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Glaucoma Signs, Symptoms & Prevention

Posted by Dr Claudine Pang

February 22, 2019

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 the best you can to ward off potential diseases. Here is what you need to […]

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.

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…

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!

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.

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 […]

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.

Cataract, Glaucoma and Retina Awareness

Posted by Asia Retina

September 28, 2018

Cataract, Glaucoma and Retina Awareness

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.

Macular Hole – What is It, Causes and Treatment Options

Posted by Dr Claudine Pang

January 7, 2019

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 in the macula, the small area in the centre of the retina responsible for seeing […]

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.

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”.

9 Early Signs of Glaucoma You Shouldn’t Ignore

Posted by Dr Claudine Pang

February 28, 2019

9 Early Signs of Glaucoma You Shouldn’t Ignore

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 […]

Detached Retina

Posted by Dr Claudine Pang

January 23, 2019

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 eye, which gives the retina its shape and allows it to process light appropriately. When […]

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.

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…..

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. […]