News and Articles
April 16, 2019
The term retinal detachment refers to a medically-urgent eye condition which occurs when the retina moves out of its natural position. Without treatment, it can bring about permanent vision loss in one or both eyes. A common symptom is the sudden occurrence of spots in the affected organ, called retinal detachment floaters. Here is more […]
Patients in need of cataract surgery now have two distinct options: traditional or laser-assisted cataract surgery. While the traditional method is popular and proven, laser assistance renders some significant advantages to some patients. Choosing the right approach is a decision best taken by patients and ophthalmologists working together. Because informed patients make better partners in […]
February 28, 2019
The disease glaucoma is caused by fluid building up at the front of the eyeball, due to a lack of drainage, and damages the optic nerve. This disease advances progressively, so it is possible to spot it before it gets too far along. Why You Should Get Regularly Tested for Glaucoma This disease, if left […]
February 22, 2019
Each year the number of glaucoma sufferers gets alarmingly higher and is expected to skyrocket to roughly 79 million by the end of 2020. With such startling statistics, it becomes paramount to take good care of your eyes and do the best you can to ward off potential diseases. Here is what you need to […]
January 23, 2019
The retina rests at the back of the eye, where it receives light from the lens and converts it into signals which it sends directly to the brain. Its function depends on its tight adhesion to the back of the eye, which gives the retina its shape and allows it to process light appropriately. When […]
January 7, 2019
Eyes are complex and uniquely vulnerable organs. Even minor eye conditions like astigmatism can be unsettling, and major problems can be downright frightening. Especially when they carry names like “macular holes”. As we age, the risk increases of holes developing in the macula, the small area in the centre of the retina responsible for seeing […]
December 14, 2018
It’s not too late to remove your cataracts surgically. And it’s not too early to reduce your risk of developing them. Cataracts are simply a thickening and clouding of our eyes’ lenses. Over time, cataracts cause the lens to become entirely opaque, rendering the sufferer blind; they are the world’s most common cause of blindness. […]
October 11, 2018
Most of us have heard of Age-related Macular Degeneration, but do we really know what it is? Let’s have a simple discussion of the pertinent points: What is Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)? It is an age-related eye disease which causes central vision loss in elderly in Singapore When does AMD occur? When there are degenerative […]
September 20, 2018
Travel has given a whole new meaning for three families who volunteer, trading posh hotel stays and theme parks for mission trips in far-flung corners of the world. Dr Claudine Pang, 38, is a consultant ophthalmologist and medical director at Asia Retina Eye Surgery Centre, and Aaron Tan, 38, is lead data architect at Singapore Exchange. […]
August 20, 2018
Our eyes are the most overused organs in our body And in the hustle and bustle of daily grind, it is easy to take our eyesight for granted. The thing is, a lifetime of healthy vision isn’t a guarantee. However, with good habits and wise decisions, a lot of vision problems can be avoided. Coming […]
A huge proportion of children (65% of primary 6 students and 28% of primary 1 students) in Singapore have myopia (short-sightedness). This makes Singapore one of the countries with the highest rate of short-sightedness. Without a doubt, there is a recent trend of increasing number of cases of myopia which feature earlier onset and quicker […]
Our Asia Retina team recently embarked on an overseas mission trip to Cambodia in June, to provide comprehensive eye screening to 800 villagers in the rural province of Takeo, where there is no access to medical care. Our team screened for common eye conditions including cataract, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and provided reading glasses to each villager.
July 5, 2018
Find out how you can prevent your eyes from developing cataracts and enjoy a lifetime of healthy eyes. Head here for a good read.
Low vision is defined as a partial loss of vision, not correctable by any spectacles, contact lenses, eyedrops or surgery; beyond a level which leads to impairment of daily activities.
June 21, 2018
In our previous article, we have established the importance of the retina in our overall eye wellness. Simply put, the retina houses our photoreceptors, the very critical cells that are responsible for transmitting images to our brain for visual recognition.
June 8, 2018
Glaucoma is a neurodegenerative disease characterised by damage to the optic nerves. The most alarming thing about it is that if left unmanaged, it can later develop into blindness. There’s a reason why glaucoma earned the title “silent thief of vision.”
May 18, 2018
Asia Retina had a hugely successful Retinal Lunch Forum last Saturday with an excellent turnout! Thank you for your overwhelming response. We hope to be able to bring you the next highly-anticipated Forum shortly. In the meantime, here is a summary of our talk…
May 4, 2018
The eyes are extremely delicate organs that play a very essential role in our day-to-day living. Complications can bring difficult challenges and hamper us from being truly productive. And so with that, it is just right that we do as much…
April 30, 2018
2018 saw a perfect start for Dr Claudine Pang, a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Medical Director. With many years of practice in different parts of the world, she has embarked on a new challenge of opening her own private practice in Singapore.
April 7, 2018
Asia Retina held our first public forum at Mount Elizabeth Orchard on the 31st of March 2018. With more than 150 attendees, we had an educational afternoon discussing “Blurring of Vision”.
Holiday for Hope programme helps charities generate funding for their projects in less developed countries.
March 25, 2018
Has your doctor warned you about this danger of prolonged contact lens wear? True story: After an exhausting day, April dragged herself to the bathroom. Standing before the mirror, she began her nightly ritual of removing her contact lenses…..
March 22, 2018
非营利社会企业CRIB 跟Operation Hope Foundation基金会联合主办了A Holiday for Good慈善计划。这是一个结合度假与慈善的计划，共有十个家庭积极筹款，其中七个家庭也在学校假期时带领小朋友一起到柬埔寨…
March 20, 2018
With airlines and even trains connecting us to the most obscure destinations around the globe, the world is definitely getting smaller, and there are more reasons to travel—for health and wellness, shopping, adventure, and food.
February 10, 2018
Our grandparents had it, some of our parents had it…cataract surgery is the most common eye procedure amongst the older generation. Almost everyone will develop a cataract with age – it’s just a matter of time!
January 16, 2018
Almost everyone will experience dry eyes at some point in their lives. Be it after LASiK surgery, after staring at your computer for too long, or after prolonged exposure to winds in cold weathered countries.