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Mr. Chunghim SO | Mr. Dong LIANG | Mr. Milan RAI | Ms. Jing ZHANG | Ms. Shuwen JIA | Ms. Wing Yan LAU | Ms. Yingkun CUI | Ms Jingfang Jennifer BIAN | Mr Shashi Kant CHAUDHARY | Ms Meng CHENG | Mr Ka Wai Jimmy CHEUNG | Ms Hang I Christie LAM | Ms Hoi Lam LI | Ms Sonal Aswin VYAS | Mr Kin Ken WAN | Ms Biyue GUO | Ms Li PAN | Ms Qi TAN | Mr Mezbah UDDIN | Ms Rong LI | Ms. Yuanyuan LIANG | Ms Anqi LYU | Mr Ying Hon SZE | Ms Qin WANG | Ms Hanyu ZHANG | Ms Wei YANG | Ms Mei ZHAO | Ms Yajing YANG | Ms Fangyu XU | Mr Sung Hei Jimmy TSE | Ms. Seen Hang CHAN | Mr. CHAN Kin Ho | Ms. AYERAKWAH Patience Ansomah | Mr. SO Ching | Mr. CATRAL Kirk Patrick Carreon | Mr. LIU Zhengji | Mr. LU Daqian | Ms. QIU Chunting | Mr. YANG Xiayin

Mr. SO Ching

Mr. SO Ching
PhD Student

ORCiD 0000-0002-7930-2380

Title of project:
Using the techniques of health economics to identify the most efficient and equitable strategies for myopia prevention and control

Myopia is a common eye disorder worldwide. Hong Kong also reported a high prevalence of myopia among schoolchildren, reaching 70% by 17 years of age. Given that the rate of myopia progression is usually highest among schoolchildren, this is the key period to implement myopia control to slow down the progression such that the ocular complications that occur in adulthood may be prevented.

A number of treatments have been developed and proven to be effective in controlling the progression of myopia. However, the decision to move forward with treatment is usually determined by the parents and influenced by many different factors. Understanding these factors and the parent’s willingness-to-pay for myopia control treatment is particularly important. From these information, cost-effectiveness model can be developed to examine the efficiency and equity of hypothetical programmes of myopia control.

This study will involve an interdisciplinary research approach which aims to synthesize the parental preferences data with the economic evaluation and information on the likely impact on specific population groups e.g. by socioeconomic status, to explore the trade-off between equity and efficiency for myopia control treatment. This can help to produce more accurate and comprehensive information to guide future strategies for myopia control.