Eyes screening

Eyes examination should be an integral part of any general health assessment.

It will not only assess the level of vision but it can also contribute to a general health bigger picture.


This extensive eye examination may consist of one, two or three assessments.


Visual acuity - Assesses how well a person can see in both short and long distance.


Intraocular pressure - Assesses patient’s internal eye pressure (unrelated to blood pressure)


Retinal photography – It is performed to check the condition of retina, in particular the optic disc, the macula (the central part of the retina used for fine vision such as reading) and the vascular system.


Such combination of tests can help detecting or assessing:

  • Visual acuity
  • Presence of cataract
  • State of the macula (assessing level of macular degeneration or optic nerve disease)
  • Intraocular pressure (glaucoma or to low pressure)
  • Increased intracranial pressure (which may indicate certain brain diseases or tumours)
  • MS (multiple sclerosis)


The vascular system of the retina is examined to detect:

  • Diabetes and its effect on the eyes
  • Hypertension (increased blood pressure)
  • Atherosclerosis (hardening of blood vessels), which can give an indication of heart disease and risk of stroke.
  • Blood clots may indicate risk of stroke