Dr Jason Lim Hock Meng Discusses Glaucoma Management at SPECS 2018

By Por Jia Yee Davina, Optometrist, International Eye Cataract Retinal Centre, Singapore Dr Jason Lim Hock Meng, a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists from Perth, Western Australia, gave an update on glaucoma management during a guest lecture to delegates at the Singapore Primary Eye Care Symposium (SPECS) 2018 held [...]

By | November 21st, 2018|News & Events|0 Comments

Reflections on My “Young Eye Care Ambassador Award 2018”

By Lim Hui Shan, Manager/Lecturer, Singapore Polytechnic Optometry Centre, School of Chemical and Life Sciences, Singapore It was a pleasant surprise for me to be awarded the Young Eye Care Ambassador Award 2018. I received the award from Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for Health at the launch of the Awareness of Macular [...]

By | November 19th, 2018|News & Events|0 Comments

Mr Simon Lam Gives Tips and Pearls on Fitting Different Specialty Contact Lenses at SPECS 2018

By Goh Jiah Ying, Optometrist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre   Specialty contact lenses are complex lenses designed for individuals who find it difficult to wear normal contact lenses due to their individual eye shape, eye  condition or impairment. Some examples of these eye conditions include keratoconus, dry eye, irregular astigmatism and corneal scarring. Mr [...]

By | November 14th, 2018|Announcements, News & Events|0 Comments

Professor Scott Read Discusses the Relationship Between Light Exposure and Myopia at SPECS 2018

By Ng Shu Yi, Optometrist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre, Singapore Myopia is a major public health concern in Singapore. Studies have shown that various factors contributing to myopia include near work, higher education levels and academic achievements. Research has also shown that the prevalence and severity of myopia has increased exponentially over the past [...]

By | November 14th, 2018|News & Events|0 Comments

Dr Matthew Tan Highlights Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Conditions at SPECS 2018

By Lee Hui Xin Leanne, Optometrist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre Ocular signs and symptoms may precede or run concurrently with serious underlying systemic conditions. In addition, some systemic conditions such as diabetes and hyperthyroidism may cause ocular manifestations that can lead to decreased vision and possible blindness. Dr Matthew Tan, Medical Director and Consultant [...]

By | November 8th, 2018|News & Events|0 Comments

Dr Loh Boon Kwang Gives Updates on Diabetic Retinopathy and Ocular Allergy at SPECS 2018

By Lee Hui Xin Leanne, Optometrist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre, Singapore Diabetes has been a rising concern in Singapore over the past few decades, affecting 10% of the population. It has been found that diabetic patients have a 25-fold risk of  becoming blind as compared to non-diabetics. One of the most common  complications of [...]

By | November 7th, 2018|News & Events|0 Comments

Professor Datuk Dr Rokiah Omar Shares Tips on Managing Geriatric Patients

By Lee Hui Xin Leanne, Optometrist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre, Singapore At the Singapore Primary Eye Care Symposium (SPECS) 2018 held at One Farrer Hotel on 18-19 July 2018, invited guest speaker Professor Datuk Dr Rokiah Hj Omar from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) gave a lecture on “Managing Geriatric Patients – Optometric Perspectives” where [...]

By | August 25th, 2018|News & Events|0 Comments

Professor Saw Seang Mei Shares Strategies to Retard Myopia Progression at SPECS 2018

By Ng Shu Yi, Optometrist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre, Singapore Myopia is an ocular disease that affects an estimated two billion people worldwide. High myopia is a potentially blinding condition due to its association with ocular complications such as posterior vitreous detachment, retinal tear, retinal detachment, macular degeneration, cataract and glaucoma. It is a [...]

By | August 21st, 2018|News & Events|0 Comments

Professor Scott Read Shares Insights on Association between Near Work and Myopia during SPECS 2018

By Ng Shu Yi, Optometrist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre, Singapore The prevalence of myopia has been constantly on the rise for the past few decades. Based on current trends, there may be a further spike in myopia by 2050, to an estimated five billion individuals where one billion of them are high myopes globally. [...]

By | August 16th, 2018|News & Events|0 Comments

Ms Rachel Kelly Gives Updates on Visual Requirements for Driving at SPECS 2018

By Ng Shu Yi, Optometrist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre, Singapore Good vision is essential for safe driving and performance. Visual acuity refers to the relative ability of the eye to resolve details. Just being able to read well at distance is not necessarily enough for driving as driving also requires a whole spectrum of [...]

By | August 11th, 2018|News & Events|0 Comments