Sobha Sivaprasad, Consultant Ophthalmologist, King’s College Hospital, London, UK.
There are approximately 10,000 people with sickle cell disease (SCD) in the UK. The ocular complications of SCD may involve almost all parts of the eye. However, the patients remain asymptomatic and are not routinely screened because there are no available preventive measures. Moreover, the correlation of sickle eye disease and other systemic manifestations remain unclear. A holistic approach of screening for eye disease may help understand the predictive value of the retinal disease in the diagnosis of other ocular complications of this disease.