MEDICAL

  • Wellness:  Lasers

    Wellness: Lasers

      By Dr Leow Aik Ming Lasers have revolutionized the treatment of various skin conditions.  The term “laser” stands for light amplification by stimulated em...read more

  • Wellness:  Get Your Head Examined!

    Wellness: Get Your Head Examined!

      By SeeFoon Chan-Koppen Medical subspecialties are not only growing in numbers these days but are becoming more and more &...read more

  • About Lasik:  Brief History of Refractive Surgery

    About Lasik: Brief History Of Refractive Surgery

      By Dr Lee Mun Toong The first refractive surgeries are thought to have been performed in ancient Greece. These crude surg...read more

  • Eye Health:  Dengue

    Eye Health: Dengue

      By Dr S.S. Gill In our continuing series on Eye Health, Fatimah Hospital’s Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks to us about DENGUE and how it can affect the eye...read more

  • Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

    Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

      By Dr Leow Aik Ming Ear surgery or otoplasty is a surgical procedure to correct the deformities and defects of external ears resulting from congenital conditions or trauma...read more

  • Eye Health:  World Glaucoma Week 2019 - Part 2

    Eye Health: World Glaucoma Week 2019 - Part 2

    Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. Gill talks about this “silent thief of sight”

  • Eye Health: Fatigue

    Eye Health: Fatigue

      Eye Health By Dr S.S. Gill Ipoh Echo’s EYE HEALTH series continues with Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talking to us about how to minimise fatigue.  Eve...read more

  • Medical Therapy That Does not Harm Your Wallet

    Medical Therapy That Does Not Harm Your Wallet

      A true veteran of the industry with a heritage of over 25 years, Yayasan Sultan Idris Shah (YSIS) strives to provide affor...read more

  • Thalassaemia - Are You One of Them?

    Thalassaemia - Are You One Of Them?

    According to News Medical, Thalassaemia can affect approximately 4.4 of every 10,000 live births throughout the world. In Malaysia...read more

  • EYE HEALTH - BEWARE OF CHEAP CONTACT LENSES

    EYE HEALTH - BEWARE OF CHEAP CONTACT LENSES

    Ipoh Echo’s EYE HEALTH series continues with Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talking to us about the hidden dangers of contact lenses.

  • Litter and the rise of cancer

    Litter And The Rise Of Cancer

      If ever there is a Grammy Award for the most littered nation, Malaysia stands a credible chance of reaching the final round. It isn’t just Kinta Valley that is colo...read more

  • Psychological Wellness

    Psychological Wellness

    7 Things Not Helpful To Say To People With Depression – Part 2

  • Augmentation Rhinoplasty

    Augmentation Rhinoplasty

      By Dr Leow Aik Ming Augmentation rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that can be performed for both aesthetic and functional reasons. Functional reasons for augmentation i...read more

  • Swimming with Contact Lenses

    Swimming With Contact Lenses

    Eye Health By Dr S.S. Gill Ipoh Echo’s EYE HEALTH series continues with Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talking to us about SWIMMING WITH CONTACT LENSES ON. Most peopl...read more

  • 7 Things Not Helpful To Say to People with Depression - Part 1

    7 Things Not Helpful To Say To People With Depression - Part 1

    Psychological Wellness By Dr Phang Cheng Kar Major Depression is a severe medical condition that negatively affects the way we t...read more

  • Talking about the Kidneys

    Talking About The Kidneys

    Many Malaysians are still unclear about the role and job scope of a nephrologist. Essentially a nephrologist’s role is to investigate and treat the kidneys and all conditions...read more

  • Brief History of refractive surgery

    Brief History Of Refractive Surgery

    The first refractive surgeries are thought to have been performed in ancient Greece. These crude surgeries involved removal of cat...read more

  • Gardening Injuries

    Gardening Injuries

    Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks about PREVENTION FROM EYE INJURIES WHILE GARDENING.

  • The 7 Happifying Effects of Voluntary Service

    The 7 Happifying Effects Of Voluntary Service

    I was bestowed with the Nalanda Award in Social Action & Responsibility last year. It was in recognition of my voluntary servi...read more

  • Graves' Disease

    Graves' Disease

    Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks about Thyroid Eye Disease.

  • Dimple Creation Surgery

    Dimple Creation Surgery

    In traditional Asian folklore, the presence of a dimple suggests good fortune and fertility, while in the West it is more simply viewed as a cute and unusual facial curiosity.

  • Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

    Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

    Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks about the effects of smoking.

  • Buccal Fat Removal Surgery

    Buccal Fat Removal Surgery

      By Dr Leow Aik Ming The buccal fat pad is a deep pocket of fat situated below the malar eminence (cheek) and behind the buccinator muscle. Excess buccal fat pads often giv...read more

  • Topography-Guided Femto-LASIK

    Topography-Guided Femto-LASIK

    Topography-guided LASIK is the latest LASIK technology since 2016 and the most advanced form of customized LASIK technology.

