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About Dr Cheryl Lee

 

Raffles Connection Vol. 28 Jan - Feb 2015

 

The medical director of Pacific Eye Centre brings back with her more than 10 years of international experience In the field of Ophthalmology. She received a wide range of specialist training in England at Cheltenham, Cambridge and Bristol; in America at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami; and in France at the Pitie-Salpetriere hospital in Paris.

She notes. "There is the Implantable Contact Lens (ICLTM), which works like contact lens within your eye without the hassle of a regular contact lens. It eliminates the daily stress of removing/cleaning/ storing them, no more dry and red eyes while wearing it. Wearers are free to sleep, dive and fly without worries."

Dr Lee adds. "ICLs are made of Collagen, Implanted Into the eye behind the iris through a tiny self-healing opening (2.65 - 3.2 mm). Rather than altering the shape of the cornea by thinning the corneal tissue as in LASIK, the cornea (where light enters the eye) is kept pristine, therefore side effects sometimes found with LASIK such as dry eyes, glare and corneal flap complications are eliminated."

The ICL procedure is reversible with no damage to your eye. The Collamer Material provides UV-protection benefits as well.

ICL corrects up to 600 degrees of astigmatism (i11)'0.1,800 degrees of myopia (short-sightedness) and 1.000 degrees of hyperopia (long-sightedness). As the principle of ICL' is different from LASIK, patients who were previously turned away from LASIK such as those with thin corneas. Dry eyes or extreme refractive error now have the chance of vision correction.

Multifocal Lens Implants (10L)

For patients with Presbyopia (hits:), who often face reading problems, IOL Is a one-time treatment procedure that allows patients to do away with glasses for reading and distance vision.

Reading problem suggests the start of the ageing and hardening of our natural lens which Is the beginning of a Cataract growth. About 20.000 cataract operations are performed in Singapore every year. It is the most common surgery performed in the world which involves removing a person's clouded natural lens and replacing it with an Intraocular Lens (IOL).

In the past, the only 10Ls available were mono.. focal lenses which provide excellent vision but only at one set distance. This means you would still need to wear reading glasses. Multifocal IOLs that correct both your distance vision and your presbyopia (t OR) after cataract surgery are now available. For the vast majority of patients, having a multifocal IOL means that you will be able to see far and up close without being dependent on glasses.

After the surgery, you will likely find that you can drive, watch television, and read without having to wear glasses. As your brain will learn to adjust the focus by a reflex change in the size of the pupil with the 10L, there is no need to adjust the position of your eye to see far and near just like when you are wearing your progressive glasses.

Your Eye Health Remains Pertinent!

When choosing an option to get rid of glasses. you should choose the one that does not Increase your risks of eye problems. The most important suitability criteria for these procedures are that your eyes must be healthy and a series of assessments will be performed prior to your surgery to ensure that.

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