Glasses and Me

What do you experience when your vision is NOT corrected? Headache Eyestrain Fatigue, and even Eye rubbing as your eyes are trying very hard to focus and get the clearest possible vision Long term effects of NOT wearing your glasses: As glasses help to correct your vision and give you clear vision, not wearing your […]

Top 3 Most Commonly Seen Cataracts And How To Protect Yourself From Them

Acquired cataracts is a form of progressive ocular disease. Complications include blindness (typically preventable blindness) & secondary glaucoma in some cases if not treated. Risk factors for acquired cataract: Ageing in the primary risk factor Ocular diseases (E.g., Chronic uveitis) Systemic diseases (E.g., Diabetes mellitus) Congenital anomalies (E.g., Marfan syndrome) Drugs (E.g., Corticosteroids) Eye Trauma […]

Dry Eye Syndrome

What is dry eye syndrome? Dry eyes syndrome is the condition of having dry eyes. Dry eye happens when the eye does not produce enough tears, or when the tears from the front surface of the eye evaporate too fast. Long term lack of sufficient moisture on the surface causes the eye to remain dry […]

How Can I Monitor My Eyes?

Self-Assessment of Risk of Eye Diseases   – Smoking – Positive family history of eye diseases – Diet lacking in green leafy vegetables, fruits, omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants – Diabetes, high blood pressure or other systemic diseases – Lack of exercise – Have not checked your eyes regularly If you have any of the […]

Sysytemic Desease That Affects The Eyes – Diabetes

What is Diabetes? Diabetes is characterised by high blood glucose level due to defects in insulin secretion and/or action; also known as a disorder of glucose metabolism. Diabetes can largely be classified as Type 1 (onset commonly in young adults), Type 2 (onset commonly in middle age or elderly group), gestational diabetes and secondary diabetes […]

Childhood Myopia

Singapore has one of the highest rates of childhood myopia in the world. However, Health Promotion Board (HBP) recently reported that the rate has remained stable over the past decade. Young children who develop myopia early in life tend to have higher eye degrees and face higher risk of eye problems later in life. It […]