Dr Ajeet Madhav Wagle Gives the Thumbs-Up for the First Digital Operating Microscope for Modern Cataract Surgery

By Heah Jun Rong, Optometrist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre Modern micro-incision cataract surgery is continuously evolving to become a more advanced, effective and safer surgical procedure. A giant leap in technology is the use of a digital operating microscope to improve the comfort and safety for patients and the surgeon. Dr Ajeet Madhav Wagle, … Read more

31 May is World No Tobacco Day – Know the Effects of Smoking on Your Eyesight

By Amanda Dionysia Tan, Optometrist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre, Farrer Park Medical Centre, Singapore and Dr Au Eong Kah Guan, Medical Director and Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre, Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre and Farrer Park Medical Centre World No Tobacco Day is celebrated around the world every year on 31 May. … Read more

Reflections on My Lifetime Achievement Award

Clin A/Prof Shantha Amrith, Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre I was humbled and surprised when I received an e-mail from the Health and Vision Awards Committee that I have been chosen for the Lifetime Achievement Award 2018. I received the award from Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for Health and … Read more

Dr Shantha Amrith Attends the 5th International Thyroid Eye Disease Society (ITEDS) Sympsoium

Chong Wee Hou, Optometrist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre, Singapore Thyroid eye disease (TED) is a devastating orbital disease that presents with bulgy eyes, staring look due to eyelid retraction, double vision and blurring of vision. It is usually associated with thyroid hormone dysfunction, the main condition being Graves’ disease. The International Thyroid Eye Disease … Read more

14 November is World Diabetes Day

By Dr Au Eong Kah Guan, Medical Director and Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre and Farrer Park Medical Centre, Singapore World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and World Health Organisation in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes … Read more

International Eye Cataract Retina Centre Optometrists and Ophthalmologists Attend 8th International Ophthalmology Congress

By Por Jia Yee Davina, Optometrist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre, Singapore Continuing Medical Education (CME) for medical professionals refers to a specific form of continuing education that helps those in the medical field maintain competence and learn about new and developing areas in their chosen field. This include CME lectures as well as scientific … Read more

11 October 2018 is World Sight Day

Dr Au Eong Kah Guan, Medical Director and Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre and Farrer Park Medical Centre, Singapore World Sight Day is an international day of awareness, held annually on the second Thursday of October, to focus attention on the global issue of blindness and vision … Read more

Visit by Eye Specialists from China to International Eye Cataract Retina Centre

By Chong Wee Hou, Optometrist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre, Singapore A team of eye specialists from China led by Professor Wang Yuangui, a senior ophthalmologist from Shenzhen, visited International Eye Cataract Retina Centre at Farrer Park Medical Centre on 20 September 2018. Other members of the visiting team included Dr Liu Bo and Dr … Read more

Dr Joy Chan Shares Tips on Preserving and Protecting Vision

By Bernice Phua Rui Yi, Optometrist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre, Singapore Based on a study done by Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) in 2015, 45% of respondents assumed that being able to see well equates to having healthy eyes. Additionally, 9 in 10 felt there was no need for regular eye examinations if they … Read more

Mediacorp Shoots New Drama Series <带你去走走> in International Eye Cataract Retina Centre

By Por Jia Yee Davina, Optometrist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre, Singapore A new Chinese drama series <带你去走走> by Mediacorp will begin airing on 30 October 2018 on local television Channel 8. Channel 8 is Singapore’s first free-to-air Mandarin television channel in Singapore. The new series is a light-hearted drama which revolves around a travel … Read more

Reflections on my Attachment at International Eye Cataract Retina Centre

By Yap Weiliang, BSc, chemistry graduate I had the privilege to undergo a week-long attachment at International Eye Cataract Retina Centre where I had the opportunity to shadow Dr Ajeet Madhav Wagle, Medical Director and Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist at the centre, from 23-27 July 2018. As a “non-traditional student” looking to apply for a graduate … Read more

Dr Ajeet Madhav Wagle Gives Guest Lecture on Diabetic Retinopathy to Pharmacists

By Chong Wee Hou, Optometrist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre, Singapore Diabetes is now reaching epidemic proportions in many countries around the world. In Singapore, the prevalence of diabetes has been steadily increasing over the past few years. It is estimated that a million Singapore residents will have diabetes by 2050. Diabetes often affects working … Read more

