Vice President Annette Lu (
The vice president has been swamped with the business of establishing the DPU recently, thus causing a relapse of her eye problem, said Cho Chun-ying (
Lu had been suffer from xerophthalmia, a kind of eye disease causing dryness of the eyeball, for a long time, which makes her unable to stand the blaze of bright lights.
Chen Yao-chang (
"The vice president was treated in the hospital for 20 minutes. As it is not a serious problem, she should recover soon," Chen said.
Cho said that Lu, who planned to attend the entire DPU meeting, couldn't stand the pain in her eye and eventually agreed to act on her doctor's advice to be treated in the hospital and then go back home to take some rest.
Lu felt pain since she gave a keynote speech at the inaugural meeting around 11am, but she insisted on attending the meeting until the end, accompanying the attendants for lunch and having an interview with some guests in the afternoon, Cho said.
Cho said that Lu went to the hospital at 3pm and returned to attend the DPU forum in the evening.