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[Comment] Is population-based glaucoma screening cost-effective in China?

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In high-income countries, population screening for glaucoma is not considered to be a cost-effective intervention.1–3 However, in The Lancet Global Health, Jianjun Tang and colleagues show in their economic evaluation of population-based screening for both primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG) and primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) that such a strategy is likely to be cost-effective in China.4 The authors further report that in urban China, the combined PACG and POAG screening would dominate over the no intervention scenario—that is, money saved from having to provide less glaucoma treatment exceeds the actual investment cost of glaucoma screening.

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