Dr Azhar bin Zainuddin Gives Special Guest Lecture to Singapore Primary Eye Care Professionals

By Ciaran Chay, Saint Andrew’s Junior College Dr Azhar bin Zainuddin, Head of Ophthalmic Services at Life Care Diagnostic Medical Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was a Special Guest Lecturer at the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programme held at the TK Low Academic Specialist Centre in Farrer Park Hospital on 12 March 2018. He gave [...]

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

Low Vision Professionals Kick Off 2018 CPE Programme at International Eye Cataract Retina Centre

By Chong Wee Hou, IECRC Low vision is the state in which a person’s visual function cannot be improved to a functional level by conventional prescription glasses, contact lenses or surgical methods. As a result, it restricts a person’s ability to carry out his daily activities and can adversely affects his quality of life. A [...]

By | January 30th, 2018|News & Events|0 Comments

Mr Simon Lam Highlights Effectiveness of Orthokeratology for Myopia Control at SPECS 2017

By Lee Hui Xin Leanne, IECRC Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) is a method used to correct myopia by wearing rigid gas permeable contact lenses overnight so that no vision correction is needed during daytime hours. It became popular after the US Food and Drug Administration approved the over-night modality for Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) in 2002 and [...]

By | December 8th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Strong Industry Support for SPECS 2017 Augurs Well for Primary Eye Care Growth

By May Wong, SIECRC Eye care industry leaders in Singapore have come out in force to strongly support primary eye care growth locally. Many of them see value in investing in primary eye care professionals who have seen challenging times in recent few years. Six of them have generously supported the inaugural Singapore Primary Eye [...]

By | December 7th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Dr Au Eong Kah Guan Highlights the Putative Protective Role of Lutein and Zeaxanthin in Diabetic Retinopathy at SPECS 2017

By Chong Wee Hou, IECRC Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is one of the most important microvascular complications of diabetes and remains the leading cause of blindness in working-age individuals. The exact aetiopathogenesis of DR remains elusive despite major advances in basic science and clinical research. Oxidative damage as one of the underlying causes for DR is [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Ms Purrven Bajjaj Shares Tips on Paediatric Eye Examination at SPECS 2017

By Lee Hui Xin Leanne, IECRC Infants and toddlers can be challenging patients. The pediatric exam is not as methodical and sequenced as the adult exam. Rather, it is carefully aimed at the most important findings and it is opportunistic. This can be quite problematic for many primary eye care professionals as working with children [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Mr Ivan Chew Highlights Ocular Side Effects of Medications at SPECS 2017

By Lee Hui Xin Leanne, IECRC Mr Ivan Chew, Pharmacist and Vice-President of technology startup Accu Healthcare, delivered a lecture titled “My Vision is Blurry, Could It Be from My Medications?” during the inaugural Singapore Primary Eye Care Symposium (SPECS) held at One Farrer Hotel & Spa on 11-12 September 2017. Mr Chew first gave [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Dr Shivani Majithia Highlights Role of Fatty Acid Supplements in Dry Eye Disease at SPECS 2017

By May Wong Ek Su, SIECRC Dry eye is a common chronic ocular disease that causes burning sensation, itch, redness and grittiness in the eye. It may also be associated with a condition called blepharitis where the oil-secreting glands at the eyelids (meibomian glands) become blocked and inflamed. Dr Shivani Majithia, Clinical Research Coordinator at [...]

By | December 5th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Ms Amanda Ng Zhen Kai Discusses the Role of Optometrist in Diabetic Retinopathy Management at SPECS 2017

By Chong Wee Hou, IECRC Diabetic retinopathy is a disorder of the retinal blood vessels defined as the presence of typical retinal microvascular signs in an individual with diabetes mellitus. It is one of the most common complications of diabetes mellitus and is the leading cause of poor vision among working adults in developed countries. [...]

By | December 5th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Dr Jimmy Lim Shares Insights on the Management of Ocular Dryness at SPECS 2017

By Lee Hui Xin Leanne, IECRC Dry eye, also known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca, is one of the most common chronic and progressive eye condition. It is associated with symptoms such as burning or gritty sensation, intermittent blurry vision or redness of the eyes. Some of the causes of dry eye include advanced age, use of [...]

By | December 4th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments