Eye and ENT Hospital Affiliated to Fudan University has performed more than 170,000 full femtosecond laser surgeries. .

  As a clinician, Zhou Xingtao is well aware of the huge impact of healthy vision on the life of ordinary people and their families. Zhou Xingtao, who has been working tirelessly, has spent 22 years tracking the family of a patient with corneal genetic diseases. Breaking through such stubborn diseases is the belief in his heart. .

It is understood that keratoconus and corneal dystrophy are stubborn diseases in ophthalmology, and severe patients need corneal transplantation; however, there is a serious shortage of corneal materials in China.

Years of clinical exploration and thinking gave this smart doctor a new idea: "The 'waste' taken out by femtosecond surgery - corneal tissue lens, if it can be 'wasted into treasure' and reused, maybe It can solve the problem of lack of corneal materials.” After more than ten years of unremitting exploration, the team of Zhou Xingtao has proved that the corneal tissue lens originally discarded in the femtosecond laser surgery for myopia and hyperopia can be successfully used to treat some keratoconus and hyperopia. patients with corneal dystrophy.

Now, this technology has been applied clinically.

  As an ophthalmologist, Zhou Xingtao is worried about the high incidence of myopia among Chinese teenagers. How to move the threshold of myopia prevention and control forward is the goal of his constant exploration.

Zhou Xingtao's team took the lead in establishing the prototype of the refractive development files of children and adolescents in China, and now covers the dynamic data of about 500,000 adolescents in East China, which has produced a good demonstration effect.

Establishing a "school-hospital-community + eye-optometry integration" myopia prevention and popularization system, establishing a refractive file data information platform... Over the years, Zhou Xingtao has been working hard.

He was awarded the "Zhou Xingtao Myopia Team" established by the National Health and Health Commission. He led the establishment of a health complex model for myopia prevention and treatment with the participation of the core medical team, schools/kindergartens, community health service centers and families. Combining prevention and control with precision medicine.

The expert led the team to establish "paying attention to children's eye health, and building a healthy conjoined model for the prevention and control of myopia", which has a good social effect.

  Zhou Xingtao said frankly: "Whether it is the prevention and control of myopia in children and adolescents, the correction of myopia in adults, or the maintenance of eye health for middle-aged and elderly people, especially the prevention and treatment of complications of high myopia, this is an eye health service that runs through the entire life cycle. Early screening, early intervention, early detection, and early treatment." In his view, some myopic patients with low vision can maintain the same basic visual function as normal people and have a good life under the professional guidance of doctors and advanced technology treatment. .

  Over the years, Zhou Xingtao has led a team with 12 hospitals to carry out lectures on popular science, taught blindness prevention knowledge, vision examination and scientific eye methods to 11 communities in 320 schools, trained more than 200 professional ophthalmologists and nurses, and conducted vision screening. More than 400,000 people.

He often runs to various schools and activity venues in the rest time after his busy work, leading a team of doctors to go to welfare homes and special schools to screen and rescue orphans and disabled children there.

Zhou Xingtao's team, together with 12 hospitals, took the lead in conducting lectures on popular science knowledge, and imparted training and blindness prevention knowledge to 11 communities in 320 schools.

Photo courtesy of Eye and ENT Hospital Affiliated to Fudan University

  In the past 5 years, Zhou Xingtao led the team to conduct vision screening for 400,000 primary and middle school students in Shanghai, and 5,500 glasses for poor students.

In the "Internet +" era, the doctor started the live video science popularization mode and tirelessly conveyed the scientific concept of eye health throughout the life cycle to the public.

  Professor Zhou Xingtao has always believed: "The operation that only one person can perform is lifeless. I hope more doctors can master it." Over the years, the expert has taught more than 500 ophthalmologists at home and abroad.

In order to promote the standard development of myopia laser correction technology in China, he rushed to prepare, and was the first to establish a national training center for refractive surgery and a sustainable "myopia prevention and laser correction" education program, making the optometry center of his hospital an Asia-Pacific ICL surgery center. Training base, and established the global Asia-Pacific international full femtosecond SMILE training center.

  "In such an era of rapid technological development, we must fully develop modern technologies such as Internet telemetry and smart medical care, so that more doctors can link up, so that the cause of health can benefit more people." Zhou Xingtao said that in promoting the hospital While developing high-quality and promoting clinical scientific research innovation, its team gives full play to the new potential of "Internet tiered diagnosis and treatment" to meet the needs of cross-regional medical assistance and medical collaboration, accurately sink high-quality medical resources, and drive high-end ENT medical care in the Yangtze River Delta region. Quality development, and strive to further radiate the Yangtze River Delta and even the whole country, and benefit more patients.