Why is eye screening is important ?
Many eye conditions are asymptomatic or “silent “ in the early stages of the disease and only become symptomatic in the late stages . Screening will help in early diagnosis and therefore treatment can be done more effectively.
Examples of eye diseases that are asymptomatic in early stages are glaucoma and diabetic eye disease.
Who will benefit from eye screening?
Patients who are at higher risks e.g. those with family history of glaucoma, diabetic patients, high myopia patients and older patients above 60 years old.