Diabetic eye problem detection made easier

SINGAPORE - People with diabetes can now visit general practitioners in private clinics, and even optical shops, to get tested for diabetic eye problems.

Health-care company Novartis yesterday said that 26 private clinics and four partnering optical shops have been roped in to detect diabetic retinopathy with a $10 eye test.

Such eye tests typically cost $6.50 at polyclinics and $70 or more at specialist eye centres.

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