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Let’s Talk about Age-related Macular Degeneration

Posted by Asia Retina

October 11, 2018

Let’s Talk about Age-related Macular Degeneration

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 […]

Cataract, Glaucoma and Retina Awareness

Posted by Asia Retina

September 28, 2018

Cataract, Glaucoma and Retina Awareness

Why these Singapore families take young kids on volunteer trips overseas

Posted by Young Parents Magazine

September 20, 2018

Why these Singapore families take young kids on volunteer trips overseas

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. […]

6 Tips on Maintaining a Healthy Eyesight

Posted by Asia Retina

August 20, 2018

6 Tips on Maintaining a Healthy Eyesight

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 […]

Myopia Prevention: How to Control the Progression of Short-Sightedness

Posted by Asia Retina

August 10, 2018

Myopia Prevention: How to Control the Progression of Short-Sightedness

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 […]

Asia Retina Provides Eye Care in Overseas Mission Trip

Posted by Asia Retina

July 9, 2018

Asia Retina Provides Eye Care in Overseas Mission Trip

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.

6 Tips to Reduce the Risk of Developing Cataracts

Posted by Asia Retina

July 5, 2018

6 Tips to Reduce the Risk of Developing Cataracts

Find out how you can prevent your eyes from developing cataracts and enjoy a lifetime of healthy eyes. Head here for a good read.

Know Anyone Suffering from Low Vision? There are ways we can help.

Posted by Asia Retina

June 29, 2018

Know Anyone Suffering from Low Vision? There are ways we can help.

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.

Retinal Detachment: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Posted by Asia Retina

June 21, 2018

Retinal Detachment: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

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.

What is Glaucoma: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Posted by Asia Retina

June 8, 2018

What is Glaucoma: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

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.”

Eye Wellness for The Family Begins with Our Retina

Posted by Asia Retina

May 18, 2018

Eye Wellness for The Family Begins with Our Retina

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…

Everyday Habits That Are Damaging Your Vision

Posted by Asia Retina

May 4, 2018

Everyday Habits That Are Damaging Your Vision

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…

Shaking things up with a 20/20 vision

Posted by Miss Kaya

April 30, 2018

Shaking things up with a 20/20 vision

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.

Blurring of Vision – Don’t Overlook it!

Posted by Asia Retina

April 7, 2018

Blurring of Vision – Don’t Overlook it!

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”.

Families on holiday take time to do good in new tourism-based programme

Posted by The Straits Times

April 4, 2018

Families on holiday take time to do good in new tourism-based programme

Holiday for Hope programme helps charities generate funding for their projects in less developed countries.

The Health Risk Every Contact Lens User Should Know About

Posted by Curatedition

March 25, 2018

The Health Risk Every Contact Lens User Should Know About

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…..

精彩周末:社会企业CRIB到柬埔寨行善

Posted by Icon Singapore

March 22, 2018

精彩周末:社会企业CRIB到柬埔寨行善

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…

Crib Takes A Holiday For Hope In Cambodia

Posted by Singapore Tatler

March 20, 2018

Crib Takes A Holiday For Hope In Cambodia

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.

7 Most Common Misconceptions Amongst Singaporeans About Cataracts

Posted by Dr Claudine Pang

February 10, 2018

7 Most Common Misconceptions Amongst Singaporeans About Cataracts

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!

5 Easy Ways To Eliminate Dry Eyes, As Told By An Eye Specialist (Eyedrops Isn’t On The List)

Posted by Dr Claudine Pang

January 16, 2018

5 Easy Ways To Eliminate Dry Eyes, As Told By An Eye Specialist (Eyedrops Isn’t On The List)

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.