Beautiful healthy eye
Through my years of seeing patients, I have come across many patients that have developed an epiretinal membrane. Without fail, almost all of them will express that they have never heard of an epiretinal membrane and are quite perplexed as to what it is, why they have it and what exactly is happening inside the eye. Hence,...
Vitrectomy
Other than cataract surgery, retinal surgery is another type of eye surgery that takes place relatively common and is rather critical for our vision. Why? Mainly because the retina houses all of our photoreceptors - vital cells that are responsible for our sight. Naturally, it seems important enough for us to know more about retinal surgery,...
Beautiful young woman
Cataract Surgery is THE most common surgical eye procedure performed in our adult population in Singapore. Since nobody is immune to cataract formation, and it is more likely than not that our parents or grandparents would need cataract surgery at some point in their lives, it is probably in our best interest to know more about it....
Eye examination
We often associate poor eye health with bad habits, such as watching the television for too long or a high degree of myopia. But did you know that diseases like hypertension and diabetes can affect our eyesight and possibly lead to blindness too? Glaucoma is one such condition and here is a guide on how you can...
Picture of a patient's eye suffering from PCO
You have had your cataract surgery several months or even years ago. Yet recently, you realize your vision is getting blurry and cloudy again, like how it was previously before you had your cataracts removed.  What is going on?  This phenomenon is known as posterior subcapsular opacification (PCO),a common occurrence after...
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Myopia or short-sightedness has been a growing concern globally as the prevalence of myopia has been on the rise. It is predicted that half of the world’s population (five billion people) will be myopic by 2050, of which approximately one billion are at risk of sight threatening eye conditions. Singapore has projected that approximately half the population...
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In recent years, there has been a push in building awareness among the general public with regards to blue light. Many established brands have pushed for blue light filters in their lenses to filter out blue light. Is this just a marketing gimmick to push out new products? Or is there a legitimate reason why this trend...
Illustration of a human eye anatomy
The retina is an important part of our eye as it houses all the photoreceptors or light-sensitive cells that are responsible for absorbing light that enters our eyes and transmitting this information to our brain for interpretation. Without these cells, we would be unable to see under any circumstance. As the retina is irreplaceable, any damage to...
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Why Are My Eyes so Dry? A Quick Guide to Dry Eye Syndrome  Most of us encounter dry eyes at some point in our lives. For some, it’s a daily struggle, while others encounter it only in certain situations. Some of us may even experience it without us knowing. I’ve seen patients who come...
Lady suffering from tired eyes
It has been more than a year since the Covid-19 pandemic began, resulting in sweeping changes globally across all industries. More and more people are working from home, and the lines between work and home start to blur. Recent measures by our government to curb further infections of the Delta variant, mandatory mask-wearing and convenience of home...