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  • Tan Tock Seng Hospital - Lasik Centre
    astigmatism can affect your eyesight giving blurred vision But with laser vision correction clear vision is now within your reach At TTSH LASIK Centre you can get a complete picture of what laser vision correction can do for you We are proud to offer a full range of LASIK procedures as well as other refractive surgeries to provide the best option customised to your visual and lifestyle requirements Home Understanding

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  • Tan Tock Seng Hospital - Lasik Centre
    curved resulting in blurred and multiple distorted images This affects distant and near objects equally Astigmatism may co exist with myopia or hyperopia Presbyopia Old sightedness In presbyopia the eye loses its ability to focus on near objects It is caused by ageing and usually begins around 40 years of age With time presbyopia will progress and worsen necessitating reading glasses LASIK cannot prevent or correct presbyopia Dangers of Myopia People with high myopia may potentially develop blinding eye diseases as follows Contact Lens Related Problems If you wear contact lenses you may develop problems like corneal ulcers It is important to adhere to a correct contact lens wear regime and proper hygiene measures and to have your eyes checked at least once a year by an eye care practitioner Retinal Tears Detachment When you have myopia the retina the nerve layer inside the eye that detects light can become weakened resulting in retinal tears You may experience floaters seeing black dots or flashes when this happens When discovered early this can be effectively treated with laser But if delayed the retina may become separated resulting in retinal detachment Surgery can reattach it but there may still be permanent loss of vision Myopic Degeneration When the macula the most sensitive part of your retina degenerates it can cause distortion or loss of central vision Laser treatment may help if this is caused by growth of abnormal blood vessels Cataract Cataract or opacification of the lens of the eye can occur at a younger age if you have myopia This can be effectively treated with cataract removal and implantation of an artificial lens Glaucoma The risk of glaucoma is slightly higher in myopic people and occurs when high eyeball pressure damages the nerve of the eye Early diagnosis and treatment is

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  • Tan Tock Seng Hospital - Lasik Centre
    the corneal flap the IntraLase laser is used to cut the flap The advantage of using the laser to create the flap is that the diameter thickness and hinge position can be customised This is especially useful in patients with high degrees thinner corneas or corneas with unusual shapes 3 Epikeratome In this method a blunt microscopic blade is used to rub off the skin layer of the cornea epithelium in the form of a sheet The skin layer is then folded back and laser is then applied to the cornea to correct the refractive error After that the skin layer is then replaced over the cornea This technique is called Epi LASIK which is an advanced form of surface treatment Methods of Excimer Laser Ablation the software 1 Standard Ablation Standard LASIK involves using a conventional laser software program to correct low to moderate myopia and astigmatism less than 600 degrees It is a good option for people with normal corneal thickness and curvatures 2 Customised Ablation a Tissue Saving Tissue saving TS LASIK is a form of LASIK in which the laser software is designed to remove less cornea tissue for a given degree of correction It is ideal for high myopia and astigmatism and especially for people with thinner corneas so that full correction can be achieved and still retaining sufficient corneal tissue for structural strength and for future LASIK enhancement b Aspheric Unlike conventional LASIK where the central part of the cornea is flattened aspheric laser ablation is specially designed to retain the original curved shape of the cornea This is an improvement over standard LASIK and is intended to give sharper vision with less glare and haloes at night c Wavefront Perfect Optical System Human Eye Imperfect Developed more recently than standard LASIK wavefront LASIK

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  • Tan Tock Seng Hospital - Lasik Centre
    Prof Heng has published numerous medical articles as well as co authored a book entitled Colour Atlas and Synopsis of Cornea and External Eye Diseases in 2003 This book has benefited many Cornea trainees and fellows locally and internationally A Prof Heng has been invited to speak in medical conferences on Cornea Refractive and Cataract Surgery in many countries such as United States Italy China Korea Taiwan Thailand Malaysia Indonesia and Vietnam and has performed many live demonstration surgeries He had been a recipient of numerous awards including the Ministry of Health Human Manpower Development Plan Overseas Fellowship Asia Pacific Association of Cornea and Refractive Surgery Educator Award and Spring Singapore Excellence Service Star Award He has served on many national committees including the Specialist Training Committee for Ophthalmology Contact Lens Practitioner Board College of Ophthalmologist and Singapore Society of Ophthalmology He is also an Examiner for local and overseas ophthalmology examinations and an instructor in LASIK and ophthalmic microsurgery courses Dr Fam Han Bor Head Senior Consultant Cataract Implant Service Senior Consultant Cornea Refractive Surgery Tan Tock Seng Hospital National Healthcare Group Eye Institute MBBS MMed FAMS Sing FRCSE UK Biography Dr Fam Han Bor is active as a clinician researcher and instructor having given over 100 presentations in international and regional conferences His research has been published in leading peer reviewed ophthalmology journals such as the Journal of Cataract Refractive Surgery the Journal of Refractive Surgery the American Journal of Ophthalmology and the British Journal of Ophthalmology As an educator he has conducted numerous LASIK instructional courses medical in service and live surgeries throughout Asia He is widely sought after as a respected global key opinion leader in the field of phacoemulsification intraocular lens design refractive surgery corneal topography ocular wavefront aberrations and visual optics He has a

