CLINICAL SERVICES - CATARACT
INTRODUCTION : WHO WE ARE
Professor Chee Soon Phaik, Head & Senior Consultant (also holds joint appointments Head, Ocular Inflammation and Immunology and Senior Consultant, Oculoplastic Department)
Dr Ti Seng Ei, Senior consultant, Cataract Department (joint appointment Senior Consultant, Cornea Department)
Dr Ronald Yeoh LS, Senior Consultant (Part-time)
Cataract surgery is the most common and successful eye surgery, practiced by our 52 full-time faculty, and we continuously achieve high quality visual outcomes comparable to other large international institutions. A yearly audit of our cataract surgery results ensures continued safety and efficacy.
In recent years, the area of cataract surgery has seen progressive emphasis on achieving not only safety of the surgical procedure but also attaining desired refractive outcomes. The rapid advances in cataract technologies, specifically phacoemulsification hardware, femtosecond laser technology, micro-instrumentation for smaller incisions, investigative software and intraocular devices for complex cataract surgeries, and innovations in lens implant designs collectively aim to enhance healing, predictability and precision during cataract surgery.
The Cataract Department is a subspeciality department set up in recognition that a concerted focus is required to lead in the field of quality cataract surgery outcomes and innovations. The aims of the Cataract Department include:
1. Evaluate new cataract technologies including new and premium intraocular lens implants, devices and cataract removal technologies (phacoemulsification, femtosecond lasers and others).
2. Lead in the field of managing complicated cataracts and handling cataract and intraocular lens implant complications.
3. Educate and train ophthalmologists in the latest cataract surgical technologies and techniques; intraocular lens implants and devices relating to cataract surgery (regional and international levels).
4. Conduct research on cataract related issues such as techniques, devices, equipment and intraocular lens implants that will culminate in peer-reviewed publications.
This often involves the assessment of relative benefits and risks of new devices and spearhead research in the cataract arena. This allows for critical assessment of efficacy of new intraocular devices, instrumentation and surgical machinery – such focus would provide further opportunity to develop systems, practices and instruments that are suitably designed to achieve good results for our Asian patients. The Department aims also to facilitate the structured training of cataract surgery whilst maintaining quality visual outcomes, without compromise to patient’s safety. To this end we regularly conduct local, regional and international instruction courses.
Please visit the following relevant links:
Outcome Results on Cataract Procedure
Cataract Clinical Staff
I Want an Eye examination / an Appointment
Care After Cataract Surgery
SNEC Smartphone Apps for Patients
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