24 Nov '11, 9am

Early detection of eye disease at optometry: SINGAPORE: Cataract is the most common eye disease in Singapore, es...

SINGAPORE: Cataract is the most common eye disease in Singapore, especially among the elderly affecting 90 per cent of the population aged 70 and above, followed by glaucoma. The Singapore Optometric Association said regular eye screenings can help detect eye diseases. And screening can start as early as possible. During a routine vision screening programme, 7-year old Rampraveen was found to have a lesion in his right eye. Concerned that it may be Retinoblastoma, which is a cancerous tumour of the eye, optometrist, Dr Jacqueline Chua, recommended he sees an eye specialist. After being examined, Rampraveen's eye tumour was diagnosed as benign. He continues to have his eyes checked in case the tumour becomes active. The Association said that optometrists are obliged by law to not just check the vision of their clients, but also screen them for eye health diseases. Dr. Jacqu...

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