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...

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...

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 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...

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 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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