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Myopia centre opens in Singapore

The Singapore National Eye Centre has opened a new myopia clinic with a focus on research as well as clinical care

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A new myopia clinic has opened in Singapore run by doctors from the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC).

The Straight Times highlighted that optometrists at the clinic have seen around 600 patients since the launch of the clinic in June.

Dr Wong Tien Yin, medical director of the SNEC, told The Straight Times: “Here, our optometrists take the lead with managing patient care, supervised by the specialists, so specialists do not need to see every patient. This centre runs on quite an efficient model which will allow us to see a larger number of people.”

Singapore has one of the highest rates of myopia in the world.

It is projected that 80% to 90% of all Singaporean adults will be myopic in three decades’ time, with as many as 25% of these patients experiencing high myopia.

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