Speakers

We are pleased to announce the below speakers for the Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Congress 2022.
Browse through their profiles, by clicking on their photo for more information.

New speakers are always being confirmed, so be sure to check back regularly for new additions!

MD, PhD Makoto Aihara
University of Tokyo, Japan

Dr Bryan Ang
Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Dr Ishtiaque Anwar
Bangladesh Eye Hospital & Institute

A/Prof Anshu Arundhati
Singapore National Eye Center

Leon Au

Prof Tin Aung
Singapore National Eye Centre

A/Prof Hyoung Won Bae
Yonsei University, South Korea

Mr Keith Barton
Moorfields Eye Hospital, United Kingdom

Dr. Hwei Wuen Chan
National University Hospital, Singapore

Prof Paul Chew
National University Hospital, Singapore

Prof Dr May May Choo
University Malaya, Malaysia

A/Prof Michael Coote
Royal Victorian Eye And Ear Hospital, Australia

Prof Vital Costa
University Of Campinas, Brazil

Tanuj Dada
RPCENTRE, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Dr Siti Nor Roha Daman Huri
Moh, Malaysia

Dr Che Mahiran Daud
Hospital Sungai Buloh, Malaysia

Prof Takeo Fukuchi
Niigata University, Japan

Dr Michael Girard
Singapore Eye Research Institute

Alana Grajewski

Dr Norhafizah Hamzah
Hospital Tunku Azizah, Malaysia

Prof Dr Mingguang He
Centre for Eye Research, Australia

Dr Md Nazrul Islam
Bangladesh Eye Hospital & Institute

Prof. Dr. Shatriah Ismail
Universiti Sains Malaysia

Prof Jin Wook Jeoung
Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, South Korea

Dr Barkeh Hanim Jumaat
International Specialist Eye Centre Kuala Lumpur

Prof Joon Kim
Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University College of Medicine, South Korea

Dr Nathan Kerr
Centre for Eye Research, Australia

A/Prof Victor Koh
National University Hospital, Singapore

Dr Yien Lai
National University Health System, Singapore

Dr Mun Wai Lee
LEC Eye Centre, Malaysia

Dr On Heong Liew
Synergy Specialist Eye Centre, Malaysia

Dr Shan Lin
Glaucoma Center Of San Francisco, United States

Dr Vijaya Lingam
Sankara Nethralaya, India

Prof Catherine Liu
National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine, Taiwan

Dr Muiz Mahyudin
Tun Hussein Onn National Eye Hospital, Malaysia

Dr Kaweh Mansouri
Clinique de Montchoisi – Lausanne, Switzerland

Felipe Medeiros
USA

Andre Mermoud

Dr Safinaz Mohd Khialdin
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre

Dr Norfariza Ngah
Hospital Shah Alam, Malaysia

Dr Virna Dwi Oktariana
Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital/ Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia

Prof Paul Palmberg
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, United States

Dr Surinder Pandav
Advanced Eye Center, Postgraduate Institute Of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India

Prof Ki Ho Park
Seoul National University, Korea

A/Prof Shamira Perera
Singapore National Eye Centre

Dr Fazilawati Qamarruddin
Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Klang, Malaysia

Dr Norazah Abdul Rahman
Ramsay Sime Darby Medical Centre, Malaysia

Dr Jamalia Rahmat
Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dr Puspha Raman
Hospital Selayang, Malaysia

A/Prof Reza Razeghinejad
Wills Eye Hospital, United States

Dr Seungsoo Rho
Cha Bundang Medical Center, Cha University, South Korea

Prof Prin Rojanapongpun
Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

A/Prof Mohamad Rosman
Singapore National Eye Centre

Dr Rei Sakata
University of Tokyo, Japan

Prof Joel Schuman
NYU Langone Health, NYU Grossman SoM, United States

Dr Sirisha Senthil
L V Prasad Eye Institute, India

Tarek Shaarawy
Switzerland

Kyung Rim Sung

Dr Chandramalar T. Santhirathelagan
Hospital Sungai Buloh, Ministry Of Health, Malaysia

A/Prof Gavin Tan
Singapore National Eye Centre

Prof Masaki Tanito
Shimane University Faculty of Medicine, Japan

Prof Clement Tham
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

A/Prof Daniel Ting
Singapore National Eye Center/Singapore Eye Research Institute

A/Prof Wan Haslina Wan Abdul Halim
Ophthalmology Department, Ukm Medical Center, Malaysia

Hon Seng Wong

Dr Jun Shyan Wong
International Specialist Eye Centre (isec)

Dr Chen Xin
Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University, China

Asst Prof Benjamin Xu
University of Southern California, United States

MD, PhD Tetsuya Yamamoto
Kaiya Eye Hospital, Japan

Dr Tun Kuan Yeo
Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Prof Xiulan Zhang
Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, China

Prof Embong Zunaina
Universiti Sains Malaysia

Keynote speakers

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MD, PhD Makoto Aihara

University Of Tokyo, Japan

Prof. Makoto Aihara is Head of the Glaucoma Division and Professor and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Tokyo, and Invited Professor of Tokyo Medical Dental University. Outside of ophthalmology, he has majored in neuroscience and molecular biology.

