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Public Eye Talk on “Cataract – Enjoy the Freedom of Clear Vision” 13th October 2012

In conjunction with World Sight Day, KPJ Healthcare Berhad’s eye centre Pusat Pakar Mata Centre for Sight conducted a public eye talk on 13th October 2012, Saturday. This talk was officiated by the Paediatric Ophthalmologist, Dr. Lai Voon Ping, on ‘Cataract – Enjoy the Freedom of Clear Vision’.

A cataract is the clouding of a part of the eye called the lens. In most cases, it is a degenerative change of the lens (an ageing process) as people get older. One will face several symptoms such as blurred vision (glaring), change of colour vision, double vision and increasing of spectacle power. Until now, there is still no medication or diet that can bring the development of cataract to a halt.

The public talk saw a strong attendance of approximately 50 public and majority of the attendees are elderly people. The community paid close attention and listened to Dr. Lai’s explanation on cataract. In order to understand more about the cataract, public actively raised questions during and also after the talk. To clear their doubts, Dr. Lai patiently explained to them to ensure that the public is equipped with the knowledge on cataract. Also, Dr. Lai described to the public the negative impacts one will encounter due to visual disability.

After the talk, the centre conducted free eye screening to the public. As part of corporate social responsibility, Pusat Pakar Mata Centre for Sight have always took the initiative to educate and create awareness of eye care among the public.

On the other hand, Pusat Pakar Mata Centre for Sight is pleased to officiate the launch of its new and improved website: The site features a new design with a fresh look and is more user friendly.