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AMD and Age-related Skin Diseases Public Forum

A seminar on understanding the symptoms, risk factors and treatment options for Age-related Macular Degeneration and Age-related Skin Diseases

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Date and Time: September23-2017

  • 23rd September 2017, Saturday 2.00PM-4.00PM

 


Venue

YMCA@ One Orchard, Tan Chin Tuan Function Room 2, 238824

AGENDA

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  • 1.45 pm Registration
  • 2.00 pm AMD Risk Factors, Symptoms, and Treatment Options – Dr Jacob Cheng
  • 2.45 pm Age-related Skin Diseases – Dr E-Shawn Goh
  • 3.30 pm Question and Answer

NO ADMISSION FEE

 

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A closer look at AMD: Diagnosis and Treatment | 老年性黄斑病变 诊断与治疗

A seminar on understanding the symptoms, risk factors and treatment options for Age-related Macular Degeneration

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a disease affecting the elderly that gradually destroys the macula resulting in loss of sharp and central vision.

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English Talk 华语讲座

Date and Time | 日期|时间: September-16-2017

  • 16th September 2017, Saturday 2.00PM-4.00PM, ENGLISH & MANDARIN SESSION
  • 2017年09月16日 星期六 下午2时至4时。 英语与华语讲座

 


Venue | 地址:

YMCA@ One Orchard, Tan Chin Tuan Function Room 2, 238824

乌节路新加坡基督教青年会, 陈振传第二礼堂 邮区 238824

[ENGLISH SESSION 英语讲座 2.00 – 3.00pm]

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  • 1.45 pm Registration for the English Session
  • 2.00 pm Talk Starts – Dr Yong Shao Onn
  • 2.45 pm Q&A Session
  • 3.00 pm End

 

[CHINESE SESSION 华语讲座: 3.00 – 4.00pm]

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  • 2.45 pm 华语讲座 登记
  • 3.00 pm 讲座 – 赵灿明医生
  • 3.45 pm 问答时间
  • 4.00 pm 茶点

NO ADMISSION FEE,Sign Up Now = ENGLISH, 华语讲座(免费讲座,请即刻登记)

 

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Way To Eagle Vision – Symposium

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A seminar on understanding & treating myopia and related eye diseases

Did you know that myopia, or short-sightedness, can lead to serious eye problems such as cataracts, glaucoma, retinopathy, and even vision loss? Join our panel of experts from Eagle Eye Centre and learn about the causes, treatments and techniques of these eye diseases to help you achieve ‘eagle vision’.

“THANK YOU FOR THE OVERWHELMING RESPONSE AND SUPPORT TO OUR PUBLIC EYE SYMPOSIUM”
“DO VISIT OUR EXHIBITION BOOTHS AT SUNTEC CONVENTION CENTRE, LEVEL 3”

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Event Date:

Sat, 1 Jul 2017

Event Start:

2.00pm (Doors open at 1.30pm)

Venue:

Suntec Covention Centre, Summit 2 Level 3

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What you need to know about Zika Virus and the Eye

The Zika Virus

The Zika virus is a flavivirus transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. It is related to the Dengue and West Nile virus. First identified in Uganda and French Polynesia, page it has spread to Brazil, and been associated with an epidemic of foetal abnormalities especially microcephaly (abnormally small head-to-brain structure). It has now been identified in Singapore. The primary infection is usually mild, most commonly with fever, non-specific rash and joint pains. It may even be asymptomatic.

Eye problems in Babies with Zika Infection

Together with the foetal changes, eye problems have also been diagnosed typically when the infection occurs in the 1st or 2nd trimester of pregnancy. Eye abnormalities were seen in about 1/3 of babies with microcephaly and usually affected both eyes. The main findings were pigmentary changes to the retina with defined areas of degeneration of the choroid (the layer of vessels that provides oxygen and nutrition to the retina). Other findings include bleeding, optic nerve abnormalities, retinal blood vessel abnormalities and changes to the central retina (torpedo maculopathy) that may eventually affect central and peripheral vision. Reports of iris defects (coloboma) and lens dislocation have been described but still as yet cannot be completely attributable to the Zika virus.

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Eye problems in Adults

The Zika virus can also affect adults. The most common finding is a mild non-purulent conjunctivitis (red eye). However a more serious form of intraocular inflammation (uveitis) can also occur, that can mimic a painful red eye. Left untreated, uveitis can result in cataract, high eye pressure (glaucoma) and in severe cases, retinal swelling and blindness.

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Notes

Doctors should be aware that babies should be referred for eye examinations if they have abnormal head structures (microcephaly) that can be possibly attributed to the Zika virus. Likewise, adults with Zika virus infection and red eyes should be referred for an examination if the condition does not resolve or worsens after a few days.

Call Eagle Eye Centre for an eye appointment :

Mt Alvernia – 64561000

Mt Elizabeth Novena – 65701000

Mt Elizabeth Orchard – 68360001

Parkway East – 63481000

Gleneagles – 64751000

Westgate – 6255-0002

 

Article by:

Dr Stephen Teoh

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World Diabetes Day – Public Forum

Diabetes, what you need to know.


Diabetes is a disease that affects the body’s ability to produce or respond to insulin, a hormone that allows blood glucose (Blood Sugar) to enter the cells of the body and be used for energy.

The first category of diabetes called Type 1 usually occurs during childhood or during adolescence. The most common form of the disease, which usually occurs after the age of 45 (currently being diagnosed in children and the adolescent), is called Type 2.


 

What is diabetic retinopathy?

Diabetic retinopathy refers to damages of the blood vessels in the eyes. When the blood sugar level gets too high, this could lead to blindness.


Public forum, in conjunction with World Diabetes Day

Friday, 6th of November 2015 at Gleneagles Hospital Auditorium,

6A Napier Road, Level 3, S 258500

The registration period will start on 6:30 pm.

Topics include:

  1. Diabetes: The Silent Heart Disease
  2. Diabetic Retinopathy: Why Bother Screening?
  3. Healthy Eating for Diabetes

A question and answer portion will proceed after the talks.

Speakers:

  • Dr Jacob Cheng

    • Director of Retina Services and Vitreo-retinal Surgery – Eagle Eye Centre
  • Dr Chuang Hsuan-Hung

  • Ng Pei Yu Rachel

    • Dietitian – Gleneagles Hospital

How to Sign-up

Please call 6475 1000 for reservation or email us at eecgleneagles@eagleeyecentre.com.sg

 

 

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Complex Anterior Segment Surgery

This type of surgery is sometimes needed for the unfortunate few who have vision problems related to trauma, previous surgery, or congenital abnormalities. In some patients, the iris may have irregular shapes.

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The iris is an important structure which determines the amount of light entering the light. An overly-large pupil will allow too much light into the eye, and cause glare. The images will not be in focus. An overly-small pupil will allow too little light into the eye, and images will be dark.


Eagle Eye Centre Techniques:

We offer specialized techniques to correct these pupil abnormalities with special sutures, and suturing techniques. In addition, we have a wide range of implants which can improve visual outcomes of such conditions. In the pictures below, you can see various iris abnormalities due to previous trauma, that are corrected with surgery. Though these surgeries can take a longer time, it is usually well worth the effort, as the visual outcomes are well-appreciated by patients.

The lens of the eye can also be malpositioned due to a variety of causes, ranging from trauma to previous surgery. We offer a range of specialized lens-replacement surgeries to improve visual outcomes in cases where lens support in the eye is inadequate. We often deal with complicated lens surgeries that most general eye surgeons have difficulty with.

Iris Pupilloplasty:

This picture shows that the iris spincter has been ruptured by trauma. The lens is also cloudy. This patient experiences poor vision because his iris cannot get any smaller, even in the face of bright light. It's like having an open camera aperture all the time. Vision is understandably poor in both dark and bright environments.

This picture shows that the iris spincter has been ruptured by trauma. The lens is also cloudy. This patient experiences poor vision because his iris cannot get any smaller, even in the face of bright light. It’s like having an open camera aperture all the time. Vision is understandably poor in both dark and bright environments.

 

This picture was taken soon after the same patient had an hour-long surgery to repair the iris, and remove the cataract. The iris is repaired, and the pupil (which is the opening formed by the iris for light to enter the eye) is smaller. The patient now experiences less glare, and the images are much sharper.

This picture was taken soon after the same patient had an hour-long surgery to repair the iris, and remove the cataract. The iris is repaired, and the pupil (which is the opening formed by the iris for light to enter the eye) is smaller. The patient now experiences less glare, and the images are much sharper.


Iridodialysis:

Another unfortunate industrial injury left this patient with severe iris trauma, with defects in multiple areas of his iris. His lens also started turning cloudy, and started to wobble every time his eye moved.

Another unfortunate industrial injury left this patient with severe iris trauma, with defects in multiple areas of his iris. His lens also started turning cloudy, and started to wobble every time his eye moved.

After a lengthy surgery to repair his iris defects, and remove his opaque lens and stabilize his lens, his iris appears rounder and more regular in shape.

After a lengthy surgery to repair his iris defects, and remove his opaque lens and stabilize his lens, his iris appears rounder and more regular in shape.

 

 


Article By:

Dr Harold Choi

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Specialty:
Cataract Surgery, Corneal Diseases, Implantable Contact Lens Surgery, LASIK, Presbyopia Treatment & Refractive Surgery

 

 

 

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Haze and your eyes

What is Haze?

Haze comprises of visible large particulate matter ( PM10) and smaller particulate matter (PM2.5). There are also invisible harmful gases such as Sulphur dioxide, cheapest carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and ozone. They are produced during burning of vegetation and peat forest.