  • Watch the Eye Make-Up

    Watch The Eye Make-Up

    In our continuing series on Eye Health, Fatimah Hospital’s Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks to us about EYE MAKE-UP.

  • 9 Tips for Emotional Care of Cancer - Part 1

    9 Tips For Emotional Care Of Cancer - Part 1

    Effective treatment of cancer is more than just the physical aspects – surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. The emerging...read more

  • Glue Injuries

    Glue Injuries

    Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks about EYE CARE when glue gets into the eye.

  • 10 Ways To Encourage A Person With Depression To Seek Help - Part 2

    10 Ways To Encourage A Person With Depression To Seek Help - Part 2

    Psychological Wellness By Dr Phang Cheng Kar 6. Expose them to reading materials related to depression. Hopefully, they will hav...read more

  • Migraine

    Migraine

    Eye Health By Dr S.S. Gill Ipoh Echo’s EYE HEALTH series continues with Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talking to us about OPHTHALMIC MIGRAINE. OCULAR MIGRAINE is som...read more

  • Collaboration for Common Good

    Collaboration For Common Good

    Perak Community Specialist Hospital (PCSH) will be collaborating with Universiti Kuala Lumpur Royal College of Medicine Perak (UniKL RCMP) for the common good. The collaboration sh...read more

  • A Brief Story of Stem Cells

    A Brief Story Of Stem Cells

    We have known about stem cells for a long time. We knew they are the building blocks of life even as far back as the 19th century. There are almost 40 trillion and 200 different ty...read more

  • Malar Augmentation

    Malar Augmentation

    By Dr. Leow Aik Ming Introduction Malar augmentation or cheek augmentation provides volume and contour to the cheek that lacks of definition. Strong and prominent cheekbones are ...read more

  • Surgery to improve reading vision - Presbyopia Surgery

    Surgery To Improve Reading Vision - Presbyopia Surgery

    About Lasik Dr Lee Mun Toong Presbyopia is the medical word used to describe the increasing difficulty with near vision as peopl...read more

  • Blepharitis

    Blepharitis

    Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks about BLEPHARITIS.

  • Suffering in Silence?

    Suffering In Silence?

    “Blindness cuts us from things, but deafness cuts us from people!” – Quote by Helen Keller Hearing is an essential sense for communication and hearing loss is a ...read more

  • Meru Eco Clinic Now Operational

    Meru Eco Clinic Now Operational

    Led by Dr Monesh Pillai and Dr Yoges Samayana, the Meru Eco Clinic in Meru Valley Resort has begun its operation in January. The m...read more

  • KPJ Ipoh Makes History

    KPJ Ipoh Makes History

    KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital made history when the first-ever cochlear implant surgery was successfully carried out on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. “This is the first surgery...read more

  • Preventing Spread of Pink Eye

    Preventing Spread Of Pink Eye

    Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks to us about Conjunctivitis and how to prevent it spreading.

  • Femtosecond Laser Reduces LASIK Fears

    Femtosecond Laser Reduces LASIK Fears

    Bladeless LASIK has been available in the United States since 2001, when a company called IntraLase gained FDA approval of its fir...read more

  • Fat Grafting (Lipofilling)

    Fat Grafting (Lipofilling)

    By Dr Leow Aik Ming A fat grafting or lipofilling is a procedure that  involves  transferring fat from the areas of excess fat or undesirable areas, such as abdomen or o...read more

  • Pink Eye

    Pink Eye

    Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks about Conjunctivitis or Pink Eye.

  • Your Middle Ear is Well Connected

    Your Middle Ear Is Well Connected

    Just as the lyrics of the above song tell us, every part of the body is connected to one another and as Dr. Yeoh Thiam Long, Consu...read more

  • What's new at Hospital Fatimah, Ipoh?

    What's New At Hospital Fatimah, Ipoh?

    As one of the pioneer private hospitals in Ipoh, Hospital Fatimah had been quietly refurbishing and adding to their already impres...read more

  • Neck Lift

    Neck Lift

    By Dr Leow Aik Ming The most common signs of an aging neck are the development of vertical muscle bands, sagging skin and excess fat deposits. Muscle bands (platysmal bands) occur...read more

  • Femtolasik & presbyopia (Rabun baca)

    Femtolasik & Presbyopia (Rabun Baca)

    About Lasik By Dr Lee Mun Toong As we get older, most of us need eyeglasses at least for reading. Already by the end of our 30s,...read more

  • Facelift (Rhytidectomy)

    Facelift (Rhytidectomy)

    Facial aging reflects the dynamic, cumulative effects of time on the skin, soft tissues, and deep structural components of the face, and is a complex synergy of skin textural chang...read more

  • Problems after Cataract Surgery?

    Problems After Cataract Surgery?

