Dr Por Yong Ming

MBBS, FRCSEd, FRCS, MRCOphth, MMed
(3 Reviews)

Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre

38 IRRAWADDY ROAD
#09 - 26/27/28/29 Singapore 329563

Phone: 66940400
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About Dr Por Yong Ming

1. Specialty/Sub-Specialty/Area of Medicine

Ophthalmology

2. Services

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery 

3. Experience

Dr Por Yong Ming emphasizes on the refractive outcomes of his cataract patients so that wearing glasses after surgery would not be needed. Dr Por has previously published several papers in international journals and contributed chapters to textbooks on Ophthalmology. He was also the Chief Editor of the Ophthalmic Paramedical and Nursing Handbook, a guide used for paramedical staff.

4. Awards and Achievements

 

5. Publications

 

6. More Information

Dr Por is fluent in English, Malay Mandarin and the Chinese dialects of Hokkien and Teochew.

Education

  • MBBS
  • FRCSEd (Ophth)
  • FRCS (Glasg)
  • MRCOphth
  • MMed (Ophth)

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Cheries
28 Mar 2018 | Report
Went for a consultation with Dr Por due to dry eyes after lasik (from another clinic) and Dr Por was extremely patient and assuring. He loves to smile. Unlike other doctors, Dr Por took the time to answer your questions and was not rushed with the consultation at all. The procedure ...
Jacelyn
6 Jan 2018 | Report
My dad in law did his cataract surgery under Dr Por and for an elderly person with previous bad experience with other doctor; Dr Por came in so caring and reassuring to his question and needs put his heart at ease as he's been delaying his cataract surgery for the longest time ever....
emilywym
30 Mar 2018 | Report
I've just completed the trans-PRK Lasik procedure with Dr Por. From my initial enquiry on this DxD site, what really made a difference was how Dr Por replied to my enquiry personally and promptly answered my subsequent emails, never missing a single one. Am thankful for his patience and attention t...
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Does Blue LED Light In Facial Treatments Pose A Health Risk?
Does Blue LED Light In Facial Treatments Pose A Health Risk?

These days, you can find an assortment of facial treatments out there, many of which use various forms of technology to deal with acne, improve skin quality and manage scars according to severity.

Some may work better than others while some are considered dangerous and inauthentic options that aren't worth the risk.

Many medi-spas and salons provide blue LED lights as part of facial treatment. Many people, however, typically associate blue light from electronics like laptops or mobile phones with detriment to the skin.

So, what's the difference? Are there any harmful side effects? Dr Por Yong Ming, elaborated and here's what he said.

357 views 20 Feb 2019
Dry Eyes After LASIK: A Singapore Eye Doctor Discusses Solutions
Dry Eyes After LASIK: A Singapore Eye Doctor Discusses Solutions

Sight is a precious sense because we perceive up to 80% of all impressions by means of our sight. Unfortunately, many of us take your eyesight for granted! 83% of young Singaporean adults are myopic. This is why LASIK surgery is so popular in Singapore. 

While LASIK surgery can put an end to your short-sightedness, it also creates new problems such as dry eyes. DoctorxDentist invited Dr Por Yong Ming, an experienced eye surgeon, to share his expert opinions on dry eyes after LASIK through a DoctorxDentist Session

646 views 27 Nov 2018
Ask Dr Por Yong Ming: Dry Eyes & LASIK
Ask Dr Por Yong Ming: Dry Eyes & LASIK

Dry eyes is the most common complication after LASIK. However, did you know that LASIK itself often isn't the cause of dry eyes? Most of these patients already suffer from dry eyes even before their LASIK procedure. 

If you are considering LASIK but worried about suffering from dry eyes, join Dr Por Yong Ming as he hosts a QnA session where he answers all your questions on dry eyes and LASIK.

755 views 4 Sep 2018
7 Myopia Prevention Myths, Debunked
7 Myopia Prevention Myths, Debunked

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.

2520 views 9 Feb 2018
An Eye Surgeon's Guide To Reducing Singapore's Shortsightedness Problem (2019)
An Eye Surgeon's Guide To Reducing Singapore's Shortsightedness Problem (2019)

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.

3497 views 31 May 2017
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It depends a little bit on what is meant by safe. Technically speaking, the surgery is just the same whether a multi- or mono-focal lens is used, with the same very low risk of complications . The question rather, is - can you get used to the different visual experience between ...
16 Oct 2019
In general, soft contact lenses are a lot more comfortable than rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses. They are also much easier to fit, and can give very good vision. Both soft and RGP lenses may be suitable for many people. But each has their potential pros and cons . ...
7 Oct 2019
The effects of LASIK are permanent or very long lasting in the majority of patients. We know this from many studies, and there are many patients who had LASIK done more than 10 years ago who maintain very low spectacle power . Nevertheless, there are some people who do experi...
30 Sep 2019
Post-LASIK infections are extremely rare , and Acanthamoeba keratitis is quite rare too. It is theoretically possible, but I have never come across such a case (of post-LASIK Acanthamoeba keratitis). Having something like this happen could possibly point to a breakdown of sterilisa...
30 Sep 2019
LASIK, like any other operation, requires a healing response to the surgical effects for full recovery. This may include an inflammatory reaction . Besides this, as there is a disturbance to the surface of the eye, there is a small risk of infection. As such, it is routine pract...
30 Sep 2019
Dry eyes can span a spectrum from mild to severe and can affect the eyes in many different ways. In the mildest cases, there is really no difference with any other person who undergoes LASIK surgery. In drier eyes, it is possible after LASIK surgery for eye discomfort/redness ...
24 Sep 2019
In most cases, LASIK is a one-off procedure that lasts many years or decades. No secondary LASIK is required in such cases. Occasionally, some pre-existing spectacle power may reoccur, and this is called regression . If significant regression occurs, an 'enhancement' procedure c...
21 Sep 2019
PC lenses can mean several different things, but here I'm assuming you mean spectacle lenses that are marketed as being beneficial for people who view computer screens for long periods of time. There are 2 important aspects to your question: Firstly, in reality, there is lit...
11 Sep 2019
Spots on the eye can be several different conditions, and the risks involved depend on what the spot is or what it is suspected to be. It is not possible to give a diagnosis based on a photograph, and hence you need to see a doctor if you want to know the risks specifically for your...
10 Sep 2019
Amitriptyline is a medication used for treating depression as well as certain pain syndromes. Any medication can cause a number of side effects on the body, and these are listed in many places including the leaflet in the medication package. I will focus on its side effects on ...
5 Sep 2019
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Spots on the eye can be several different conditions, and the risks involved depend on what the spot is or what it is suspected to be. It is not possible to give a diagnosis based on a photograph, and hence you need to see a doctor if you want to know the risks specifically for your...
10 Sep 2019
The brown spot is most likely a nevus (mole), and as far as I know there is no non-surgical method to remove such a nevus on the conjunctiva of the eye. For your information, the surgery is relatively minor anyway, and is conducted as day surgery under local anaesthesia. It involves removing the sp...
6 May 2019
Disclaimer: This answer is not a substitute for a consultation and examination. It refers to a diagnosis called 'subconjunctival haemorrhage', which may or may not apply in your case. A 'subconjunctival haemorrhage' occurs when there is bleeding under the thin outer layer (conjunctiva) of the eye. ...
4 Mar 2019
Eyelashes that grow inwards rather than outwards can indeed irritate the eye by rubbing it whenever the eyelid blinks or the eye moves. If that is the case, the offending eyelash can often be seen if you look closely at the mirror. Of course, that may not be easy if you are presbyopic/have Lao Hua....
4 Jan 2019
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...
9 Jul 2018
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