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Computer overusage can cause eye strain

Computers have penetrated every facet of society; from homes to schools, offices and public places. In fact, our lives have been literally transformed by computers. In an annual survey conducted by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) in 2012[...]

Diabetes and your Eyes

When darkness descends

The Tale of Mr T Mr T walked into my office late one Friday afternoon. He had suddenly lost his vision during lunch that day. This distressed 30-year-old man explained that he was living alone in Singapore. He had arrived[...]

Shivering Situation

Troubled by ‘trembling’ eyelids? Here’s help

“Doctor, my eyes are jumping!” exclaims the patient sitting in front of me. On closer look, I see that part of the patient’s lower eyelid seems to be shivering. This happens for a few seconds, then stops… and starts again.[...]

Night Blindness

Are you in the dark?

Mdm Minah had been healthy and independent all her life until her fifties, when she noticed she had difficulty seeing at night. “I used to go out at night to buy supper for my boys who would come home hungry[...]

Corneal Ulcer

More than an eye sore

Although some bacteria can invade a healthy cornea, most enter through a defect in the corneal surface, such as tiny scratches on the corneal surface caused by a foreign body or even from rubbing the eye. A corneal ulcer is[...]

Age-related Macular Degeneration

Don’t lose sight of this stealthy vision stealer

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) accounts for 8.7% of all blindness worldwide, and is the most common cause of blindness in developed countries. The condition will become more prevalent worldwide as a consequence of the increase in ageing populations. It is[...]

Struck with a Stye

Swollen eyelid? Here’s why

Our eyelids are important structures in our body. Besides protecting our eyes from physical injury, they regulate the amount of light reaching the eyes, as well as distribute and drain tears. Eyelashes are found at the lid edges and protect[...]

Can I Make My Lazy Eyes Work?

Early treatment and diagnosis of amblyopia
by Clinical Associate Professor Goh Kong Yong

Mr LKC came to see me for an eye check and an answer. He was 18 and had been excited to obtain his pilot licence, a dream he had harboured since his secondary school days. But on that morning in[...]

Correcting my Vision

What are my options?

Refractive surgery is any form of surgery used to correct vision due to the eye’s focusing problems (or refractive errors). The most popular and well-known being LASIK, for which around 30 million procedures have been performed worldwide. However, is LASIK[...]

Tears and Dry Eyes

What you can do about eye dryness

The surface of our eyes is protected against infection and irritation by a layer of tears. Tears are produced by the tear glands, which are made up of special cells that can produce the watery component of tears. These gland[...]

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