Thursday, 21 August 2014

Clearer Vision with Relex Smile

Vision correction surgery, or refractive and laser eye surgery, is any surgical procedure used to correct vision problems. Over the past decades, refractive surgery has improved the quality of life for over 20 million patients with an above 95% patient satisfaction rate. It is one of the most popular elective surgery procedures in all of medicine.

It is considered safe with predictable results. It has been approved by the armed forces in many countries, even National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) astronaut candidates in the United States. After the surgery, many patients report seeing better than they had in their lives.

Extensive research had provided invaluable refinements and advancements in laser technology and diagnostic tools to develop safe and appropriate treatment options for patients with a myriad of refractive disorders.

Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis or Lasik is presently the most performed elective procedure in the modern world.

In recent years, a new procedure called Refractive Lenticular Extraction or simply, Relex Smile (Small-incision lenticule extraction), is gaining popularity in the refractive arena worldwide. It is potentially changing the practise of the surgery for the future.

Unlike conventional Lasik, Relex Smile does not create a flap and involves the use of only one laser.

Instead of vaporising the cornea tissue to correct the underlying short-sightedness and astigmatism, Relex Smile carves out a small piece of corneal tissue called a lenticule, which is removed through a small incision about 2.5mm to 4mm.

This single-step, all-in-one-laser operation takes only about 30 seconds to perform for one eye, and the entire procedure is completed in about 15 minutes for both eyes.

The procedure is fast and uses low energy, is odourless and silent so there is less discomfort for patients. Patients also feel more comfortable for the suction on the eye during the treatment is gentler. There is no frightening "blackout", no bleeding or red eyes during the procedure or swelling after.

Light "blackout" occurs when the laser beam the patient is focusing on during the procedure vanishes at the start. This can cause some panic.

Foreign body sensations and mild discomfort may be experienced by some patients after the procedure and last for a few hours.

Relex smile invasive surgery causes a smaller wound, resulting in a strong eye and less immediate post-operative discomfort and tearing.

The smaller incision means fewer servered corneal nerves in the procedure, resulting in less occurrence of dry eyes.

With no flap created, its displacement or dislodgement is not an issue - the eye is less susceptible to trauma. Relex smile is a good option for those active in contact sports.

Most patients will experience a dramatic improvement in their vision a day after the surgery.

Discuss all options and potential risks in detail with him or your eye care provider before making final choices.

This article was contributed by Sri Kota Refractive. 

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

No more neck and back pains

Isogai Dynamic Therapy (IDT), also known as' the binding legs technique, emphasises the use of the Isogai Alignment Belts to bind both legs for a balances posture. Using these belts will reveal if your spine is in its correct position in the spinal column.

This technique was discovered by renowned Japanese osteopath Dr Kimiyoshi Isogai in the 1950s.

As part of the central nervous system, the spinal cord passes vertically through the spine together with major nerves supplies.

The spine and its surrounding nerves serve as a super highway to all activities and functions of a human's organs, feelings and movements through the natural pathway in the spinal column.

The spine will only be able to function normally if its position in the spinal column is in an optimum position. A change in the position of the spinal column will impede nerve supplies and affect the body's natural mechanism.

The spine also servers as a pillar and it controls the body's intrinsic balancing ability and fights against gravity. If this pillar is distorted, the centre of balance of the body will be affected.

There are various reasons, including injuries, birth trauma and congenital reasons, which can cause spinal distortion, but consistencies in bad posture, physical movements and habits remain the major causes of abnormal spines.

Many common habits such as crossing legs, slouching and slumping while sitting, hunching and rounding the shoulders can lead to leg length discrepancies and cause an uneven pelvis. This will eventually result in a distorted spine.

The pelvis also allows full flexibility for the spine to move according to its centre of balance. If the pelvis is uneven, the spine will tilt in a certain direction. This will result in the bending of the spine from its natural curvature and cause uneven compression surrounding the spine, which causes soreness, pain, stiffness and numbness.

As the muscles, ligaments and tendons are stressed, they are prone to muscular skeletal disorder (MSD), commonly presented as neck and back discomfort.

IDT is a self-managed therapy for neck and back pains. Patients will be guided to practise a series of pysical movements by binding their legs with the use of Isogai's tools such as the MOB Back Healer, which works with Isogai Alignment Belts for neck wand shoulder problems; and the MOB Knees and legs Therapeutic Bench for knee and leg problems.

IDT has been a well-know and respectable brand in Japan and Taiwan for the last 60 years. The ultimate purpose of IDT is to encourage people to protect their natural posture through discipline and awareness.

For more information, call 016-947 3065 or visit

 leg length discrepancies will result to distortion of both spine and body structure.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

What is Irritable bowel syndrome ?

Your intestines are like a muscular tube and for a variety of reasons can sometimes contract too tightly. This is similar to sportsmen getting cramp in the leg muscles. It offten begins in early adult life or even in adolescence.

Irritable bowel syndrome Common Symptoms
  • Abdominal pain, often relieved by passing wind or by bowel action
  • Bloated feeling, particularly after meals.
  • Diarrhoea, usually in the morning
  • Constipation may alternate with diarrhoea or normal stools. The stools are often small and 'pellet like' (rabbit stools), and are passed only with straining
  • Mucus in the stools
  • Sometimes a sense of incomplete evacuation

Insurance fo the shoulders

This exercise strengthens the shoulder joints and helps protect them from overextension when throwing, reaching or pulling.

1. Warm up 5 minutes by jogging in place; move shoulders, arms, neck and back through their full range of motion

2.Sit on bench or stool with feet flat, back straight and abdominal muscles tight.

3.Hold dumbbell in each hand; lift arms overhead with palms forward.

4. Slowly squeeze shoulder blades togather and bend elbows; lower dumbbells to shoulders

5. Again squeeze shoulder blades and lift weights overhead, repeat in sets of four.