Dr Ajeet Madhav Wagle Shares Tips on Use of Digital Gadgets on Mediacorp Vasantham

By Chong Wee Hou, Optometrist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre, Singapore Digital gadgets are now ubiquitous. In fact, Singapore has one of the highest proportion of smartphone users among countries in the world. It is now common to have children exposed to digital gadgets very early in life as some parents often give their children … Read more

Dr Ajeet Madhav Wagle Conducts Refresher for Primary Eye Care Professionals

By Por Jia Yee Davina, Optometrist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre, Singapore It is crucial for primary eye care professionals to be familiar with common eye symptoms so as to arrive at a correct diagnosis and to provide the most appropriate treatment and necessary referrals. At a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) activity on 6 April … Read more

My Student Attachment at International Eye Cataract Retina Centre

By Ciaran Chay Jie Wei, St. Andrew’s Junior College graduate I had the pleasure of engaging in a week-long attachment at the International Eye Cataract Retina Centre located in the Farrer Park Medical Centre from 7 to 13 March 2018. During this time, I observed the everyday routine of the medical professionals there which included … Read more

Dr Ajeet Madhav Wagle Lectures on Retinal Angiography to Optometry Students

By Chong Wee Hou, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre, Singapore Retinal angiography is the systematic study of blood vessels in the retina and the underlying deeper layer called choroid at the inner back portion of the eye. Many common eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular occlusion, retinal vasculitis and wet age-related macular degeneration … Read more

Dr Joy Chan Kicks Off 2018 Campaign to Raise Awareness of Common Eye Conditions Among Medical Professionals and Public

By May Wong Ek Su, SIECRC Dr Joy Chan, Medical Director and Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist at International Eye Cataract Retina Centre in Farrer Park Medical Centre and Singapore International Eye Cataract Retina Centre in Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, kicked off 2018 by giving three talks to both doctors and the public. The talks were part … Read more

Dr Au Eong Kah Guan Demonstrates Clinical Examination Techniques to Ngee Ann Polytechnic Optometry Students

By Ng Shu Yi, Optometrist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre, Singapore Glaucoma is a heterogenous group of eye disorders which causes damage to the optic nerve and permanently impairs vision. Left untreated, it eventually leads to irreversible blindness. In fact, data from World Health Organisation (WHO) disclose that glaucoma is the second most common cause … Read more

Dr Au Eong Kah Guan Attends XEN User Group Meeting

By Chong Wee Hou, Optometrist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre, Singapore The XEN Glaucoma Gel Implant is a new form of treatment for patients with glaucoma in Singapore. Following approval from Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority, the medical device was officially launched in Singapore by Allergan on 22 November 2017 at One Farrer Hotel & Spa. … Read more

Dr Au Eong Kah Guan Wraps Up 2017 Continuing Professional Education Calendar with Final Activitiy of the Year for Primary Eye Care Professionals

By Goh Jiah Ying, Optometrist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre, Singapore According to the Ministry of Health’s Optometrists and Opticians Board (OOB), Continuing Professional Education (CPE) consists of educational activities that serve to maintain, develop or increase the knowledge, skills and professional performance of optometrists and opticians. It is vital that practising optometrist and opticians … Read more

Dr Au Eong Kah Guan Conducts Small Group Tutorial for Primary Eye Care Professionals

By Leanne Lee, Optometrist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre, Singapore Dr Au Eong Kah Guan, Medical Director and Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist at International Eye Cataract Retina Centre in Farrer Park Medical Centre and Singapore International Eye Cataract Retina Centre in Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, conducted a small group tutorial for practising primary eye care professionals … Read more

Dr Ajeet Madhav Wagle Attends Advisory Board Meeting on Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy

By Chong Wee Hou, Optometrist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre, Singapore Polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) is a unique subtype of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) associated with leakage of blood and fluid under the retina, the light-sensitive nerve layer lining the inside of the eye. PCV is characterized by the presence of grape-like (polypoidal) lesions … Read more

International Eye Cataract Retina Centre Optometrists Update Themselves at Conference

By Goh Jiah Ying, Optometrist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre, Singapore As part of International Eye Cataract Retina Centre’s effort to continually improve the quality of medical care it provides to its patients, its ophthalmologists and optometrists attend conferences and training regularly to update and improve their knowledge and skills. Recently, the centre’s optometrists Ms … Read more

