Eye diseases

Eye diseasesCataract takes the first place in Ukraine among all eye diseases. The average Prevalence of cataract for the period from 2009 to 2012 is 539,864 patients among the whole population (rate – 1171.6 per 100 thousand population), and 537,624 patients among the adult population (rate – 1421.5 per 100 thousand adult population). Congenital cataract is observed in 5 cases per 100 thousand newborns, and it makes 10-30% of cases of infant blindness. Among the children population for the period 2009-2012, the Prevalence of congenital cataract is 2239 patients (rate – 5.92 per 100 thousand children population). Read more

In 2009, the Prevalence rate of glaucoma among the population (aged from 15 to 100 years) is 443.5 patients per 100 thousand population (for comparison, rate in 2006 – 393,5 patients). Glaucoma takes the 2nd place among the causes of primary disability (16.0%). Read more

In 2014, the Prevalence rate of myopia is 1341.9 patients per 100 thousand population, the Incidence rate – 253.6 new cases per 100 thousand population.

In 2008, 10,028 people with impaired sight are registered in Ukraine, and the children (7-15 years old) are mostly among them. The main causes of impaired sight among the children of specialized correcting schools is a complication of anomalies of refraction (52-54% of cases). Among them, the high degree myopia is on the 1st place with 67-74%. Among the people with impaired sight, the high degree myopia is diagnosed in 25% – 44.6%. Read more

Standardization of medical care

  • The Order of the MoH of Ukraine of 28.11.2011 №816 “On the approval and implementation of medical and technological documents on standardization of medical care on the basis of evidence-based medicine”. (Primary open-angle glaucoma). Read more
  • The Order of the MoH of Ukraine of 08.12.2015 №827 “On approval and implementation of medical and technological documents on standardization of medical care in disorders of refraction and accommodation”. Read more
  • The Order of the MoH of Ukraine of 28.01.2016 №49 “On approval and implementation of medical and technological documents on standardization of medical care in cataract”Read more

Public medical organizations


Clinical trials including adults /in adults, adults & children/

  • Globally, there are 695 recruiting clinical trials for eye diseases, including 101 Phase I and 87 Phase IV trials at ClinicalTrials.gov.
  • World leaders: the USA – 313, France – 86, the United Kingdom – 60 recruiting trials.
  • CEE leaders: Austria – 35, Hungary – 21, the Czech Republic – 12 recruiting trials.
  • Ukraine: 2 recruiting clinical trials for neuromyelitis optica are conducted on 9 clinical sites in 7 cities. The country experience includes also 5 Phase II, III and IV clinical trials for eye diseases totally on 8 clinical sites in 6 cities. The city leaders by the number of clinical trials: Kharkiv/Kyiv/Odesa – 3, Zaporizhia – 2 trials. The city leaders by the number of clinical sites: Kyiv – 3, the other cities – 1 site.

Clinical trials on medical devices

  • Globally, there are 167 recruiting clinical trials, including 8 Phase I trials.
  • World leaders: the USA – 63, France – 21, the United Kingdom – 10 recruiting trials.
  • CEE leaders: Austria – 9, Poland – 2, Bulgaria/Hungary – 1 clinical trial.
  • Ukraine: no recruiting clinical trials. Country experience includes 1 clinical trial on medical device for corneal ulcer conducted on clinical site in Odesa only.

Clinical trials with stem cells

  • Globally, there are 22 recruiting clinical trials, including 11 Phase I trials.
  • World leaders: the USA – 11, China – 3, Brazil/the United Arab Emirates – 2 recruiting trials.
  • CEE leaders: no recruiting clinical trials.

clinical trials for eye diseases incl adults in CEE

clinical trials for eye diseases incl adults in Ukraine


Clinical trials including children /pediatric, in children & adults/

  • Globally, there are 138 recruiting clinical trials for eye diseases; Phase I – 27, Phase IV – 10 trials at ClinicalTrials.gov.
  • World leaders: the USA – 73, China – 15, France/the United Kingdom – 11 recruiting trials.
  • CEE leaders: Austria/Hungary/Poland – 3, Estonia/Slovakia – 2 recruiting trials.
  • Ukraine: no recruiting clinical trials. The country experience includes Phase III clinical trial for glaucoma on 5 clinical sites in 3 cities: Kyiv – 3, Kharkiv – 1, Odesa – 1 site.

Clinical trials on medical devices

  • Globally, there are 38 recruiting clinical trials, including 2 Phase I – rials.
  • World leaders: the USA – 21, China – 5, Canada/Hong Kong – 2 recruiting trials.
  • CEE leaders: no recruiting clinical trials.

Clinical trials with stem cells

  • Globally, there are 6 recruiting clinical trials, including 3 Phase I trials..
  • World leaders: the USA – 5, France -1 recruiting trial.
  • CEE leaders: no recruiting clinical trials.

clinical trials for eye diseases incl children in CEE

clinical trials for eye diseases incl children in Ukraine


Non-interventional studies including adults /in adults, adults & children/

  • Globally, there are 299 recruiting observational studies for eye diseases, including 31 studies on medical devices at ClinicalTrials.gov.
  • World leaders: the USA – 135, France – 43, the United Kingdom – 18 recruiting studies.
  • CEE leaders: Austria – 16, the Czech Republic – 2 recruiting studies.

Non-interventional studies including children /pediatric, in children & adults/

  • Globally, there are 123 recruiting observational studies for eye diseases, including 7 studies on medical devices at ClinicalTrials.gov.
  • World leaders: the USA – 73, France – 15, China – 9 recruiting studies.
  • CEE leaders: Austria only – 2 recruiting studies.

NB! The cities located on the non-controlled territories of Ukraine are not included in the statistics.

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