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,...
Doctor Claudine with child patient
Childhood myopia or short-sightedness in Singapore can be inherited by children with parents or grandparents that are short-sighted or have myopia. For the longest time, we have been looking for ways to do away with our spectacles or contact lenses through LASIK and other refractive procedures. Personally, as an eye doctor, I strongly suggest focusing instead on how to slow...
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...
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,...
cataract surgery
A cataract is a condition that every one of us will get. This is especially true in a country like Singapore where life expectancy is so long! Chances are, the day will come when our elderly parents, or even us ourselves, will require a cataract surgery done. But when that time comes, do we go for bladeless? Or manual...
Illustration of a gene cell
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...
Picture of Blue Light filter specs
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...
Eye floaters
Many people have asked me about floaters and whether there is any treatment for it. First of all, let us understand that floaters are very common. Almost 70-80% of individuals will experience floaters at some point in their lives. Does this mean that everyone with floaters needs to have Eye floaters treatment? The answer to that is...
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...
Close up picture of a human eyes
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...