Our Values

We have been patients before, and so have our loved ones. This experience has taught us that the journey of seeking medical care is not just about “fixing our bodies”. Deciding to see a doctor often takes courage. So, when we arrive for our consultation, we may be feeling anxious and even fearful. Therefore, every touch point counts, from the appointment staff whom we speak to about our appointments, to the allied health staff who perform tests for us and of course, the doctor whom we entrust our care to.

The name of our clinic is a reminder of our focus. Hesed stands for loving kindness. Our focus is to treat everyone who walks through our doors, the way we would want to be treated:

  1. To treat you not just as a case of a certain eye condition, but as a human being, with dignity and respect. To listen and take your concerns seriously.
  2. To ensure that the full range of treatment options are available to you by keeping up with the latest research and technology
  3. To not only have the skill to perform any necessary procedures, but to do so with compassion to minimise your anxiety and ensure it is as pain free as possible.
  4. To never offer treatment unnecessarily.

We focus on Early Detection

65% of blindness and 76% of visual impairment worldwide can be prevented or treated if detected early enough.

In 2010, 65% of 32.4 million blind people and 76% of 191 million people with moderate and severe visual impairment worldwide had a preventable or treatable cause.

These numbers were from a study entitled “Causes of vision loss worldwide, 1990-2010: a systematic analysis” published in a reputable medical journal The Lancet Global Health.

So we focus on early detection because:

  1. Much can be done
  2. If we actively screen
  3. Detect and treat EARLY.

The 5 leading causes of blindness in Southeast Asia were

  1. cataract (47.2%)
  2. uncorrected spectacle power (13%)
  3. macular degeneration (3.7%)
  4. glaucoma (3.3%) and
  5. diabetic retinopathy (1.1%).

Please come early and get checked, don’t wait until your vision worsens to the point where treatment may not be as helpful.


Ophthalmology requires a lot of technology because the eye is both small yet incredibly complex, with 80% of external input to the brain processed by the visual system. For example, some eye diseases like diabetic eye disease can cause thickening in the nerve layer measured in micrometers.

Technology aids diagnosis and monitoring of your eye condition by taking away the subjectivity through precise measurements and grading. The powerful imaging technology we have also allows our patients to better visualise and understand their condition. We also employ technology for treatment and surgery to bring about our aim of good outcomes and quicker recovery.

The technology we use at Hesed Eye Specialists include:

Technology to image and diagnose conditions from the front of the eye to the back of the eye

Front of the eye

Parts of the eye imaged

    2. PUPIL
    4. LENS

Aladdin Optical Biometer and Topgraphy System

    1. All imaging performed in under 5 seconds
    2. For detection of: dry eyes, abnormal shapes of the cornea causing astigmatism & keratoconus, thickness of the cornea
    3. For calculation of lens implant power for cataract surgery
    4. Pupillometry: measures the pupil size in dark and light condition, important for patients who may be having multifocal intraocular lenses.

Triton Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

      1. Optical coherence tomography allows for very high resolution imaging of various structures of the eye.
      2. The Triton OCT has one of the fastest scanning speeds of 100,000 A-Scans/second, allowing for higher quality images for better diagnosis.
      3. The ability to image the drainage angle of the eye helps in making the diagnosis of angle closure and angle closure glaucoma.


      1. Applying the latest version of imaging technology called swept-source optical coherence tomography
        • Patented Cornea-to-Retina Scan: so unusual eye geometries such as tilt or decentering of the cataract can be detected
        • Unique Fixation Check: this feature minimises risk of inaccuracies because patients find it difficult focusing on the target during imaging
        • Integrates with Zeiss Cataract Suite: measurements taken for cataract surgery can be exported to the operating microscope providing reference image for intraoperative matching with live eye image during cataract surgery
      2. The Zeiss IOL Master is the 700 allows for very precise calculations needed for determining:
        • the right intraocular lens implant to use in your cataract surgery
        • Precise and efficient markerless intraocular lens alignment during cataract surgery

ZEISS CALLISTO EYE: Computer assisted cataract surgery

        1. With this system, manual marking for precise Toric Intraocular Lens alignment is replaced by the Zeiss CALLISTO computer assisted alignment which allows for assistance functions projected directly into the surgeon’s microscopic view
        2. At Hesed Eye we have invested in the IOL MASTER 700 which integrates seamlessly with the CALLISTO system in the operating theatre for surgery.

Cataract Surgery Microsurgical Technology

At Hesed Eye, we are well versed in cataract surgery technologies so we can leverage on the advantages of the different surgery systems to the specific conditions of the cataract we are working on.

Bausch & Lomb Stellaris Vision Enhancement System

  • Enables very small wound surgery: wounds can be as small as 8mm or 0.18cm for faster recovery and sharper vision through less astigmatism
  • Dynamic Infusion Compensation technology: automatically compensates for changes in fluid flow within the eye during surgery. This improves control and maintains stability with the eye during surgery.


  • ACTIVE FLUIDICS: Greater stability in the eye when operating due to sophisticated control of fluid movement in the eye and eye pressure management
  • CENTURION ENERGY DELIVERY: using special technology in the surgery handpiece, a proprietary torsional movement is used to break up the cataract. This results in lower energy needed aiding better results and quicker recovery.

Functional Assessment of Vision


    • This machine helps with diagnosing and monitoring glaucoma, other eye nerve (optic nerve) conditions, and causes of vision problems in the brain.
    • The HFA3 is the latest visual field analyzer from Zeiss and equipped with the latest algorithms for diagnosis and monitoring. This allows for:
      • Quicker testing time to reduce fatigue in patients doing the test
      • Progression Analysis software to allow detection of worsening of condition over time.

Back Of The Eye

Parts of the eye imaged:

  • Optic Nerve
  • Macular
  • Retina
  • Retinal blood vessels
  • Choroidal blood vessels


      1. Latest version swept-source OCT providing a significant improvement over conventional OCT.
      2. With longer wavelength scanning light (1,050nm), allows for better penetration of deeper layers of the eye.
      3. At approximately double the conventional scan speed (100,000 scans/second) compared to earlier versions of OCT, the image quality is much improved to aid better diagnosis.
      4. High penetration is possible with swept-source technology to image deep eye structures such as choroid and sclera.
      5. This imaging device allows for diagnosis and monitoring of:
        • Glaucoma
        • Optic nerve swelling
        • Age-related macular degeneration
        • Diabetic Retinopathy
        • Diabetic Maculopathy
        • Inflammatory eye conditions

We hope you have found the information useful. Please feel free to explore the rest of this website to find out more about the various eye conditions and treatments available. And if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us or drop by for a consultation.