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SNEC acquires new laser amidst competitive Lasik market

The Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) announced, 17 Nov 2008, the acquisition and commissioning of a new laser system for its Lasik eye surgery services. The new generation VisuMax Femtosecond laser from Carl Zeiss is the latest addition to its existing IntraLase and Femtec lasers used for creating the corneal flap in blade-less Lasik operations.

The SNEC listed the benefits of the new laser as :

  • having less likelihood of side-effects and complications arising from surgery, due to its lower power (1/3 to 1/4 the power of other lasers) and other features;

Opinion survey of public hospitals and polyclinics (2007)

The Ministry of Health commissioned a survey on opinions of Singapore's public/restructured hospitals and polyclinics during the later part of last year.

The latest annual Patient Satisfaction Survey, done independently by Media Research Consultants Pte Ltd, tabulated patients' opinions in terms of satisfaction with services, as well as their willingness to recommend those hospitals/clinics to others.

Live webcams show polyclinics queues status

Government polyclinics have implemented a system of live queue reporting and webcams to enable the public to check the status of a polyclinic. The system lets potential patients get near real-time information of the current queue length (and thus gauge waiting time) at a particular polyclinic as well as its typical peak and off-peak hours.

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