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Category: Eye Chat
Diabetes is fast becoming an epidemic around the world and in Malaysia, an estimated 15 per cent of our population have diabetes!! This number is projected to continue on an upward trend and before we know it, 1 in 5 Malaysians could become diabetic! That is a scary statistic! Our population really does not know [...]
Eye Chat – From a Retinal Surgeon’s Perspective Previously, I had talked about nutritional supplements for age related macular degeneration (AMD) and further research is now ongoing to look at the benefits of omega 3 fatty acids as well as lutein and zeaxanthin in a large clinical trial known as AREDS 2 (Age Related Eye [...]
From a Retinal Surgeon’s Perspective Intravitreal injections are a very effective way of delivering drugs for treatment of certain serious diseases in the eye and particularly the retina. This has been done for many years when used to treat severe infections or inflammation of the eye but it was not until recently that a ‘revolution’ [...]
The eye is often described as the “windows to our souls” and in the medical sense, they are indeed the “windows” through which eye doctors can observe a lot of disease processes going on!
Stem cell treatment has been a ‘headline grabber’ for many years now and in fact, since its discovery 13 years ago, we have all been aware of talk about treatment for cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and so on.
Eye Chat – From A Retinal Surgeon’s Perspective What has an eye disease like glaucoma have to do with a condition which is so physically remote from the eyes (you might ask)? A recent study was published (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22036631) which described a possible link between glaucoma and erectile dysfunction (impotence) and has reported an almost 3 [...]
Happy New Year everyone – I’d like to start the New Year by talking about conditions which affect the macula – the most important part of our retina. What Is The Macula? The macula is the most sensitive part of our retina responsible for 90% of our functional vision. If you remember, I had previously [...]
Eye Chat – from a Retinal Surgeon’s Perspective Most people are aware of cataract as a cause of blindness but not so many know about retinal diseases. The leading cause of blindness in developed nations is a condition called age related macular degeneration (AMD). It is a disease of the macula (the most important part [...]
‘Eye Chat’ – from a Retinal Surgeon’s Perspective World Sight Day is upon us again and this annual advocacy event for “The Right to Sight” marks the coming together of all ophthalmic care providers to increase public awareness of blinding eye diseases. Retinal diseases make up a significant portion of the blinding diseases and with [...]