"Why Children Need Sunglasses"



 Point to photo for a little 'traveling music':---


 It's The Hit Crew --- and their song:--- "I wear my sunglasses at night"


 Then click photo for Mal's answers as to


 "Why Children Need Sunglasses"









"Best-case SCENAR"                     




 Point to photo for a little 'traveling music':---


 It's Chris G.O.T.T.I. et al --- and their song:--- "Pain anI suffering"


 Then click photo for Mal's work with pain relief--- the electronic way 


 "Best-case SCENAR"











"The Use of Electronic Feedback for the management of Post-Herpetic Neuralgia---  a report of 3 cases" 



 Point to photo for a little 'traveling music':---


 It's The Rotors --- and their song:--- "Electronic Memory"


 Then click photo for Mal's work with electronic feedback 


 in managing post-herpetic Neuralgia





 The Annual Meeting (2007) of the Japanese Association for 

 Amblyopia and Strabismus--- Keynote address by Dr. Malcolm Ing, MD 




 Point to photo for a little 'traveling music':---


 It's the music of  Andrew Lloyd Webber ---  "Seeing is Believing"


                  performed here by Michael Ball --- and --- Sarah Brightman


                                   Then click photo to read the announcement of Mal's address 






 Malcolm's address was entitled:


'The Quest  for Binocularity in Congenital Esotropia'




 "A man and his wave:---"




 "The enormity of this wall of water is what comes across here.

     That, and man's insatiable desire--- even need--- to conquer it

      --- simply because 'the big wave' is always out there, somewhere.

             And that too, is what comes across here."

...H. Bruce Downey********




This video is not of Malcolm Ing, but a clip of someone,

somewhere, experiencing what Mal and perhaps no one else

from our Class of 1956 at Harvard has ever experienced:---    


"A man and his wave"



 Music: Jan and Dean "Surf City" 



 A short history of Malcolm Ing and his passion for surfing... 

"I started out surfing at the age of 14 years in 1949 on a 12-foot redwood hollow board
that weighed 54 pounds dry ( it leaked water and had to be emptied at the end of each
session ) and weighed much more after 2 hours on the water. It was four inches thick
and it had a removable plug at the end of the board. It had no leash or fin so when you
wiped out it a was a long swim in and you had to steer it with your feet.
When I came back to Hawaii  after Harvard University and Yale  Medical School to practice
ophthalmology in 1966, the boards were made of fiberglass and foam and weighed 34
pounds and were about 9 or 10 feet in length. I had to learn to surf all over again at the age
of 35. I entered my first  State Meet competition at the age of 36 and have been competing
ever since in the State and US championships etc.
I have over 50 trophies, but  the best way to display these would be to have a photo of me
with some of these because it would be very hard to list all of the meets (5 per year for 
42 years etc.)
My current surf board that you see here in the background is 8 foot , 6 inches in length
and weighs 16 pounds. How equipment has changed!"
    ...Malcolm Ing 









 "Aging healthfully"              



 Point to photo for a little 'traveling music':---


 It's Kid Thomas --- and his rendition of:--- "Linger awhile"


 Then click photo for Mal's suggestions for


 "Aging healthfully"




 "A man and his art:---" 
  Music:--- Honolulu Boys Choir and their song:--- "Kani Kani Na Pele Niu"
A few words from Mal about his art...
"About the art... I, at one time, considered art
as a profession, but listened to my Dad who
was also a physician say,
 "You know, Mal you can be an artist  with
your  surgery."
And  I later realized the truth of that statement
and have been surgically straightening eyes
of  crossed eyed children after intensive
training.  I enjoyed the pleasure of these
children and parents when  they see their
eyes  have been straightened by my
surgery.  da Vinci had a paintbrush with which
he gave the Mona Lisa straight eyes.  I have 
my surgical instruments to do the same thing
in real life.
I have not had any formal training in art except
in high school and enjoy art as a hobby. I
especially like to work with pastels and give
these paintings to family members as gifts,
but share some of them as greeting cards also."
 ...Malcolm Ing 


 <--- Point to and click on the start button of the media player
 to view Mal's art with automatic advance to the next slide





To learn more, point to and click 
on "Baby C.F.'s" before-and-after
photo above.






And if you place your cursor anywhere inside this segment of 'The Malcolm Ing Story', the music you'll hear is by an unknown artist playing 'Brahm's Lullaby'











<---- So says Dr. Malcolm Ing, Chief of Ophthalmology at   the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children in     

 Honolulu, Hawaii...


"Previous research suggested that if you allowed eyes to be straightened within the first two years of life, you got pretty good functional results." --- but for depth perception, Dr. Ing's landmark research sets the timetable back one year, instead of two, for surgical alignment of crossed eyes in infants. 




