HEALTH

An eye test can save your life

MODERN medicine works by finding evidence to support one or more differential diagnosis at a particular point in time. Sometimes the evidence can come from seemingly unrelated parts of our body. The eye is unique in being the only organ in our body that allows a direct visualisation of its nerve...

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Our eyes: Our first defence

SGSecure, a national campaign launched in Singapore four years ago for crisis preparedness has been a success in informing residents of the need to be vigilant against terrorist attacks and other civic emergencies. It has a catchy tagline of "Our eyes are our first defence", with eyeball mascots...

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Vision 20/20: viewing the world perfectly

AT the dawn of a year and decade, it is fitting to review and renew our goals. 2020 holds special meaning for everyone who appreciates the sense of sight and especially for me as an eye specialist. "20/20 vision" is medical parlance for normal or optimal visual sharpness: what a healthy eye...

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Guarding against diabetes-linked eye disease

SEVERAL years ago, while volunteering as a consultant to teach local eye doctors for a charitable organisation in rural China, I was eager to share the strategies applied in healthcare in Singapore against the rise of diabetes mellitus, an increasingly common disease.