Nov 10, 2016

Diabetics should get their eyes ‘tested’ Featured

Around 20 per cent of the urban population suffer from diabetes, says director general of health services Dr. Palitha Mahipala.

Also, around eight pc of the rural population have diabetes, according to him.

Both these, which is 23 pc, run the risk of contracting cataract, according to him.

Around 89,000 cataract surgeries take place every year, he told a media conference on world sight day on November 14.

Everyone over 40 years of age should get their eyes tested every year, he advised.

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