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Dec 8, 2023
Cataract, glaucoma and retinal diseases are the leading causes of blindness in the world. In Singapore, more than 30% of people above 45 years of age have some degree of cataract, and by the time they reach 60 years old, 90% of them would have contracted cataract.
Advances in eye disease treatment have significantly improved the success and safety of treating these common blinding eye diseases. Newer intraocular lens technology allow improved visual outcomes and can correct all forms of refractive error in the eye, including myopia (short-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia. This allows people to achieve better vision, better quality of life and greater convenience without the need for spectacles.
Join us to learn about common eye problems and the latest advancements in eye disease treatment.
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 [CANCELLED]
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Topic: Cataract, Common Eye Diseases and Advances in Treatment
By Dr. Leonard Ang
About Dr. Leonard Ang
Dr. Leonard Ang is the Medical Director at Lang Eye Centre. He was formerly an Associate Professor at the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) and the Department of Ophthalmology at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS). He was also the Principal Investigator and Group Leader of the eye stem cell and tissue engineering programs at SNEC and the Singapore Eye Research Institute.
Dr. Ang helped to pioneer new methods for eye disease treatment, including cornea and stem cell transplantation. He performed the first series of Boston keratoprosthesis (artificial cornea) transplantations in adults and children in Singapore and South East Asia for treating complex eye diseases.
He has written more than 90 articles in international journals and scientific publications as well as 8 book chapters. He has won 32 international and local scientific awards, including the Singapore National Academy of Science Young Scientist Award, NUS Research Excellence Award and the Singapore Clinician Investigator Award.
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• Register by Tuesday, March 21, 2023
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