Meet Our Doctors & Services

Improving your vision in life

Meet Our Doctors

We are like a family to you. When you visit Prof Muhaya Eye & LASIK Centre, you would expect to receive care just like being at home. We desire to walk you through the journey of having your eyes treated and emphasize the kinship that we would build alongside. Our expert ophthalmologist and caring staffs are willing to offer you an exceptional service. We strive to meet your needs and wish to give a meaningful experience.

Datuk Prof Dr Che Muhaya Haji Mohamad

Dr Amin Ahem

Dr Azura Ramlee

Comprehensive eye examination does more than just test your vision. You are taking a very important step towards ensuring a lifetime comfortable vision if you decide to go for a comprehensive eye examination. You may think your eyes are healthy, but visiting an eye care specialist is the only way to really be sure. Many eye and vision problems have no early warning signs or obvious symptoms. Early diagnosis and treatment of eye and vision problems can help prevent vision loss.

At Prof Muhaya Eye & LASIK Centre, we provide in-depth tests to examine and evaluate the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. You will have a thorough examination that addresses every aspect of your eye. If you have diabetes, an eye check-up is crucial to detect and treat diabetic retinopathy or maculopathy. Periodic eye assessments are important and recommended starting at age 50 because the risk of eye diseases continue to increase with advancing age. We also offer comprehensive eye check-up for children, squint assessment and treatment for ‘lazy eyes’ (amblyopia).

According to the World Health Organisation, 75% of blindness in the world is preventable. Hence, schedule an appointment with us for your comprehensive eye examination today.

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ReLEx-SMILE & LASIK, Safe Options to Freedom from Glasses

Over the past decades, laser vision correction has evolved to provide normal functional clear vision in order to reduce or eliminate the usage of glasses and contact lenses.

Today, ReLEx-SMILE is the recommended laser vision correction which is outstanding for its nature of not requiring the creation of corneal flap (unlike LASIK), and the correction of myopia (short-sightedness) is being rectified by excision of corneal cell through a micro-incision. The benefits of ReLEx-SMILE on patient is its easy after-care (patient need not be bothered by the effect of rubbing the eye by accident, post-operatively).

The treatment itself is an advancement for the industry, as reshaping of cornea is done within the intra-stromal layer of the cornea where the epithelium is intact throughout the laser treatment. Corneal nerve fibres which are dense on the surface layer of cornea are being safeguarded and the biomechanical strength of cornea is well-maintained. (D.Reinstein et al, 2014 Eye & Vision)

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Cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens. Cataract is the most common cause of vision loss in people over the age of 40 and is the principal cause of blindness in the world.

Symptoms and signs

  1. Cataract starts out small and at first has little effect on your vision.
  2. You may notice that your vision is mildly blurred, like looking through a cloudy piece of glass.
  3. Cataract may make light from the sun or a lamp seems too bright or glaring.
  4. Colours may not appear as bright as they once did.

Choosing your Intraocular Lens (IOL) before surgery

Intraocular lenses (IOLs) are medical devices that are implanted inside the eye to replace the eye’s natural lens when it is removed during cataract surgery. Today there is a wide variety of premium IOLs to choose from. The suitable intraocular lens for you depends on many factors, including your lifestyle and your specific visual needs.

MONOFOCAL

Monofocal IOLs are set to provide good vision correction for far distances. Most people who choose monofocals have their IOLs set for distance vision and use reading glasses for near activities.

MULTIFOCAL

Multifocal IOLs are another category of presbyopia-correcting IOLs that can decrease your need for reading glasses or computer glasses after cataract surgery. These premium IOLs contain added magnification in different parts of the lens to expand your range of vision so you can see objects clearly at all distances without glasses or contact lenses.

TRIFOCAL

Trifocal implant gives patients a better chance to enjoy clear vision at all distances with maintained contrast sensitivity and lower visual disturbance.

TORIC IOL (FOR ASTIGMATISM)

Toric IOLs can correct astigmatism because they have different powers in different meridians of the lens. Toric correction is available for both monofocal and multifocal IOLs.

