China News Service, Xining, November 14 (Ven Si Rui) "Diabetes is a major chronic disease that seriously endangers people's health, and diabetic retinopathy is the most serious blinding complication." Xining Aier Eye Hospital CEO Li Xiaoping was in Diabetes on the 14th , Said at the opening ceremony of the Diabetic Retinopathy Club.
November 14 is UN Diabetes Day, and this year’s theme is "Nurses and Diabetes".
On the same day, the Fifth People's Hospital of Qinghai Province and Xining Aier Eye Hospital jointly held a series of "United Nations Diabetes Day" activities, and the Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy Club was inaugurated to make people pay more attention to diabetes prevention and diabetic eye disease knowledge.
The picture shows the scene of a free diabetic eye clinic.
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In recent years, with the increasing changes in people's life structure, excessive intake of calories and sugar, reduced exercise, and increasing incidence of diabetes.
According to statistics, there are currently 370 million diabetic patients in the world, and China accounts for 110 million, and it is on a rising trend.
Retinopathy caused by diabetes has become a "sharp sword" for blindness.
According to Hou Lei, the attending physician of the Ophthalmology Department of Xining Aier Eye Hospital, according to the "Diabetic Retinopathy Graded Diagnosis and Treatment Technical Service Plan" released by the National Health Commission (formerly the Health and Family Planning Commission) in 2017, the number of patients with diabetic retinopathy in China has exceeded 40 million. .
"The blindness rate of diabetic patients is much higher than that of ordinary people. About one in 2.5 diabetic patients has diabetic retinopathy." Hou Lei said.
"The club will give full play to the advantages of multidisciplinary diagnosis and treatment, and is committed to the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases such as retinal macular degeneration, fundus hemorrhage laser treatment, vitrectomy, etc., to provide patients with more scientific, accurate and high-quality treatment." Party Secretary of Qinghai Fifth People's Hospital Qi Guorong said.
The picture shows doctors giving lectures on diabetes prevention knowledge, diabetes prevention and blindness prevention knowledge for patients with diabetes.
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On the same day, the Fifth People's Hospital of Qinghai Province and Xining Aier Eye Hospital jointly launched activities focusing on diabetes prevention and diabetic eye disease free clinics, and gave special lectures on diabetes prevention knowledge and diabetes prevention and blindness prevention knowledge for diabetic patients present.