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Cataracts

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
The way to get the best results after any surgery, including combined glaucoma and cataract surgery, is to follow the instructions given by your doctor, use the prescribed eye drops, and go for the follow up appointments as arranged. Also, if the eye gets red or uncomfortable, or vision becomes ver...
26 Jun 2019
Any injury to the body, including surgery, induces a healing response. And this healing response inevitably includes inflammation. Bear in mind, inflammation is not the same as infection, as many people may mistakenly believe. Inflammation is a series of changes in the body that includes dilation o...
26 Jun 2019
Absolutely. This used to be most common previously due to a condition called posterior capsular opacity. This is a condition where even the tiniest residual lens epithelial cells left remaining in the lens capsular bag would migrate before the acrylic intraocular lens, and c...
12 Jun 2019
Shortsightedness after cataract surgery can be treated in the same ways as for people who have not had cataract surgery. That is, you could wear spectacles, contact lenses, or consider having laser refractive surgery depending on your individual preferences and activities. Gen...
10 May 2019
Cataract surgery is essentially lens replacement surgery. As such, by choosing the appropriate power of lens implant (based on calculations using parameters such as corneal curvature and eyeball length)...
30 Mar 2019
In the context of private hospitals, the situation in Singapore is as follows: Medisave can be used for surgeries/procedures performed for medical reasons and classified under the Ministry of Health's Table of Surgical Procedures. As such, Medisave can be used ...
22 Mar 2019

Types of Cataracts, Prevention, and What Happens After Surgery

Types of Cataracts, Prevention, and What Happens After Surgery

You could call them one of the defining traits of the ‘getting old’ process. Cataracts are the clouding that occurs in the lens of the eye which leads to a decrease in vision. It’s a common condition among Singaporeans (as well as people around the world). 

Cataracts often develop slowly with symptoms such as blurry vision with halos around light or seeing faded colours.

Dr Jimmy Lim Wei Kheong is the Medical Director and a Senior Consultant at JL Eye Specialists. He is an eye surgeon who specialises in cataract, refractive surgery (LASIK), cornea, and general ophthalmology. On DoctorxDentist Sessions, he answered questions related to cataracts, from prevention measures to solutions. Here's what the doctor had to share.

 

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