MEDICAL

  • 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

  • Itchy Eyes

    Itchy Eyes

    Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S. S. GILL talks to us about ITCHY EYES.

  • Mindfulness for Stress Reduction

    Mindfulness For Stress Reduction

    By Dr Phang Cheng Kar In the latest National Health & Morbidity Survey (2015), the prevalence of mental health problem among ...read more

  • Dermatochalasis

    Dermatochalasis

    Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. Gill talks about droopy eyelids in old age.

  • Eyelids That Droop

    Eyelids That Droop

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

  • 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

  • Addressing Blepharitis

    Addressing Blepharitis

    Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks about BLEPHARITIS, or inflammation of the eyelids

  • 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

  • Steroid Eye Drops

    Steroid Eye Drops

    Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks about the dangers of STEROID EYE DROPS bought “over-the-counter” (OTC)

  • 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

  • World Diabetes Day 2017 - The Sudden Blindness!

    World Diabetes Day 2017 - The Sudden Blindness!

    Consultant Ophthalmologist Dr S.S. Gill talks about sudden blindness in diabetes.

  • 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.

  • Midface Lift (Cheek Lift)

    Midface Lift (Cheek Lift)

    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

  • Breast Cancer and Importance of Early Detection

    Breast Cancer And Importance Of Early Detection

    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

  • How Long Does FemtoLASIK Last? Permanent?

    How Long Does FemtoLASIK Last? Permanent?

    In most cases the improved vision from Femto LASIK surgery provides is permanent.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Medical Treatments at Affordable Cost

    Medical Treatments At Affordable Cost

    The Perak Community Specialist Hospital (PCSH) has been offering quality medical services and accessible healthcare to the communi...read more

  • The risks of laser surgery

    The Risks Of Laser Surgery

    Before FemtoLasik® is performed, a total of 14 mathematical values are taken of the eye.

  • Surgical Procedures at Affordable Price

    Surgical Procedures At Affordable Price

    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

  • 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.

  • Eye Health - Facts & Myths

    Eye Health - Facts & Myths

    Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talking to us about Eye Facts & Myths

  • 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

  • The Bane of the Modern Woman: Endometriosis, the Perplexing Disease

    The Bane Of The Modern Woman: Endometriosis, The Perplexing Disease

    Dr Usha Devy Athithan, a Consultant Obstetrician  and Gynaecologist  and no stranger to Ipoh, has worked as an O&G S...read more

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

    Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

    The month of April is Autism Awareness Month. Thus it is only appropriate to discuss this condition that continues to be a puzzle.

  • The Day of Surgery

    The Day Of Surgery

    Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks about what happens on the day of cataract surgery.

  • Are Your Kidneys OK?

    Are Your Kidneys OK?

    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.

  • PCSH Community Day 2017

    PCSH Community Day 2017

    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

  • Goodbye to Glasses with Femto LASIK

    Goodbye To Glasses With Femto LASIK

    Ipoh Echo spoke to Yap Siew Fong, a 37-year-old lady, who underwent the Femto LASIK laser surgery back in February 2010.

  • Preparing for Cataract Surgery

    Preparing For Cataract Surgery

    Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks about things to be done before you go for cataract surgery.

  • Affordable Healthcare for All

    Affordable Healthcare For All

    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

  • Affordable Healthcare for All

    Affordable Healthcare For All

    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

  • Intraocular Lenses

    Intraocular Lenses

    Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks about artificial lens implants during cataract surgery

  • TMC Fertility Centre: Now in Ipoh

    TMC Fertility Centre: Now In Ipoh

    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

  • Affordable Healthcare for All

    Affordable Healthcare For All

    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

    Down Syndrome

    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

  • Checking For Cataract

    Checking For Cataract

    Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks about Cataract examination.

  • Colon Cancer Prevention: Colonoscopy

    Colon Cancer Prevention: Colonoscopy

    A colonoscopy is an exam used to detect abnormalities in the large intestine and rectum. Polyps and tissue samples can be removed ...read more

  • Cataract (Part 2)

    Cataract (Part 2)

    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

  • Adenotonsilitis in Children

    Adenotonsilitis In Children

    Adenotonsillitis is the inflammation of the tonsils and adenoids.

  • The Cloudy Lens

    The Cloudy Lens

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

  • Abdominal Pain

    Abdominal Pain

    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

  • Herpes Keratitis

    Herpes Keratitis

    Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks about Herpes of the eye.

  • Mild Cognitive Impairment and Early Alzheimer's Disease

    Mild Cognitive Impairment And Early Alzheimer's Disease

    Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is a medical condition in which an individual has mild but measurable decline in thinking abilitie...read more

  • Bronchitis in Children

    Bronchitis In Children

    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.

  • Dry Eyes

    Dry Eyes

    Consultant Ophthalmologist Dr S.S. GILL talks about dry eyes.

  • Quality Healthcare at Affordable Prices

    Quality Healthcare At Affordable Prices

    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

  • Health Forum

    Health Forum

    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

  • Ophthalmology: Vitreoretinal Surgery

    Ophthalmology: Vitreoretinal Surgery

    As the saying goes, “There is more than meets the eye,” the study of ophthalmology is not only a medical specialty but...read more

  • What is Cerebral Aneurysm?

    What Is Cerebral Aneurysm?

    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

  • Pneumonia in Children

    Pneumonia In Children

    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

  • Vitamins C & E

    Vitamins C & E

    Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks more about VITAMINS C & E for the eyes.

  • Orthopaedic Oncology at the New Frontier

    Orthopaedic Oncology At The New Frontier

    Ipoh Echo speaks to Dr Nawaz Hussain Mohamed Amir, the Resident Orthopedic Surgeon from KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital to learn abou...read more

  • Digestive Health

    Digestive Health

    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

  • EYE HEALTH  ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS

    EYE HEALTH ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS

    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.

  • Heart Bypass: What to know

    Heart Bypass: What To Know

    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

  • Febrile Seizures in Children

    Febrile Seizures In Children

    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.

  • Carotenoids

    Carotenoids

    Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talking to us more about carotenoids.

  • Allergies among Babies and Toddlers

    Allergies Among Babies And Toddlers

    With increasing cases of children with allergies, Ipoh Echo spoke to Dr Cheong Hon Kin, KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital’s ...read more

  • Manage, Prevent and Control

    Manage, Prevent And Control

    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

  • What are Liver Function Tests (LFTs)?  Part 1

    What Are Liver Function Tests (LFTs)? Part 1

    As the liver performs its various functions, it makes chemicals that pass into the bloodstream. Various liver disorders alter the ...read more

  • Healthy Eating (Part 2)

    Healthy Eating (Part 2)

    Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. Gill talking to us on nutrition & vitamins for the eyes – Part 2

  • Laparoscopic Surgery

    Laparoscopic Surgery

    Ipoh Echo spoke to Dr Divakaran, Resident Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist and Fetal Medicine of KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital about laparoscopic surgery.

  • Managing Fever in Children

    Managing Fever In Children

    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.