How can I find a dedicated cataract surgery eye clinic in Singapore?Eye Health Cataracts
I understand that some eye clinics in Singapore only “specialize” in LASIK and refractive surgery.
There is no dedicated cataract eye surgery clinic in Singapore because all eye doctors in Singapore can treat cataracts as well as other eye conditions. In fact, I would be worried about an eye clinic that only treats cataracts and not anything else.
We must remember to treat the eye as a ‘whole’ and not treat only the cataract while neglecting the other parts of the eye. If you had glaucoma or retinal problems but only had your cataract treated, that would not improve your vision.
I have seen multiple cases of patients who had their cataract surgery done elsewhere without any visual improvement. They saw me for a second opinion and was found to have pre-existing glaucoma and retinal problems that were not detected before. They had to undergo a second surgery to fix the problem when it could have been fixed at the same time as the cataract surgery.
Most importantly, choose an eye doctor who can handle complicated cataract cases as he/she will be able to handle simple cataract cases as well.
Dr Claudine Pang
MBBS, MRCSEd, FRCSEd, FAMS (Ophth)
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