Conveniently located at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre in Orchard Road, Dr. Leo Adult & Paediatric Eye Specialist Pte is a one-stop shop centre equipped with a full range of ophthalmic machines and staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of eye specialists. The clinic, which specialises in Strabismus Surgery, Bladeless Cataract Surgery, Paediatric Ophthalmology, Glaucoma Management, and Myopia Control, was established by Dr. Leo Seo Wei, a renowned ophthalmologist, who is deeply committed to providing premium quality eye care not just to local patients but also to medical travelers.
Dr. Leo Seo Wei, who is also the clinic’s Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist, graduated from the National University in Singapore where she was awarded the Gold Medal & Book Prize in Ophthalmology. She completed her basic specialist training in Singapore National Eye Care Centre and obtained her Membership at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2000 and Master of Medicine in 2001. With her years of experience and expertise, she firmly believes that preserving the vision of her patients is a pre-requisite to improve the quality of their lives and succeed in their endeavors.
Dr. Leo Seo Wei, a renowned ophthalmologist, is dedicated to providing premium quality eye care services to local and international patients. She firmly believes that preserving the vision of her patients will greatly improve their quality of life, which will lead them to achieve success in their endeavors. To achieve these goals, she established a one-stop centre that provides a comprehensive range of advanced eye diagnostic services and treatment.
Age-related Macular Degeneration Diagnosis and Follow-up
Bladeless Cataract Surgery
A cataract surgery is a procedure of removing the crystalline lens (eye’s natural lens) to eliminate clouding that limits and distorts vision. This disease is caused by many factors including aging, medication, radiation, diabetes, trauma, and genetics. Surgery techniques include MSCIS (manual small incision) where the doctor creates a tunnel wound on the sclera to naturally extract the lens or phacoemulsification where the lens is emulsified using a vibrating handpiece. If the lens cannot be removed through emulsification because of its denseness, the doctor can choose extracapsular surgery. After the surgery, the doctor fits intraocular lens to serve as the eye’s new natural lens. This lens may be monofocal, multifocal, or toric.
Complete Eye Screening for Adults and Children
Eye screening is a diagnostic test performed by a general physician or a nurse to determine any possible problem with the patient’s vision. It is a short examination that lasts no more than 15 to 20 minutes and indicates whether the doctor has to refer the patient to an eye specialist. These tests includes close inspection of the pupils and eyes using a penlight, observation of the red reflex with ophthalmoscope, refraction test to identify refraction errors (nearsightedness or farsightedness), sharpness test (visual acuity test) to measure eye’s effectiveness in seeing objects correctly, visual field to check peripheral gaps, and photo screening.
Cornea Laser Procedure
Diabetic Retinopathy Diagnosis and Follow-up
Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease caused by nerve damage to the retina’s blood vessels due to diabetes. It goes through four different stages, three of which are non-proliferative, where blockage affects only the blood vessels of the retina. Proliferative retinopathy develops when the disease has already advanced and new fragile blood vessels form. Bleeding of these blood vessels can lead to loss of vision. Surgery is often performed during the last stage. The eye specialist uses scatter laser to decrease the abnormal growth of the new blood vessels or performs vitrectomy to remove blood buildup.
Glaucoma Diagnosis and Follow-up
Glaucoma Laser Procedure
Laser Posterior Capsulotomy
Lazy Eye Management
Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery
Presbyopia is an age-related eye condition characterized by the gradual inability to see near objects clearly. The problem may be alleviated by using bifocal eyeglasses which upper section contains the prescription for reading while the lower part is designed for other types of close work. The eye doctor may also recommend PALs (progressive addition lenses) where wearers can shift between prescriptions more seamlessly. A patient may also wear the soft lens or gas-permeable multifocal lenses or go through corrective presbyopia surgery including conductive keratoplasty that creates more corneal curvature with radio waves or presbyLASIK that uses an excimer laser for a multifocal ablation.