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

tion to presbyopia – a surgical procedure called KAMRA.

KAMRA
This new procedure is very safe and very fast, taking only about 15 minutes. It is an approved operation, coming at the end of almost a decade of cutting-edge research.

"This is the first and only really successful treatment for presbyopia. There is no longer any need to suffer in silence. What the surgeon will do is simply cut a flap or incision using a laser, then implant the KAMRA inlay in the cornea, center it and close the flap," explain Prof Tan.

The tiny device, which is much small than a contact lens, is almost invisible to the naked eye, and needs to be implanted in only one eye. No stitching is required. Unlike other implants, this one can be removed and replaced when newer "upgraded" versions come along.

What's more, the improvement to vision is almost immediate. For some patients, they will be able to tell the difference after only one day. The majority of patients notice the improvement within the week and visual quality will continue to improve with time.

Currently, this procedure is only performed in a handful of countries. Apart from Singapore, only Japan in Asia offers this treatment. (KAMRA is still at clinical trial stage in the US) This day procedure costs about Singapore Dollars $4,000.

The SNEC is also one of few places in the world to offer evolutionary methods of cornea transplant. Each year, the centre carries out about 250 cornea transplants, of which a full third comprises foreign patients. With a success
'/>"/>

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. Reliv International Introduces GlucAffect(R) in the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore
2. Small Businesses In Singapore Outmarkets & Outperforms Bigger Players in Tough Economy With Online Marketing
3. Massage Envy Performs 20 Millionth Massage
4. Hormone Outperforms Insulin in Diabetic Mice
5. New Anti-Clotting Drug Outperforms Plavix
6. Researchers at the John Theurer Cancer Center Present Cutting-Edge Research Results at this Years American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting
7. Cutting-Edge Surgery, Seamlessly Performed
8. Risks of Kids Surgeries May Not Stick With Parents
9. Patient and doctor expectations from joint replacement surgeries not always aligned
10. Clitoraid Announces New Round of Clitoral Repair Surgeries in U.S. for FGM Victims
11. Community hospitals offer a safe surgical option for some cancer surgeries
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Singapore Performs Cutting-edge Eye Surgeries 
(Date:12/17/2014)... -- Expectant parents should leave prenatal picture-taking to medical ... Use of ultrasound imaging and heartbeat monitors to get ... agency warns. "Although there is a lack ... and heartbeat monitors, prudent use of these devices by ... FDA biomedical engineer, said in an agency news release. ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Dec. 16, ... America, and work commitment is a big reason why, new ... said Dr. Mathias Basner, an assistant professor of sleep and ... of Medicine. A time-use survey of nearly 125,000 Americans, ... main activity exchanged for sleep. Short sleepers -- those who ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... 15, 2014 South Florida’s leading urgent care ... can be a daze of hassle, hustle, and bustle that ... decking halls, to burns when making special meals and heartburn ... can happen at any time. To prevent this season of ... made a list of helpful and healthful holiday tips to ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... News) -- Expert pilots process visual information more efficiently ... better decisions during landings, a new study shows. ... pilots to master, and 36 percent of all airplane ... final approach and landing. Researchers monitored the brain ... pilots while they were at the controls of a ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... 15, 2014 At the leading, long-established ... AutismOne and Focus Autism will welcome ... research on the effects of toxins to children’s health, ... information. , Luminaries such as Dr. Lucija Tomljenovic ... with esteemed, credentialed colleagues of the United States to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:FDA Warns Against Fetal 'Keepsake' Videos 2Health News:Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds 2Health News:Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds 3Health News:MD Now Urgent Care Presents Healthy Holiday Tips 2Health News:MD Now Urgent Care Presents Healthy Holiday Tips 3Health News:Study Shows Why Expert Pilots Are Experts 2Health News:AutismOne and Focus Autism Collaborate on Scientific Conference; International Group of Researchers to Present in Chicago, May 2015 2Health News:AutismOne and Focus Autism Collaborate on Scientific Conference; International Group of Researchers to Present in Chicago, May 2015 3
