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Can ReLEx Smile cause glaucoma?

Hi Aspan, in itself, it is almost impossible for ReLEx SMILE to cause glaucoma.
Glaucoma means optic nerve damage, associated with an eye pressure that is too high to be tolerated by that particular nerve.
For the damage to occur, the pressure must be too high for a substantial period of time.
The S...
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Is it possible to have overcorrected vision after ReLEx Smile?

Hi Aspan
When you see your doctor next week, ask him/her exactly what you have asked over here. You already have the right questions to ask:).
But if we talk in general terms, yes, it is possible to have overcorrections after SMILE, just as it is possible to have overcorrections or undercorrections ...
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Is Epi-LASIK or LASIK better if I have a history of corneal abrasion due to contact lens wear?

Hi Chow Corneal abrasions, or scratches to the corneal surface, cause what we call an 'epithelial defect'-a raw area not covered by the epithelial layer of cells of the eye. This layer grows back and covers the 'epithelial defect' very quickly, usually within a couple of days for small to moderate a...
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Is there any evidence to show that LASIK can worsen presbyopia?

Hi Jun Wei LASIK will not worsen presbyopia ('Lao Hua'), nor will it accelerate its development. In other words, presbyopia develops at the same rate and becomes manifest at a particular age (around 40 years of age or so) whether you had LASIK done or not. Why so? LASIK purely alters the shape of th...
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Can red eyes be transmitted to others who look at my eyes?

Dear Yhuing, A common reason for red painful eyes is infection (conjunctivitis). Staring does not transmit it. However, it is usually caused by a virus, often a flu virus, which is transmitted by droplets e.g. cough and mucous secretions via surfaces and the air. So if you harbor the virus in your e...
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What are the treatment options to correct short-sightedness of more than 1000 degrees?

Dear Lydia, High myopia can indeed be quite a burden when unaided vision is very poor, which results in heavy reliance on visual aid. This can limit some activities. To safely improve your unaided vision, there are several options: 1) LASIK It is still possible to consider LASIK, provided your corne...
4 Doctor Answers
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What are the outcomes of wearing contact lenses for long periods of time?

Dear Lydia, Contact lenses are after all, a "foreign body". As such, prolonged wearing of contact lenses can indeed cause certain problems if proper care is not taken: 1) Most common problems are dry eyes and allergic conjunctivitis. These may make wearing contact lenses increasingly uncomfortable. ...
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What should I do next for severe dry eyes after LASIK?

Hi Cherie Although it is quite common for the eyes to get somewhat drier after LASIK, what you are experiencing seems to be more severe than average. Most people with post LASIK dry eyes are fine with more frequent use of preservative free artificial tears, sometimes in combination with gels like Vi...
3 Doctor Answers
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What is the best method for cataract surgery?

Hi Ellybean, Most of the time, cataract surgery is done using phacoemulsification ie using a special hollow probe vibrating at ultrasonic frequency (20-40000 times a second) to break the cataract up and remove it through a small 2.2mm corneal incision. About 5-6 years ago, femtosecond lasers became ...
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What are the pros and cons of the different lasers used to perform bladeless LASIK?

Hi YL I agree with many of the points Dr Chan has mentioned. Very simply, the doctor is more important than the machine in many ways. A good, experienced doctor will automatically use a good machine, and also be good at all the other non machine aspects of the procedure such as planning the treatmen...
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TOP 5 LASIK MYTHS BUSTED BY AN EYE SPECIALIST

Dr Tony Ho
Ophthalmologist
Singapore
(3 Ratings)
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Dr Tony Ho
Ophthalmologist
Singapore
(3 Ratings)
Posted on Wed Mar 21 2018 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

Despite its popularity, many questions, falsehoods and myths about laser vision correction still lingers with regards to LASIK.

As an eye specialist with a special interest and many years of experience in laser vision correction, I would like to bust some common misconceptions about LASIK that I often encounter.

