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|Title:||An overview of eye problems in Singapore's elderly.|
|Authors:||Chew, P.T. |
|Source:||Chew, P.T.,Chee, C.K. (1991-08). An overview of eye problems in Singapore's elderly.. Singapore Medical Journal 32 (4) : 268-270. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||Medical problems increase in frequency with advancing age. Ophthalmic problems are no exception, and add to disability in the elderly. Cataract, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment and age-related maculopathy are common blinding problems in middle-aged to elderly patients. If recognised early and properly managed, useful vision can be preserved in many cases. However, despite increasing awareness of conditions such as acute angle-closure glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, patients are still presenting too late to the eye clinics. Successful management and rehabilitation of the patient depend upon greater awareness and early diagnosis, and requires cooperation between all medical personnel who deal with elderly patients.|
|Source Title:||Singapore Medical Journal|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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