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Case history: Binaural audio therapy

Illustration: Angela Ho

Madam Achara started having trouble with her vision in her early 60s. Her once-clear eyesight started misting and blurring.

Tuesday, 18 December, 2012, 9:03am

Game on

Travelling bag (HK$5,090) by Paul Smith

Sports chic never looked so good, so even the playing field with these winning items.

14 Sep 2012 - 1:07am

A truck driver's blind spot

Illustration: Angela Ho

A cross-border truck driver's life is tough and often unhealthy. Most will grab the tastiest fast food they can and then sit for 12 hours straight, only taking short breaks to stretch or visit the toilet.

Although at risk of developing a range of health problems, few long-haul truck drivers have the time, money or inclination to have regular check-ups.

11 Sep 2012 - 9:31am

Degenerative eye disease now has cure

Illustration: Angela Ho

As the mother of an adorable year-old girl, Lau Mei-fong was accustomed to some of the common perils of parenthood, such as being often blurry-eyed from broken sleep. But Lau, 30, began to notice that her vision was discomfortingly fuzzy more often.

28 Aug 2012 - 6:11pm

Consumer Council warns contact-lens wearers over using eye drops

Consumer Council warns contact-lens wearers over using eye drops

People using contact lenses should remove them when applying eye drops containing preservatives, which can otherwise cause irritation, the Consumer Council has warned.

The watchdog also said yesterday that eye drops containing steroids should never be used without a prescription, as they can seriously damage the eye when misused.

16 Aug 2012 - 3:48am


A new hi-tech approach to cataract surgery introduced to Hong Kong about three months ago is said to be safer and more efficient than the traditional manual method.

3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

The image makers

One of Tang Lai-ming's more vivid memories is of a family picnic when she was little. After a pleasant day out, she was disappointed when her brother was asked to take a portrait of the family.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

For this test, the eyes have it

Vision Test Free Rating 9/10

One or more of my eyes failed the Visual Acuity Test, according to the Vision Test app. Not to be picky, but I think it should have been: 'One or both of your eyes' to save app users from feeling as if they were a modern-day Cyclops or Argus Panoptes.

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

An enemy within

Sophia Lau, 40, tried to ignore a little bump that was growing on her right upper eyelid, along her lash line. Lau (whose name has been changed for patient confidentiality reasons) thought it was a stye and hoped it would go away on its own.

12 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Lifting the lid on a delicate problem

Eleven-year-old Andy Ho's mother was anxious about his upcoming admission to secondary school. But Ho (names changed for patient confidentiality reasons) had more reason than usual to worry about her son.

29 May 2012 - 12:00am

Eye bug caught on rugby trip can cause blindness

A rare eye infection 40 boys suffered while in Singapore for a rugby tournament is resistant to drugs and can cause blindness if not treated properly, doctors say.

The parasite lives in the cornea, causing painful and itchy red eyes that are sensitive to light.

24 May 2012 - 12:00am


There's a tidal wave of myopia sweeping across Hong Kong and other East Asian countries, and the lack of time spent outdoors is thought to be a major cause.

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

Microchip helps blind woman regain partial sight

A local woman can see again after 15 years of blindness following a groundbreaking operation to implant a microchip into her retina.

The operation - the first of its kind outside Europe, where the procedure was developed - was done by surgeons from the University of Hong Kong and it took nine hours to complete.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

Keep your eyes peeled

Lana Wong loved make-up. She took special delight in carefully creating her favourite eye make-up with eye shadow, heavy eyeliner and lashings of mascara.

24 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Review urged of private-ops pilot scheme

Doctors have called on the Hospital Authority to review or end a long-running pilot scheme providing subsidies to cataract patients to have private surgery after the Audit Commission recommended an overall evaluation of such plans.

19 Apr 2012 - 12:00am