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The short answer is "no". Fortunately, epicanthoplasty only serves to reduce the broad fold of skin between the eyes that is commonly seen in individuals of Asian ethnicity. This is an exceedingly popular procedure in Korea, Japan, and recently in Singapore too. In fact, it ...
15 Nov 2019
Glare refers to the difficulty in seeing , in the presence of bright light. This bright light can either be: direct - shining straight through a spectacle lens indirect - light reflecting off the spectacle lens. As such, glare can be reduced in several different ways...
14 Nov 2019
Ocular rosacea, like regular cutaneous (skin) rosacea, is a condition of unknown cause . In the case of rosacea and also blepharitis, various micro-organisms have been found in association with the condition. However, they have not consistently proven to be the cause for vario...
14 Nov 2019
In a middle-aged to older adult, if an eye gets more and more myopic/shortsighted over a period of time, it could be due to cataract. The mechanism for the myopia is different compared to that happening in young children . In children, the increasing myopia is usually due to len...
31 Oct 2019
In general, optic disc cupping can be 'physiological' or 'pathological'. Physiological means there is no disease that causes it , i.e. it is normal for that particular person. Pathological cupping means there is a disease that causes the cupping , i.e. glaucoma. Optic discs ...
31 Oct 2019
Blepharochalasis is a rare condition of recurrent eyelid swelling with no known cause. Certain causes of eyelid swelling like thyroid problems should be ruled out as part of the initial investigation for this condition. Since the cause is unknown and it is rare, there is no ge...
31 Oct 2019
There is usually no known cause for eye freckles or conjunctival nevi. Conjunctival nevus is a pigment lesion that is on the white part of your eye. Often, these freckles remain stable with no changes and is non-cancerous. However, it can change colour over time, especially durin...
31 Oct 2019
With any refractive surgery, whether SMILE, LASIK, PRK or ICL surgery, there is a chance of over-correction or under-correction . So if a person was myopic before surgery, an 'overcorrection' would cause hyperopia, and vice versa. Usually, the degree of under or over-correc...
21 Oct 2019
Post-LASIK regression can occur via several possible mechanisms. Firstly, corneal epithelial remodelling . The surface layer of cells on the cornea, called the epithelium, can undergo remodelling after LASIK. This may increase the corneal curvature at the peripheral edge of the ...
21 Oct 2019
When deciding on a doctor to go to for any condition or surgery, the process is the same, ie there are no specific things that are unique to non-flap refractive surgery. You would want first of all, a qualified/knowledgeable doctor with training and expertise in the field. Th...
17 Oct 2019
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