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  1. Lifestyle - Health - FROM THE EXPERT

    An age-old eye problem

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 11:10am by MARVIN TSE

    ... to correct our vision. The onset of middle age is the most common time for problems to surface and they usually come in the shape of presbyopia or cataracts. Presbyopia- which literally means "ageing eye"- is an age-related eye condition that makes it more difficult for people to see things close up. A cataract is caused by clouding of the lens, which leads to a decrease ...

  2. Hospital service luck of the draw

    Posted Mar 21st 2011, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee How soon a patient receives an operation at public hospitals appears to depend on the luck of the draw. A cataract patient may wait anything from three to 37 months, according ... hospitals. The waiting time for cataract operations- one of the most common procedures- is used as a key indicator of health care resources in different districts. Critics say the Hospital Authority ...

  3. A man of vision

    Posted Jan 19th 2005, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Hong Kong eye surgeon Dennis Lam may have found the operational key to eradicating blindness caused by cataracts among poor, rural mainlanders, writes Ella Lee Pointing to the clock ... a rural family, had lived in darkness. She was blinded by cataracts in both eyes and relied on her senses of touch and smell to accomplish chores such as preparing meals for her family. Like ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case history: Binaural audio therapy

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... A consultation with an ophthalmologist showed that she had senile cataract in both eyes- in other words, age was causing the lenses in her eyes to become progressively thicker and more opaque. The lens focuses light on the retina and gives sight. Without a clear and healthy lens, light could not penetrate to the back of the eye. Cataracts are a common eye problem. In Hong Kong in 2009, ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Shorter wait for cataract surgery

    Posted Jul 15th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Hospital Authority has cut waiting times for cataract surgery I refer to the letter by David Ollerearnshaw ("Long wait for cataract op unacceptable", July 10) and would like to clarify the cataract surgery waiting time situation in public hospitals. Since 2009, the Hospital Authority has had a prioritisation system for cataract surgeries to ensure patients in need ...

  6. Cataracts in focus

    Posted Feb 16th 2009, 12:00am by Suzanne Harrison

    ... Suzanne Harrison 'The main symptom is blurring of vision,' says ophthalmologist Christopher Yu. 'Another type, however, causes glare, as the formation of the cataract leads to a scattering of light. 'Yet another type of cataract is where the centre of the lens becomes less hardened... people retain good vision but it becomes dimmer. These are the three broad types ...

  7. Cataract

    Posted Nov 30th 2010, 12:00am by Norman Ford

    ... Norman Ford Cataract Gallery Exit and Experimenta Until Dec 11 Water as connection, as metaphor and as object, has been an oft-used element in artwork for centuries. For Nadim Abbas' new solo exhibition at both Gallery Exit and Experimenta, two spaces in Sheung Wan, water is at once materially present as well as a multilayered allegory. The title word, Cataract, suggests ...

  8. Charity gives mainlanders gift of sight

    Posted Sep 25th 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... A Hong Kong charity is paying for city eye doctors to help restore the sight of cataract patients who cannot afford treatment. The work is starting in Inner Mongolia, but there are plans for 100 clinics throughout the mainland, Ella Lee reports. Project Vision aims for 100,000 cataract operations annually within five years Wulan Qiqige used to sew traditional Mongolian costumes ...

  9. New centre speeds up cataract treatment

    Posted Sep 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com A cataract centre opened earlier this year in Tseung Kwan O Hospital has helped double the number of patients treated annually in Kowloon East to 5,000 and cut the waiting time for surgery from three to two years. There are more than 7,000 patients waiting for cataract surgery in the Hospital Authority's Kowloon East region. The service is also provided ...

  10. Eye-opening experience

    Posted Oct 06th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... in Hainan, and the residents- who are mostly farmers- work long hours outdoors. This has led to the problem of cataracts among the elderly. More than 130,000 people in Hainan, or about 13 per cent ... and benefits of surgery to the patients. 'Some of them, especially the elderly, were reluctant to have surgery because they did not think it would help. Some of them thought cataracts were normal ...




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