MEDICAL

  • Eye Health: Blurred Vision Due to Stress

    Eye Health: Blurred Vision Due To Stress

    Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks about stress-related eye problems

  • 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

  • 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

  • Reduction Rhinoplasty

    Reduction Rhinoplasty

    Reduction rhinoplasty corrects the structural framework of the nose itself by removing or re-arranging the nasal cartilage and/or bone to achieve the desired nose shape and size. T...read more

  • 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

  • Eye Health: Ultraviolet Rays

    Eye Health: Ultraviolet Rays

    Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks about THE EFFECTS OF ULTRAVIOLET RAYS

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Pointers with Eyedrops

    Pointers With Eyedrops

    Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talks about avoiding common mistakes made when using eyedrops.

  • LASIK-Xtra: Is It for Everyone?

    LASIK-Xtra: Is It For Everyone?

    LASIK-XTRA   is a non-invasive, fast and assumed low-risk procedure in which Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL) is per...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

  • 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

  • Forehead Contouring Surgery (Feminization Surgery)

    Forehead Contouring Surgery (Feminization Surgery)

    The forehead is one of several facial features that can appear more masculine or feminine depending on the shape and size.

  • 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

  • Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

    Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

    Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S. S. GILL talks about MEIBOMIAN GLAND DYSFUNCTION (MGD) and DRY EYES.

  • 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