New system cuts waiting time for patients at Singapore National Eye Centre

Senior staff nurse Joanne Ng checking a patient's eye pressure at the SNEC clinic. The virtual clinic has cut down waiting time for low-risk patients by calling them with test results and scheduling appointments.
Senior staff nurse Joanne Ng checking a patient's eye pressure at the SNEC clinic. The virtual clinic has cut down waiting time for low-risk patients by calling them with test results and scheduling appointments.ST PHOTO: KHALID BABA

Patients with no glaucoma or has a mild case to get results at home, instead of seeing doctor

A new system at the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) has cut the average time low-risk patients spend in the clinic - from more than two hours to just one hour.

Those who test negative for glaucoma or who have stable glaucoma can get the results at home, instead of seeing a doctor to get the results.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 07, 2018, with the headline 'New system cuts waiting time for patients at SNEC'. Print Edition | Subscribe