May 13, 2019

"What made you think about having laser eye surgery?" That's a question I have now asked several thousand times. And it's fascinating to hear how people respond and what they say.

In my experience, for the majority they are in some way unhappy about being dependent on g...

March 16, 2019

A/Prof. Colin Chan recently attended the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) meeting in Bangkok as part of the invited faculty.

He gave two lectures: one on advanced treatment of allergic conjunctivitis and the other on laser eye surgery enhancements.

He also is...

November 22, 2018

A/Prof. Colin Chan recently traveled to Ho Chi Minh city in Vietnam as an organiser and participant in the inaugural APAO Satellite Congress.

APAO (Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology) is a large international organization of eye surgeons committed to promoting the sc...

August 21, 2018

One of patients with dry eye recently made me laugh out loud when she gave herself the title of "Eye drop connoisseur". Her title was merited however as she had basically tried every drop available on the chemist shelf to see what felt the best to her. Unfortunately wh...

May 17, 2018

What makes my eyes tired?

Your eye is an amazing optical camera but unlike your phone camera, it gets tired... and you feel that as either blurry vision, fluctuating vision or just tired eyes. This is even more noticeable if you have any sort of prescriptive error (shor...

February 28, 2018

 I was invited by Eyeworld Asia-Pacific to comment on the various opinions of surgeons on crosslinking for keratoconus and its recent FDA approval.  Keratoconus is a progressive degenerative condition of the cornea which affects mainly teenagers and young adults. It is...

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...

January 10, 2018

It happens to all of us; you are walking along, having your coffee, checking out your Facebook feed and then ow ow ow, what's that pain in my eye?  You wipe at it, dig a bit with your finger, your eye tears up a bit and usually the pain goes. This means that it was pro...

November 13, 2017

If you are lucky, you get to be part of one medical advance in your career that fundamentally changes treatment for your patients. So far I have been incredibly fortunate enough to be involved in 3: collagen crosslinking for keratoconus, laser assisted cataract surgery...

November 10, 2017

It's World Keratoconus day and I am guess you are asking, how do you say that word and what even is it?

Keratoconus is a degenerative genetic eye condition which affects teenagers and young adults. The cornea, the primary focusing lens of the eye, becomes distorted and...

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