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Can I undergo LASIK if I have Corneal Dystrophy?

Dear Mei Posterior Polymorphous Corneal Dystrophy (PPCD) is to an absolute contraindication to having LASIK. However, suitability for LASIK does depend on the severity of the PPCD. PPCD can be associated with low endothelial cell counts, corneal edema (swelling) and/or glaucoma. ...
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How do doctors manage Posterior Polymorphous Corneal Dystrophy?

Hi Mei Corneal dystrophies are by definition genetic conditions of the cornea (the clear window at the front of the eye), with no associated inflammation. One of these kinds is called 'Posterior Polymorphous Corneal Dystrophy' (PPMD). This condition affects the back layer of t...
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Can one wear coloured contact lens after LASIK or TransPRK?

Dear Allyj, Just wanted to add in a word of advice about coloured contact lenses. Coloured contact lenses contain extra pigment to give the contact lens its colour. Depending on the manufacturer or brand of these contact lenses, the application process of this pigment on the ...
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What is the recovery process like after Epi-LASIK?

Hi Z Recently I wrote an answer about the recovery process after TransPRK . The recovery process after epi-LASIK is essentially the same as the above, as would be the case for any other form of 'surface' surgery like PRK. After epi-LASIK, the corneal surface is exposed and th...
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How can I find the best doctor for cataract surgery in Singapore?

When choosing an eye surgeon, you will want to know the following: Surgeon’s qualifications – In Singapore ALL eye doctors or ophthalmologists are certified to perform cataract surgery. There is no additional training needed to perform cataract removal.Although a...
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How much does cataract surgery cost in Singapore, and what affects the costs?

The average cost of cataract surgery per eye in Singapore can range between is $1500 – $8000. Wow, that’s a wide range, you may say. That’s because the average cost of the cataract surgery procedure alone (without the cost of the lens implant) is approximately...
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How safe is a cataract surgery, and what are the main risks of going for cataract removal in Singapore?

Cataract surgery in Singapore is a very safe procedure, with more than 99% success rate. Having said that, any kind of surgery carries some risk even if very low. The risk of blindness is quoted at 0.0001% (approximately 1 in 10,000). The main complications that may arise during ...
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What are the latest advancements in cataract surgery in Singapore?

The most recent advancement in cataract surgery is the use of a femtosecond-laser to assist in the cataract surgery. This is called Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS). To understand what FLACS is, you first need to understand the 3 essential steps of cataract sur...
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How can I best prepare for the cataract surgery to get optimal outcomes?

Firstly, it is preferable for you to be completely well when going for surgery. Hence, take more vitamin C-rich foods or supplements to boost your immune system. Vitamin C is also known to help tissue healing. If you have any flu, viral-like illness or fever, it may be advisable to ...
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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CATARACT SURGERY IN SINGAPORE (2018)

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Singapore
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Cataract surgery is the most common surgery that Singaporeans encounter in our adult life. In general, as we age, we will all develop cataracts. This guide explains your all treatment options for cataracts in Singapore.

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COST OF CATARACT SURGERY IN SINGAPORE: AS TOLD BY AN EYE DOCTOR

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Cataract surgery is the removal of the natural lens of the eye that has become 'cloudy'.

To date, no medication or eye drop has been proven to prevent or reverse cataract formation. Surgery is the only effective way to remove a cataract. 

In this article, I'll break down the cost of cataract surgery in Singapore and what affects its cost.

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ASK DR TONY HO: LASIK AND TRANSPRK

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Considering between LASIK and TransPRK procedure but can not decide which one you should go for? Dr Tony answered questions from readers on:

  • LASIK vs TransPRK
  • What is the best LASIK procedure for you
  • Which LASIK procedure is the safest
  • The cost of TransPRK in Singapore
  • Eyesight regression after LASIK  
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ASK DR DAPHNE HAN: IMPLANTABLE CONTACT LENS

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Implantable Contact Lens is another vision correction procedure available in Singapore. ICL surgery is simple, and takes about 10 minutes to complete. A soft, flexible gel-lens is inserted between the iris and the eye lens through a small incision. 

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What are the best treatment options for high myopia with high astigmatism?

Dear Kenneth, Depending on your corneal measurements, you may still be eligible for corneal refractive surgery such as Lasik extra or smile, provided your power is stable for at least the past 1 year. In Singapore, in general, age of eligibility for cornea refractive op is above...
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Is TransPRK more suitable for me than LASIK if I have glaucoma?

Dear snowqueen, Any refractive surgery procedure thins the cornea in order to correct your refractive error. A thinner cornea makes the measurement of the eye pressure less reliable because a thinner cornea produces a falsely low eye pressure. This means that if your eye pressur...
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ASK DR CLAUDINE PANG: CATARACT SURGERY

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Cataract surgery is the most common surgery that Singaporeans encounter in our adult life due to ageing. Surgery is usually advised when the poor vision caused by cataracts cannot be corrected with glasses and interferes with one's daily activities. 