Prof. Aihara’s research interests include the mechanisms of intraocular pressure regulation, glaucoma animal models, lipid mediators, and the development of glaucoma drugs and new surgeries. He is a member of the Executive Directors of the Japanese Ophthalmological Society, President of Japan Glaucoma Society, a Board member of World Glaucoma Association, Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Societies, the Japanese Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, Japanese Society for Ocular Pharmacology, and a member of Glaucoma Research Society.

Dr Bryan Ang

Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Dr Bryan Ang is a Consultant with the Glaucoma Service at the Department of Ophthalmology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore. As a medical undergraduate, Dr Ang was placed on the Dean’s List for multiple years, and upon graduation, was awarded Distinction in Surgery and 2nd best candidate in Surgery. Dr Ang further received the Gold Medal as the best candidate in the Masters in Medicine (Ophthalmology) examinations. Dr Ang’s special interest is in glaucoma surgery and Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS). His surgical techniques, particularly in MIGS, have won him prestigious awards such as the 2nd Best Surgical Film Award at the World Glaucoma Congress 2019 and Best Video at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting 2021.

Dr Ishtiaque Anwar

Bangladesh Eye Hospital & Institute

Dr. Ishtiaque Anwar is a fellowship trained Glaucoma, Cataract and Refractive Surgeon.

He did his Post Graduate Degree FCPS from Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons. His Cataract and Refractive Surgery fellowship from Iladevi Cataract & IOL Center, India where he had the opportunity to work under Dr. Abhay Vasavada. Then he did his Glaucoma Short term fellowship from Aravind Eye Hospital and Institute and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, USA where he had the opportunity to work under Prof. Rober Ritch.

Experience: He has served in different capacities in different Hospitals which includes 500 Bed National Institute of Ophthalmology, Dhaka.

Interests: Practice of new technologies in Ophthalmology, education and community outreach programs. He has special interest in teaching. He is the trainer of Phacoemulsification in Bangladesh Eye Trust Hospital, a non-profitable sister concern of Bangladesh Eye Hospital. He does Phacoemulsification, Glaucoma Surgeries and LASIK routinely. But his special interest is in managing complex Cataract and Glaucoma cases.

A/Prof Anshu Arundhati

A/Prof Anshu Arundhati

Singapore National Eye Centre

Clinical Associate Professor Arundhati Anshu graduated from SCB Medical College, Utkal University, India in 1997 and was awarded Honours and Gold Medal in General Surgery, Pharmacology and Pathology. She completed her Masters in Surgery (Ophthalmology) from Utkal University in 2001 and Master of Medicine from National University of Singapore in 2003. She was appointed Member of Royal College of Edinburgh in 2002 and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2008. Clin Assoc Prof Arundhati Anshu subsequently underwent further sub-specialized fellowship training in Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery at Singapore National Eye Centre and Price Vision Group, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. In addition to management of cataract and anterior segment disorders, her clinical interests are in the areas of corneal transplantation, corneal infections and LASIK refractive surgery. She has authored several manuscripts in international peer reviewed journals.

A/Prof Arundhati Anshu is currently a senior consultant in cornea and external eye disease as well as refractive surgery services of the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC). She is the Deputy CEO, Education as well as the Vice Chair (Education), Eye ACP. She is also the program director of fellowships at SNEC and the clinical director of Singapore Eye Bank.

Leon Au

Information coming soon.

Professor Tin Aung

Singapore National Eye Centre

MBBS (Singapore), FRCS(Ed), FRCOphth (UK), MMed (Ophth) (Singapore), FAM (Singapore), PhD (London)

Professor Aung is currently:
1.Chief Executive Officer, Singapore National Eye Centre
2.Academic Chair, Eye Academic Clinical Program, Duke-NUS Medical School
3.‘Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple’ Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology, Duke-NUS Medical School
4.Senior Consultant, Glaucoma Department, Singapore National Eye Centre
5.Principal Investigator and Chairman of Board, Singapore Eye Research Institute

Having obtained his MBBS from the National University of Singapore, Prof Aung obtained the Fellowships of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 1997. He completed a glaucoma fellowship in the Singapore National Eye Centre from 1999-2000, and from 2000-2003, he trained at the Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London and Moorfields Eye Hospital; and was awarded a PhD in Molecular Genetics from University College London in 2004.

