October 25, 2018

I quite frequently get asked by my patients … so how do you become an ophthalmologist or eye surgeon? I find it a bit bemusing that many people still don’t understand that an ophthalmologist is a medical specialist in the same way a cardiologist or neurosurgeon or orth...

June 12, 2018

It's a common question that comes up: am I too old to have laser eye surgery? Have I missed my chance? Am I going to need reading glasses soon? Am I going to get cataracts soon?

There is no 100% answer as to the optimal time to have laser eye surgery (LASIK, SMILE or AS...

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...

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...

October 31, 2017

In my two previous posts, I talked about what astigmatism is and how laser eye surgery corrects it. But what about if you have astigmatism and you are having cataract surgery? Can it be fixed or are you still left with it afterwards?

The short answer is yes; astigmatism...

October 16, 2017

"How long will my laser eye surgery last?" This is a really common question from my patients.  A better question might be "What's going to happen to my eyes as I get older?"....let me explain.

Generally laser eye surgery such as LASIK and surface laser wears off or regr...

August 21, 2017

We are a sun loving nation but unfortunately it comes with consequences. One is something called a pterygium- that's the wing-shaped red fleshy growth where the white meets the coloured part of the eye. You see pterygia on surfers, outdoor workers and people that work...

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