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Singapore Performs Cutting-edge Eye Surgeries
Date:4/9/2010

Singapore has emerged as a top regional eye specialist center for advanced corneal transplant and implant procedures. With success rates topping 90 percent across a range of complex surgeries, the country also serves as a training hub for eye surgeon worldwide

Singapore (PRWEB) April 9, 2010 -- The Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) is the first and only specialist eye centre outside of Japan in Asia to offer a number of innovative yet extremely effective eye surgeries.

One such procedure is a corneal inlay treatment called KAMRA. Introduced just last year (2009) this procedure helps correct presbyopia, an age-related eye condition that affects more than one billion people worldwide.

"Presbyopia is a natural aging condition of the eye that eventually affects everyone. Our eyes are like the camera's autofocus lenses. As you age, your eye muscles become weaker and your lenses lose their autofocus ability," explained Professor Donald Tan, Medical Director and Head of Corneal Service at the Singapore National Eye Centre.

The condition begins its gradual progress when a person reaches the age of 45 and peaks at around 60 years of age. The impact on daily living can be quite disturbing, especially for those who are already long-sighted. The inability to see near and far can cause disorientation and in many cases, simple tasks like reading the time off a wrist watch becomes a difficulty.

"Presbyopia prevents you from performing normal activities such as reading the newspapers or the SMS on your mobile phone. It can compromise a person's quality of life," said Prof Tan.

While most resign themselves to bifocals and spectacles as they age, there is now a more permanent and hassle-free solu
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