By Dr. Leow Aik Ming The midface is an essential component of an attractive face. With the aging process, fat tissue that normally drapes over the cheekbones begins to droop with ...read more
across 10 Asia Pacific countries, Malaysia came in 4th with a low 38.7 incidence per 100,000 after China, India and Thailand with ...read more
In most cases the improved vision from Femto LASIK surgery provides is permanent.
Consultant Ophthalmologist Dr S.S. Gill talks on prevention of visual impairment in conjunction with World Sight Day 2017
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
Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. Gill talking to us about more about AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES affecting the EYES
KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital organised its 5th Laparoscopic course in its series on Laparoscopic training for the medical fraterni...read more
Dr. Ko Chung Sen, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital is the “go-to” person when your ph...read more
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 Perak Community Specialist Hospital (PCSH) has been offering quality medical services and accessible healthcare to the communi...read more
Before FemtoLasik® is performed, a total of 14 mathematical values are taken of the eye.
Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. Gill talking to us about Autoimmune Diseases affecting the EYES
A Centre for Women’s Health At Perak Community Specialist Hospital (PCSH), we offer a complete range of feminine he...read more
Ipoh Echo spoke to Dr. Lee Boon Chye Consultant Cardiologist at KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital on the topic of heart attack and what...read more
Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks about the Lazy Eye.
Most women worry when they are expecting, especially so if it is their first child.
During the aging process, loss of skin elasticity and constant gravitational pull often result in excessive skin folds on the upper and lower eyelids.
Health is one of the most important things in life and should not be taken lightly and for granted. And when we do fall ill ...read more
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
Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks about BELL’S PALSY or FACIAL PARALYSIS.
“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
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
Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. Gill talking to us about more on MEDICATION THAT CAN AFFECT THE EYES.
Diabetes is becoming a serious health issue among Malaysians. This was the topic of the public forum organised by the Perak Commun...read more
The presentation of eyelid creases in Asian varies from one person to another. About 50% of Asians are born with eyes that have "s...read more
Decreased night vision especially monovision treatment for presbyopia
Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. Gill talks about side effects of medicines that may affect the eyes.
According to the International Liaison Committee On Resuscitation, at every birth, potential problems can happen even to a newborn...read more
Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. Gill talks about EYE FACTS & MYTHS
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
The shape and characteristic features of facial skeleton and its soft tissues are the fundamental determinants of facial appearanc...read more
FEMTOLASIK is suitable for correcting refractive errors.
Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talking to us about Eye Facts & Myths
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
In conjunction with WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY on May 31, Dr S.S. GILL talks on effects of smoking on the eyes.
“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
By SeeFoon Chan-Koppen “I take care of people from ‘womb to tomb’” quips Ahmad Nasirruddin Harun, the aff...read more
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.
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
Dr Usha Devy Athithan, a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and no stranger to Ipoh, has worked as an O&G S...read more
The month of April is Autism Awareness Month. Thus it is only appropriate to discuss this condition that continues to be a puzzle.
Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks about what happens on the day of cataract surgery.
As the whole field of medicine gets more and more sophisticated, medical subspecialties are springing up like mushrooms after the rain and nephrology is one of these.
Perak Community Specialist Hospital (“PCSH”) is a non-profit hospital that has stood to serve the community since 1904. Holding true to its founding vision and mission ...read more
Ipoh Echo spoke to Yap Siew Fong, a 37-year-old lady, who underwent the Femto LASIK laser surgery back in February 2010.
Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks about things to be done before you go for cataract surgery.
Perak Community Specialist Hospital (PCSH) is a non-profit hospital with a mission to provide affordable healthcare for the community. Since its establishment in 1904, the hospital...read more
April 17 is World Haemophilia Day. It is a day observed internationally since 1989 to increase awareness and understanding of haem...read more
Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks about MULTIFOCAL IOL implants during cataract surgery.
KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital organised a Mini Health Carnival especially for the residents and club members of Meru Valley Resort,...read more
Perak Community Specialist Hospital (PCSH) is a non-profit hospital with a mission to provide affordable healthcare for the community. Throughout the years, PCSH continues to value...read more
Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks about artificial lens implants during cataract surgery
TMC Fertility Centre, listed in the Malaysia Book of Records for the highest number of IVF babies produced by a single IVF practic...read more
Perak Community Specialist Hospital (PCSH) is a non-profit hospital with a mission to provide affordable healthcare for the community. Throughout the years, various departments and...read more
Down Syndrome is a Genetic Disorder. An individual with Down Syndrome has all or part of a third copy of chromosome 21. Thus they have 3 chromosomes in position 21, and therefore i...read more
Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks about Cataract examination.
A colonoscopy is an exam used to detect abnormalities in the large intestine and rectum. Polyps and tissue samples can be removed ...read more
Eye Health Ipoh Echo’s EYE HEALTH series continues with Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talking to us about CATARACT. Cataracts may cause a variety of symptoms includin...read more
Adenotonsillitis is the inflammation of the tonsils and adenoids.
Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks about CATARACT
Abdominal pain has many potential causes. The most common causes — such as gas pains, indigestion or a pulled muscle — usually aren’t serious. Other conditions ma...read more
Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks about Herpes of the eye.
Digestive Health By Dr Saravana K. Consultant Physician, Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist PSC is an uncommon condition aff...read more
Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks about dangers of remote controlled flying toys.
An emergency is a stressful and trying time. This is especially so when access to emergency care is few and far between. To top it...read more
Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is a medical condition in which an individual has mild but measurable decline in thinking abilitie...read more
The large air passages to the lung are called bronchi. When the child has a cold or sore throat, the virus that causes it can spread to the bronchi.
Consultant Ophthalmologist Dr S.S. GILL talks about dry eyes.
The Perak Community Specialist Hospital (“PCSH”) is a not-for-profit hospital with a mission to provide affordable hea...read more
An ulcer may bleed, sometimes heavily. Like stomach ulcers, a duodenal ulcer is usually caused by an infection with the bacteria called H. pylori. This can usually be treated quite easily.
Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks about NEAR VISION PROBLEMS
Diabetes Mellitus, or rather known simply as diabetes, is a common disease among Malaysians. According to the International Diabet...read more
The pharynx is the passage that leads from the cavities of the nose and mouth to the larynx (voice box) and esophagus.
In conjunction with WORLD SIGHT DAY, Ipoh Echo talks to Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL on Eye Care Tips – Part 2
The Perak Chinese Maternity Hospital which started 112 years ago, has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a 6-bedded mat...read more
Rotary Club of Greentown and Persatuan Khidmat Masyarakat India organised a health forum at Sri Maha Maraimman Hall. Dato’ Dr M. Majumder, President, Society for Promotion of...read more
As the saying goes, “There is more than meets the eye,” the study of ophthalmology is not only a medical specialty but...read more
The upper gut includes the gullet (oesophagus), stomach and first part of the small intestine (duodenum). Food passes down the oesophagus into the stomach.
Consultant Ophthalmologist Dr S.S. GILL talks on prevention of visual impairment.
The Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society Perak Area Committee and the Bahagian Perkhidmatan Farmasi Negeri Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Pe...read more
Dr Cheang Chee Keong is a neurosurgeon who has special interest in treating cerebral aneurysm. Cerebral aneurysm, refers to a spot in a blood vessel in the brain which enlarges lik...read more
Child Health Dr Shan Narayanan WHAT IS PNEUMONIA? Pneumonia is infection of one or both lungs. It is a significant cause of morbidity in children. WHAT CAUSES PNEUMONIA? Pneum...read more
Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks more about VITAMINS C & E for the eyes.
Ipoh Echo speaks to Dr Nawaz Hussain Mohamed Amir, the Resident Orthopedic Surgeon from KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital to learn abou...read more
What are Liver Function Tests (LFTs) Used For? – Part 2 LFTs are used: To help diagnose liver disorders if you have symptoms which may be due to liver disease &nd...read more
Ipoh Echo’s EYE HEALTH series continues with Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr. S. S. GILL talking to us about the role of Omega 3 Fatty Acids.
Ipoh Echo spoke to Dr Ko Chung Sen, the resident consultant for cardiothoracic of KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital and discussed the process behind Heart Bypass: the whys and whens one...read more
A febrile seizure is a fit that occurs when a child has fever. One in 20 children have at least one episode between the ages of 6 months and 6 years.
Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talking to us more about carotenoids.
With increasing cases of children with allergies, Ipoh Echo spoke to Dr Cheong Hon Kin, KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital’s ...read more
Over 160 participants from various universities and the health industry attended the annual seminar on tropical medicine and infectious diseases organised by UniKL Royal College of...read more
As the liver performs its various functions, it makes chemicals that pass into the bloodstream. Various liver disorders alter the ...read more
Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. Gill talking to us on nutrition & vitamins for the eyes – Part 2
Ipoh Echo spoke to Dr Divakaran, Resident Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist and Fetal Medicine of KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital about laparoscopic surgery.
In my years of paediatric practice, the one thing that terrifies parents is fever. My focus in this month’s article is common queries parents have about fever and its management.
Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks about NUTRITION
Ipoh Echo spoke to Dr Noorashikin Maan, Resident Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist (O&G) of KPJ Ipoh Specialist ...read more
The colon is the final portion of the digestive tract, just before the anus. Colon cancer is the commonest cancer among men and the third commonest among women in Malaysia.
Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL continues in Part 2 talking about eye facts.
Just four short years into its founding, Ipoh-based Perak Parkinson’s Association (PPA) has networked renowned global expert...read more
Ipoh Echo recently talked to Dr Luis Chen Shian Liang, Resident Consultant ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat), Head and Neck Surgeon of KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital about nasopharyngeal cance...read more
Paranasal sinuses are made up of ethmoid, maxillary, sphenoid and frontal sinuses. These are hollow cavities found in the skull lined with mucous membrane. All babies have ethmoid ...read more
Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. Gill talks about Eye Facts.
