At Beacon Hospital, patients can undergo eye screening with a sophisticated retinal camera, which provides high definition scans and colour pictures of the retina without pupil dilation. The retinal camera combines Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and fundus camera system. It is a painless test and only takes five minutes.
Retinal eye screening enables early detection of severe or hidden eye conditions that might lead to vision loss. Retinal eye screening can detect eye conditions like diabetic retinopathy (a diabetic eye condition), retinal detachment, macular oedema, retinal hole, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration.
Those who are at higher risk of eye diseases, such as people with hypertension and diabetes, should have their eyes checked annually or more frequently if they have signs and symptoms of eye conditions.