Dr. Au Eong Kah Guan

Dr. Au Eong Kah Guan

Eye Specialist - Ophthalmologist

  Farrer Park Hospital, Connexion, Singapore

  25 Years of experience

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Au Eong Kah Guan is one of the finest Eye Specialist in Singapore. He is an experienced Ophthalmologist in the Singapore. The Medical practitioner has been associated with various reputed hospitals in the Singapore. The physician is currently working as a Opthalmologist, Farrer Park Hospital, Singapore. The doctor is a well-reputed and sought after medical expert and is

  • Dr Au Eong graduated from the NUS with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 1989 and a Master of Medicine (Ophthalmology) in 1995.

qualified. Dr. Au Eong Kah Guan has been associated with many hospitals over the course of his illustrious and experienced career.

The hospitals include:

  • He was previously Head and Senior Consultant in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Alexandra Hospital.
  • Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS).
  • Deputy Director and Head of Research at The Eye Institute, National Healthcare Group.

Dr. Au Eong Kah Guan has more than 25 Years of clinic experience. The Clinician specializes in and performs the following surgeries:

  • LASIK
  • Macular Degeneration Surgery
  • Vitrectomy
  • Ophthalmology
CERTIFICATIONS (2)
  • Basic and advanced ophthalmology training in Singapore.
  • Fellowship training in diseases and surgery of the vitreous and retina at the University of Manchester and Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, United Kingdom (1998 to 1999), and the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, USA (1999 to 2000).
MEMBERSHIPS (1)
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
RESEARCH PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS (4)
  • Spontaneous separation of epiretinal membrane: a report of three cases: Spontaneous separation of epiretinal membrane.
  • Survey on the knowledge of age related macular degeneration and its risk factors among Singapore residents.
  • Is the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory Valid for Use in Preschool Children with Refractive Errors?
  • Unusual visual disturbance following laser peripheral iridotomy for intermittent angle closure glaucoma.
Procedures
LASIK

Lasik surgery is one of the most popular procedures for correction vision. For problems like astigmatism, myopia, and hypermetropia, Lasik offers a near-permanent solution thereby restoring healthy vision to the suffering individual. Abbreviated from Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, LASIK is a laser-assisted eye surgery that implements microkeratomes for the improvement of visual acuity. The laser is targeted at the cornea, which is re-adjusted or reshaped so as to provide unaided vision to the candidates. Lasik treatment is very popular owing to its remarkable success rates, which is why, approximately 700,000 procedures are performed annually.

Macular Degeneration Surgery

What is macula and macular degeneration?

Macula is the yellowish oval area surrounding the retina of the eye, and it is the finest part where images are received. Degeneration of the macula occurs mostly at the age of 60, and hence, it is termed as age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Patients experiencing macular degeneration may not experience total blindness, but they may lose most of their central vision. The symptoms observed in this condition are the need for brighter light while reading, difficulty recognizing faces, decreased intensity of colors, etc.

Macular degeneration is mainly associated with aging. However, other factors such as smoking, hereditary, sedentary life style also cause macular degeneration.

What are the types of macular degeneration?

There are two types of macular degeneration. Each have different macular degeneration symptoms and are diagnosed with the help og macular degeneration test.

Dry AMD- It is the most common form of eye disease, and it is the early-intermediate stage of macular degeneration. The patients may experience slight vision changes; however, they may not notice the symptoms.

Wet AMD- It is the most severe form of macular degeneration that leads to complete vision loss. This occurs due to abnormal growth of blood vessels beneath retina and macula which leads to the destruction of healthy cells. It is proved that nearly 10% of people with macular degeneration have this type of AMD. If you have Wet AMD, macular degeneration symptoms may include seeing wavy lines, or dark spots throughout the day.

Juvenile MD- In some cases, macular degeneration can also affect young people, a condition called as juvenile macular degeneration. Scarring of macula is seen in such patients.

Vitrectomy

There can be a number of eye-related problems that can be resolved through a retina surgery or a vitrectomy, which is a kind of eye surgery. Vitrectomy is conducted to rectify a range of eye problems. However, it is not as common and simple as a cataract surgery. As the names suggest, vitrectomy or retina surgery aims at correcting a number of defects pertaining specifically to the vitreous and the retina of the eye.

Some of the problems that demand vitrectomy include age-related macular degeneration, macular hole, epiretinal membrane, Cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis, retinal detachment or retinal tear, diabetic retinopathy, and vitreous hemorrhage, wherein bleeding occurs and the blood does not get cleared by natural healing process of the body.

The symptoms of the above-enlisted problems may include the following:

  • Acute pain in the eye
  • Diminishing vision problems
  • Redness in the whites of the eye
  • Flashes of light changing the eye & vision
  • Swelling and discharge from the eyes

With the help of conventional surgery or laser vitrectomy is performed very deep inside the eye. The surgery takes place near retina, the light-sensitive membranous part of the eye and the gel- like vitreous is present. It may be required by patients who have developed some unwanted side effects after cataract surgery is performed.

Frequently Asked Questions
What area of specialization does Dr. Au Eong Kah Guan have?
Dr. Au Eong Kah Guan is specialized in Singapore and of the most sought after doctors in Eye Specialist.
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How many years of experience does Dr. Au Eong Kah Guan have?
Dr. Au Eong Kah Guan is one of the most sought after specialists in Singapore and has over 25 Years years of experience.
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