VRC Spotlight: Dr. Albert Li Contributes to Popular Patient Education Series as a Chinese Language Editor
At Vitreoretinal Consultants, patient education is a fundamental aspect of our practice. Many conditions that affect the retina, macula, and vitreous can be effectively managed and treated if caught early enough, making it imperative for patients to understand their risk factors and warning signs as soon as possible.
As part of our commitment to retinal patients across the globe, we are proud to announce that our very own Dr. Albert Li is now the Chinese language editor for the Foundation of the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS). Specifically, he is overseeing the translation of the very popular Retina Health Fact Sheet Series into Chinese.
The Retina Health Fact Sheet Series is a collection of condition-specific webpages published by the Foundation of the American Society of Retina Specialists. These pages are written and illustrated by medical experts and offer patients insight into over 35 retinal conditions and procedures. The purpose of the pages is to educate patients so that they are better equipped to understand their risk factors, identify symptoms, and know what to expect from retinal diagnostics and treatment. The Retina Health Fact Sheets can be found on the ASRS’s website or downloaded as a PDF for offline reading.
All the pages are available in English and the most popular ones are also available in Spanish, large print, and now Chinese, thanks to Dr. Li. So far, Dr. Li has helped the ASRS translate several Retina Health Fact Sheets into Chinese, including:
- Macular hole
- Posterior vitreous detachment
- Vitreomacular traction syndrome
- Epiretinal membrane
- Choroidal detachment
- Retinal tears
Titles still in development for the Chinese collection include diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, intravitreal injection, polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy, posterior vitreous detachment, branch retinal vein occlusion, central retinal vein occlusion, macular edema, retained lens fragments, central serous chorioretinopathy, and vitrectomy.
As thought leaders in retina care, VRC is constantly pushing to improve the patient experience. We are immensely proud of Dr. Li’s contributions to the Retinal Health Fact Sheet Series and look forward to the publication of more of these fact sheets in the Chinese language.