Should it be the case that you receive a dilation examination at every twelve month check up?
Arguably, as an aging population, some health professionals say that we should. Widening the iris allows the retina and optic nerve to be seen more clearly, and, therefore, be examined by closer inspection. Age brings about the risk of glaucoma, with the threat to the over forties in high figures, s well as diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Patients will complain that by completing the dilation process, they remain photosensitive for many hours after the examination and focusing can be difficult until the effects wear off, but surely millions of patients who are at high risk of any of the main eye conditions would prefer a temporary delay in normal vision, just once a yea, over a possible permanent vision loss or worsening vision?Eye checks are of paramount importance as early stage eye disease can often not present any symptoms or pain that would alert you to there being an issue.
An earlier, and therefore, more treatable diagnosis, is preferential to a minor short term inconvenience whilst testing.