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The evolving vision of cataract surgery

MANY years ago, during a clinical Observership in Cataracts and Anterior Segment Reconstruction with Drs Robert Osher and Michael E Snyder at the Cincinnati Eye Institute, one of the United States' largest private eye centres, I was invited to co-author a chapter in the Textbook of Intraocular...

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Set your sights on eating right

HAVE you ever eaten "with your eyes"? The chances are yes. Apart from odor and taste, the sight of food contributes significantly to our assessment and enjoyment of food. In fact, the glamourised appearance of a particular food item often becomes the single most powerful advertisement...

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More needs to be done to manage myopia in children

RECENTLY my clinic was running very low on unit vials of low dose (0.01 per cent) atropine eyedrops, a nightly medication that is currently commonly prescribed to moderate myopia progression in children. I was informed by the pharmacist that there is a regional shortage as the demand seemed to...

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Eye injuries: prepare and prevent, not repair and repent

RECENTLY I attended the Asia-Pacific Ocular Trauma Conference held in Chennai, India as a delegate and invited speaker. It was a meeting for eye doctors to discuss management of eye injuries, a relevant one in my line of work.