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A Comprehensive Guide To Cataract Surgery in Singapore: An Eye Doctor Explains (2020)

A Comprehensive Guide To Cataract Surgery in Singapore: An Eye Doctor Explains (2020)

Cataracts are one of the leading causes of blindness, affecting millions of people globally.

Moreover, you're more likely to get them as you get older, so everyone should be informed about the condition! Read on to find out more about:

  • what a cataract is,
  • the 3 types of cataracts,
  • the common causes of cataracts,
  • the treatments available,
  • possible complications after surgery,
  • the costs of treatment.
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Dry eyes are managed in a very similar way before or after cataract surgery. In the first instance, take regular breaks from prolonged reading or near work, and adjust the air conditioner to a warmer setting with low fan speed. In addition, using artificial tears regularly is ...
27 Dec 2019
Myopia refers to the situation where light rays are focused in front of the retina and spans a spectrum from mild to severe. It can also have several different causes, but most commonly is due to an elongated eyeball. Some kinds of cataract can also cause increasing myopia by themse...
16 Dec 2019
Individuals with cataracts should not consider surgery if they are: asymptomatic, have a good quality of life and continue to engage actively in their interests with no limitation. Surgery is recommended for individuals who are symptomatic and experience the limita...
16 Dec 2019
Cataract surgery nowadays is also 'refractive surgery' ie, it aims to minimise refractive errors (long/shortsightedness and astigmatism), or perhaps to target a certain refractive error like low myopia depending on the individual patient's preferences. In this way, cataract surgery aims to a...
27 Nov 2019
Modern trans-PRK is optimised at every step to aid in rapid rehabilitation including Topical application of cold-saline to the cornea to minimise post-operative pain Application of mitomycin-C to the corneal stroma to minimise post-operative haze Use of a bandage cont...
17 Oct 2019
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
This is a great question, and one that I ask my patient to give the most thought to when considering cataract surgery. Namely whether to use a premium multifocal lens, or to consider a monofocal lens. To be clear, the monofocal lens gives the best quality image / vision for a pa...
13 Jul 2019
There are several aspects to consider in answering this question. Firstly, there is no cure for presbyopia/'Lao Hua' , which refers to the loss of autofocusing ability of the eye. There are no cures, there are only compromises. That is why, in order to get relatively good vision...
11 Jul 2019
'Early' is a subjective term, and can mean different things to different people. The real question is: is the cataract affecting your vision, and by how much? A very early 'cataract' may not affect vision at all. In this case, the only possible benefit of doing the operation i...
9 Jul 2019
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