It can be a little confusing, so let us demystify the eye exam report for you!
An important notice about the AI reports is included in Part 2 of this page.
PART 1: Main Report
In the Eye Check Report, you will find many useful information, including the details of your refraction, your prescription, as well as information from other tests, like results from the automated refractometer, keratometer, and notes on your prescription, slit-lamp examination, and fundus (retinal) photograph. You can read about the eye examination here.
In the refraction and prescription, you will see terms like SPH, CYL, AXIS, and VA, and this is what they mean:
PART 2: AI-powered analysis and reports
From the fundus (retinal) photographs (Digital Retinal Photography) which are submitted to the system, an AI-powered analysis is done, and we get two reports – one is screening for signs of diabetic retinopathy, and the other for glaucomatous changes to the optic nerve head. We are looking into adding further tests when they become available.
Important Notice: the AI report and system are still being developed and refined, and may contain incorrect information about whether a referral is required, about recommended frequency for taking retinal images, and about whether conditions such as diabetic macular edema and macular degeneration are suspected. You should not make a judgement based on these incorrect information. The AI report is only for reference and you should follow the advice of your eye doctor or the appropriate health professional for your eye or health condition.
Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
This test looks for signs of diabetic retinopathy, or DR in short. Diabetes, especially over a long period of time or if poorly controlled, can cause damage to the blood vessels at the back of the eye, which subsequently causes complications. Read more about diabetic retinopathy here.
This test looks for signs of glaucoma by looking for changes, sometimes subtle, at the optic nerve head which is located at the back of the eye, and also does a comparison between your two eyes. The risk of glaucoma is higher in people with a family history or have high myopia. You can read more about glaucoma here.
Note: we redact some personal information in the AI system, so details like your national ID, contact number, date of birth and age, gender, and ethnicity may not appear correctly.
Do note that your eye examination done with us is not a replacement for a visit to the eye doctor. The AI-powered system is under development – the analysis does not check for all possible eye pathologies and the report may be generated with incorrect information. Concerns about your eyes, vision, and health should be assessed by the appropriate healthcare provider.