CritiCare Asia Ophthalmology Department: Trusted Care for Healthy Vision


The CritiCare Asia Hospitals Ophthalmology Department provides comprehensive eye care using advanced diagnostic tools and innovative vision treatment options. Our experienced team of ophthalmologists offers patient-centric care for conditions affecting the eyes and vision. We leverage state-of-the-art technologies to assess visual health and comprehensively understand one's ocular conditions.

We know that vision concerns and eye conditions deeply impact quality of life. Our goal is to return patients to their vibrant sight and address worries. At CritiCare Asia Hospitals, superior eye care comes from professional skill and empathy.

Our Approach to Eye Care

Our approach to eye care is grounded on the following four pillars:

Multidisciplinary Expertise

We utilize a multidisciplinary approach with specialists from ophthalmic imaging, eye pathology, optometry, surgery, and supportive counseling to deliver comprehensive eye care. By collaborating across these areas of expertise, we create coordinated diagnostic and treatment plans tailored to each patient's distinct vision needs and personal situation.

Patient-Focused Treatment

We recognize that vision loss and eye conditions can negatively affect multiple aspects of a patient's life, including not only their sight, but also their emotional well-being and overall quality of life. Our compassionate team offers counselling, visual rehabilitation, low vision aid resources, and support groups alongside advanced diagnostics and vision treatments.

Cutting Edge Research

Our ophthalmology specialists actively participate in clinical trials and research to continuously advance our practice. We implement the latest technology, surgical techniques and therapies backed by science and innovation, ensuring our patients access the most effective vision solutions.

Comprehensive Support Services

Losing vision affects one's whole life. Our Support Services team helps patients navigate the practical challenges vision impairment brings, assisting with transportation, meals, and accessing community resources. We aim to be there for the challenging journey so patients can focus entirely on their eye health.

Common Eye Conditions Treated

At CrtiCare Asia Hospital, our experienced ophthalmologists treat different types of eye-related issues. Some of the most commonly encountered eye conditions include:


Cataracts involve the clouding of the eye's natural lens, causing blurred vision. Our experienced cataract surgeons restore sharp vision using the most advanced laser and lens implantation techniques tailored to individual eyes. Our focus is to help patients see vibrantly again with restored clarity.


Glaucoma is considered a group of diseases damaging the optic nerve, often due to fluid pressure buildup. We provide comprehensive treatment, from medication to laser or incisional eye surgery, to maintain vision and halt nerve damage.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy causes retinal damage in diabetic patients, leading to symptoms like floaters or blurred vision. Our experts utilise cutting-edge diagnostics to address retinal changes and offer laser surgery, injections, or microsurgery based on disease stage to prevent vision loss.

Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration occurs due to the degeneration or breakdown of the macula (central retina), leading to blurriness of vision loss. Our retina specialists stay vigilant through ongoing monitoring, treating new vessel formation early with the latest clinical therapies.

Refractive Errors (Myopia, Hyperopia, Astigmatism)

From LASIK to other refractive surgeries, our hospital provides personalised solutions to correct myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. Our ophthalmologists evaluate each unique refractive error set to determine optimal razor-sharp vision treatment.

Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome stems from insufficient tear production, leading to irritation, grittiness, redness and blurred vision. We offer a multifaceted approach to treating root causes through anti-inflammatory eyedrops, tear duct plugs, therapeutic lenses, and eyelid procedures that lubricate, preserve tears, and maintain ocular surface health.

Eye Infections and Injuries

Eye infections include bacterial, viral and allergic eye issues causing inflammation, pain and vision changes. We promptly diagnose and develop a treatment regimen, including antibiotics, antivirals or anti-inflammatory drugs to minimise complications and promote optimal recovery.

Symptoms and Risk Factors

Early detection is vital for effective treatment of eye conditions and better eye care. Common symptoms to watch for include:


Blurred or distorted vision


Difficulty in night vision


Sensitivity to light


Seeing floaters or flashes of light


Eye pain or redness


Frequent changes in eyeglass prescription

Risk factors for eye conditions include ageing, family history of eye diseases, diabetes, prolonged screen exposure, and certain lifestyle choices.

When Should You See an Ophthalmologist

Timely detection of the issue is pivotal for effective eye care. If you notice the usual symptoms or have concerns about risk factors, consult our experienced ophthalmologists. Here is a list of reasons for you to consider to reach out an ophthalmologist:

  • Unexplained Visual Changes: If you experience unexplained vision changes, floaters, flashes, light sensitivity, or distorted sight, you must schedule a prompt evaluation to identify root causes early.
  • Family History of Eye Disease: Even without symptoms, people with risk factors like a family history of glaucoma, diabetics over 30, smokers or those taking certain medications should receive regular eye screenings to monitor for signs of conditions like cataracts, retinal disease or optic nerve issues before they progress.
  • Age and Risk-Appropriate Eye Screenings: Visual needs evolve throughout life. Comprehensive vision analysis at specific life stages helps detect emerging eye problems early when treatment is most effective.
  • Recent Head Trauma: Bumps, blows or trauma around the eye require urgent evaluation to check for corneal abrasions, hyphema or more severe injuries that require an expert’s intervention to prevent permanent damage.
  • Post-operative follow-up: Routine appointments after eye surgery ensure proper healing, check for complications, and test for vision changes over time.
  • Second opinion regarding treatment: Consider a second opinion, an additional perspective that informs decisions around eye medications, laser procedures, or surgery to align with your priorities.

