These are the common eye conditions found in Singaporeans. The pictures simulates what someone with such conditions would see.
|NORMAL VISION has both central vision which allows us to see fine detail, and peripheral vision which allows us to scan our surroundings and so move through them.|
|MACULAR DEGENERATION is an eye condition common in older people. Central vision deteriorates and reading, recognising faces and all close work becomes difficult.|
|DIABETIC RETINOPATHY can accompany diabetes. Regular eye examininations are important for people with diabetes.|
|RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA causes “tunnel vision” and night blindness. Moving around safely can be difficult as peripherial(side) vision is lost.|
|CATARACT occurs when the lens of the eye become cloudy. An operation to replace the lens can often restore vision.|
|GLAUCOMA is an increase of pressure in the eye. People over 40 should have their eyes checked every 2 years for glaucoma.|