    Cataract surgery is a very common surgery performed by ophthalmologists all over the world.  In most cases, after the catarac...read more

  • Femtolasik and Diabetic Mellitus

    Femtolasik And Diabetic Mellitus

    About Lasik By Dr Lee Mun Toong Diabetes is a relatively common disease, affecting almost 14.0% in a 2006 survey for adult Malay...read more

  • World Diabetes Day 2017

    World Diabetes Day 2017

    In conjunction with WORLD DIABETES DAY on NOVEMBER 14, Ipoh Echo talks to Consultant Ophthalmologist Dr S.S. GILL on effects of diabetes mellitus on the eye.

  • Dr Growth Factor, now Dr

    Dr Growth Factor, Now Dr "Stem Cell"

    In a November 2010 article which I wrote about Dr. Vishvanathan,   Consultant Orthopaedic, Trauma & Sports Surgeon a...read more

  • World Sight Day 2017

    World Sight Day 2017

    Consultant Ophthalmologist Dr S.S. GILL on Eye Care Tips.

  • World Sight Day 2017

    World Sight Day 2017

    Consultant Ophthalmologist Dr S.S. Gill talks on prevention of visual impairment in conjunction with World Sight Day 2017

  • Beware of Heavy Lifting

    Beware Of Heavy Lifting

    Wellness By SeeFoon Chan-Koppen A hernia occurs when an organ or part of an organ pushes through an opening in the muscle or tissue that holds it in its containing compartment.&n...read more

  • Autoimmune Diseases, Part 2

    Autoimmune Diseases, Part 2

    Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. Gill talking to us about more about AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES affecting the EYES

  • Gynaecology and Surgical Laparoscopic Workshop

    Gynaecology And Surgical Laparoscopic Workshop

    KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital organised its 5th Laparoscopic course in its series on Laparoscopic training for the medical fraterni...read more

  • Heart Valve Repair or Replacement

    Heart Valve Repair Or Replacement

    Dr. Ko Chung Sen, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital is the “go-to” person when your ph...read more

  • Brow Lift

    Brow Lift

    A youthful brow at rest is positioned above the orbital rim, with a gradual arch laterally, and the lateral end or ‘tail’ of the brow located higher than the medial end.

  • The risks of laser surgery

    The Risks Of Laser Surgery

    About Lasik Dr Lee Mun Toong 8. Incomplete flap Previously during the era of blade Lasik, one-third of all side effects caused by laser surgery resulted from the incomplete, mec...read more

  • Bell's Palsy

    Bell's Palsy

    Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks about BELL’S PALSY or FACIAL PARALYSIS.

  • Breast is Best

    Breast Is Best

    “Breast is best” emphasised Dr Adeline Tan, Consultant Paediatrician at KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital on the subject of baby care. “In fact we encourage mothers to...read more

  • Affordable Healthcare for All

    Affordable Healthcare For All

    Perak Community Specialist Hospital (PCSH) is a not-for-profit hospital with a mission to provide affordable healthcare for the community. Since established in 1904, the hospital h...read more

  • Is It That Medication? - Part 2

    Is It That Medication? - Part 2

    Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. Gill talking to us about more on MEDICATION THAT CAN AFFECT THE EYES.

  • Diabetes: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

    Diabetes: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

    Diabetes is becoming a serious health issue among Malaysians. This was the topic of the public forum organised by the Perak Commun...read more

  • Advice from Dr Cheong Hon Kin on Baby Safety

    Advice From Dr Cheong Hon Kin On Baby Safety

    According to the International Liaison Committee On Resuscitation, at every birth, potential problems can happen even to a newborn...read more

  • Facts & Myths - Part 2

    Facts & Myths - Part 2

    Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. Gill talks about EYE FACTS & MYTHS

  • Heartburn or Heart Attack?

    Heartburn Or Heart Attack?

    According to Dato’ Dr Yeoh Huat Chee, Gastroenterologist and Consultant Internal Medicine Specialist at KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital, determining whether you’re having ...read more

  • More than Waterworks

    More Than Waterworks

    By SeeFoon Chan-Koppen  Urologists diagnose and treat diseases of the urinary tract in both men and women. They also diagnose and treat anything involving the reproductive tr...read more

  • World No Tobacco Day 2017

    World No Tobacco Day 2017

    In conjunction with WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY on May 31, Dr S.S. GILL talks on effects of smoking on the eyes.

  • Cancer is Not a Death Sentence

    Cancer Is Not A Death Sentence

    “Yes we can now use the word ‘Curable’ in cancer treatment where before we could only say ‘in remission’ when it comes to certain forms of cancer,&rdq...read more

  • Caring for People from 'Womb to Tomb'

    Caring For People From 'Womb To Tomb'

    By SeeFoon Chan-Koppen “I take care of people from ‘womb to tomb’” quips Ahmad Nasirruddin Harun, the aff...read more

  • About Lasik

    About Lasik

    Femto laser Lasik: the latest innovation in Femto-laser eye surgery for correction of long-sightedness, short-sightedness, astigmatism and reduce presbyopia by monovision technique.

  • Managing Wounds

    Managing Wounds

    A wound, by definition, is a breakdown in the protective function of the skin, the loss of continuity of epithelium, with or without loss of underlying connective tissue following ...read more