Diabetes affects about one in ten Singaporeans and Asians. 20% of people with diabetes may develop diabetic retinal disease (retinopathy) which is the major cause of blindness in working adults in many countries, including Singapore.In addition, cataract andglaucoma are more common in diabetics than non-diabetics. Early detection through regular screening is key to preventing blindness and preserving good vision in diabetes sufferers.
All diabetics require annual eye screening once they are diagnosed with the disease. In the early stages, there may no symptoms at all, hence it is important to have your eyes checked every year even if your vision has not been affected.
Diabetic eye screening involves checking vision, measuring eye pressure (tonometry), examination for cataract, pupil dilatation, retinal photography and optic nerve assessment (to exclude glaucoma). You will get to keep all your eye medical reports and investigations in one handy ring folder.
Please call us to schedule an appointment for diabetic eye screening.
Camden Medical Centre,
1 Orchard Boulevard,
Tel: 6738 2000
Fax: 6738 2111