MEDICAL

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Eye Lift Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

    Eye Lift Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

    During the aging process, loss of skin elasticity and constant gravitational pull often result in excessive skin folds on the upper and lower eyelids.

  • 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

  • About Lasik: Range of Application

    About Lasik: Range Of Application

    FEMTOLASIK is suitable for correcting refractive errors.

  • 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

  • Haemophilia - The Royal Disease

    Haemophilia - The Royal Disease

    April 17 is World Haemophilia Day. It is a day observed internationally since 1989 to increase awareness and understanding of haem...read more

  • Multifocal Intraocular Lenses

    Multifocal Intraocular Lenses

    Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks about MULTIFOCAL IOL implants during cataract surgery.

  • Mini Health Carnival at Meru Valley Resort

    Mini Health Carnival At Meru Valley Resort

    KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital organised a Mini Health Carnival especially for the residents and club members of Meru Valley Resort,...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.

  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC)

    Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC)

    Digestive Health By Dr Saravana K. Consultant Physician, Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist PSC is an uncommon condition aff...read more

  • RC Flying Toys

    RC Flying Toys

    Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks about dangers of remote controlled flying toys.

  • Presbyopia

    Presbyopia

    Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks about NEAR VISION PROBLEMS

  • The Diabetic Foot: How to Prevent Losing Your Leg

    The Diabetic Foot: How To Prevent Losing Your Leg

    Diabetes Mellitus, or rather known simply as diabetes, is a common disease among Malaysians. According to the International Diabet...read more

  • Pharyngitis in Children

    Pharyngitis In Children

    The pharynx is the passage that leads from the cavities of the nose and mouth to the larynx (voice box) and esophagus.

  • World Sight Day  Eye Care Tips  Part 2

    World Sight Day Eye Care Tips Part 2

    In conjunction with WORLD SIGHT DAY, Ipoh Echo talks to Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL on Eye Care Tips – Part 2

  • 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

  • Gastrointestinal Bleed (Part 1)

    Gastrointestinal Bleed (Part 1)

    The upper gut includes the gullet (oesophagus), stomach and first part of the small intestine (duodenum). Food passes down the oesophagus into the stomach.

  • World Sight Day 2016

    World Sight Day 2016

    Consultant Ophthalmologist Dr S.S. GILL talks on prevention of visual impairment.

  • Perak World Pharmacist Day 2016 Celebrations

    Perak World Pharmacist Day 2016 Celebrations

    The Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society Perak Area Committee and the Bahagian Perkhidmatan Farmasi Negeri Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Pe...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.

  • Healthy Eating

    Healthy Eating

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

  • Infertility and Lifestyle  What You Should Know

    Infertility And Lifestyle What You Should Know

    Ipoh Echo spoke to Dr Noorashikin Maan, Resident Consultant Obstetrician and  Gynaecologist (O&G) of KPJ Ipoh Specialist ...read more

  • Colon Cancer is Preventable

    Colon Cancer Is Preventable

    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.

  • Let's Be Clear (Part 2)

    Let's Be Clear (Part 2)

    Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL continues in Part 2 talking about eye facts.

  • Understanding and Treatment of Parkinson's

    Understanding And Treatment Of Parkinson's

    Just four short years into its founding, Ipoh-based Perak Parkinson’s Association (PPA) has networked renowned global expert...read more

  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer

    Nasopharyngeal Cancer

    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

  • Sinusitis in Children

    Sinusitis In Children

    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

  • Let's Be Clear (Part 1)

    Let's Be Clear (Part 1)

    Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. Gill talks about Eye Facts.

  • Prolapsed Intervertebral Disc

    Prolapsed Intervertebral Disc

    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

    Liver Hemangioma

    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.

  • Hypertension & the Eyes

    Hypertension & The Eyes

    Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks about effects of hypertension on the eyes.

  • Hordeolum

    Hordeolum

    Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks to us about HORDEOLUM

  • Bariatric Clinic

    Bariatric Clinic

    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

  • The Specialist Every Woman Should See

    The Specialist Every Woman Should See

    Dr  Zamzida Yusoff is an Obstetrics & Gynaecology specialist with a special niche and clinical focus in Gynae-Oncology an...read more

  • Hirschsprung's Disease (HD)

    Hirschsprung's Disease (HD)

    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

  • The Warning Signals

    The Warning Signals

    Dr S.S. GILL talks about some WARNING SIGNALS OF EYE PROBLEMS.

  • Wellness  Smoking and Your Heart

    Wellness Smoking And Your Heart

    According to data from the World Heart Federation, smoking causes one-tenth of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), which is the second l...read more

  • Palliative Care - More than a Last Resort

    Palliative Care - More Than A Last Resort

    Palliative Care is specialized medical care provided by a multidisciplinary team for people with life-threatening illness where cu...read more

  • Surgery with a Difference

    Surgery With A Difference

    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

    Ascites

    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.

  • World Health Day 2016

    World Health Day 2016

    Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks about World Health Day 2016.

  • Prevention Of Chronic Kidney Disease

    Prevention Of Chronic Kidney Disease

    Ipoh Echo recently talked to Dr Fauziah Khairuddin, Consultant Nephrologist at KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital about prevention of ch...read more

  • Haemophilia  The Royal Disease

    Haemophilia The Royal Disease

    April 17 is World Haemophilia Day. It is a day observed internationally since 1989 to increase awareness and understanding of haem...read more

  • Glaucoma Treatment

    Glaucoma Treatment

    Ipoh Echo talks to Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. Gill about the TREATMENT OPTIONS in this final part

  • New OT & ICU Complex for KPJ Ipoh

    New OT & ICU Complex For KPJ Ipoh

    The President & Managing Director of KPJ Healthcare Berhad, Dato’ Amiruddin Abdul Satar officially launched the new Oper...read more

  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis

    Eosinophilic Esophagitis

    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

  • World Glaucoma Week 2016 (Part 2)

    World Glaucoma Week 2016 (Part 2)

    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

  • Is There Life after Cancer?

    Is There Life After Cancer?

    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.

  • Pharyngitis in Children

    Pharyngitis In Children

    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

  • World Glaucoma Week 2016

    World Glaucoma Week 2016

    Consultant Eye Surgeon DR S.S. GILL about this SILENT THIEF OF SIGHT

  • Alcoholism

    Alcoholism

    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

  • Foreign Bodies

    Foreign Bodies

    Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks things that can get into our eyes.

  • Perak's First 160 Slice CT Scan

    Perak's First 160 Slice CT Scan

    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

  • What is Retinal vein Occlusion?

    What Is Retinal Vein Occlusion?

    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?

  • Parenting: A Journey

    Parenting: A Journey

    A parent is either a mother or father to an individual. Parenting refers to aspects of raising a child other than the biological relationship.