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Dr Daphne Han
MBBS, MMed, MRCS, FRCS, FAMS

Singapore Medical Specialists Centre

290 Orchard Road #09-23/27 Paragon Singapore 238859

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Dr Daphne Han is a Senior Consultant, Ophthalmologist with more than 18 years in Ophthalmology practice.  She manages all types of eye-related conditions in the young and old, with a special focus on cataract surgeries, LASIK and its alternatives. She also manages myopia control and glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. She has a special interest in artificial iris implant.  She is key opinion leader and consultant for several lens and laser companies.

A multi-scholarship holder, Dr Han graduated from the University of Melbourne and received her specialist training in Cambridge, London and Singapore. She trained in Cataracts at the Cincinnati Eye Institute, America and in LASIK at IROC, Zurich.  She is Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh and of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore.

Formerly she was Consultant at Singapore National Eye Center where she taught as Faculty and surgical instructor in Cataract and LASIK teaching courses, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at DUKE-NUS. From 2015-2017 she was Medical Director and Consultant Ophthalmologist at SMG Vision Center, Gleneagles Hospital, and Visiting Consultant at LASIK Surgery Clinic, Paragon.  She authored and reviewed many scientific articles and spearheaded research, and continues to contribute as Ophthalmology examiner in Singapore. She volunteers as Eye Consultant for several charities in Singapore and abroad.

Dr Han believes that everyone deserves to see their best and in providing lasting solutions to her patients' visual needs.

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25 Apr 2018
I conducted my assessibility check-up in Feb 2018 but due to work committments have only just completed my procedure last week. Dr Daphne presented the 3 options for me and I chose ReLex Smile. The procedure itself was done at SNEC, was fast and painless with minimal discomfort. Dr ...
26 Mar 2018
Highly recommend the Bilateral ReLEx SMILE procedure with Dr Han, zero pain and super fast recovery! She was very patient and thorough explaining the different procedures available, clarifying any doubts and questions I have with regards to the surgery. Follow ups and checks were...
22 Mar 2018
Dr Han was very patient and thorough. She explained the pros and cons of each type of surgical option, and helped me to make an informed decision on the best surgical option for me. I opted to do the ReLEx SMILE procedure as it suits my active lifestyle the best. It is bladeless and the incision is...
6 Mar 2018

My SMILE procedure with Dr Daphne was very smooth and successful. She is professional and caring at every step along the way. Pre-op procedure was explained clearly, and the smile surgery was almost pain free and efficient.

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Will tissue-saving LASIK for high myopia cause permanent side effects such as halos and glares?

Dear Edmund, Your predicament is understandable. High myopia and astigmatism may be more challenging to treat when cornea thickness is not adequate. You may want to firstly find out why you are not suitable for ICL, as it is a better option for very high myopia and astig if y...
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What's the best LASIK procedure to correct night vision?

Dear Moi, To answer your question, first we need to figure out what is wrong with your night vision. Some people get a phenomenon called night myopia when their myopia degree seem to increase at night, partly due to a combination of increased accommodation tone through the day...
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Is it common for LASIK surgeons to overcorrect slightly to account for future regression?

Dear Moi, To over or undercorrect, or to target zero power outcome depends on a few things: 1) Age of patient: tendency is for younger patients to target overcorrection. 0.25D to 0.5D overcorrection is common for those below 30 year old. One of the reasons is to "reserve" for future regression...
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Will asymmetry in optic nerves affect my LASIK procedure?

Dear Moi, I assume "slight asymmetry in optic nerves" refer to the optic nerve ending or the optic disc, which is the part of optic nerve eye doctors can see when we look at the back of the eyes. Slight asymmetry of the optic disc usually refers to asymmetry of the "cup disc...
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Can I use Medisave for LASIK in Singapore?

Medisave is claimable for LASIK or its alternatives (such as advanced surface ablation like LASEK/epiLASIK/ SMILE) if: 1) There is anisometropia, defined as a difference of more than 3 diopters (300 degrees) of the "spherical equivalent" power between the two eyes. Spherical e...
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How can I prevent blood clots on the whites of my eyes after LASIK?

In general, low suction LASIK femtosecond lasers have a lower tendency to cause blood clots on the white of eye. But they also have a higher chance of having suction loss which may complicate the surgery and even cause the abandonment of treatment and conversion to other treatment ...
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How long after LASIK must I not rub my eyes for?

In general, try to refrain from rubbing your eyes for at least a few weeks after LASIK as the newly healed LASIK flap may run the risk of getting wrinkled or worse still becoming displaced with over-zealous rubbing. That said, it is advisable to refrain from rubbing altogether as...
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Is Epi-Lasik or LASIK more suitable for the moderately active?

Hi! As a general principle, anyone who is still on Accutane should avoid any form of cornea-based refractive surgery which includes EpiLasik, LASIK and SMILE due to the high risk of prolonged dry eyes after the surgery. Washout period after stopping medication should be at least 3-6...
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What options do I have to correct my myopia if I am at risk for post-LASIK ectasia?

Hi Tas, In my clinic, patients with borderline LASIK suitability test results using cornea topography and tomography (i.e. cornea mapping) are usually carefully counselled before options presented for consideration. The possible options, depending on the post-LASIK ectasia ri...
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Is it possible to have different LASIK procedures done on my left and right eye?

Dear Choohua, It is not the usual thing to have different refractive laser procedures done on each eye as logistically it is more convenient to perform the same technique on both eyes. Also, the recovery, possible risks, complications and side effects are different for the different proc...
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