16.07.2014

Singaporeans given option of implanted contact lenses

Singaporeans given option of implanted contact lenses

Implanted contact lenses are being suggested to Singaporean people who suffer from sight problems.

Channel News Asia outlined the surgical process of inserting implantable contact lenses and spoke to a professional about it.

Leonard Ang, associate professor and medical director of the Eye and Cornea Transplant Centre said that complications such as infections are very rare and can usually be treated if they do occur.

He also noted that while the lenses could cloud, they could be removed if this happens.

One patient, Karen Lee, told the publication that she was very pleased with the results of having the contact lenses implanted into her eyes.

"It helps me a lot," she said.

According to the news source, 83 per cent of Singaporeans need corrective lenses by the time they are 18.

Elsewhere in Asia, Malyasians were recently urge by the Star to eat well to help protect their eyes.

The magazine encouraged them to get enough zeaxanthin and lutein to help protect them from certain age-related eye problems.

by Alexa Kaczka


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