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image source: i.telegraph.co.uk

How can Haze affect us?

Apart from the unpleasant smell and sight of haze, it can affect all our surfaces including eyes, nose, throat, lungs and skin. The particulate matters and harmful gases can irritate these surfaces and result in inflammation, increase mucus production and worsening existing allergic conjunctivitis, sinusitis, asthma, chronic obstructive lung diseases, heart diseases and eczema.

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Haze and the eyes

The haze can irritate the eyes surfaces resulting in itch, swelling, redness and tearing with eye discharges. Those with existing dry eyes and allergic conjunctivitis will be more affected by the haze. Contact lenses wearer are also more likely to be affected as they usually have lower tears production when wearing contact lenses.

How do we protect our eyes against haze?

  1. Avoid staying outdoors for prolong periods.
  2. Wear protective eye wear such as wrap around sun glasses to limit air flow in front of the eyes
  3. Use lubricant eye drops as frequent as hourly to 3 hourly to flush and keep the ocular surfaces moist and clean.
  4. Those are suffering from allergic conjunctivitis can use antihistamines eyedrops such as patanol, pataday, relestat etc to reduce itch. Avoid rubbing the eyes as it will just worsen the condition. For more severe cases, topical steroids eye drops may be needed to reduce the inflammation. These eyedrops are not available over the counter or at pharmacies without prescription.
  5. If eye symptoms persist or worsen, do consult us or your eye doctors for further management

Call any Eagle Eye Centre for eye appointment :

Mt Alvernia – 64561000

Mt Elizabeth Novena – 65701000

Mt Elizabeth Orchard – 68360001

Parkway East – 63481000

Gleneagles – 64751000

 

Article by:

Dr Lim Wee Kiak

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Age-related Macular Degeneration Forum

Greetings

We are inviting everyone to attend our public forum regarding Age-related Macular Degeneration.

The forum will be held at the Gleneagles Auditorium on the 4th of September (Friday) 2015 at 6:30 pm.

please call 6475 1000 for more informaiton

AMD Awareness Week

 

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SG50 Eye Screening

 

SG50 EAGLE EYE CENTRE

 

Package: Eagle Eye Centre is proud to present SG50 Eye Screening package at $5 from 1 January, generic 2015 until the end of December 2015.

Criteria: SINGAPOREAN OR PR and must be 50 YEARS OLD AND ABOVE.

Eye Tests Includes The Following

1.Visual Acuity

Visual acuity is the measurement of clarity of vision. The visual acuity test is used to determine the smallest letters you can read on a standardized chart (Snellen chart) or a card held 6 metres away. Special charts are used when testing at distances shorter than 6 metres.

2.Intra Ocular Pressure Test

A routine part of every eye exam that measures the fluid pressure inside the eye. Increased pressure within the eye can be a sign of glaucoma, a common and potentially very serious eye problem, if it is not detected and treated promptly.

3.Autorefraction

Autorefractors are machines that automatically determine the correct lens/spectacle prescription for your eyes.

4.Fundus Photography

Fundus photography documents the retina, the neurosensory tissue in our eyes which translates the optical images we see into the electrical impulses our brain understands.

5.Slit Lamp Examination

Slit-lamp examination provides a stereoscopic magnified view of the eye structures in detail, enabling anatomical diagnoses to be made for a variety of eye conditions.

Location of Screening: Eagle Eye Centre does the screening on all five branches. Call us now to book for an appointment.

  • EEC @ Mt Elizabeth Novena – 65701000
  • EEC @ Mt Alvernia – 64561000
  • EEC @ Mt Elizabeth Orchard – 68360001
  • EEC @ Gleneagles – 6475-1000
  • EEC @ Parkway East – 63481000

 

 

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Mount Alvernia Hospital,
Medical Centre D, #06-57/58/59/60/61/62
Singapore 574623

Tel: (65) 6456 1000
Fax: (65) 6456 1006
Mt Elizabeth Orchard

Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre,
3 Mount Elizabeth #08-02,
Singapore 228510

Tel: (65) 6836 0001
Fax: (65) 6836 0002
Parkway East

Parkway East Medical Centre,
319 Joo Chiat Place
#05-03 Singapore 427989

Tel: (65) 6348-1000
Fax: (65) 6348-1001
Mt Elizabeth Novena

38 Irawaddy Road,
Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre,
#08-22/23/24 Singapore 329563

Tel: (65) 6570 1000
Fax: (65) 6570 1001
Gleneagles

Gleneagles Medical Centre,
6 Napier Road
#06-16 Singapore 258499

Tel: (65) 6475-1000
Fax: (65) 6475-1880
Westgate

Westgate Mall,
3 Gateway Drive
#02-42A Singapore 608532

Tel: (65) 6255-0002
Fax: (65) 6250-6066

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