Dr Au Eong Kah Guan Shares Tips on Managing Common Eye Conditions with General Practitioners

By Chong Wee Hou, Optometrist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre, Singapore The general practitioner (GP) is usually the first health care professional the general public consults for many medical problems. In the United Kingdom, data suggest that sight problems and eye conditions account for up to 5% of GP consultations. Some of the common eye … Read more

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

By Dr Au Eong Kah Guan, Medical Director and Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre and Farrer Park Medical Centre, Singapore Diabetes mellitus, or diabetes in short, is the leading cause of blindness in working-age adults. The Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month aims to increase awareness of this … Read more

Member of Parliament Thanks International Eye Cataract Retina Centre for Charity Cataract Surgeries for his Constituents

By Chong Wee Hou, Optometrist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre, Singapore There is nothing more satisfying for health care professionals than to see the smile on the face of a patient who has benefited from their expert medical care. Ophthalmologists Dr Au Eong Kah Guan, Dr Ajeet Madhav Wagle and Dr Joy Chan from International … Read more

Dr Ajeet Madhav Wagle Shares Tips on Management of Age-related Macular Degeneration with Fellow Ophthalmologists

By May Wong Ek Su, SIECRC Dr Ajeet Madhav Wagle, Medical Director and Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist in Singapore International Eye Cataract Retina Centre, delivered a Continuing Medical Education (CME) lecture titled ‘Improving Treatment Outcomes for Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration: Pro Re Nata vs Treat & Extend’ to ophthalmologists on 25 October 2017. The lecture was … Read more

International Eye Cataract Retina Centre Closes Awareness of Macular Diseases Week 2017 with a Free Public Forum

By Lee Hui Xin Leanne, Optometrist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre, Singapore In conjunction with the nationwide Awareness of Macular Diseases Week (16-23 September 2017), a free public forum on “Common Eye Conditions” was organised by International Eye Cataract Retina Centre to raise the awareness of eye care and potentially blinding eye conditions in the … Read more

Dr Joy Chan Shares Management of Red Eye with Pharmacists

By Goh Jiah Ying, Optometrist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre, Singapore Dr Joy Chan, Medical Director and Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist from International Eye Cataract Retina Centre, gave a lecture on the “Management of Red Eye” to a group of pharmacists from Guardian on 3 August 2017. The educational event was held at The Colonial@Scotts. Red eye … Read more

Dr Joy Chan Keeps Herself Abreast of the Latest Advances at Annual Congress of ESCRS 2017

By Chong Wee Hou, IECRC The European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) is a prestigious professional organisation that promotes research and education in the field of intraocular lens implant technology and refractive surgery, and advances the study and practice of ophthalmology. The Annual Congress of the ESCRS 2017 was held in Lisbon, Portugal, … Read more

Summer Clinical Attachment at International Eye Cataract Retina Centre for Imperial College London Medical Student

By Chong Wee Hou, IECRC Ms Daphne Chiew, a medical student from Imperial College London, spent a rewarding week at Singapore International Eye Cataract Centre in Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre and International Eye Cataract Retina Centre in Farrer Park Hospital during her recent summer holidays in August 2017. She had the opportunity to learn from … Read more

Dr Au Eong Kah Guan Chairs Continuing Medical Education Lecture at Farrer Park Hospital

By Goh Jiah Ying, IECRC Dr Au Eong Kah Guan, Medical Director and Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist from International Eye Cataract Retina Centre, chaired a Continuing Medical Education lecture for medical doctors at the TK Low Academic Specialist Centre in Farrer Park Hospital on 3 August 2017. The lecture, titled “Vertigo and Tinnitus – When Your … Read more

Singapore International Eye Cataract Retina Centre Conducts Mandarin Public Forum to Raise Awareness of Common Age-related Eye Diseases

By Goh Jiah Ying, IECRC Singapore International Eye Cataract Retina Centre conducted a Mandarin public forum on “Common Age-related Eye Conditions” for residents of Spottiswoode Park on 29 July 2017. The talk was given by Ms May Wong Ek Su, Ophthalmic Investigation Technologist from the centre who is also an optometry graduate. The health talk … Read more