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Cataract Surgery with Ocular Surface Disease: What to Consider

Cataract surgery is a standard procedure aimed at improving vision by removing the eye’s clouded lens and replacing it with an artificial one. However, this surgery can present additional challenges for patients with ocular surface disease (OSD). OSD often coexists with cataracts, and understanding the intricacies involved is advisable for achieving optimal surgical outcomes. A …

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Does Hypertension Cause Cataracts?

Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure, and cataracts are both prevalent health issues that affect millions of people worldwide. Hypertension is a condition where the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated, often leading to serious health complications such as heart disease and stroke. Cataracts, on the other hand, refers to the clouding …

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Know What Causes Dry Eyes After Cataract Surgery

When considering cataract surgery, understanding both the benefits and the potential side effects of the procedure is important. While working with a skilled cataract surgeon can help with addressing the potential complications, some side effects may still occur due to various factors, like age, lifestyle, and current condition. One of the most frequent side effects …

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Evolution of Cataract Removal Surgery Techniques

Like many eye care practices, cataract surgery has undergone several developments over the years, continuously adapting to meet the various healthcare needs of today’s patients. To illustrate how the practice has evolved, we present a timeline showcasing the progression of how cataract surgery is done from its earliest methods to the techniques leveraged today. How …

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The Effects of Cataract Symptoms on Your Vision

Cataracts are a prevalent condition that significantly affects the vision of many Singaporeans, especially older adults. According to the National University Hospital, cataracts affect 63.6% of people between 60 and 64 years old, as well as 94.6% of people 75 years and older. Moreover, another study showed that a significant portion of Singaporean adults grappling …

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What Is the Link Between Smoking and Cataracts?

Smoking is widely recognised for its detrimental effects on overall health, majorly affecting the lungs and heart. However, its impact extends beyond these well-known risks, particularly affecting one’s vision. Among the lesser-discussed consequences is the strong link between smoking and the development of cataracts.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, smoking can …

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Understanding the Cataract Eye Drops Used for Post-Surgery

After undergoing cataract surgery, proper care and follow-up are crucial for a smooth recovery. One essential aspect of postoperative care involves the use of prescribed eye drops. You may be advised to use these eye drops before and after your cataract surgery to facilitate your healing.  Different eye drops for cataract recovery serve various purposes. …

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What to Know About the Link Between Cataracts and Diabetes

Diabetes affects many individuals globally, and in Singapore, the prevalence of people living with diabetes is about one in twelve residents, according to the Ministry of Health (MOH). However, doctors have said in a report from Channel News Asia that these days, they are seeing patients as young as 30 years old having the chronic …

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