Dilated Retinal Examination


A dilated examination of the retina is extremely important for two main reasons:

It allows early detection of conditions such as retinal tears or holes that generally cause no symptoms and can lead to severe visual loss if detected late (more common in short-sighted people).

Systemic illness can be detected and graded through examining the retina as this allows direct visualization of the small blood vessels and nerve tissue. High blood pressure or diabetes are examples of common conditions that need monitoring carefully.

Most adults should have a dilated examination every 2-4 years, yearly if they are over 65, have a systemic illness (such as diabetes) or are short-sighted.

Al Basil Eye Clinic

Clinic 2,
Building 159, Palace Avenue,
Block 318, Hoora.

Tel. 17-310030