Ophthalmology in Singapore

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Abundant Health Medical Clinic

Abundant Health Medical Clinic, located in Central Area, Central, Singapore offers patients Glaucoma Examination procedures among its total of 16 available procedures, across 12 different specialties. The cost of a Glaucoma Examination procedure starts from ฿2,100, whilst the national average price is approximately ฿2,069. There are many specialists available at the Clinic, with 10 in total, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes

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Eagle Eye Centre Pte Ltd - Mt Elizabeth

Eagle Eye Centre Pte Ltd - Mt Elizabeth, located in Bishan, Central, Singapore offers patients Laser Eye Surgery (LASIK) procedures among its total of 1 available procedures, across 1 different specialties. The cost of a Laser Eye Surgery (LASIK) procedure ranges from $3,250 to $3,450, whilst the national average price is approximately $3,250. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by just a small team of specialists, with 3 in total at the Hospital, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes

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Eagle Eye Centre Pte Ltd - Gleneagles
5.0

From 3 verified reviews

Christopher Cai, 15 September 2020

Dr Val Phua and team were very efficient and communicative throughout the entire process. Had a great experience and felt very comfortable. Minimal discomfort after the operation apart from some dryness in the eyes. By the day after the review I was pretty much fully functional with only slight haziness.

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Apple Eye Centre
5.0

From 1 verified reviews

Olivier Puyraud, 01 July 2017

Came in on a Saturday due to a corneal scratch. Was able to get an appointment right away. Staff was nice and helpful. Went back for a checkup a few days later. Standard wait times. Nice place. Professional doctor.

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NHG Eye Institute, National Healthcare Group - NHG 1-Health
5.0

From 1 verified reviews

Martin Bullows, 23 October 2019

Came in for checkup and very satisfied with the service and glad for no upsell at the end!

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Atlas Eye Specialist Centre
4.8

From 138 verified reviews

May Tansrisuwarn, 22 September 2020

Had a great experience doing relex SMILE at Atlas. Everything was well explained and the procedure was super smooth, didn't feel a thing.

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Eye Specialist Clinic
4.5

From 2 verified reviews

Ween Widarny, 06 November 2019

He has taken care of my daughter since she was diagnose with lazy eye ever for 10 years now with much improvement. The staff is very professional with their work and their ability to take care of little kids is amazing esp when it involves 2 to 3 hours of eye test.

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NHG Eye Institute, National Healthcare Group
4.0

From 1 verified reviews

Mr. Sheng, 18 February 2019

Professional care but waiting too long, I can't stand it

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Mount Elizabeth Hospital
3.6

From 10 verified reviews

Gaby Rienna Buijs, 16 September 2020

Had eye surgery done yesterday at Mount E Orchard. After operation rested in day surgery ward. Very kind and helpful nurses. I was pleasantly surprised to receive a call from one of the nurses the next day asking me whether I had indeed seen the eye specialist that morning and whether I was alright and recovering and to call them if there were any problems. Thank you Mount Elizabeth for having such caring nurses.

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Gleneagles Hospital Singapore
3.6

From 108 verified reviews

Shan Shan, 16 September 2020

Staff and nurses are friendly and helpful. Pleasant experience.

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Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. Medically trained doctors who care for patients who have eye and vision conditions are called ophthalmologists and are the only practitioners diagnosed and trained to treat all eye and vision problems. Their practice is very diverse, dealing with a wide range of issues and clinical conditions. Some of the most common conditions that they treat and manage include:

  • Minor and major eye injuries
  • Infectious eye disease
  • Dry eyes
  • Proptosis (bulged eyes)
  • Glaucoma 
  • Cataracts 
  • Corneal pathology 
  • Retinal problems, such as bleeding and detachment or tears of the retina
  • Squints 
  • Eye-related neurological problems
  • Excessive tearing
  • Intraocular inflammation
  • Chronic eye diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

An ophthalmologist can offer a wide range of medical services, including surgical eye procedures. Some of the most common procedures that ophthalmologists perform are as follows:

  • Eye examinations.
  • Specialized tests, such as ultrasonography of the eyes and optical coherence tomography (OCT).
  • Refractive surgery to correct vision, such as LASIK.
  • Cataract surgery.
  • Glaucoma surgery.
  • Cancer treatment.
  • Reconstructive surgery to repair birth abnormalities or trauma, such as crossed eyes.
  • Neoplasm removal.
  • Corneal transplants.
  • Repairing torn or detached retinas.
  • Strabismus surgery.
  • Oculoplastic surgery (plastic surgery around the eye).
  • Prescribing and fitting glasses and contact lenses.

How Long Should I Stay in Singapore?

Your length of stay depends on the type of treatment you undergo. In general, you may need to stay in Singapore for at least a week or to let your eyes recover and to attend follow-up checkups, where your ophthalmologist checks your condition and make sure that your eyes are healing properly. If everything is fine, they will allow you to leave for home. However, for some surgery, such as retinal detachment surgery, you should avoid flying until your eyes have fully healed. Therefore, it is best that you wait 3 to 4 weeks, sometimes even longer, before you travel home.

What's the Expected Recovery Time?

Recovery time depends on the type of surgery you underwent, your age, and overall health. It is generally recommended to rest your eyes for a few days. With LASIK, you may be able to return to work after a day. After a corneal transplant, you should wait for 2 to 3 weeks until you go back to work. 

What Aftercare is Required?

Your ophthalmologist will give you instructions to care for your eye after the procedure. It is crucial that you follow all of them to have a quick recovery and obtain optimum results. To keep the result or to prevent complications, you will need to make some lifestyle changes, such as avoid smoking and staying active. You also need to attend regular checkups, typically once a year, with your local eye doctor or your ophthalmologist in Singapore.

What's the Success Rate?

Thanks to the continuous advancement of ophthalmology, eye treatments, and surgeries are now highly successful and safe. For instance, the latest research of LASIK showed that it has a 99% success rate in achieving 20/40 vision or better, whereas the success rate of corneal transplant is as high as 90%. However, it is important to be aware of the risks and side effects of eye treatments and surgeries, such as dry eyes, temporary visual problems, overcorrections, under correction, astigmatism, regression, and, very rarely, vision loss.

Are there Alternatives?

For some eye problems, you may be able to go to an optometrist as an alternative. However, if your conditions need to be treated through surgery, your optometrist will refer you to an ophthalmologist.

Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 27/10/2020.

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