Eye-disease cases in Singapore may spike in next two decades, study shows

Researchers have estimated that the prevalence of certain eye conditions among specific ethnic groups could more than double, such as diabetic retinopathy among Chinese and Malays.
Researchers have estimated that the prevalence of certain eye conditions among specific ethnic groups could more than double, such as diabetic retinopathy among Chinese and Malays.ST FILE PHOTO

Certain eye conditions affecting specific ethnic groups could more than double

The number of people with eye diseases in Singapore could increase sharply in the next 20 years, a local study has found.

Researchers also estimated that the prevalence of certain eye conditions among specific ethnic groups could more than double, such as diabetic retinopathy among Chinese and Malays.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 13, 2018, with the headline 'Eye-disease cases may spike in next two decades, study shows'. Print Edition | Subscribe