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Glaucoma is more common among older people but it happens in any age groups as well. Untreated glaucoma can lead to permanent damage of the optic nerve and resultant visual field loss, which over time can progress to blindness. Glaucoma can be divided into 2 main types: Acute glaucoma will cause sudden eye pain, headache […]

Diabetic retinopathy is a common diabetic eye disease and can eventually lead to blindness. Diabetes affects the blood vessels of our body, the back of the eye are full of blood vessels. Swelling and leaking fluid of the blood vessels can be observed in the dilated retinal examination. In the early and mid-stage of the […]

A cataract is a clouding of lens in the eye that affects vision. Most cataracts are related to aging. Patients will find cloudy or blurry vision, prescription changes frequently which gradually results in poor vision or even blindness. Symptoms like double or multiple images and insufficient colour contrast may also happen. Other types of cataract […]

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD or ARMD) is the most common cause of vision loss in those aged over 50. It causes a gradual loss of central vision. It is a major cause of blindness in older adults. As AMD progresses, a blurred area near the center of vision is a common symptom and gradually develop […]

Most retinal detachments are a result of a retinal break, hole or tear which may be caused by degeneration or injury. High myopia (greater than 6 diopters of nearsightedness) increases the risk of retinal detachment. Patients may experience flashing lights and floaters or even vision loss when suffering from retinal detachment. Therefore anyone who is […]

People may suffer from blurred vision, red or irritated eyes, double vision, headaches, neck and/or shoulder pain when spending much time with computer or portable electronic devices. This is because characters on computer screens are made up of tiny dots of light called pixels and lack the uniform density and sharply defined borders of text […]

Presbyopia (the loss of flexibility in the lens) Presbyopia is part of natural aging process which people experience blurred near vision especially in dim light when the pupil is enlarged. With less elasticity of the lens, the eye has a harder time focusing up close. Astigmatism Astigmatism is caused by an eye that is not […]

Amblyopia Amblyopia ( Lazy eye ) is the medical term to describe the vision of one eye (sometime both eyes) that do not reach the normal vision standard without pathological reason. It occurs when one eye is more nearsighted, more farsighted or more astigmatic than the fellow eyes. This affected eye has poor connection with […]

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