The SNEC Eye Clinic @ CGH is a partnership between Changi General Hospital (CGH) and SNEC, to serve the eye care needs of those living in the eastern part of Singapore.
In November 2016, a new partnership was formed to expand the repertoire of services provided by this clinic. There are now two dedicated eye clinics – for subsidised and private patients.
The SNEC Eye Clinic @ CGH is led by Dr Sunny Shen with the assistance of 14 consultants and senior consultants.
The clinic offers 24-hour, 3-tier on-call service staffed by junior and senior ophthalmologists, supplemented by cornea, oculoplastic and vitreoretinal specialists. In collaboration with SingHealth polyclinics, same-day referrals are made possible if clinically indicated.
Clinics are consultant-led, with subspecialties that include general ophthalmology, glaucoma, retina (medical and surgical), cornea, oculoplastic, uveitis and neuro-ophthalmology. The partnership between CGH and SNEC has allowed for development of multidisciplinary teams, such as the facial trauma team, which comprises specialists from ophthalmology plastics, maxillofacial and otorhinolaryngology.
The clinic is capable of carrying out the majority of investigations. It is equipped with optical coherence tomography (OCT), Humphrey visual field analysers, biometry machines and three laser machines. The treatment room allows for minor operative procedures to be carried out, and a dedicated day surgery unit functions on weekdays.
In 2015, more than 3,200 cataract surgeries were performed, with increasing numbers each year.
Cases are audited to ensure that standards are maintained, and regular morbidity rounds and peer-reviewed learning sessions are conducted to help improve outcomes. In 2015, the audit reported a visual success rate (best-corrected visual acuity of 6/12 or better) of 97.7%, identical to that at SNEC and better than rates reported in the UK and Sweden.
In the last 10 years, the SNEC Eye Clinic @ CGH has maintained a zero rate of post-operative endophthalmitis (a post-surgery complication).
The posterior capsule rupture rate for 2015 was 0.99% – substantially better than rates reported in the UK. The clinic’s doctors have also performed other surgical procedures such as glaucoma, vitreoretinal, oculoplastic and corneal surgeries.
In April 2018, the SNEC Eye Clinic @ CGH moved into a new and larger CGH medical centre. The clinic now houses more consultation rooms and offers a greater number and range of ophthalmic services.
The clinic will continue to expand and enhance its services to ensure the highest quality of eye care for the growing population of residents in east Singapore.
SNEC Eye Clinic @ CGHChangi General HospitalCGH Medical Centre2 Simei Street 3, Level 1Singapore 529889Tel: +65 6850 1450 / +65 6850 1470Fax: +65 6784 8718 / +65 6544 0087
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