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Volume 36, Number 10 (Supplement)

October 2007

Prevention of Blindness in Singapore: No Room for Complacency

It is now a well-known fact that Singapore’s population is greying dramatically due to the ageing of the “baby boomers” – defined as those...

Retinal and Cardiovascular Diseases: The “Common Soil” Theory

There is increasing evidence that retinal and cardiovascular diseases share a “common soil”. Risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidaemia and...

The Emerging Challenge of Age-related Eye Diseases in Singapore

Singapore has one of the fastest ageing populations in the world today. The current elderly population, defined as persons 65 years or older, comprises...

Age-related Macular Degeneration – An Asian Perspective

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a group of non-Mendellian disorders which share the common manifestation of chronic progressive degeneration of the macula involving changes...

The Role of Muller’s Muscle-Conjunctiva Resection (MCR) in the Treatment of Ptosis

The Muller’s muscle (MM) is a sympathetically innervated upper eyelid muscle that elevates the eyelid besides the levator palpebral superioris. The MM resembles smooth...