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Dr Desmond Quek is a Senior Consultant eye surgeon and Director of Glaucoma Services at Eagle Eye Centre. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, cataracts, refractive errors (myopia, astigmatism, presbyopia), as well as general ophthalmological conditions such as diabetic eye disease, age related macular degeneration, and dry eyes.

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Hi there! I'm sorry that your chalazion has lasted for so long! There are some conservative measures that you can take to see if the chalazion resolves on its own - lid hygiene, warm compress, and antibiotic ointment. I usually ask my patients to perform lid hygiene. Purch...
12 Feb 2019
Hi there! I'm sorry to learn that your dry eye condition is causing you discomfort. Please resist the temptation to rub! In my years of practice, I have seen some very bad consequences from vigourous eye-rubbing, including cataract and retinal detachment, which can be sight th...
14 Jan 2019
Hi there! The exact reason why myopia causes glaucoma is not known . One possible hypothesis is that when you have very high myopia, your eyeball becomes stretched and the tissue supporting the nerve in the eye is weaker so you are at more risk of nerve damage from high pressure...
13 Jan 2019
Hi there! Diabetes can affect the blood vessels that deliver oxygen to the eye, resulting in a lack of oxygen in the cells in the eye. When this happens, the eye responds by producing new blood vessels, with the hope of getting more oxygen delivered to its cells. However, thes...
10 Jan 2019
Hi there! Symptoms of glaucoma can either be from build-up of pressure within the eye, or visual loss as a result of the high pressures. Glaucoma can be broadly divided into two categories, "open" or "closed" angle, depending on the configuration of the drainage angle of the eye, ...
10 Jan 2019
Hi there! The treatment options for glaucoma can be broadly divided into 3 categories -- medications, lasers and surgeries . All these treatment options have the common aim of lowering eye pressures, so that the optic nerve does not continue to be damaged, and vision can be pre...
10 Jan 2019
Our eyes are divided into 2 main compartments, a smaller one in front, and a larger one behind, separated by the lens. Any particle/ opacity in the rear compartment will cause a shadow to be cast on the retina, resulting in the visual perception of floaters. The rear compartmen...
6 Dec 2018
I'm sorry to hear that you have had a stye for so long! I used to have styes as a teenager and can understand the discomfort and frustration it is causing you. Our eye lid margin contain numerous oil glands, which secrete oil to lubricate our eyes (as part of the tear film). Th...
6 Dec 2018
Congrats on your LASIK surgery! Dry eye symptoms are quite common after LASIK surgery. Having done LASIK myself I find that these symptoms tend to get better with time. Lubricants can broadly be divided into two types -- the ones that come in a bottle (that contain preserva...
6 Dec 2018
Hi there! I'm sorry that your chalazion has lasted for so long! There are some conservative measures that you can take to see if the chalazion resolves on its own - lid hygiene, warm compress, and antibiotic ointment. I usually ask my patients to perform lid hygiene. Purch...
12 Feb 2019
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