Ufa Eye and Medical Study (UEMS)

           Ufa Eye Research Institute and the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Medical Faculty Mannheim (Germany) are conducting a large-scale population-based research study «Ufa Eye and Medical Study» (UEMS). From the Russian side the project is headed by Professor Mukharram Bikbov, MD, PhD, Doctor of Medical Science, Director of the Ufa Eye Research Institute, Vice-president of Russian Society of Ophthalmologists (RSO), Chief Ophthalmologist of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Honoured Doctor of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Bashkortostan. From the German side the project is headed by Professor Dr. med. Jost B. Jonas, Professor of Ophthalmology, Medical Faculty Mannheim of the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Hon. Director Beijing Institute of Ophthalmology, WHO Center Ophthalmology China, Member National Academy of Science Leopoldina, Guest Professor, Eye Hospital, Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Jinan, China, Honorary Professor State Key Laboratory in Ophthalmology, Sun-Yat Sen University, Guangzhou, China, Editor-in-Chief British Journal of Ophthalmology, Membre Honoraire de la Société Française d´Ophtalmologie. The aim of the project is to study the morbidity and its prevalence among the population of Ufa and rural areas of the Republic of Bashkortostan. The project involves a comprehensive medical examination of urban and rural residents over 40 years old, which makes it the largest study conducted in the Russian Federation. The most-up-to-date diagnostic equipment and methods are being used for the implementation of the project. 

             The project is unique not only by scale, but also by a complex methodology according to international standards. 
The study is being carried out with the prior informed consent of the patients. «Ufa Eye and Medical Study» includes an assessment of psychosomatic status, as well as a detailed history of life, harmful habits, diet characteristics, registration of anthropometric indicators. One of the important aspects of the study is hemostatic system analysis, the state of the lipid profile, as well as the level of LDL, HDL and overall blood values.  
        Standard ophthalmic examination includes determination of visual  acuity, biomicroscopy, tonometry, autorefractometry, gonioscopy, ophthalmoscopy.  
         Careful analysis of ophthalmic status is achieved by using high-tech equipment with the registration of morphometric parameters of the anterior and posterior segments of the eye. The study is carried out using a topograph, spectral optical coherence tomography, non-midreatic fundus camera and perimetry. The importance is attached to the use of photoregistration of anterior segment structures, including the lens.  
        Basic parameters research of physical condition of the population using audiometry based on the characteristics of bone conduction, ECG, spirometry with the recording of the respiratory system, dynamometry is being conducted as part of the «Ufa Eye and Medical Study».  A comprehensive study of the physical status will assess the correlation patterns of morbidity in population. 

An important aspect of this research is the system of storage and processing the data for statistical purposes according to international standards using IBM SPSS Statistics software. 
Close international cooperation of scientific schools between two countries significantly contributes to the development of science and health care.

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Рис. 3 Измерение роста.JPGРис. 4 Забор крови.JPG
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