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Not everyone is a good candidate for corneal refractive surgery of ReLEx-SMILE and LASIK. Some of the reasons are having extreme power prescription, unusually thin or irregularly shaped cornea. Refractive Lens Exchange or RLE typically is for people who is not suitable for ReLEx-SMILE and LASIK. RLE is a procedure of replacing eye’s clear natural lens with an artificial one called intraocular lenses (IOL) to correct the refractive error. The procedure for RLE is identical to the cataract surgery. The only difference is that cataract surgery is performed to correct blurriness due to cloudy natural lens, whereas RLE is performed to reduce or eliminate the dependency of glasses or contact lenses in a state where the natural lens is clear. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and each eye is done separately. The artificial lens is a permanent replacement of the natural lens. If you are over 50 years, you are likely to be suitable for RLE. The eye surgeon will recommend an IOL that is most suitable for you depending on individual needs.

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Phakic IOL Implantation can be considered for the correction of refractive error if a candidate is found unsuitable for refractive surgery (ReLEx-SMILE or LASIK) due to extreme power prescription, unusually thin or irregularly shaped cornea. Phakic IOLs are clear lenses implanted behind the iris and sits in front of the natural lens. It is called “Phakic” because the lens are implanted into the eye without removing the eye’s natural lens. Generally, Phakic IOL implantation is a better option for younger patients aged less than 40 who still have a clear, flexible natural lens.

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Patients with wet age-related macular degeneration, myopic choroidal neovascularization, diabetic macular oedema, retinal vein occlusion and other retinal conditions that causes fluid to leak under the retina may be advised to undergo an Anti-VEGF treatment. This involves having an injection into the eye to treat the retinal conditions that cause abnormal blood vessels to grow and leak under the retina. Patients may lose central vision if it is not treated. A series of injections may be given to control these conditions to prevent further central vision loss.

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Diabetic retinopathy causes a long-term complications such as proliferative diabetic retinopathy (the rupture of abnormal new blood vessels and bleeding inside the eye)

Functions of treatment

  1. To curb the risk of vision loss caused by diabetic retinopathy
  2. To stabilize vision rather than to improvise occurred vision loss
  3. To reduce the risk of vitreous haemorrhage and retinal detachment
  4. To treat and prevent progression of macular oedema and proliferative diabetic retinopathy

Targeted patients

  1. Patient diagnosed with proliferative diabetic retinopathy
  2. Other retinal conditions as recommended by ophthalmologist
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The back of the lens covering (capsule) that remains after the cataract surgery may develop a thickening and become cloudy months or years after the cataract removal. If the cloudiness affects your vision, you may choose to have a laser treatment called YAG laser capsulotomy to improve your vision. It is a simple and safe procedure.

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Let’s do a quick check on your eyes!
Look into the mirror, and check your eyes. Please check if you have any:

  • Pink and fleshy growing tissue containing visible blood vessels on conjunctiva that covers the sclera (white part of the eye)
  • Growing flesh grows toward the pupil

Symptoms:

Growth of pterygium comes with two possibilities:

  1. Pterygium shows no symptoms at all. Just a silent growth.
  2. Active pterygium with mild symptoms which include burning feeling, grittiness, itchiness and redness on the eye

The main causes of pterygium formation:

  1. Exposure to UV light from the sun
  2. Dry eyes
  3. Nuisance such as dust, wind, pollen, sand, smoke

For minor cases, treatment can be taken by using eye drops or ointment to reduce inflammation. When this fails, surgery can be excellently done to remove the pterygium due to aesthetic reasons or vision interference by the benign growth. Removal of the pterygium can provide you with comfort and good results especially if it has affected the cornea part of the eye, which could cause vision blocking.

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Vitreoretina specializes in treating diseases affecting the back part (posterior segment) of the eyeball. Vitreous refers to a clear, gel-like substance that fills the cavity between the lens and the retina. Retina is the light sensitive film which forms the innermost nerve layer of the eyeball. In addition, macula is an oval area in the centre of the retina that produce the sharpest vision for distant as well as near. It is responsible for the normal function of central vision whereby the peripheral retina is equally important for navigational (movement) vision. Untreated vitreoretinal diseases may result in permanent blindness.

Common vitreoretinal diseases include advanced diabetic eye disease (diabetic retinopathy and maculopathy), vitreous haemorrhage, retinal vein occlusion, retinal tears and detachment, age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV), central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR), macular hole, epiretinal membrane and retinitis pigmentosa.

Treatments are available at our centre for these vitreoretinal diseases, which include retinal laser photocoagulation, intravitreal anti-VEGF (vascular endolthelial growth factor) injection and vitreoretinal surgery (pars plana vitrectomy).

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