Eye screening is performed in order to detect certain conditions earlier. These include cataract, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. In general, the examination will include checking your vision, spectacle prescription and intra-ocular (eye) pressure. A dilated eye examination by the ophthalmologist is usually performed after initial tests have been performed. Further investigations that may be required include:
- 1. Retinal photography
- 2. Visual Field assessment
- 3. Corneal topography scan
- 4. OCT scan of the retina
- 5. OCT scan of the optic nerve
- 6. Dry eye assessment
- 7. Amsler grid testing
- 8. Colour vision testing
Those who benefit from eye screening include those with:
- A family history of eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataract, macular degeneration and keratoconus.
- Those with systemic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and eczema.
- Those over 40 years.
- Those with high myopia.