Ipoh Echo recently spoke to Dr Eskandar @ Zulkarnain Hassan, Resident Consultant Orthopaedic, Spine and Trauma of KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital about prolapsed intervertebral disc. ...read more
Liver hemangioma is a non-cancerous mass that occurs in the liver made up of a tangle of blood vessels. Most cases are discovered during a test or procedure for some other conditions.
Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks about effects of hypertension on the eyes.
Diabetic wound is a common and disabling condition which leads to amputation, the chances of recurrent wound and higher mortality ...read more
Wellness In 2014, 49 million cases of kidney stones occurred, resulting in about 15,000 deaths globally. Ipoh Echo recently talke...read more
An adenoid is a lymphoid tissue between the back of the nose and the throat. Tonsils are two small masses of lymphoid tissue one on each side of the root of the tongue.
Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks to us about HORDEOLUM
Every Thursday from 2pm to 5pm, Dr Kirubakaran Malapan and his team of specialists gather at the ground floor of Pusat Rawatan Harian (Ambulatory Day Care Centre), Raja Permaisuri ...read more
Dr Zamzida Yusoff is an Obstetrics & Gynaecology specialist with a special niche and clinical focus in Gynae-Oncology an...read more
It is a disease of the large intestine which results in a blockage of the intestine so that stool cannot pass through. Normally, muscles in the large intestine push stool to the an...read more
Dr S.S. GILL talks about some WARNING SIGNALS OF EYE PROBLEMS.
According to data from the World Heart Federation, smoking causes one-tenth of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), which is the second l...read more
Croup is a childhood condition that affects the voice box (larynx), windpipe (trachea), the airways to the lungs (the bronchi).
Dr S.S. GILL talks about the problems of reusing old eyedrops.
Palliative Care is specialized medical care provided by a multidisciplinary team for people with life-threatening illness where cu...read more
On Saturday, April 9, a workshop named, “New Insights in Laparoscopic Prolapse Surgery To Mesh or Not to Mesh” was held at KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital, Ipoh. It was th...read more
Ascites is the build-up of an abnormal amount of fluid inside the abdomen. Cirrhosis of the liver is the most common cause of ascites.
Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks about World Health Day 2016.
Ipoh Echo recently talked to Dr Fauziah Khairuddin, Consultant Nephrologist at KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital about prevention of ch...read more
April 17 is World Haemophilia Day. It is a day observed internationally since 1989 to increase awareness and understanding of haem...read more
Ipoh Echo talks to Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. Gill about the TREATMENT OPTIONS in this final part
The President & Managing Director of KPJ Healthcare Berhad, Dato’ Amiruddin Abdul Satar officially launched the new Oper...read more
Eosinophilic esophagitis is an allergic reaction in which the lining of your esophagus reacts to allergens, such as food or pollen. Eosinophils are a normal type of white blood cel...read more
In conjunction with World Glaucoma Week 2016 from 6-12th March, Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. Gill continues his talk about this ...read more
When I posed the above question to Dr Lum Wan Wei, Consultant Clinical Oncologist and Radiotherapist at KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital, the answer was an emphatic YES.
Child Health By Dr Shan Narayanan WHAT IS THE PHARYNX? The pharynx is the passage that leads from the cavities of the nose and mouth to the larynx (voice box) and esophagus. Air...read more
Consultant Eye Surgeon DR S.S. GILL about this SILENT THIEF OF SIGHT
Alcoholism is a pattern of alcohol use that involves problems controlling your drinking, being preoccupied with alcohol, continuing to use alcohol even when it causes problems, hav...read more
Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks things that can get into our eyes.
Pantai Hospital Ipoh (PHI) launched Perak’s first-of-its-kind 160 slice CT Scan on Saturday, January 16 in a ceremony graced...read more
How often are you put off by ‘medicalese’ where you throw your hands up in despair and leave it all in the hands of the good doctor?
A parent is either a mother or father to an individual. Parenting refers to aspects of raising a child other than the biological relationship.
Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks about EMERGENCY EYE CARE when chemicals get into the eyes.
An open wound is an injury involving an external or internal break in body tissue, usually involving the skin. Nearly everyone wil...read more
Carcinoid tumours are slow-growing cancerous growths that usually occur in the ileum (the lower section of the small intestine), the appendix, and the rectum. These tumours secrete...read more
Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks more about SLEEP deprivation.
Iron deficiency anemia is a condition due to insufficient iron in which blood lacks adequate healthy red blood cells. Without enough iron, your body can’t produce enough of a...read more
Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks about reducing Eye Stress.
One of the commonest complaints I see is the inability to breathe through the nose or nose block.
Respiratory tract infection is the most common reason for visiting the doctor. In this article, I will be discussing about Upper R...read more