Dr Stephanie Young Highlights the Diagnosis and Management of Eyelid Disorders

Mok Hao Ting, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore An eyelid is a thin fold of skin that covers and protects the eye from foreign particles and debris. Eye care professionals often come across a multitude of eyelid disorders, such as chalazion, hordeolum, eyelid growths, epiblepharon, entropion, ectropion and ptosis. Dr [...]

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Dr Alex Black gives Insight into Low Luminance Vision Testing

By Daphne Chiew Le Min, School of Medicine, Imperial College London Dr Alex Black, Senior Lecturer at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, Queensland University of Technology, Australia, gave a lecture regarding “Low Luminance Vision Testing in Practice and Impact on Everyday Function” at the Singapore Primary Eye Care Symposium (SPECS) 2019 held from [...]

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Vision and Driving by Dr Alex Black

By Jamie Chang, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore Having a vehicle population of more than 600 000 vehicles, Singapore has to pay close attention to the rate of accidents occurring on the streets. Dr Alex Black, Senior Lecturer in the School of Optometry and Vision Science at the Queensland University [...]

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Dr Mizhanim Mohamad Shahimin Addresses Issues Regarding Quality of Life in Contact Lens Wearer

By Mok Hao Ting, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore With an estimated 0.7 million drop out cases in contact lens wearers per year, a paradigm shift in the approach to contact lens usage is in order. Main reasons cited for halting the use of contact lenses were difficulties in application [...]

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Extending the Continuum of Eye Care by Adj Professor Lim Tock Han

By Daphne Chiew Le Min, School of Medicine, Imperial College London Professor Lim Tock Han, Deputy Group CEO (Education and Research), National Healthcare Group and Senior Consultant at the NHG Eye Institute, was invited to give a lecture at Singapore Primary Eye Care Symposium (SPECS) 2019 held from 23-24 July 2019 at One Farrer Hotel. [...]

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Corporate Optometry and Optometry Education: A Mismatch? By Dr Wilfred Tang

Jamie Chang, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore Dr Wilfred Tang, Clinical Optometrist, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Australia, discussed the evolving relationship between Australia’s education and the optometry practice in the perspective of the past, present and future during the Singapore Primary Eye Care Symposium (SPECS) 2019 between 23-24 July 2019 [...]

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Mr Tham Hsu Hsien Delves Deep into Privacy and Confidentiality Issues in Optometric Practice

Mok Hao Ting, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore With news reports on the lapses in privacy and confidentiality issues becoming commonplace in today’s society, it is imperative to stay vigilant and aware of the privacy laws set in place to prevent falling prey to the breach of confidentiality. Mr Tham [...]

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Complications of Myopia: Glaucoma by Dr Alicia Claire How Su-Wei

Jamie Chang, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore With Singapore experiencing the onset of the silver tsunami, it is unsurprising that there has been a surging trend in the prevalence of eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataract, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. The World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Data notes [...]

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Optometrists Save Sight: Contact Lens-related Corneal Ulcers by Dr Wilfred Tang

By Jamie Chang, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore Nowadays, many people wear contact lenses. However, contact lens complications can be asymptomatic which poses a great risk to contact lens wearers. Dr Wilfred Tang, Clinical Optometrist at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Australia, discussed the detection, diagnosis and management of contact [...]

By | August 22nd, 2019|Announcements, News & Events|0 Comments

Dr Alex Black Shares Fall Prevention Strategies in Older Adults

Mok Hao Ting, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore Given Singapore’s ageing population, falls amongst elderly patients have become common in today’s society. Dr Alex Black, Senior Lecturer in the School of Optometry and Vision Science at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia, was an invited overseas guest speaker at [...]

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