ME TIME!

Successful parenting is founded on successful relationships between spouses and relatives. We must not neglect our spouse while we focus our attention on grooming our children to become the best they can be. Discuss relationship issues here.
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Re: ME TIME!

Post by MrsKiasu » Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:36 pm

janet88 wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:11 pm
hubby's myopia was around 700-800 degrees. tired but refused to rest.
after retina detachment on right eye, cataract set in soon after as what the doctor said. then recommended him to go for lasik. 2nd time round, we knew the signs of retina detachment and headed to A&E asap.
there was also another patient with retina detachment on the same day. I pleaded with the doctor to have the operation asap.
oic .. looks like we need take extra care of our eyes with our age..oh dear after retina detachment comes cataract then detachment again.. your dh would straight away know that he is having retina detachment...can feel it it due to prior experience

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Re: ME TIME!

Post by Estéema » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:06 pm

Funz wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:18 pm
Estéema wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:47 pm
Funz wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:24 pm
Elder sis had retina detachment. Her myopia is 1000+ each eye. Younger sis was assessed as unsuitable for lasik also due to high myopia, hers is also almost 1000 each eye. Dad was told not to do his cataract op for his left eye due to increased risk of retina detachment. His myopia is also very high since his younger days.
I u’stand that cataract once “ripe” shld go for op owise leaving it too late can go blind. So, in the case of risk of retina detachment & doc not advise to do cataract op, does it mean it’s choice btwn retina detachment or going blind eventually? Wldn’t cataract op more urgently req’d & handle retina detachment operation as option layer once risk is there? Just asking coz I’ve early cataract now.
I believe dad's age is part of the consideration. Dad is 80yrs old. He removed the cataract for 1 eye but doc say to leave the other eye since the cataract is not bothering his vision that much. I believe the doc assessed the risks and advised dad accordingly.
Yes. I believe docs assess & diagnose according to individual patient’s circumstances & needs. Age is quite a consideration as we age. MIL (in her 80s) had both her cataracts corrected & she ‘boasts’ of perfect eyesight.

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Post by MyPillow » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:55 pm

Eyes too tired, I have a near 2 hrs nap . So shiok

Sounds scary ... all the eyes issues
Better treasure our eyes
Those elders who had cataract surgery indeed is “good sight” lei, my mil is so “ upset” to see her pigmentation after the surgery n commented on her Son n sis in law freckles .. hahha seeso well now . but her one eye is glaucoma - why neh - her habits of doing ” math “ aka 4D in not desirable lightings ! See ... so old but not cooperative too :roll:

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Re: ME TIME!

Post by MrsKiasu » Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:08 pm

yes so many eye problems de..those eyecare vits can help or not?

Am baking egg tarts..dunno why the tarts dough so dry leh so difficult to mould..happened to use another brand of olive oil..tired frkm standing now resting my leg.

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Re: ME TIME!

Post by zac's mum » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:59 am

MrsKiasu wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:08 pm
yes so many eye problems de..those eyecare vits can help or not?

Am baking egg tarts..dunno why the tarts dough so dry leh so difficult to mould..happened to use another brand of olive oil..tired frkm standing now resting my leg.
I use salted butter for my egg tart dough leh, didn’t know olive oil can be used as a healthier substitute? Ya maybe the brand makes a difference...

Btw I discovered my egg tart cases/moulds from Phoon Huat had some bad discoloration after 3-4 times of use. The metal had some black oxidation spots & even some rust-coloured spots too! Disappointed & don’t dare to use it again. Can’t imagine eating the poisons. Do u know where I can get better quality egg tart cases?


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Re: ME TIME!

Post by slmkhoo » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:06 am

.zeit wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:00 pm
slmkhoo: 3 days/ But what is your time of arrival and departure from Hangzhou. You may have very little time left in Hangzhou, hence Suzhou should not be included. Hangzhou to Suzhou by HSR is 1-1.5h.
Suzhou has several Tang->Qing gardens (all UNESCO WHS). It's like Kyoto, but maybe restoration-wise isn't as good as Kyoto because a lot of gardens were damaged during the Cultural Revolution, so the conservationists need a longer time and more funds to restore them to their former glory.

At most you can cover: Humble Administrator's Garden (UNESCO), Suzhou Museum next door (designed by I M Pei) and Lion Grove Garden opposite the road (I M Pei's ancestral property), plus the pedestrianised shopping street. You won't have time to visit Taihu lake, Tiger Hill (Leaning Pagoda), the Old Street district and several other Suzhou gardens like Lingering Garden and Master of Nets Garden (which has a replica in NYC's Metropolitan Museum).

