Pok Chien Tan

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β-thalassemia is the most-common genetic disorder of hemoglobin synthesis in Malaysia, and about 4.5% of the population are heterozygous carriers of the disorder. Prenatal diagnosis was performed for 96 couples using the Amplification Refractory Mutation System and Gap-Polymerase Chain Reaction. We identified 17 β-globin defects-initiation codon for(More)
We investigated whether the Chinese impact of vision impairment (IVI) questionnaire is valid to generate reliable person estimates in a population-based sample. VRQoL was measured using the 32-item Chinese version of the IVI questionnaire in the Singapore Chinese Eye Study (2009–2011), a population-based study of the prevalence and risk factors for VI and(More)
Due to the increasing prevalence of diabetes mellitus, demand for diabetic retinopathy (DR) screening platforms is steeply increasing. Early detection and treatment of DR are key public health interventions that can greatly reduce the likelihood of vision loss. Current DR screening programs typically employ retinal fundus photography, which relies on(More)
BACKGROUND Visual-motor integration (VMI) is important in children's development because it is associated with the performance of many functional skills. Deficits in VMI have been linked to difficulties in academic performance and functional tasks. Clinical assessment experience of occupational therapists in Singapore suggested that there is a potential(More)
Large-scale meta-analyses of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified >175 loci associated with fasting cholesterol levels, including total cholesterol (TC), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), and triglycerides (TG). With differences in linkage disequilibrium (LD) structure and allele(More)
A 3-year-old Malay boy with strabismus in the left eye was found to have Coats disease in the same eye and underlying Takayasu arteritis. Coats disease is usually idiopathic but can be associated with systemic and ocular conditions. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of Coats disease associated with Takayasu arteritis.
  • M Wong, C Yip, +7 authors F Wong
  • Journal of clinical oncology : official journal…
  • 2011
112 Background: The epidemiology of prostate cancer (PCa) varies widely internationally. Although prostate cancer is usually regarded as uncommon in Asia, dramatic rises in recent years have resulted in it being ranking third by incidence in Singapore. Conventional prognostic parameters derived from Western populations have been integrated into systems such(More)
PURPOSE To determine the 6-year incidence of early and late age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in a Singaporean Malay population and to validate the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) simplified severity scale in Asians. DESIGN Prospective, population cohort study. PARTICIPANTS The Singapore Malay Eye Study baseline participants (age, ≥40 years;(More)
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