Diagnosing Eye Conditions

We understand the importance of precise and early diagnosis in treating eye conditions. Our department is equipped with advanced diagnostic tools to ensure the highest standard of eye care. These technologies aid in accurate diagnosis and guide us in developing the most effective treatment plans for each patient’s unique needs.

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

Optical Coherence Tomography, or OCT, is a non-invasive imaging test. It uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of the retina. We can observe each retina's distinctive layers with OCT and measure their thickness. This helps diagnose and monitor age-related macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, and other retinal disorders.

Fundus Fluorescein Angiography

Fundus Fluorescein Angiography is a diagnostic procedure to examine the circulatory system in the retina. It is particularly helpful in identifying any leakage, blockage, or abnormalities in the blood vessels of your eyes, which is important in diagnosing conditions like diabetic retinopathy.

Visual Field Testing

Visual Field Testing is a crucial method for evaluating your peripheral (side) vision. This test can help detect glaucoma, stroke, brain tumours, and other neurological deficits. By mapping the visual fields of each eye individually, we gain comprehensive insights into the health of your optic nerve and overall visual acuity.

Slit-lamp Examination

The slit-lamp examination is a routine procedure that allows us to observe the structures at the front of your eye under high magnification. This examination is fundamental in diagnosing a range of conditions, from dry eye syndrome to cataracts, ensuring no aspect of your ocular health is overlooked.


Tonometry is an essential test to measure the pressure inside your eye, known as intraocular pressure (IOP). Elevated IOP poses a significant risk for glaucoma. Hence, tonometry becomes a critical tool for early detection and management of this condition.

Key Surgeries and Procedures

CritiCare Asia Hospital's Ophthalmology Department provides comprehensive surgical and therapeutic procedures. Each treatment is performed with precision, utilising the latest techniques and equipment to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Cataract Surgery
  • Cataract surgery is a safe and effective procedure to remove and replace a cloudy lens with a clear, artificial one. Our experienced ophthalmologists perform cataract surgery using modern phacoemulsification techniques during this common outpatient procedure.
LASIK and Refractive Surgery
  • Laser procedures like LASIK are performed to gently reshape the cornea and correct nearsightedness and other vision conditions. Our LASIK and Refractive Surgery services offer a path to improved vision, reducing or eliminating the need for glasses or contact lenses.
Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma surgery focuses on reducing intraocular pressure, thereby preventing further vision loss. Our expert surgeons employ techniques like laser treatment and minimally invasive procedures to manage this condition effectively.
Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal surgery addresses disorders related to the retina and vitreous of the eye. This includes treatments for diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, and macular holes. We employ advanced microsurgical techniques to restore and preserve vision.
Corneal Transplant
  • Corneal transplant surgery replaces a damaged or diseased cornea with healthy donor tissue. This procedure can restore vision, reduce pain, and improve the appearance of a damaged or diseased cornea.
Eyelid Surgery
  • Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is performed for medical and cosmetic reasons. It involves repairing droopy eyelids, which can impair vision, or addressing eyelid conditions for improved functionality and appearance.

Our team of specialists ensures that each procedure is tailored to meet the individual needs of our patients, providing them with the best possible vision and quality of life.

Diseases and Conditions Dealt with by Ophthalmology

Our expertise goes beyond treating common eye diseases, extending to more complex and specialised areas. Here's an overview of the key conditions we manage:

Pediatric Eye Conditions

Children's eye care requires a delicate and expert approach. Hence, early detection and treatment become crucial for the healthy visual development of children. We treat pediatric eye conditions, including amblyopia (lazy eye), congenital cataracts, and refractive errors.


The eye's middle layer is known as uvea, and its inflammation is called uveitis. This condition leads to reduced vision or blindness if not treated promptly. Our specialists are experienced in diagnosing and managing uveitis, focusing on immediate and long-term treatment.


Strabismus, commonly known as crossed eyes, involves a misalignment of the eyes. We offer comprehensive treatment options to improve eye alignment and coordination, including corrective glasses, eye exercises, and surgery.

Ocular Oncology

Our ophthalmology department addresses various eye cancers, providing specialised care and treatment. We focus on early detection and effective management strategies for ocular melanoma and retinoblastoma.

Neuro-Ophthalmology Disorders

Neuro-Ophthalmology disorders involve the intersection of eye and brain diseases. We treat conditions like optic neuritis, double vision, and visual field loss, ensuring a multidisciplinary approach for optimal patient care.

Here is the list of some more eye conditions covered by our ophthalmology department:

  • Conjunctivitis
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Keratoconus
  • Blepharitis
  • Chalazion
  • Crossed Eyes
  • Ptosis
  • Nystagmus
  • Congenital Cataracts

CritiCare Asia Hospital is dedicated to providing our patients with comprehensive, specialised eye care. Our team of eye care specialists is committed to diagnosing and treating complex eye conditions by ensuring the highest standard of visual health for patients of all ages. At CritiCare Asia Hospitals, your vision is our priority, and we ensure that you see the world with clarity, confidence and improved quality of life.

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