Mr K Sheng Lim offers expert treatment of glaucoma and cataracts using the latest technology and techniques, including:
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A small incision is made into the eye, the cataract is removed and replaced with an artificial lens. Artificial intraocular lenses, or IOLs, replace the eye's natural lens that is removed during cataract surgery. These days there are a number of different types of IOLs, all intended to serve a different medical need, such as IOLs for Astigmatism, Multifocal or Monovision and more. It is important for the patient to discuss his or her need in depth before choosing a lens. The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic as a day case.
A cataract is a condition affecting the lens of the eye. The lens is situated inside the eye behind the pupil and iris. Its normal function is to focus the light to ensure we see a clear image. A cataract is present when the lens, which is normally clear, becomes cloudy. This restricts the amount of light that is able to enter the eye, causing blurred vision, dazzle and glare. A lens implant is inserted into the eye to replace the cataract. In the majority of cases no stitches are required. The operation is normally carried out under local anaesthetic. Most patients have surgery as a day case, although some opt to stay in hospital over night.
The term glaucoma means increased fluid pressure in the front part of the eye. It is a condition that affects about 1% of the population and is much more common in people who are over 50 years old. Trabeculectomy is an operation that is performed to allow free drainage of this fluid. The front part of the eye has two chambers. The first one is the space between the cornea (the transparent 'film' in the centre of the eye) and the iris which is the coloured, rounded part behind it. The open centre of the iris is the pupil. The second chamber is just behind the first and is the space between the back surface of the iris and the lens of the eye.
Optical Coherence Tomography is an imaging technique that uses light to capture micrometer-resolution 3D images of a biological tissue. It is widely used to image the eye and the retina and to diagnose a number of conditions that affect the eye.