Thursday, 29 September 2011


Read my real-life story to know why am I so motivated!

Today, a patient came in complaining of 'overlapping vision'. This is the first time I heard of someone describing vision as this. I was sure this patient will be interesting when he said he got it one day when he woke up. I was anticipated to check his eyes in detail.

Initially I thought what he means by 'overlapping vision' could be a case of serious astigmatism (散光). I came across a lot of people saying they see double but actually it is just blurred.

I carried on with my investigation and found out that he has lateral rectus palsy. Lateral Rectus is one of the muscle inside the eye causing one of his eye unable to look to one side, causing his double vision.

As it is a sudden onset and he is in his 40's so I referred him to the hospital for further evaluation of the nervous system. I reassured him of the treatment options and if there's nothing they can do at hospital level, I will need to prescribe him with prism glasses.

For your information, each of our eyeball is surrounded by six muscles, and each has different function. Trust me, this topic is one of the toughest in uni. All six muscles are differently controlled by third, fourth and sixth cranial nerve, connected to the brain. Commonly lateral rectus palsy is caused by birth trauma as it is controlled by the sixth nerve, located near the side of our head. It's palsy causes esotropia, in-turned of the eye. Eye muscles of both eyes must be balanced in order to see 3-D vision, no double vision, and good depth perception. If you need more information about muscles of the eye, drop me an email. If you have real life story, share with me!


In routine optometric practice, the most problems and symptoms are easily solved by giving a pair of glasses. When there's challenging cases like my patient today, it really boost my passion and anticipation. Solving a complicated eye condition is just the same as the joy of solving a difficult mathematics question!

I declare that I have never regret to start on this route as an optometrist. Once I started university in Glasgow, I have never look back since. Call me an eye freak! Haha!

The health of your eyes is my main concern.

Till then! xoxo

Update (30/9/2011): The hospital informed us that my patient has now being referred to another department for further test, as now it's not his eye problem. I hope he is okay will get treatment as soon as possible.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Exclusive: Enrique Iglesias Live in Glasgow June 2011!!!

11th June 2011.

Sarah and I was there to enjoy the hot and fun concert of Enrique Iglesias!!!!!

Enrique it is!! Opening song was Tonight (I'm Lovin' You), bringing the mood up to the max that evening. Everyone was up on their feet, moving with music!! It was just like a huge club with live band!


Enrique invited a pair of Scottish couple on stage.

Enrique: "... what's your name?"
Girl: "Jeanette" (pronounced gee-nett)
Enrique: "Gee-nett? Like Jeneatte?" (pronuonced Janet)
Girl: "Jeanette" (pronounced gee-nett)
Enrique: "Gee-nett? How do you spell it?"
Girl: "Jai-e-a-n-e-t-t-e" (in Scottish, 'J' pronounced as 'jai')
Enrique: "Oh Jeanette!" (he pronounced it as Janet, as it's how the American pronounced)
"Are you Scottish?"

It was such a cute conversation between him and Scottish! It was how I felt when I first went to Glasgow trying to understand the locals.


Let the picture speaks for itself! I had a good time!

Put your hands up! Put your hands up!!! Let's move it, move it!



"I'm not in love,.... Don't go running away"

# 11
"I can be your hero baby,
I can kiss away the pain,
I will stand by you forever,
you can take my breath away.."

"...but you can't escape my love"

"Baby, I like it!!"


And the concert ends with another round of 'Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)'. It was such an AMAZING and FUN-FILLED night with all the hip and dance! We want more of his songs but too bad time has come to an end. I would not hesitate to go to his other concert!

I heart Enrique Iglesias!!!!

p/s: I was supposed to upload a video from the concert but it takes too long to load. Will try some other time. Hope you enjoyed this post!

Thursday, 15 September 2011

New location

After I've returned to Asia for one and a half month, I moved to Singapore. Some said I am a frequent traveller, and I'm always everywhere. Now, here I am in a new location working hard as an optometrist. I would not move around as much as I did during university life. I'm going to miss travelling very dearly. Nonetheless, I have plans ahead for me to achieve so that life would not be too boring!

Stay tuned for more updates! Will try to update once a week! I have lots of long overdue blog!