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Dr Por Yong Ming
MBBS, FRCSEd, FRCS, MRCOphth, MMed
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Eye Surgeons @ Novena

Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre 38 Irrawaddy Road #09-28/31 Singapore 329563

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Dr Por Yong Ming is a Consultant Eye Surgeon subspecialising in cataract, cornea and refractive surgery at Ophthalmic Consultants at the Gleneagles Medical Centre, Singapore. Dr Por graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1997 with honours and began ophthalmic training in the United Kingdom in 1999.

While in the UK, he trained at the renowned Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. He then returned to Singapore in 2001 and was appointed registrar at the Singapore National Eye Centre. Dr Por completed his training in ophthalmology in 2006. He subsequently trained as a fellow under Professor Donald Tan of the Singapore National Eye Centre in Cornea and External Eye Diseases as well as refractive surgery, becoming expert in LASIK, Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) surgery, as well as corneal surgery including various forms of corneal transplantation such as anterior and posterior lamellar grafting. Dr Por’s strengths also include phacoemulsification cataract surgery.

In accordance with his training in refractive surgery, Dr Por places great importance in the refractive outcomes of his cataract patients so that for them, spectacle wear is minimised after cataract surgery. He is also trained as a comprehensive ophthalmologist and has extensive experience treating other eye diseases. Dr Por has published 24 papers in international journals and contributed chapters to textbooks on Ophthalmology. Dr Por is fluent in English, Malay, Mandarin and the Chinese dialects of Hokkien and Teochew.

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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 ...
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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....
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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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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.

1731 views 9 Feb 2018

Dry Eyes After LASIK Is Very Common, This S'porean Eye Doctor Has Some Solutions For You

Out of all the 5 basic senses you have, sight is considered as the most important sense. You perceive up to 80% of all impressions by means of your sight. Unfortunately, many of you take your eyesight for granted! A whooping 83% of young Singaporean adults are myopic. This is why LASIK surgery is so popular in Singapore. 

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

These are his best tips!

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Secrets To Myopia - An Eye Surgeon's Guide To Reducing Singapore's Problem Of Shortsightedness (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.

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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.

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Dry eyes, like many other conditions, span a spectrum from mild to severe. Mild cases of dry eyes, such as those which are considered 'situational' (associated with factors such as prolonged near visual work, dry environments) are relatively innocuous and do not affect the health...
15 Jan 2019
To start with, it is important to realise that glaucoma is not one single disease. There are many types of glaucoma, each of which may present or start off with different symptoms/feelings in the eye. Having said that, the most common type of glaucoma is what we call primary open angle glaucoma, or...
10 Jan 2019
Yes, generally speaking, the risk of regression is somewhat higher the higher a patient's pre-existing myopia before undergoing LASIK. Factors contributing to this include the fact that the corneal shape is changed more for high corrections, and also because some very high myopes may not fully stab...
8 Jan 2019
There could be several possibilities depending on what your doctor meant exactly. One possibility is that the doctor meant that he/she cannot fully correct your myopia with LASIK, and that you would expect to have residual myopia even straight after any attempted LASIK correction. In this cas...
17 Jan 2019
Blue light refers to electromagnetic waves having a wavelength from around 450-495 nanometers. I think an aesthetic physician will be better able to answer your specific question about how aesthetic blue lights differ from that emitted by electronic screens. My feeling is the...
7 Jan 2019
This answer discusses the issue in general, and is not intended as specific advice for any particular patient. But yes, in short, retinal detachment can be prevented. Here's the long answer: There are several kinds of retinal detachment, but the ones that most people refer ...
6 Jan 2019
To start off, I think the best thing for you specifically is to listen to your doctor's advice and get a pair of reading glasses. As I mentioned in my previous answer to your question, there is no cure for presbyopia or Lau Hua-which is the reason why you need reading glasses. Just for the sake o...
2 Jan 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
There are several possibilities, so knowing the cause for a particular person will only be possible after a thorough consultation at an eye clinic. Having said that, what are the possibilities? One is eye dryness. When we read or look at screens (eg watching movies, playing games) for prolonged pe...
4 Jan 2019
Cataract surgery and LASIK are never performed at the same time on a particular eye. Each has it's own indications, ie reasons for a patient undergoing the procedure. So if a person has a cataract, then they need cataract surgery and not LASIK. If a person does not have a cataract, but wants to r...
1 Jan 2019
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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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