Join Dr Claudine Pang, as she hosts a QnA session where she answers all your burning questions on cataract surgery. 

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What could be the cause of a brown spot in my eye, and how can I get rid of it? (photo)

Hi, although you've sent a pretty good picture, it's a bit difficult to say for sure what it is based on the picture alone. One possibility, especially if it has been there for years with no change, is of a 'mole' or naevus. Assuming that it is a naevus, such lesions are harmless and represent onl...
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Do I need a prescription for Atropine 0.01% eyedrops in Singapore?

Yes, you need a prescription to get Atropine 0.01% eyedrops in Singapore. This is true for all prescription medicines, and represent safeguards for patients to make sure that they only get what they need, and to make sure they have been provided advice and instructions on how to use these medicines...
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Will steroid eye drops after ReLEx SMILE cause a harmful increase in eye pressure?

Hi Ash Just to provide a bit of background information, eye pressure (Intraocular pressure/IOP) needs to be within a certain range for optimum health of the eye. It should not be too low, and neither should it be too high. Anywhere within a range of around 10mmHg to 21mmHg is generally considered ...
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How old is too old for LASIK surgery?

Hi Annette When everyone gets above 40 years of age, we get something called 'presbyopia' (or Lao Hua/老花 in Chinese). I think you probably mean that you have myopia, astigmatism and presbyopia. Presbyopia is the gradual loss of autofocusing power of the eye. As you lose this a...
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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CATARACT SURGERY IN SINGAPORE (2018)

Dr Claudine Pang
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Singapore
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Ophthalmologist
Singapore
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Cataract surgery is the most common surgery that Singaporeans encounter in our adult life. In general, as we age, we will all develop cataracts. This guide explains your all treatment options for cataracts in Singapore.

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COST OF CATARACT SURGERY IN SINGAPORE: AS TOLD BY AN EYE DOCTOR

Dr Tony Ho
Ophthalmologist
Singapore
(4 Reviews)
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Dr Tony Ho
Ophthalmologist
Singapore
(4 Reviews)

Cataract surgery is the removal of the natural lens of the eye that has become 'cloudy'.

To date, no medication or eye drop has been proven to prevent or reverse cataract formation. Surgery is the only effective way to remove a cataract. 

In this article, I'll break down the cost of cataract surgery in Singapore and what affects its cost.

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ASK DR TONY HO: LASIK AND TRANSPRK

Dr Tony Ho
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Singapore
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Ophthalmologist
Singapore
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Considering between LASIK and TransPRK procedure but can not decide which one you should go for? Dr Tony answered questions from readers on:

  • LASIK vs TransPRK
  • What is the best LASIK procedure for you
  • Which LASIK procedure is the safest
  • The cost of TransPRK in Singapore
  • Eyesight regression after LASIK  
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ASK DR DAPHNE HAN: IMPLANTABLE CONTACT LENS

Dr Daphne Han
Ophthalmologist
Singapore
(5 Reviews)
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Dr Daphne Han
Ophthalmologist
Singapore
(5 Reviews)

Implantable Contact Lens is another vision correction procedure available in Singapore. ICL surgery is simple, and takes about 10 minutes to complete. A soft, flexible gel-lens is inserted between the iris and the eye lens through a small incision. 

Interested to find out more? Join Dr Daphne Han as she hosts a QnA session where she answers all the questions you have about Implantable Contact Lens. 

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ASK DR CLAUDINE PANG: CATARACT SURGERY

Dr Claudine Pang
Ophthalmologist
Singapore
(14 Reviews)
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Ophthalmologist
Singapore
(14 Reviews)

Cataract surgery is the most common surgery that Singaporeans encounter in our adult life due to ageing. Surgery is usually advised when the poor vision caused by cataracts cannot be corrected with glasses and interferes with one's daily activities. 

Join Dr Claudine Pang, as she hosts a QnA session where she answers all your burning questions on cataract surgery. 

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7 MOST COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS AMONGST SINGAPOREANS ABOUT CATARACTS

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Singapore
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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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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO LASIK IN SINGAPORE (2018)

Dr David Chan
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Singapore
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Singapore
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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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7 MYOPIA PREVENTION MYTHS, DEBUNKED

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Singapore
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Singapore
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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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LASIK COSTS IN SINGAPORE: AN EYE DOCTOR TELLS ALL

Dr David Chan
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Singapore
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Singapore
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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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ASK DR JIMMY LIM: CATARACTS

Dr Jimmy Lim Wei Kheong
Ophthalmologist
Singapore
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Ophthalmologist
Singapore

Did you know that as we age, every single one of us will develop cataracts at some point in our lives? It's only a matter of how mild or severe the cataract formation is. Typically, people develop cataracts at around 50 to 70 years of age. However, certain things can cause you to get them at a much younger age. 

Join Dr Jimmy Lim, as he hosts a QnA session where he answers all your questions on cataracts. 

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