All About Kids' Eye-sight

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Re: All About Kids' Eye-sight

Post by sembgal » Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:41 pm

JGMum wrote:Hi, I need some advice from experienced Mums and Dads in this thread.
I would like to consult an ophthalmologist due to my sons' rapid increase in myopia, and am thinking if prescription of Atropine will help to mitigate the increase. I have checked with SNEC and the wait is too long for us (~3 months) even though we would be paying the full rate since we did not go through the polyclinic/GP recommendation route. Does anyone have a good private ophthalmologist in the north or town location to recommend? One that does not have a long waiting period for appointments. Grateful for any advice and help, thanks.
Recommended by a friend for my DD's eyesight. The atropine helps to delay the rapid increase. It works!
http://www.drleoeyespecialist.com/eng/o ... alist.html

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Re: All About Kids' Eye-sight

Post by JGMum » Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:30 am

sembgal wrote:
JGMum wrote:Hi, I need some advice from experienced Mums and Dads in this thread.
I would like to consult an ophthalmologist due to my sons' rapid increase in myopia, and am thinking if prescription of Atropine will help to mitigate the increase. I have checked with SNEC and the wait is too long for us (~3 months) even though we would be paying the full rate since we did not go through the polyclinic/GP recommendation route. Does anyone have a good private ophthalmologist in the north or town location to recommend? One that does not have a long waiting period for appointments. Grateful for any advice and help, thanks.
Recommended by a friend for my DD's eyesight. The atropine helps to delay the rapid increase. It works!
http://www.drleoeyespecialist.com/eng/o ... alist.html
Thank you so much, I will check it out. :smile:
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Re: All About Kids' Eye-sight

Post by michong » Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:23 pm

Thanks for the recommendation, I'll check that out as well!

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Re: All About Kids' Eye-sight

Post by jiejia80 » Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:56 am

leng8021 wrote:I do eye massage for my girl every night before sleep. She start wearing spec at P3. I use good glasses that helps to control her degree, now P6 her degree only increase slightly every year...

Hi Leng,

Can you share for your eye massage ? Any video ? Thanks in advance.

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Re: All About Kids' Eye-sight

Post by straffan23 » Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:53 am

sembgal wrote:Low-Dose Atropine for the Treatment of Childhood Myopia
One in two 10-year-olds and eight in 10 of 18-year-olds in Singapore are myopic. Find out from Adj Assoc Prof Audrey Chia on how low-dose atropine treatment can help slow down the progression of childhood myopia.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/about/seminar

Anyone interested in the seminar can go to attend.
Atropine is not 100% effective and unfortunately my kid is one of them. We were on Atropine 0.01% for over a year and the degrees kept increasing 0.5 per 3 mths! So now it is -4.5 and only in P3. We are trying Atropine 1% now. Hope it works. But very troublesome cos it causes long sightedness. Kid is like an old man - take out and put on glasses 10,000 times a day!

Btw, I still have an unopened bottle of Atropine 0.01%. Can pass on to anyone that's already on the prescription for free. Pls PM me.


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Re: All About Kids' Eye-sight

Post by katechung81 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:28 am

michong wrote:Hi, has anyone heard of ortho-k lens? a type of hard lens which the kids wear to sleep at night, and their vision will be corrected the next day. any feedback abt this?
Yes! My 2 children are doing it too! Best thing ever for them. Controlled power, no need specs, healthy eyes. Will take a little while to be comfortable with the whole process but it is all worth it!

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Re: All About Kids' Eye-sight

Post by straffan23 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:03 pm

katechung81 wrote:
michong wrote:Hi, has anyone heard of ortho-k lens? a type of hard lens which the kids wear to sleep at night, and their vision will be corrected the next day. any feedback abt this?
Yes! My 2 children are doing it too! Best thing ever for them. Controlled power, no need specs, healthy eyes. Will take a little while to be comfortable with the whole process but it is all worth it!
How old are your children before you started them on Ortho-K? As I mentioned in my earlier post, Atropine 0.1% didn't work for my kid, and we are trying Atropine 1% now. If still no improvement, we will have to try out Ortho-K as well. I understand that infection is the main concern in Ortho-K? Apparently, many cases ends up with SNEC inpatient due to bad infection.

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Re: All About Kids' Eye-sight

Post by katechung81 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:17 pm

straffan23 wrote: How old are your children before you started them on Ortho-K? As I mentioned in my earlier post, Atropine 0.1% didn't work for my kid, and we are trying Atropine 1% now. If still no improvement, we will have to try out Ortho-K as well. I understand that infection is the main concern in Ortho-K? Apparently, many cases ends up with SNEC inpatient due to bad infection.
One started at age 7 and the other at 10. I see some mothers at the clinic who have children on 0.01% atropine but since it doesn't control the power very well, they are starting on orthok. 1% is more effective but a lot of side effects and my kids hate the feeling when their eyes are dilated because it is very bright and they cannot read clearly.

Infection is always a concern with anything we put in the eyes. I understand the risks and will follow all the instructions to make sure there will be no infection. Anyway I see pictures of the eyes at every visit so i know they are okay and they are so happy to be running around without specs and their power is controlled! I go to Titus Eyecare, they specialize in orthok. You can do a search to see who is near you perhaps.

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Re: All About Kids' Eye-sight

Post by Juzgirlz » Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:01 am

straffan23 wrote:
katechung81 wrote:
michong wrote:Hi, has anyone heard of ortho-k lens? a type of hard lens which the kids wear to sleep at night, and their vision will be corrected the next day. any feedback abt this?
Yes! My 2 children are doing it too! Best thing ever for them. Controlled power, no need specs, healthy eyes. Will take a little while to be comfortable with the whole process but it is all worth it!
How old are your children before you started them on Ortho-K? As I mentioned in my earlier post, Atropine 0.1% didn't work for my kid, and we are trying Atropine 1% now. If still no improvement, we will have to try out Ortho-K as well. I understand that infection is the main concern in Ortho-K? Apparently, many cases ends up with SNEC inpatient due to bad infection.
Hi straffan23, I was in your position few months back but with the 1% dose. I hate to say but I am very disappointed with Atropine result. When it doesnt work, the doctor just blame it on our gene. I started my kids with orthok for about 3 months now, not sure about the power control yet but as of now their power hasn't increase yet. And they don't have to squint their eyes because it is always too bright even with the transition lens.
My optometrist said infections come from bad fitting so must get tailored lenses, not any lens in the market. I think finding someone who specialise in this is very important.

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Re: All About Kids' Eye-sight

Post by michong » Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:39 pm

i'm very keen to go for this option, but at the same time very worried if there will be any infection :(

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