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Glaucoma Signs, Symptoms & Prevention

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...

Detached Retina

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...

Macular Hole – What is It, Causes and Treatment Options

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...

Cataract Treatment and Prevention

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...

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...

Cataract, Glaucoma and Retina Awareness

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...

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,...

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...

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