General Ophthalmology Services
Our general ophthalmologic services encompasses cataract surgery, glaucoma treatment, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, ocular inflammation, hereditary illnesses, and more.
Cataract removal is needed when the blurred vision caused by the cataract begins to affect normal functioning or when the thickening lens causes shallowing of the front chamber of the eye, predisposing to angle closure glaucoma.
Aside from dealing with the root cause where possible, your eye doctor will be able to recommend the appropriate ocular lubricant eyedrops or gel medications to increase ocular surface comfort.
Diabetic eye disease refers to a spectrum of eye conditions that can affect people with diabetes. There are several types of treatments available for the eye conditions.
Common conditions that can be picked up during eye screening include: dry eye disease, meibomian gland disease, cataract, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration.
Glaucoma is a group of related disorders which lead to a common and characteristic optic nerve damage. This causes irreversible loss of vision, first affecting the peripheral visual field, then the central field in advanced cases.
Hydroxychloroquine is a common anti-inflammatory drug used in stabilizing rheumatologic conditions. From the fifth year on, it is advisable to have your eyes screened on a yearly basis to detect early toxicity.
As meibomian gland disease tends to be chronic, patients are taught simple lid hygiene measures to keep the glands unclogged. Additionally, your eye doctor may recommend therapy, medications and/or supplements.
In Singapore, 10% of kindergarten children, 60% of primary 6 students, and 80% of 18-year-olds are myopic. Left unchecked, the child may develop high degrees of myopia which could lead to increased risk of more serious conditions.
Pterygium refers to the benign fleshy, wing-shaped growth that one sees on the surface of the eye. Most patients, at some point, proceed with pterygium surgery, which involves excision of the pterygium.