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Observation clinics for patients with stable eye conditions

​Extending routine care to patients in the community.

Patients diagnosed with stable or at-risk glaucoma and retina conditions are referred to dedicated observation clinics for regular follow-ups by trained specialists. The specialists perform routine visual acuity tests and share the results with the eye doctors for backend review. A phone call or SMS subsequently informs the patients of the doctor’s future management plans for them.

Observation clinic sessions are scheduled if the patient’s eye condition requires continued monitoring. Once the patient is no longer at risk, no further actions are prescribed. Our trained specialists will counsel patients on self-monitoring their eye conditions at home by using the Alleye app, Amsler Grid or iCare HOME monitoring device (also available on rent).

Patients with deteriorating eye conditions are referred to the doctor for further assessment. They may go to their nearest hospital’s Emergency Department for an urgent eye consultation if needed.  


Patients receive regular monitoring of their eye condition by glaucoma specialists every year or 2-yearly. During the visit, the following tests will be conducted:

  • Intraocular (eye) pressure testing
  • Visual fields/optical coherence tomography (OCT) scan of the optic nerve

Doctors will assess and review the results within two months.


SNEC Eye Clinic @ Bedok:

Every Monday and Tuesday, 8.30am – 5.30pm

SNEC Community Eye Investigation Unit @ Tiong Bahru Community Health Centre:

Every Wednesday, 8.30am – 12pm, 1pm – 5pm

SNEC Eye Clinic @ NHCS:

Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm


This new model of eye care is to ensure that patients receive regular monitoring for their stable retina eye conditions. The following tests will be performed after instilling dilating eye drops:

  • Visual acuity
  • Intraocular pressure testing
  • Fundus imaging
  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging

Doctors will assess and review the results within three to four weeks.


SNEC Retina Centre @ Diabetes & Metabolism Centre (DMC), Level 2:

Tuesday to Friday, 8.30am – 5.30pm

SNEC Eye Clinic @ Bedok:

Every Thursday and Friday, 9am – 5pm, 8.30am – 5.30pm

Click here to check out other articles in SINGVISION Issue 1/2022.