Notification on Cataract Surgical Information Reporting in 2013




Health and Family Planning Commissions of all provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities, and the Health Bureau and Disabled Persons' Federation of Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps:


Since July 1st, 2009, the former Ministry of Health has started the “Cataract surgical information reporting system” across the country. That makes it easier to master the cataract-extraction operating situation and improve our Cataract Surgical Rate in every million people.


By the end of 2013, about 5644 ophthalmic medical service systems have registered in the cataract information system and reported 12,080,000 cataract-extraction surgeries. The number of the cataract-extraction operation has increased greatly in 2013. But there are problems such as failing to report the operation information or misinformation. In order to push forward the reporting work, the cataract surgical information reporting condition shall be notified and related requirement be put forward as follows.


1. The top 5 reported operation numbers come from Guangdong province, Shandong province, Jiangsu province, Sichuan province and Shanghai. And the CSR in shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, Hainan province and Jiangsu province are the 5 highest. The above-mentioned provinces and cities should be praised for their reported operation numbers and CSR ranking highest across the country for years. And the detailed reported operation numbers of every provinces and the ranking of CSR can be seen in the appendix 1.


2. The 20 hospitals with highest reported operation numbers in 2013 should be praised, including Zhongshan Ophthalmic center of Sun Yat-Sen University, Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University and the Eye Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University. All the medical institutions which have operated cataract surgery should learn from the praised hospitals, increase awareness and take the responsibility to better complete the cataract surgical information reporting job and other blindness treatment and prevention job. And the relevant provincial Health and Family Planning Administrative Departments and academies should encourage and reward the praised hospitals properly.


National health and Family Planning Commission of the People's Republic of China will notify the cataract surgical information reporting data regularly. All provincial Health and Family Planning administrative departments, especially in the provinces whose CSR ranking fell behind, should take comprehensive measures and strengthen supervision and management to do the cataract surgical information reporting job well.


All the provincial Health and Family Planning administrative departments should also finish the provincial notification work of cataract surgical information reporting of 2013 before May, 2014 and make a copy for Department of Medical Administration and Supervision of our commission.

Contact:  Zhang Rui, General office of Department of Medical Administration and Supervision

Number:  010-68792785

Fax:      010-68792513




1. Cataract surgical numbers and CSR ranking of every province (region, city) in 2013

2. The top 20 hospitals with the most reporting cataract surgical numbers





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