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7 MOST COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS AMONGST SINGAPOREANS ABOUT CATARACTS

Dr Claudine Pang
Ophthalmologist
Singapore
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Dr Claudine Pang
Ophthalmologist
Singapore
Posted on Sat Feb 10 2018 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

Our grandparents had it, some of our parents had it...cataract surgery is the most common eye procedure amongst the older generation. Almost everyone will develop a cataract with age - it’s just a matter of time!

Despite it's prevalence, I've come to realise that many of my patients still have a poor understanding of cataracts.

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7 MYOPIA PREVENTION MYTHS, DEBUNKED

Dr Por Yong Ming
Ophthalmologist
Singapore
(3 Ratings)
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Dr Por Yong Ming
Ophthalmologist
Singapore
(3 Ratings)
Posted on Fri Feb 09 2018 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

By 2050, 5 million Singaporeans will be myopic. 15% of this group will have high myopia, which is defined as having a prescription above 500 degrees. It's associated with serious eye conditions, such as retinal detachment, cataracts and glaucoma.

Children who develop myopia by preschool or primary school are at an increased risk of high myopia in adulthood. The key to reducing high myopia is to delay early onset myopia in children.

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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO LASIK IN SINGAPORE (2018)

Dr David Chan
Ophthalmologist
Singapore
(9 Ratings)
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Dr David Chan
Ophthalmologist
Singapore
(9 Ratings)
Posted on Mon Jan 22 2018 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

You’ve thought long and hard about getting LASIK done in Singapore, but don’t know where to start. You're also too lazy to sift through all the information on the internet, or to go for one of those LASIK education seminars.

I don't blame you at all - the range of choices in terms of LASIK procedures, pricing and technologies offered by various eye centres here in Singapore can be bewildering.

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5 EASY WAYS TO ELIMINATE DRY EYES, AS TOLD BY AN EYE SPECIALIST (EYEDROPS ISN’T ON THE LIST)

Dr Claudine Pang
Ophthalmologist
Singapore
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Dr Claudine Pang
Ophthalmologist
Singapore
Posted on Tue Jan 16 2018 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

Almost everyone will experience dry eyes at some point in their lives. Be it after LASiK surgery, after staring at your computer for too long, or after prolonged exposure to winds in cold weathered countries.

We’ve all had that stinging, biting, gritty sensation in our eyes that rather ironically, brings about sudden, excessive and annoying tearing. Our eyes start to well up, and soon enough, our vision blurs.

Eyedrops! We know that’ll do the trick! Unfortunately, for many of us, eyedrops are just a temporary solution and more often than not, putting in the drops consistently can be a mean feat.

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A QUICK AND VISUAL GUIDE ON DROOPY EYELIDS (BY A PLASTIC SURGEON)

Dr Samuel Ho
Plastic Surgeon
Singapore
(5 Ratings)
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Dr Samuel Ho
Plastic Surgeon
Singapore
(5 Ratings)
Posted on Thu Jan 11 2018 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

Many Singaporeans who come to my plastic surgery practise don't realise that droopy eyelids isn't just a cosmetic problem.

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LASIK COSTS IN SINGAPORE: AN EYE DOCTOR TELLS ALL

Dr David Chan
Ophthalmologist
Singapore
(9 Ratings)
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Dr David Chan
Ophthalmologist
Singapore
(9 Ratings)
Posted on Sat Jan 06 2018 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

Singapore has one of the highest rates of myopia in the world, which probably explains why you're interested in this article. The good news for you? LASIK surgery is much cheaper today than it was 10 years ago. However, as evidenced by the number of people searching for "LASIK Singapore price" and "LASIK cost Singapore", it's clear that most people are still utterly confused by the pricing schemes for LASIK.

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SECRETS TO MYOPIA - AN EYE SURGEON'S GUIDE TO REDUCING SINGAPORE'S PROBLEM OF SHORTSIGHTEDNESS

Dr Por Yong Ming
Ophthalmologist
Singapore
(3 Ratings)
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Dr Por Yong Ming
Ophthalmologist
Singapore
(3 Ratings)
Posted on Wed May 31 2017 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

Singapore has one of the world’s highest rates of myopia (or shortsightedness). We spend $311.5 million on prescription glasses each year.

