Eye Care Professional

Doctor finds her calling deep in the African jungle

Joyce Samoutou-Wong and her husband Henri with their three children. The couple run an eye surgery clinic in Congo-Brazzaville. Photo: Joyce Samoutou-Wong

When Dr Joyce Samoutou-Wong is asked to share some of her experiences of working with patients in Congo-Brazzaville, she has no end of inspirational stories to tell - each one a tale of a life transformed.

Monday, 27 May, 2013, 4:22am

Ye Zilong breaks new ground as eye doctor to the poor

Ye Zilong, at Beijing Huadu Yatai Hospital. Photo: Simon Song

A decade ago, Dr Ye Zilong was renowned for his ability to cure eye diseases. His patients included the wealthy, and distinguished government officials including former paramount leader Hua Guofeng, Mao Zedong's designated successor, who called Ye a "light bringer".

9 Sep 2012 - 4:06am

Keeping an eye on serious illnesses and common problems

Optometrist Rita Sum's job goes beyond prescribing glasses and contact lenses - she serves as the first line of defence against various illnesses.

18 Mar 2011 - 12:00am


How can children's eye care be improved?

Having good eyesight is essential at every stage of life, including childhood. If the eyesight of children is not protected, they can suffer irreversible damage.

Optometrists and ophthalmologists are the two main eye-care providers.

17 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Optometrists face tighter standards

New exam will improve the qualifications of 70pc of those working in the field

About 70 per cent of the city's optometrists will have to take an exam to improve their qualifications and provide better care under a plan that is being considered by the Optometrists Board.

5 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Simple home sight tests

Parents may be able to tell if their children have amblyopia - meaning their eyes do not work together - by observing them and carrying out a couple of simple tests.

21 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Much more than a flying surgery

HOW perverse and insolent of Dr Ho Chi-kin, President of the Hong Kong Ophthalmological Society, to criticise the flying eye hospital Orbis (South China Morning Post, August 12), which has been doing some sterling work for eye patients all over the world.

17 Aug 1994 - 12:00am