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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...

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

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.

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

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.

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