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Dedicated to providing the best care and excellent outcomes for your cataract and retina problems

Insurance Panel Doctor for :
1. AIA
2. Great Eastern
3. Prudential
4. Aviva / Singlife-Aviva
5. AXA 
6. NTUC (extended panel)

Complex Cataract and Retina Specialist Dr. Paul Zhao

Experienced & Personalized Eye Care in Singapore Dedicated to providing the best care and excellent outcomes for your cataract and retina problems

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About our surgeon: Dr Paul Zhao

Key Achievements:

  • Head of Ophthalmology service at Alexandra Hospital.

  • Senior Consultant at National University Hospital (NUH) and concurrently the Retina lead for Ng Teng Fong Hospital prior to leaving for private practice.

  • Performed more than 3,000 cataract surgeries since 2006 and more than 2,000 retina surgeries since 2012.

  • Headed the vision performance centre at SAF Military Medicine Institute overseeing the refractive surgery program.

Eye Exam

Key Achievements:

  • Dr Paul Zhao is an ophthalmologist at Eagle Eye Centre.

  • His sub-specialty is in Retina. He performs retina surgery for conditions such as retinal detachment, macular holes and epiretinal membranes, diabetic eye disease (tractional retinal detachment and vitreous haemorrhage) and vitreomacular traction.

  • He has a special interest in the management of subluxed and dislocated lenses, and uses the latest sutureless techniques for the scleral fixation of intraocular lenses.

  • He also performs cataract surgery and is trained in the latest technology using femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery and the use of premium intraocular lenses for correction of astigmatism and presbyopia.

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Retina Conditions


Retina Detachment

❖ The retina is like wall paper on the back surface of the eye and functions like the film of a camera. If it detaches, urgent surgery is required.  

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Age Related Macula Degeneration (AMD)

❖ AMD is a condition with affects the central part of the retina (the macula). There is a wet and dry form of AMD. Wet AMD requires early treatment with injections in the eye to achieve the best outcomes.

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Epiretinal Membrane / Macula Pucker

❖ This is a layer of membrane that forms over the surface of the retina causing distortion of the vision. Surgery can be performed to remove this membrane and improve vision.

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Retina Tear

❖ A sudden shower of floaters or flashes of light may be a warning symptom of a tear in the retina. Prompt recognition and treatment with a simple laser procedure can prevent progression to retina detachment and avoid major surgery

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Dislocated Lens / Subluxed Lens

❖ The lens is attached to the wall of the eye by suspensory ligaments. Weakness of these ligaments can lead to shifting of the lens causing blurring of vision or fluctuating vision. 

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Diabetic Retinal Disease

❖ Diabetes can affect the eye causing swelling of the macula and the growth of abnormal vessels which may bleed or form scar tissue which pulls on the retina causing vision loss.

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Blockage of Retinal Veins or Arteries 

❖ The retina vessels can get blocked and cause sudden onset blurring of vision. Depending on the type of vessel affected, adequate workup for a cause and timely treatment can improve the visual outcome

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