Eye doctor fined $10,000 for implanting lens that was too powerful into patient's eye
An eye doctor has been fined $10,000 for giving his patients an implanted lens that was too powerful.
Dr Cheah Way Mun of The Eye Centre in Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre had made an error when measuring his patient's eye.
This resulted in the wrong lens being implanted.
After the operation, the patient continued to complain of poor vision.
But it took five weeks and just as many consultations before the mistake was discovered.
The Singapore Medical Council says Dr Cheah caused harm to his patient, who had to undergo the pain, risk and anxiety of a second operation.
Dr Cheah had pleaded guilty to two charges of professional misconduct under the Medical Registration Act.
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