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  • Tan Tock Seng Hospital - Lasik Centre
    severe one can be potentially blinding Antibacterial eyedrops will be given before and after surgery to prevent this Flap Complications Rarely the LASIK flap may sometimes be cut incompletely or irregularly With Intralase bladeless LASIK the incidence of these events is further reduced When it does occur laser ablation cannot proceed The LASIK flap will have to be replaced and after complete healing the procedure may be repeated again Display All Content Hide All Content Before the First Consultation Prior to your LASIK assessment you are requested to stop contact lens wear The minimum recommended time to stop contact lens wear Soft Contact Lenses 1 week before assessment surgery Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses 2 weeks before assessment surgery This is to ensure the accuracy of the results obtained during your LASIK assessment Pre operative LASIK Assessment During your LASIK assessment a series of eye examinations will be performed These include the following 1 Vision Assessment Visual Acuity test 2 Eye Pressure Measurement Intraocular pressure 3 Refraction Eye drops will be instilled to obtain a precise measurement of your eye power 4 Cornea Thickness Measurement Pachymetry 5 Corneal Topography Orbscan 6 Wavefront Examination 7 Slitlamp Examination of your eyes The whole process will take approximately 2 hours After the tests your surgeon will then decide whether you are suitable for LASIK and which type of LASIK is most appropriate for you On the Day of Surgery Arrange for someone to accompany you home if possible Do not plan to drive yourself home after the surgery Do not wear makeup or fragrance Bring warm clothing as the surgery suite may be cold Do wash you hair before the surgery as this should be avoided on the day after the surgery The Surgical Procedure The operation will be performed under anaesthesia with numbing

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  • Tan Tock Seng Hospital - Lasik Centre
    while a normal person can see the same object from a distance of 40 feet In other words he has a slightly poorer vision than the normal person It is possible to have vision superior to 20 20 the maximum acuity of the human eye without visual aids such as binoculars is generally thought to be around 20 10 The difference in the visual acuity measurement used i e 20

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  • Tan Tock Seng Hospital - Lasik Centre
    sports and outdoor activities Contact lenses If fitted well and properly worn contact lenses are safe and effective They allow for more freedom during sports and outdoor activities and maximise peripheral vision However they can be troublesome to maintain expensive and carry a risk of infection Refractive surgery Refractive surgery changes the focusing power of the eye by altering the shape of the cornea usually permanently It is also commonly

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  • Tan Tock Seng Hospital - Lasik Centre
    few years until the power has stabilised 6 Are National Servicemen eligible for LASIK Full time National Servicemen are not allowed to undergo refractive surgery Exceptions can be made for medical indications but must be recommended by the SAF ophthalmologist at the Military Medicine Institute Refractive Surgery Clinic Servicemen who undergo refractive surgery will be temporarily downgraded for 3 months from the time of the surgery 7 Can refractive surgery be done if I am pregnant It is not advisable to have refractive surgery during pregnancy This is because hormonal changes during pregnancy may affect the accuracy of treatment The same applies to those who are breastfeeding or on hormonal therapy It is recommended to wait at least 3 months after delivery and breastfeeding before undergoing LASIK 8 When can I have my second eye done Can I have both eyes operated on the same day It is common to have both eyes operated on the same day However if one prefers operation can be performed one eye at a time with an interval of one day 9 What will happen if I blink or move my eye during the surgery An eyelid device will be used to hold the eyelids to prevent blinking during surgery In addition our centre has an advanced multi directional eyetracker on the laser machine that tracks and compensates for eye movements during the laser so that the laser treatment is precisely aligned Multi directional eyetrackers may not be present on all laser machines 10 Will there be over correction and under correction Under correction and over correction may sometimes occur in less than 2 to 5 of cases When vision is significantly affected the residual power can be fine tuned with an enhancement surgery 11 Does it hurt There is minimal discomfort during the surgery as the eyes will be anaesthetised with numbling eyedrops There may be mild ocular irritation and watering of the eyes for a few hours after treatment With the prescribed eyedrops and some sleep these sensation will usually resolve after a few hours 12 How long will my eyes take to recover Your vision will be hazy immediately after LASIK for a few hours but you will still be able to see to move about You should avoid taking public transport home after LASIK and have someone fetch you or take a cab Normal vision will normally be attained the next day 13 What are the side effects Common side effects include glare halos dry eyes and mild fluctuation of vision during the first few weeks Most if not all of these will subside and resolve with time Severe side effects like corneal flap complications and corneal infection are very rare 14 What can I do after the procedure Most people can return to work a few of days after the procedure However there are some activities that need to be carried out with care You can SHOWER the next day with your eyes closed to prevent water from getting

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