“Food For Your Eyes” aims to educate the public about the prevention of AMD through diet. This bilingual book (English – Chinese) translates the recent scientific research of dietary methods to prevent AMD into simple recipes for the Asian diet. This unique recipe-cum-self help book is written by both a Dietitian (Ms Goo Chui Hoong) and Ophthalmologist (Dr Kenneth Fong). This book contains a lot of detailed information on common eye conditions and various supplements for the eye. This would also serve the public as a health-eating book.
The royalties of the book will be donated to the National Council for the Blind Malaysia (NCBM). The book has been awarded the Gourmand Award for Best Health Cookbook in the World 2012. Further details are available here.
The book is available for purchase in major bookstores in Malaysia and Singapore and online at https://bookstore.thestar.com.my/product.aspx?id=BK-10020
A cataract is clouding of the lens in your eye. This is usually due to old age but can also occur due to trauma, diabetes, or due to medications.
Cataract surgery is done when the lens in your eye has become cloudy making it difficult for you to see well enough to carry out your usual daily activities. If the cataract is not removed, your vision may stay the same, but it will probably gradually get worse. Waiting for a longer period of time may make the operation more difficult. If you are considering surgery, please let the doctor know if you are taking the following medications: Flomax (Tamsulosin), Doxazosin, Asprin, or any blood thinning drugs like Warfarin, Plavix or Ticlid (Dipyradimole). These medications may need to be stopped before surgery.
You can listen to Dr Fong talking about cataract surgery.
The purpose of the operation is to replace the cataract with a plastic lens (implant) inside your eye. This usually done under local anesthesia. With a local anaesthetic you will be awake during the operation. You will not be able to see what is happening, but you will be aware of a bright light...Read More
aims to educate the public about the prevention of AMD through diet.Read More
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