 "In the eye of the storm:---"

There stands Dr. Malcolm Ing, "...for the consummate scientist that he is,  

whose research reports that approximately 80% of congenital esotropic  

patients achieved peripheral fusion if aligned before 2-years of age.  In  

contrast, patients aligned after 2 years of age had less than 20% chance 

of obtaining any fusion."


Drs. Kenneth W. Wright, MD and Peter H. Spiegel, MD

editors of their book, "Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus"

Second Edition

page 211


To learn more...point to and click on the frontispiece of their text at the right ------------------------->


And put your cursor anywhere inside this segment to hear a piece of music by Beethoven


"Creatures of Prometheus --- Number 10 --- Pastorale"






"And the wonders of His Love..."
Audrey's and Mal's oldest daughter, Karen Ing Miller, lives in Kansas.  About two years ago, when she was approaching the age of 50, Karen received the devastating news that she had leukemia.  She then underwent chemotherapy, followed immediately by a stem cell rescue, and thought she had licked it--- only to learn a short time later that her leukemia had returned.  This second phase required even more aggressive treatment--- treatment that was itself life-threatening.  Given only a slim chance of beating the odds that were rapidly stacking up against her, Karen was told by her doctor that she faced certain death in just five weeks time. But Karen by nature is not a quitter...but a fighter. And so Karen chose to move ahead with this very latest, yet highly experimental chemotherapy--- a treatment that would leave her with only 1 chance in 20 of surviving this dreaded disease.  It was then that she turned to her faith in God to pull her through.  And in the end, it was "the wonders of His love" that did pull her through.  And so once again Karen is back with her family and her friends, and at long last she is now cancer-free.
Karen Miller's story is revealed in her own words as re-printed below--- for Karen's personal  'Letter to God'  is now made public to us all.  And as I read of the purity of her faith, Karen's story reminds me of the purity of the lyrics to the Old Hundredth Hymn--- music written so long ago, back in 1551 by a French composer named Loys Bourgeois.  His music took on the Old Hundredth name from its early association with the 100th Psalm, then later loosely paraphrased by a Scottish clergyman named William Kethe as "All People that on earth do dwell..."  But the lyrics that have since been used relate to those penned in 1674 by Thomas Ken, a priest of the Church of England---lyrics that have ever since been referred to simply as 'The Doxology':---


"Praise God from whom all blessings flow. 
  Praise Him all creatures here below. 
  Praise Him above ye heavenly host. 
  Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost."


It's the secret joy of Karen's smile that she now freely shares with us all.  And by positioning your cursor anywhere within this segment, you'll be listening to The Choir of Trinity College singing this Old Hundredth Hymn.  Like a single grain of sand, it's one of life's precious moments as we each make our own footprints in 'The Sands of Time.'
...H. Bruce Downey******





"I Want Forever to be Near You"                                                                                                                                                            
from a little-known, 2004 copyrighted musical called  "The Wonders of His Love" --- now being sung for us here by Emily Jester
To listen, position your cursor over this photo, which I call 'The Sands of Time' ,  or over that which is next in view--- Karen's 'Letter to God'. 
       --- Permission for Church groups everywhere is available from the production's composer, David Burkehttp://www.wonders-of-his-love.com/index2.html ---
Oh God, You're the gold in my heart and my soul, like a jewel in the night, always shining so bright. Your love
is alive in my body and mind, every step that I take, every promise I make.

And when You see me falling and when You hear me calling, You know I'm reaching for You in every thing
that I do.  I want forever to be near You.  To be forever near You and together with You, but I want
You to know that wherever I go, I want forever to be near You.

You answered a prayer in a time of despair.  All my pain You could see, and then You rescued me.  I'll always
believe You will shine over me.  With Your love and Your strife, You will shelter my life.
And when You see me falling and when You hear me calling, You know I'm reaching for You in every thing
that I do.  I want forever to be near You.  To be forever near You and together with You, but I want
You to know that wherever I go, I want forever to be near You.









 "Ours is the sunlight...                       

    Ours is the morning...                     

      And like the first morning...          

        For yours and mine alike, 'Morning Has Broken'.  


 But before our sunlight passeth...                                  

   And our morning comes to be no more...                     

      Ours is the time to pause and reflect...                     

         Of all the mornings that were ours to beget."       

               Poetic lines by ...H. Bruce Downey********                                         

             Music by: Debbie Fortnum on the piano:--- 'Morning Has Broken'  



GOOD FORTUNE:--- By Malcolm R. Ing, M.D.
I had the good fortune to be born into an inter-racial family, the son of a high-spirited, blond, Caucasian mother, Audrey Dunseath, and my physician father, Edmund Ing who was from a Chinese immigrant family living in Hawaii.  They met and fell in love despite the racial differences and the 5,000 miles of distance between their respective hometowns which might have kept them separate.  This union developed while my father was in his residency training in Urology at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, and in their case, the appropriately named, "City of Love", Philadelphia.
I had the good fortune to be guided by my father to enroll at Harvard, after acceptance from splendid preparation at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii.  My father also persuaded me to enter medicine to become an eye surgeon to express whatever artistic talents I had, rather than becoming an artist which was my boyhood inclination.
While at Harvard, I had the good fortune to meet the love of my life, Audrey Anne Regut from nearby Arlington High School, while I was a pre-med and she worked at Lamont Library after school in her senior year.  Ironically, we met in the Polynesian Book Section of the library.  No wonder she had the look of skepticism on her face when I told her for the first time that I was from Hawaii and my mother's name was
also Audrey.  Like my father, I had traveled over 5,000 miles to meet my future bride.
I had the good fortune to receive early acceptance at Yale University School of Medicine after my junior year at Harvard.  I married Audrey in my first year of medical training in New Haven and began a wonderful marriage of over 52 years, raising three beautiful girls together.
I had the good fortune to have excellent mentors along the way: My faculty thesis advisor at Yale, Dr. Harold Saxton Burr, whose Electrical Field Theory of Biological Systems is only recently receiving the attention it deserved (The Body Electric by Becker), Dr. Marshall M. Parks who was voted one of the ten most influential ophthalmologists of the 20th Century and with whom I completed a year of Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology, and Dr. Jerrald Tennant from whom I learned the use of electrical biofeedback in the management of pain and inflammation.
I have had the good fortune to have completed what is considered a landmark study on the functional value of early surgical alignment by age one or two for children who are born with crossed eyes.  For the above work and other investigative studies in clinical management, I have been listed in the peer-selected "Best Doctors in America" since 1992.  I have been serving as Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology at the University of Hawaii School of Medicine.  I also have been elected Chief of the Ophthalmology Service in two major hospitals and have been invited speaker for pediatric ophthalmology in the U.S., Korea, Japan and China.  I serve on the editorial board of the Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and was an Associate Examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology for 8-years.
I have had the good fortune to watch my beloved wife and son-in-law, with prayers of many friends and astute doctors, help my first-born daughter, Karen, to survive a very severe leukemia with only a 5% chance of survival.
On the lighter side, I have had the good fortune to study optimum health maintenance and have competed in surfing, most recently in the "Legends" (Medicare) Division, winning many trophies and medals.
My observation for the younger generation would be this:---
"As you live your life, the more that you can recognize your good fortune in life, the more that there seems to be of this blessing."
Lastly, I have the good fortune with the help of my life partner, Audrey, to recognize that at the end of the day, no matter what successes in any endeavors occur, the most important is the vital and all encompassing love of friends and especially one's own family.
Malcolm R. Ing, M.D., October, 2008   
 For Mal's "Curriculum Vitae" click---> here




  Music: The Annie Moses Band :--- 'Morning Has Broken'  


 Point to and click on the start button
 of the media player below
 to view and hear a short video clip:--- 
 "Morning Has Broken"
 --- a Christian hymn popularized by folk singer, Cat Stevens,
 especially used in children's services
 throughout the world.







 Position your cursor anywhere inside this final segment of


"The Malcolm Ing Story"


 and you'll be listening to this Alison Krauss and Gillian Welch song:---


"I'll Fly Away  ( in the Morning )"





 The material presented here was provided by Dr. Malcolm Ing, MD. And the music assigned  to each segment was selected, compilied, and presented by me, and in no way reflects the

themes, values, beliefs, or personal preferences of either Malcolm or his daughter, Karen.     


 ...H. Bruce Downey******* 



From one Harvard man to another:--- 'A tribute to the life and times of Dr. Malcolm Ross Ing' --- M.D., Yale '59, and A.B., Harvard '56 --- a sincere "Thanks for all you have done for human-kind everywhere." --- from Dr. H. Bruce Downey, Ed.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, '84, M.B.A., Northwestern University '59, and A.B., Harvard '56 --- on behalf of all Harvard men and women, and of all Radcliffe women, everywhere... 
 POSTSCRIPT:--- "Hawaii" --- Original art accompanied by live music... 
                                                                                    --- from two heretofore unknown and unrelated young girls...
                                                                                                                      --- presented here as unexpected gifts to --- Malcolm and Audrey Ing:--- 



Artwork by Skye Elyse Downey (age 12) of   Plantation, FL, while spending a few days    

with her Papa and Grandma in October, 2008





Music by a young girl from Hawaii named 'Colby'------->

who sings her song in Hawaiian:---                                   

                         "The Hawaiian National Anthem"              

now known as the State Song of Hawaii:---                     

                                  "Hawai'i Pono'i"                                 

               --- the only state song not sung in English.