Mrs Kiasu: Speaking of youtiao, I didn't know the story behind youtiao until I visited Hangzhou Yue Fei Temple! For years, I had always thought 'yew zhar kuey' is a Singapore Hokkien name for youtiao. Was surprised when the tour guide in Yue Fei Temple said '油炸鬼‘ in front of the statues of Yue Fei's traitors, Qin Gui/Hui and Wife. Only there and then did I learn that the 2 parallel dough-sticks symbolise the 2 'ghosts', and that 'ghost' (鬼)is a polyphone of Qin Gui/Hui (桧), the evil official, whom the locals wanted to deep-fry to eat whenever they thought of Yue Fei's death.
Thanks for the info! We have 3 full days - arriving on a Fri night, leaving Mon night. We'll see what we can fit into the time. We're not very "good" tourists in that we don't necessarily want to see everything, and usually not in a great detail. We may prefer to see less in HZ and just a few things in SZ since we are in the vicinity. Might book a day trip to SZ rather than DIY. What about some of those "water towns"? Are they worth the travel and time?

Kyoto - I haven't been to Japan other than a short official trip in the early '90s which was confined to seeing only a couple of "official" places in Tokyo. My husband has only seen the transit hall of Narita! I guess we'll head that way one day, but not sure when.

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Re: ME TIME!

Post by doodbug » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:45 am

I have extremely high myopia and am at high risk of retina detachment. One preventive measure is to go for annual retina checkups (i.e. you need to dilate the eyes), and if the ophthalmologist spots a small tear or bleed in the retina, or thinning out at certain portions, they will laser to reinforce the retina (machiam like hammering a nail into the wall to prevent the whole retina from detaching.)
Best to cut down on sugars to prevent any onset of diabetes.
Be very alert to symptoms, as time is of essence when repairing a retina detachment and how much sight one will recover. If you see flashes, blocked out vision, if words on a page are no longer straight and turn wriggly, please get the eyes checked ASAP. There is no pain or discomfort but please do not ignore the signs.

What triggers retina detachment - I don't know whether you have read Dick Lee's story - his retinas were detached when dancing/gyrating. Imagine having your eyes bounce non-stop within the eye sockets. In short, avoid roller coasters, jerky dance movements, sometimes a mega sneeze can trigger retina detachment too. I was also advised to opt for C-section in case the strain of natural birth causes a retina tear/detachment.

Those who require cataracts surgery and have thin retinas, best to have cataract surgery with a retina specialist as they know what special precautions to take.

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Re: ME TIME!

Post by MrsKiasu » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:13 am

zac's mum wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:59 am
MrsKiasu wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:08 pm
yes so many eye problems de..those eyecare vits can help or not?

Am baking egg tarts..dunno why the tarts dough so dry leh so difficult to mould..happened to use another brand of olive oil..tired frkm standing now resting my leg.
I use salted butter for my egg tart dough leh, didn’t know olive oil can be used as a healthier substitute? Ya maybe the brand makes a difference...

Btw I discovered my egg tart cases/moulds from Phoon Huat had some bad discoloration after 3-4 times of use. The metal had some black oxidation spots & even some rust-coloured spots too! Disappointed & don’t dare to use it again. Can’t imagine eating the poisons. Do u know where I can get better quality egg tart cases?
I used those metal tart cases before..have same problem so never used them now. I m using those cupcakes silicone mould from Ikea..I hope silicone has no problem in the long run.. bake 27tarts fitted nicely in 1 tray.. put egg tarts in closed container in fridge can eat over few days.

yeah I modified the recipe changed to 100% olive oil..it will be too dense to some but our family got used to this kind of texture..on some different olive oil used, taste can be abit diff too.. I saw ppl buy ready made tart cases from PH ..super convenient .

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Re: ME TIME!

Post by MrsKiasu » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:18 am

doodbug wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:45 am
I have extremely high myopia and am at high risk of retina detachment. One preventive measure is to go for annual retina checkups (i.e. you need to dilate the eyes), and if the ophthalmologist spots a small tear or bleed in the retina, or thinning out at certain portions, they will laser to reinforce the retina (machiam like hammering a nail into the wall to prevent the whole retina from detaching.)
Best to cut down on sugars to prevent any onset of diabetes.
Be very alert to symptoms, as time is of essence when repairing a retina detachment and how much sight one will recover. If you see flashes, blocked out vision, if words on a page are no longer straight and turn wriggly, please get the eyes checked ASAP. There is no pain or discomfort but please do not ignore the signs.

What triggers retina detachment - I don't know whether you have read Dick Lee's story - his retinas were detached when dancing/gyrating. Imagine having your eyes bounce non-stop within the eye sockets. In short, avoid roller coasters, jerky dance movements, sometimes a mega sneeze can trigger retina detachment too. I was also advised to opt for C-section in case the strain of natural birth causes a retina tear/detachment.

Those who require cataracts surgery and have thin retinas, best to have cataract surgery with a retina specialist as they know what special precautions to take.
thanks doodbug for sharing..

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Re: ME TIME!

Post by MyPillow » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:25 am

what range is consider high myopia for adult n kid?

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