Dr. Alicia Eye Specialist, which is conveniently located at Gleneagles Medical Centre, is a premier eye specialist clinic that offers a comprehensive range of treatment for all known conditions that affect the eyes including the eyelids, orbit, eye muscles, cornea, lens, iris, and retina such as diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, myopia, orbital conditions, dry eye, and cataract. Staffed by board-certified ophthalmologists who received extensive training from Singapore and the United Kingdom, the clinic provides evidence-based ophthalmology services using the latest techniques and state-of-the-art technologies.
As the clinic is directly connected to Gleneagles hospital, it has an easy access to various hospital services such as radiology and laboratory services, which allows for a coordinated and comprehensive care that leads to reduced waiting times for both local and international patients.
Dr. Alicia Eye Specialist, which focuses on providing world-class eye health care for paediatric and elderly patients, offers a relaxed atmosphere while its friendly staff is accommodating, caring, and compassionate, ensuring an exceptional patient experience.
Committed to restoring the confidence, independence, and mobility of patients suffering from various eye problems, Dr. Cheng Jin Fong uses her years of experience to provide expert diagnosis and treatment of general ophthalmic conditions. As a comprehensive ophthalmologist, she specialises in cataracts surgery and the management of tearing issues, eyelid problems, and orbital diseases.
Customised Cataract Surgery
Customised cataract surgery is a breakthrough eye treatment method that supersedes the benefits of traditional cataract surgery. It does not only aim to remove the cataract, but also includes additional procedures to replace the cataract with an intra-ocular lens that can correct astigmatism, nearsightedness, farsightedness and similar focusing problems. Customised cataract treatment can significantly improve vision while reducing dependence on eyeglasses, contacts or bifocals. The procedure is performed with the use of a bladeless, precise laser which performs microscopic corneal incisions to ensure optimum and enhanced surgical performance. Customised surgery also ensures incisions are more accurate, eliminating extraneous variables that have caused cataract surgery complications in the past.
Diabetic Eye Disease and Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Screening & Treatment
Dry Eye Treatment
Dry eye syndrome is an eye condition characterised by insufficient lubrication or moisture on the eye surface. This results in constant irritation as well as inflammation of the front tissues of the eye, leading to persistent itchiness, dryness, reddening and a constant burning sensation. Dry eye is often a progressive condition which is why prompt diagnosis and treatment is recommended. Treatment can come in the form of prescription eye drops, artificial tears or similar lubricants, Lacrisert eyedrop insert surgically placed inside the lower eyelid, silicone plugs (punctal occlusion), and/or wearing of sunglasses. The kind of treatment of dry eye will depend on the cause and severity of the condition.
Eyelid Aesthetic Treatment (Double Eyelid Surgery)
Aesthetic eyelid treatment, also known as double eyelid surgery or Asian blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that creates a more defined upper eyelid crease or fold to make the eyes look bigger and more attractive. In this procedure, the surgeon makes an incision in an inconspicuous part of the upper eyelid through which fat, tissue and excess skin are removed to reduce and eliminate puffiness. The upper eyelid is then stitched back together to create a well-defined eye fold. The procedure takes about an hour and is performed under local or general anesthesia.
Glaucoma Diagnosis and Follow-up
Glaucoma is a term that describes a range of eye conditions that result in optic nerve damage, which eventually leads to loss of vision. Early diagnosis and treatment are important to minimise, delay or even prevent the condition from worsening. There are several tests to diagnose glaucoma and will include the measurement of intraocular pressure, visual field test, visual acuity test, pachymetry (to measure cornea thickness), physical evaluation of the eye, and other imaging tests. An accurate diagnosis is required to determine the root cause and so that proper treatment can be recommended. Depending on the extent of the condition, glaucoma is treated using special eye drops or in severe cases, surgery is performed.
Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, is an eye condition caused by a refractive error of the eye, which leads to difficulty in seeing distant objects. This is a progressive condition that can be corrected with the use of eyeglasses or contact lenses or through more permanent methods such as refractive surgery (including PRK and LASIK). Newer methods such as orthokeratology and corneal refractive therapy, as well as the use of implantable lenses, are also effective in correcting the condition. Myopia treatment will depend largely on the extent of the condition and individual circumstances, and will be advised by an ophthalmologist after a thorough eye screening and evaluation.
Orbital Conditions Diagnosis and Surgery
The area between the eyeball and the bony socket, called the orbit, houses fat, blood vessels, muscles, nerve tissues and glands. Any disease, injury or problem in any of these structures can significantly affect eye function and vision. Common orbital conditions include tumours or abnormal growths, fractures of the bony socket wall, and inflammation of the orbit and infection. Diagnosis of orbit or eye injuries includes an examination by an ophthalmologist who may suggest further testing such as blood and hormone tests and MRI or CT scans of the eye and brain regions. Many orbital or eye orbit conditions require surgery and immediate medical attention.