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Getting through a Vitrectomy in Singapore: Before, During, and After Procedure (Plus a scoop on the famous personalities who have had it)

One of the most commonly performed eye surgery (aside from cataracts treatment), probably not only here in Singapore but worldwide, is Vitrectomy. This is a type of eye surgery that is done to treat the following eye conditions: retinal detachment or tissue damage advanced diabetic eye disease macular holes (macular pucker), complicated cataracts severe eye injury vitreous haemorrhage Generally, Vitrectomy is performed to eye conditions that affect the retina, usually referred to the lens of our eyes where light passes through. Damages to the retina pose great threat to our vision. If left untreated, they may cause vision impairments or in worst cases, vision loss. Considering the impact of such these eye conditions, it can be drawn that vitrectomy is a very important surgery in the field of ophthalmology. It is considered a trusted eye surgery that is performed by different eye surgeons around the world. The success rate of this surgery has been constantly high (over 90%) for many conditions. Severe complications are rare.Dr Claudine Pang, a recognized eye surgeon in Singapore, provides us with insights and recommendations about vitrectomy in Singapore. In this article, we will know how we can prepare ourselves before the procedure, during…
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#SmearforSmear: How a social media campaign from supermodel-actress Cara Delavigne raised awareness on cervical cancer and where you can get a pap smear in Singapore

You might have heard of pap smear or pap test but are not sure what it is or if you need it. If you’re a woman in your child-bearing years, then you need to get a pap smear. It is a routine procedure used to detect cervical cancer or pre-cancer cells in a woman’s cervix, available at places such as DB Clinic. And even though pap smear has long been established and has saved millions of women’s lives worldwide with the early detection of cervical cancer, there is still a crippling stigma that looms over the test and cervical cancer in general. This is why supermodel-actress Cara Delavigne was prompted to start a social media campaign to break the stigma surrounding women’s health, particularly, cervical cancer and pap smear. With the #SmearforSmear campaign, the high profile celebrity posted on Instagram a selfie with smeared lipstick to urge women to book for a pap smear as soon as possible and get themselves tested. With her inspiring post, a lot of women have followed suit, raising awareness on pap smear and cervical cancer all over the world. What is the cervix and what is its function in the body? The cervix…
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Lifestyle Changes and Treatments that can Help Address Gum Infection

As children, we were always reminded of how important it is to take good care of our teeth. Brushing, rinsing, and flossing are the basics to keep our oral health at its best condition. However, as we go through life, we develop certain habits that actually put not only our oral health at risk but our entire bodies’ as well. Maybe you have developed an undying love for sweets, a love-hate relationship with alcohol, or a deep attachment with tobacco—whichever it is, we know that these can definitely harm our bodies. Before anything else, these risky habits put our teeth and gums in a bad state first, especially when their upkeep is overlooked. Everything that goes in our bodies comes through our mouths first. When it is not cleaned thoroughly, you can expect bacteria to thrive in the crevices between the teeth and gums. Turning a blind eye to this condition can lead to gum infection. Any bacterial infection in the mouth can easily travel and reach our gut, thereby placing our digestive and eventually, our immune system in danger. Bad bacteria can easily wreak havoc and spread throughout our body.Thankfully, there are gum infection treatments available in Singapore.…
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Rejuran Healer in Singapore — What You Should Know

Singaporeans are a busy lot. There is so much to do with careers and family that it can get difficult to find time for multiple cosmetic treatments. But what if there was a single treatment to get clear, bright skin, improve skin moisture as well as reduce the appearance if fine lines and wrinkles? In comes Rejuran Healer. One of the most popular cosmetic treatments in Singapore is Botox. It can help reduce wrinkles and fine lines while boosting the production of collagen. However, the downside is that Botox does not reverse the effects of damaged skin. However, treatment can. What is Rejuran Healer? Rejuran Healer is an effective treatment for improving the appearance of the skin. It originated in Korea and is nicknamed “baby skin injections”. The reason for this strange nickname is because the treatment involves injecting polynucleotides or DNA fragments into the skin. These DNA fragments then work to restore youthful skin. If you are noticing the effects of age creeping in, then you may want to consider Rejuran Healer. The treatment is approved by the Singapore Health Sciences Authority (HSA). Benefits of Rejuran Healer One of the main effects of Rejuran Healer is skin tissue regeneration.…