... , , ABBOTT PARK, Ill., ... goal of a 5 percent reduction in the amount of packaging ... effort to minimize its impact on the environment. To achieve ... of launching, more than 40 sustainable packaging initiatives across its nutrition, ...
... to alleviate the shortage of available liver donors. Accurate estimation ... and recipient is crucial. Scholars of different countries established several ... most accurate for Chinese adults has remained unclear. ... on August 28, 2009 in the World Journal of ...
... type of cellular adaptor protein and transcriptional co-activator. In ... overexpressed and highly activated in hepatic cancers and mammary ... of the inhibitor of apoptotic protein (IAP) family, which ... cell protease receptor-1 in the human genomic library in ...
... Antidepressant drug Paxil, which generated about 2.1% of GlaxoSmithKline,s ... defects, but the world,s second-biggest drugmaker hid its risks to ... , According to available information, Glaxo failed ... Paxil,s risks. The Philadelphia trial is the first of more ...
... Md., Sept. 16 On September 15, 2009, GenVec, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... Market stating that the minimum bid price of the Company,s common ... and that the Company was therefore not in compliance with Marketplace ... on the listing of the Company,s common stock on The NASDAQ ...
... , WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have long ... But now researchers have found a possible equalizer -- a ... youngest poor kids may be enough to offset negative ... skills, at least up to the fifth grade, according to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Abbott Expands Use of Sustainable Packaging as Part of Global Environmental Efforts 2Health News:Abbott Expands Use of Sustainable Packaging as Part of Global Environmental Efforts 3Health News:Abbott Expands Use of Sustainable Packaging as Part of Global Environmental Efforts 4Health News:Glaxo Official Memo Urged Scientists to Withhold Information About Paxil's Risks, Trial Hears; Pharmaceutical Industry Today Offers Complete News Coverage 2Health News:GenVec Receives NASDAQ Notice of Minimum Bid Price Non-Compliance 2Health News:GenVec Receives NASDAQ Notice of Minimum Bid Price Non-Compliance 3Health News:Better Day Care, Smarter Kids? 2Health News:Better Day Care, Smarter Kids? 3Health News:Better Day Care, Smarter Kids? 4
(Date:12/13/2014)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2r6bmg/drug_injection ... "Drug Injection Devices to 2020" report to ... As new drugs become available ... health conditions, drug developers have increasingly pursued packaging ... and increase the efficiency and reliability with which ...
(Date:12/13/2014)...  Radiologists can transmit their reports, which can ... physicians, electronic health records (EHR) systems securely, efficiently, ... That was the message behind a ... the recent Radiology Society of North America Meeting ... in this manner also helps referring physicians satisfy ...
(Date:12/13/2014)... -- Mindray Medical International Limited ("Mindray", NYSE: ... medical devices worldwide, today announced shareholder resolutions adopted at ... Hong Kong on December 10, 2014. ... re-elect incumbent directors Li Xiting and Kern Lim, each ... re-elect Peter Wan as a director. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Drug Injection Devices to 2020 2Drug Injection Devices to 2020 3Drug Injection Devices to 2020 4Advanced Data Systems Presents on Interface-Free EHR Communications at RSNA's 2014 Conference: Streamlining Communication of Reports and Images to Referring Physicians 2Advanced Data Systems Presents on Interface-Free EHR Communications at RSNA's 2014 Conference: Streamlining Communication of Reports and Images to Referring Physicians 3Mindray Announced Shareholder Resolutions Post 2014 Annual General Meeting 2
Lyphochek Whole Blood Metals Control contains the major heavy metals of toxicological and environmental importance for whole blood analysis....
Lyphochek Whole Blood Control is a unique product designed to monitor immunosuppressants, red cell folate and lead in whole blood assays. This control has three critical levels for each analyte and i...
qUAntify Plus Control is a combination urine dipstick and microscopic control. The control is available in either 12 mL centrifuge tubes or 120 mL flip-top squeeze bottles....
Lyphochek Maternal Serum Control is a trilevel product with analytes at clinically significant levels to monitor maternal serum analysis....
Medicine Products: