Hong Kong – PWH appoints Root Cause Analysis Panel to conduct thorough investigation on serious untoward event

PWH appoints Root Cause Analysis Panel to conduct thorough investigation on serious untoward event


The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for Prince of Wales Hospital (PWH) made the following announcement today (June 16):

     PWH has appointed the Root Cause Analysis Panel to conduct thorough investigation on the serious untoward event announced on June 14. The panel members are as follows:


Professor Fok Tai-fai
Former Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Emeritus Professor and Honorary Clinical Professor, Department of Paediatrics, the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Professor Chair Sek-ying
Vice-Director of Research, the Nethersole School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Mr Peter Mok Kwok-woo
Member, Subcommittee on Quality and Safety, Hospital Governing Committee, Prince of Wales Hospital

Dr Lee Kwok-piu
Chairperson, Hospital Authority Coordinating Committee (Paediatrics) / Chief of Service, Department of Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital

Dr Sara Ho Yuen-ha
Chief Manager (Patient Safety & Risk Management), Hospital Authority

Ms Chan Lai-hung
Cluster General Manager (Nursing), Hong Kong West Cluster, Hospital Authority

Ms Chan Man-yi
Nurse Consultant (Neonatal Care), Kowloon West Cluster, Hospital Authority

     The panel will complete the investigation and recommend improvement measures within eight weeks. The report will be submitted to the Hospital Authority Head Office.

The Cause of Nearsightedness is Explained for the First Time; Work at MIT and Multivision Research Leads to Dr. Medina’s Conclusion That Lenses Are the Cause of Myopia

 The mystery of myopia development and progression is revealed in the article: “The cause of myopia development and progression” published in Survey of Ophthalmology. It reports in clear terms, based on clinical evidence and sound theory, how myopia is produced, establishing that myopia is caused by negative lenses.

The article demonstrates mathematically how a myopic depression is created by negative lenses as soon as myopia is corrected with those lenses. Once the fall in the myopic depression starts it is very difficult to escape it. The fall in the depression is steady and at a constant rate unless certain action is taken.

It explains how a kind of never-considered negative lenses causes myopia when using modern devices like smart phones at very close distances. The article makes the connection based on the principle of equivalence of near vision and negative lenses. It suggests, with compelling evidence, that sustained near vision is the cause of the myopia epidemic of modern times affecting the whole world and Asia in particular.

The article proposes several ways to fight myopia and to prevent it. Some of them have been tried with children successfully showing the validity, effectiveness, and power of the described theory.

This large study was conducted by Dr. Antonio Medina of MIT over many years. Multivision Research supported in part this work.

The full article can also be reached using the link below:


MIT/Multivision Research

Antonio Medina

(408) 365-4329




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