March 16, 2020

Does everyone get cataracts? Well yes... if you live long enough. You see, cataracts are an ageing process of the crystalline lens of the eye that happens in everyone. And it begins from the moment you are born till the day you need a cataract operation.

As the crystall...

May 17, 2019

One of the concerns my patients raise with having laser eye surgery, is that it may prevent them having required cataract surgery when they are older. This is a myth but it is true that your surgeon must plan your cataract surgery differently if you have had laser...

October 14, 2018

The main purpose of cataract surgery is to make people who can't see, see again. However, while for most people the improvement in vision is all they are focused on, some of my patients will notice other differences in how they look and see. Common comments include " W...

May 29, 2018

There are a lot of myths out there about cataract surgery and I find many of my patients seek advice from me about when is the appropriate time to have cataract surgery. Cataracts, to remind you, are when the lens of your eye becomes progressively cloudier with age res...

April 5, 2018

February 18, 2018

I recently attended the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress in Hong Kong. I was kept busy, having been invited to give 3 lectures, 2 on cataract surgery and 1 on crosslinking for keratoconus. In addition, I chaired a session on scientific papers looking at a...

February 5, 2018

There are many reasons why your eyes can be light sensitive. Sometimes it's an obvious cause like conjunctivitis. Other times it's not.

One of the most common reasons to experience glare in older people is cataracts. Initially you might find you are less comfortable dri...

October 25, 2017

Most of you might have vaguely heard this word "astigmatism" and some of you may even have been told you have it. But what actually is it?

Remember your eyeball is like a camera with two lenses. The front lens, the cornea, does most of the focusing work and generally ha...

October 19, 2017

When we are young, we tend to think we are immortal... well I did anyway. Unfortunately sometimes the mind doesn't realize what is going on with the body. For my patients over 50, they often feel young still and live very busy active lives, but sometimes their eyes bet...

September 18, 2017

It never ceases to perplex me how surprised some of my patients are when I tell them they have the beginnings of cataract... especially when they are well over 60. But maybe it's because despite cataract being such a common condition, there are still a lot of myths out...

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