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Your pupil measurements in the light and the dark is one factor that affects your suitability for a LASIK procedure. It is measured with a special device called the infrared pupillometer. This test is important because if you have a generally larger pupil size, you are at a higher ...
9 Jan 2020
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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

Looking Closely at the Different Types of Contact Lenses

Looking Closely at the Different Types of Contact Lenses

Everyone should know what contact lenses are and need no introduction to what they do. There are different types of contact lenses and they are grouped into 2 broad categories: soft and hard lenses. A contact lens is a great choice for the majority who need vision correction. In fact, it is a great alternative to the "traditional" eyeglass.

To list, contact lenses can help to correct:

  • Hyperopia, also known as long-sightedness
  • Myopia, also known as short-sightedness
  • Presbyopia - inability to focus due to old age
  • Astigmatism - focusing problem due to different eye curvatures in different directions/axes

In my years of practice, I have advised many patients regarding the correct choice of contact lenses. Hence, I wrote this article to help those who are unsure of which type is more suitable for them.

Read on to find out more!

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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
It depends on: the size, location, depth of the scar and whether/how much associated corneal thinning there is. In general, some form of laser refractive surgery (LASIK or PRK) can be considered if the best vision with spectacles is normal (6/6) and the scar is ...
25 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
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
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

Getting ReLEx SMILE in Singapore: An Insightful Guide by an Eye Doctor (2020)

Getting ReLEx SMILE in Singapore: An Insightful Guide by an Eye Doctor (2020)

ReLEx SMILE is a laser eye surgery to treat myopia and astigmatism. It is a minimally invasive procedure that aims to help you gain independence from glasses and contact lenses.

I am sure that you have heard about similar procedures such as LASIK and Advanced Surface Ablation (ASA). There are also different types of ASA such as PRK, epi-LASIK, LASEK, and TransPRK. All these methods exist to treat different eye conditions. That said, your suitability also depends on the shape and anatomy of your eye.

Blurry vision can be a problem that affects your quality of life and performance at work or in school. Although most people wear glasses and contact lenses to address that, they can still be an inconvenience.

In this article, I will discuss how ReLEx SMILE can be a suitable option for you, explain its treatment process and compare it with other treatments.

Read on to find out more!

1165 views 11 Oct 2019
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