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Myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism

Myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism

 

Refractive error is a common vision problem. It occurs when the eye cannot clearly focus images onto the back surface of the eye (i.e the retina). This results in blurring of vision.


Atropine eye drops for myopia

Atropine eye drops for myopia

 

Atropine eye drops have been used by ophthalmologists for years to control myopia progression. The 1% concentration eye drop has been in use for many years. Ultra low dose Atropine eye drops (0.01%) for control of myopia progression is now available at our clinic.


Lazy eye (“amblyopia”)

Lazy eye (“amblyopia”)

 

Lazy eye, medically termed “amblyopia”, is poor vision that results from interruption of normal visual development during early childhood. This can occur even when there is no problem with the structure of the eye.


Paediatric vision screening

Paediatric vision screening

 

Every parent hopes that his or her child grows up happy and healthy. Vision contributes a large part to a child’s ability to learn. For this reason, it is important for kids to have comprehensive eye exams.


Clues that your child can't see well

Clues that your child can't see well

 

Clues that your child can't see well.


Frequent blinking and tearing

Frequent blinking and tearing

 

Frequent blinking and rubbing may be symptoms of eye allergy. Other acute causes may be viral conjunctivitis or foreign body entry into the eye.


Tear duct obstruction

Tear duct obstruction

 

Tears normally drain through small openings in the corners of the upper and lower eyelids called puncta and enter the nose through the nasolacrimal duct. Tear duct obstruction prevents tears from draining through this system normally.


Squint (eye misalignment)

Squint (eye misalignment)

 

A squint, medically termed “strabismus”, is a condition of misaligned eyes. One or sometimes both of the eyes may turn inwards, outwards, or less commonly upwards or downwards. Most squints are the result of abnormal neuromuscular control of eye movements.


Droopy eyelids

Droopy eyelids

 

Congenital droopy eyelids occur as a result of maldevelopment of the muscle which elevates the upper eyelid. Children wth droopy eyelids should be followed up closely as they can develop lazy eye as well as refractive errors.


Colour blindness

Colour blindness

 

Accurate colour vision is essential for effective colour communication, especially for people who work / study in industries / courses involved in designing, inspecting or formulating materials requiring colour discrimination.


Spectacle fitting

Spectacle fitting

 

Every child has a unique face; frames should thus be chosen to fit appropriately. Children should not be given adult frames to grow into. Frames that are too small may cause discomfort and restrict the field of view.


Eye infections or allergy

Eye infections or allergy

 

Frequent blinking and rubbing may be symptoms of eye allergy. Other acute causes include viral conjunctivitis or foreign body entry into the eye.


Paediatric cataract & cataract surgery

Paediatric cataract & cataract surgery

  

Cataract is the most common cause of reversible blindness. Paediatric cataracts often occur because of abnormal lens development during pregnancy. Genetic problems, infections, long term steroid medication usage cause childhood cataracts. We provide phacoemulsification and lens implantation surgery with a wide range of artificial intraocular lenses.


Pediatric glaucoma

Pediatric glaucoma

 

Paediatric glaucoma is a rare form of glaucoma which can occur at birth or later in childhood. Signs and symptoms include enlargement of the eyes, a "glassy" appearance of the eyes, tearing, eyelid spasm and a rapid increase in myopia.


Retinopathy of prematurity

Retinopathy of prematurity

 

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a potentially blinding eye disorder that can affect premature infants weighing 1500 grams or less, who are born before 32 weeks of gestation. The smaller the baby is at birth, the more likely he/she will develop ROP. ROP affects the growing blood vessels in the light-sensitive layer at the back of the eye (retina).


Mt Elizabeth Novena Hospital
38 Irrawaddy Road, #10-21/39/40
Singapore 329563

Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 830am to 5pm
Saturday: 830am to 1230pm