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Refractive errors are ocular disorders that occur when the optical power of the eye produces an object image that is not focused on the retina. Although easily correctable in developed countries, the global burden of uncorrected refractive errors is enormous, with an estimated 145 million visually impaired and 8 million blind individuals.

Audrey Abella spoke with Dr Inez Wong, senior consultant ophthalmologist and director of paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus service at the Eagle Eye Centre in Singapore, on how GPs can manage refractive errors in the primary care setting.


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Potential toxic optic neuropathy (TON) is common in workers with occupational exposure to unburnt tobacco, shows a recent study from India, which also finds advancing age and longer exposure duration as independent predictors of the condition.
15 Nov 2017
New drug applications approved by US FDA as of 1 - 15 November 2017 which includes New Molecular Entities (NMEs) and new biologics. It does not include Tentative Approvals. Supplemental approvals may have occurred since the original approval date.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 11 Nov 2017
The presence of corneal arcus in Indian and Malay men appears to be associated with the risk of incident cardiovascular disease (CVD), independent of serum lipids and traditional CVD risk factors, reports a team of Singapore-based researchers.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 08 Nov 2017

The presence of vitreous haze, snow banking, and choroidal involvement is associated with an increased risk of antitubercular treatment failure in patients with tubercular (TB) uveitis, according to research by the COTS-1* Study Group.

08 Nov 2017
Fluocinolone acetonide implant and systemic corticosteroid therapy both improve vision-related quality of life (VRQoL) in patients with noninfectious uveitis, according to a study. However, the implant group shows an immediate improvement as compared to gradual for the systemic group.
07 Nov 2017
In diabetic macular oedema (DME), visual outcomes following intravitreal dexamethasone implant therapy may be predicted by early treatment response, according to a study. Specifically, eyes with optimal early responses demonstrate better outcomes compared with eyes having suboptimal early visual acuity gains.
Special Reports
31 Jan 2017
At the recent Alcon launch symposium of Systane® Hydration in Kuala Lumpur, three prominent speakers shared their experiences on the management of ocular dryness and highlighted the role of the new therapy.
10 Nov 2016
The 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) was held in Chicago, USA, from 15−18 October 2016. A panel of renowned international clinicians in the field of ophthalmology contributed the articles for the Eye on AAO 2016 e-Bulletins, which feature conference highlights, reviews of hot topics discussed at the meeting, Asian and clinical relevance of few of the important topics.
24 Oct 2016
At the 7th Annual Congress of the Malaysian Endocrine & Metabolic Society (MAC7), Professor Dr Chan Siew Pheng and Dr Gavin Tan spoke on the recent evidence to improve residual CV risk and DR respectively, in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Highlights of their presentations are summarized below.
07 Apr 2016
In conjunction with World Glaucoma Week, MIMS Doctor brings you highlights of recent discoveries in glaucoma research, with topics ranging from stem cell manipulation to the physics of pancake making. 
02 Dec 2015
Eye on AAO 2015 is a series of daily e-Bulletins from the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology which took place in Las Vegas, USA from 14–17 November 2015. These e-Bulletins feature reviews and opinions of presentations and workshops by an international panel of renowned clinicians in ophthalmology.

We hope you find the bulletins interesting and informative, adding to your knowledge of advances in ophthalmology, and supportive of your clinical practice endeavours. You can download copies of the e-Bulletins from this page.