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Evolution of Cataract Removal Surgery Techniques

Like many healthcare 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 Did …

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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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Do Steroids Cause Cataracts? What to Know About Steroid Meds

Steroid medications address different medical conditions, such as arthritis and asthma. In ophthalmology, steroids are often prescribed for managing inflammatory, autoimmune or infectious diseases.  However, while they are used to manage symptoms of different conditions, they also pose a risk of developing various side effects when they are not taken as prescribed. One of the …

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Knowing the Stages of Cataract Formation and Development

A cataract can affect anyone, but certain factors make some individuals more susceptible. In most cases, this condition is prevalent among those over 60. Factors such as diabetes, smoking, and prolonged sun exposure can increase the risk of cataract formation and development.  The impact of cataracts goes beyond blurred vision; it can affect your everyday …

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What Is the Interval Between Cataract Surgery in Both Eyes?

While having cataracts can be a challenge in and of itself, having one on both eyes can bring more difficulty. In most cases, when people have cataracts in both eyes, one eye may have it worse than the other because each cataract will develop differently.  The rate of the cataract’s progression also gradually increases in …

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