Exploring new targets for AMD

Latest collaboration between Gemini Therapeutics and Singapore Eye Research Institute will bring about understanding and improve AMD treatment. Gemini Therapeutics, a clinical stage precision medicine company developing innovative treatments for dry age-related...
Eye care

Eye care

Singapore National Eye Centre community event offers free eye screening and low-vision rehabilitation workshop.   Themed “Eye Care for All”, Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) recently organised the 19th National Eye Care Day. Initiated in 2000, this annual...
Navigating with low-vision

Navigating with low-vision

Some tips and community resources for persons with low-vision. BY: Tan Yanwen Many who are dealing with vision loss may not be aware of the scope of the professional community dedicated to rehabilitation, or simply do not know how to tap into these resources. So how...
A blur

A blur

Find out the types of vision loss, and how to cope with such a loss.   There is often a blur line between what is considered normal and low-vision. How do you identify this issue within family members, friends and yourself, and at what point do you seek...
Caring for ageing eyes

Caring for ageing eyes

Common eye conditions to be aware of as one ages and early detection remains key. BY: Dr David Chan Like the rest of our bodies, our eyes also undergo a natural ageing process, and if we are not aware and prepared for these changes as we grow older, it can end up...
Stay active with a sharper vision

Stay active with a sharper vision

Essilor has launched three progressive lenses that help those with presbyopia.   More than 500 million people globally suffer from presbyopia, a condition that often goes unnoticed and uncorrected. By 2020, an estimated 714 million people worldwide over the age...
Do you have dry eyes?

Do you have dry eyes?

This is a common problem as you might not think and there are many causes to this including medications and doing certain activities. BY: Dr Jovina See   In this age of mobile phones, electronic tablets and computers, dryness of the eyes is one of the most common eye...
Gaps in eye health

Gaps in eye health

Awareness of the importance of vision and eye health is relatively low among elderly Singaporeans according to recent national SNEC survey. BY:Eleanor Yap A recent study commissioned by the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) has revealed significant gaps in...
Bladeless laser cataract surgery

Bladeless laser cataract surgery

This latest treatment allows patients to heal faster and less of the usual side effects.   BY: Phua Li Hwa Cataract is a natural phenomenon of ageing and many will have to undergo the cataract removing surgery by the time they reach their 70s. In Singapore, 95...
Macular pigment a useful predictor of AMD

Macular pigment a useful predictor of AMD

An increased dietary intake of lutein and zeaxanthin could help with macular pigment levels in healthy and diseased retinae.   The first local study on macular pigment by Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) of 95 Singaporean Chinese subjects announced last year found...
Seeing a whirlpool

Seeing a whirlpool

A 16-year-old has written a book on age-related macular degeneration so children and adults can better understand the condition. BY: Anushkaa Pangam Most children would want to write about something not as complex as age-related macular degeneration or AMD for their...
Diabetes & your eyes

Diabetes & your eyes

Diabetic retinopathy is a preventable cause of blindness and is reversible in the early stages. Therefore, regular eye checkups are important. BY: Esther Low While diabetes is a relatively well-known disease, few however have heard of diabetic retinopathy. As having...
Protect your eyes from glare

Protect your eyes from glare

There are many types of glare that you may come across including glare in the sun, at night and in front of screens of devices. Find out what you can do to minimise the glare.   BY: Dr Lee Sao Bing   Glare is the difficulty seeing in the presence of bright...