MEDICAL

  • Septorhinoplasty

    Septorhinoplasty

      By Dr Leow Aik Ming The nose is a tripod structure consisting of nasal bones that form the side walls and a central structure separating the nose into the right and left s...read more

  • 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

  • EYE HEALTH-REMINDERS FOR TRAVELLING

    EYE HEALTH-REMINDERS FOR TRAVELLING

    Ipoh Echo’s EYE HEALTH series continues with Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talking to us about Tips When Travelling.

  • 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

  • Chin Surgery (Genioplasty)

    Chin Surgery (Genioplasty)

      By Dr Leow Aik Ming The chin, also known as the mentum, has a significant effect on the facial appearance of a person. By undergoing a genioplasty, patients can alter the ...read more

  • About Lasik: Is femto Lasik safe? Is the success rate high?

    About Lasik: Is Femto Lasik Safe? Is The Success Rate High?

    FEMTO-LASIK is considered safe if compared to blade surgery. The eye has no contact with a blade. The separation of the cornea fro...read more

  • World Sight Day 2018

    World Sight Day 2018

    Eye Health By Dr S.S. Gill In conjunction with WORLD SIGHT DAY in October, Ipoh Echo talks to Consultant Ophthalmologist Dr S.S. GILL on prevention of visual impairment. The the...read more

  • Aesthetic Surgery for Lips (Cheiloplasty)

    Aesthetic Surgery For Lips (Cheiloplasty)

      By Dr Leow Aik Ming Beauty ideals and aesthetic standards vary across social perceptions and cultural preferences. In mod...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

  • 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.

  • Bladeless Femtosecond Laser Eases Blade LASIK Fears

    Bladeless Femtosecond Laser Eases Blade LASIK Fears

    About Lasik By Dr Lee Mun Toong 1. More predictable corneal flap thickness It creates a thinner flap than conventional lasik. T...read more

  • Antioxidants

    Antioxidants

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

  • 9 Tips for Emotional Care of Cancer - Part 2

    9 Tips For Emotional Care Of Cancer - Part 2

    PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLNESS By Dr Phang Cheng Kar (M.D.) 5. Stay focussed on the present. Our mind, in particular during challenging ...read more

  • 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

  • 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.