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Receive vitreo-retinal disease treatment with Singapore national eye centre specialists from 10th to 11th april 2014

From 10th to 11th April 2014, Dr. Edmund Wong and Dr. Laurence Lim, two specialists from Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC), will offer examination and treatment for patients affected with vitreo-retinal diseases at FVH’s Ophthalmology Department.

Treatments will be available for complaints such as retinal trauma, myopic retinopathy, diabetic retinopathy, retinopathy of prematurity, macular degeneration, cloudy vitreous humour, proliferative retinopathy, vitreous syneresis, and vitreous hemorrhage.

According to Dr. Nguyen Dinh Boi Anh, Head of Ophthalmology, FV Hospital, vitreo-retinal diseases often lead to rapid vision loss and can easily cause blindness. Therefore, early intervention and treatment is important in restoring vision, as well as reducing costs and complications.

Retinal tears with minimal or no detachment are treated by burning spots around the tears with a laser to seal the wounds and prevent a retinal detachment. Complete retinal detachments require surgery to help seal the retina in its normal position. The patient’s vision will be improved after surgery. People at high risk of vitreo-retinal diseases, such as those affected with diabetes, myopia or premature births, should undertake periodic eye examinations so that problems can be detected and treated as early as possible.

If you or your loved ones are affected by or are at high risk of these diseases, make an appointment to see SNEC specialists Dr. Edmund Wong and Dr. Laurence Lim by calling FV Hospital’s Ophthalmology Department on (08) 54 11 34 36 or (08) 54 11 33 33, ext 2000, or make an appointment online.

Dr. Edmund Wong is a senior consultant with the Vitreo-Retinal Service at Singapore National Eye Centre and each year he makes working trips to FV Hospital. He obtained a Master of Medicine in Ophthalmology from the National University of Singapore and a Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1998. In addition, he completed a fellowship with the SNEC Vitreo-Retinal Service in 2001 and a fellowship at Beetham Eye Institute, Harvard Medical School, in 2003.

Thanks to his many years of intensive research into retinal diseases involving proliferative vitreo-retinopathy, retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration, Dr. Wong is highly experienced in laser and surgical techniques for the retina, including sutureless vitrectomy. He is often invited to give lectures and demonstrations on retinal surgery both regionally and internationally. In addition to diseases of the retina, Dr Wong also has a strong interest in cataract surgery using phacoemulsification techniques and intraocular lenses.

Dr. Laurence Lim is a consultant at SNEC’s Vitreo-Retinal Department. He is highly skilled in medical and surgical management of retinal diseases, cataract surgery and general ophthalmology. In addition to offering examination and treatment to patients, Dr. Laurence undertakes research into eye diseases and is a regular speaker at various regional and international meetings.

PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME BETWEEN FV HOSPITAL AND SNEC

After being examined by Dr. Wong and Dr. Lim, FVH will support patients requiring more intensive treatment or surgery to undergo treatment in Singapore under the partnership programme between FV Hospital and SNEC. Accordingly, patients can save around 30 per cent of the cost of seeking treatment abroad independently.

Following treatment in Singapore, monitoring and follow-up care will be continued at FV’s Ophthalmology Department.

Over the years, this partnership programme has helped many patients affected with vitreo-retinal diseases in Vietnam receive successful surgeries and treatments.

The partnership between FV Hospital and Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) began in 2006. The purpose of this programme is to improve the treatment of eye diseases for patients in Vietnam. Each year, SNEC sends ophthalmic specialists to visit FV Hospital in order to provide examination and treatment for patients. In addition to providing care upon request, FV and SNEC also co-organise charity programmes to offer examination, treatment and perform surgery for impoverished patients in Vietnam.

You can read more information about the partnership programme between FV and SNEC here.