More than HALF of us wear glasses by the time we are 12, compared to less than 20% for rest of the world.

Now here's the deal - the earlier in life you start becoming shortsighted, the higher your final spectacle degree tends to be. High myopia can give rise to other problems, such as an increased risk of retinal detachments, and an earlier onset of cataracts.

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What is the best method for cataract surgery?

Hi Ellybean, Most of the time, cataract surgery is done using phacoemulsification ie using a special hollow probe vibrating at ultrasonic frequency (20-40000 times a second) to break the cataract up and remove it through a small 2.2mm corneal incision. About 5-6 years ago, femtosecond lasers became ...
3 Doctor Answers
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What are the pros and cons of the different lasers used to perform bladeless LASIK?

Hi YL I agree with many of the points Dr Chan has mentioned. Very simply, the doctor is more important than the machine in many ways. A good, experienced doctor will automatically use a good machine, and also be good at all the other non machine aspects of the procedure such as planning the treatmen...
5 Doctor Answers
Consult Doctor

What are the treatment options to correct short-sightedness of more than 1000 degrees?

Dear Lydia, High myopia can indeed be quite a burden when unaided vision is very poor, which results in heavy reliance on visual aid. This can limit some activities. To safely improve your unaided vision, there are several options: 1) LASIK It is still possible to consider LASIK, provided your corne...
4 Doctor Answers
Consult Doctor

What are the outcomes of wearing contact lenses for long periods of time?

Dear Lydia, Contact lenses are after all, a "foreign body". As such, prolonged wearing of contact lenses can indeed cause certain problems if proper care is not taken: 1) Most common problems are dry eyes and allergic conjunctivitis. These may make wearing contact lenses increasingly uncomfortable. ...
3 Doctor Answers
Consult Doctor

Can red eyes be transmitted to others who look at my eyes?

Dear Yhuing, A common reason for red painful eyes is infection (conjunctivitis). Staring does not transmit it. However, it is usually caused by a virus, often a flu virus, which is transmitted by droplets e.g. cough and mucous secretions via surfaces and the air. So if you harbor the virus in your e...
3 Doctor Answers
Consult Doctor

Is Epi-LASIK or LASIK better if I have a history of corneal abrasion due to contact lens wear?

Hi Chow Corneal abrasions, or scratches to the corneal surface, cause what we call an 'epithelial defect'-a raw area not covered by the epithelial layer of cells of the eye. This layer grows back and covers the 'epithelial defect' very quickly, usually within a couple of days for small to moderate a...
3 Doctor Answers
Consult Doctor

Is there any evidence to show that LASIK can worsen presbyopia?

Hi Jun Wei LASIK will not worsen presbyopia ('Lao Hua'), nor will it accelerate its development. In other words, presbyopia develops at the same rate and becomes manifest at a particular age (around 40 years of age or so) whether you had LASIK done or not. Why so? LASIK purely alters the shape of th...
6 Doctor Answers
Consult Doctor

What should I do next for severe dry eyes after LASIK?

Hi Cherie Although it is quite common for the eyes to get somewhat drier after LASIK, what you are experiencing seems to be more severe than average. Most people with post LASIK dry eyes are fine with more frequent use of preservative free artificial tears, sometimes in combination with gels like Vi...
3 Doctor Answers
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Can ReLEx Smile cause glaucoma?

Hi Aspan, in itself, it is almost impossible for ReLEx SMILE to cause glaucoma.
Glaucoma means optic nerve damage, associated with an eye pressure that is too high to be tolerated by that particular nerve.
For the damage to occur, the pressure must be too high for a substantial period of time.
The S...
3 Doctor Answers
Consult Doctor

Is it possible to have overcorrected vision after ReLEx Smile?

Hi Aspan
When you see your doctor next week, ask him/her exactly what you have asked over here. You already have the right questions to ask:).
But if we talk in general terms, yes, it is possible to have overcorrections after SMILE, just as it is possible to have overcorrections or undercorrections ...
4 Doctor Answers
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