Professor Aung is a clinician scientist, with clinical practice focusing on glaucoma and research interests in angle closure glaucoma and glaucoma genetics. With >650 publications, Professor Aung has been awarded >US$20 million in competitive research grant funding. Prof Aung has set up multinational international consortia that have identified novel genes associated with primary angle closure and open angle glaucoma as well as exfoliation syndrome, with multiple publications in Nature Genetics and JAMA. He has received numerous awards including the Singapore Translational Research (STaR) Investigator Award, the Singapore National Medical Research Council-Clinician Scientist Award, the President’s Science Award, the Nakajima and De Campo Awards from the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, the Alcon Research Institute Award and the Robert Ritch Award for Excellence and Innovation in Glaucoma from the Glaucoma Foundation.

Professor Aung is a member of the Editorial Boards of the following journals: Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology Glaucoma, Eye, Progress in Retinal and Eye Research, Graefe’s Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, and 6 other journals. He is a past President of the World Glaucoma Association and also serves as a Board member of the Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society and President of the Asian Angle Closure Glaucoma Club.

A/Prof Hyoung Won Bae

Yonsei University, South Korea

2005 Graduated from Yonsei university, College of Medicine
2021 Doctor’s degree from Yonsei university, College of Medicine

May/2006~ Feb /2010Residency at Yonsei University Severance Hospital, South Korea
Mar/2010~ April/2013Military service at ROKAF 19th Fighter Wing, South Korea
May/2013~ Sep/2014Fellowship at Yonsei University Severance Hospital, South Korea
Oct/2014~ Feb/2016Clinical doctor at Yonsei University Severance Hospital, South Korea
March/2016~Feb/2021Assistant professor at Yonsei University Severance Hospital, South Korea
March/2021~current Associate professor at Yonsei University Severance Hospital, South Korea

Mr Keith Barton

Moorfields Eye Hospital, United Kingdom

Keith Barton is a Professor of Ophthalmology, University College London, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Glaucoma Specialist at Moorfields Eye Hospital, Co-chair of Ophthalmology Futures Forums, and formerly Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Ophthalmology.

His areas of interest are the surgical management of glaucoma, especially surgical devices and secondary glaucomas, specifically the management of glaucoma in uveitis, for which he runs a dedicated clinic at Moorfields Eye Hospital. He is currently a member of the Primary Tube Versus Trabeculectomy (PTVT) Study Steering Committee, Chief Investigator in the Corneal Ancillary Study to the PTVT Study and a member of the Trial Management Committees of both the NIHR HTA-funded Treatment of Advanced Glaucoma (TAGS) and Lasers in Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension (LIGHT) Studies.

Dr. Hwei Wuen Chan

National University Hospital, Singapore

Dr Chan is a Consultant at the Department of Ophthalmology, National University Hospital and Alexandra Hospital leading the Inherited Retinal Diseases and Ophthalmic Genetics service. She currently serves as the Programme Director of the NUHS Ophthalmology Residency Programme and is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Dr Chan received formal medical training at the University College London (UCL) and completed residency training in Ophthalmology at the National University Hospital, Singapore, in June 2016. Thereafter, she undertook overseas fellowship training in Ophthalmic Genetics, Visual Electrophysiology, Medical Retina and Vitreoretinal Surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Ghent University Hospital under world experts including Prof Andrew Webster and Prof Bart Leroy. She was directly involved in several gene therapy trials including Luxturna for the treatment of RPE65-related inherited retinal dystrophy and Sepofarsen for CEP290-associated Leber Congenital Amaurosis.

Professor Paul Chew

National University Hospital, Singapore

Professor Paul Chew is an Academic staff in the Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS) since 1989.

He was appointed as the Head, Department of Ophthalmology, National University Hospital, NUHS in 2008 till 2010.

He is an editorial reviewer for numerous medical journals, Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Journal of Ophthalmology, and Editorial Board of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology as “Glaucoma” Section Editor and has published more than 100 publications.

Professor Paul Chew’s specialty is in glaucoma surgery and research. He is the Director, Glaucoma Division in the Department of Ophthalmology, National University Hospital, NUHS. He has been principal investigator in numerous glaucoma clinical trials. He invented and commercialised the now globally available Glaucoma MP3 Therapy Laser. He also heads the glaucoma drainage implant research, which provides enhanced safety and success in the
treatment of severe glaucoma disease. These new implants were designed in NUH and are currently in an advanced state of manufacture.

Prof. Dr May May Choo

University Malaya, Malaysia

Dr Choo is a senior academic lecturer at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur. She qualified as a Paediatric Ophthalmologist in 2003 upon completion of fellowship training at Royal Alexandra Childrens Hospital in Australia. In 2014 she completed a second fellowship in Glaucoma at Westmead Childrens Hospital. Having also completed 3 courses in Genetics and Genomics at University of Sydney recently, she is still involved with Save Sight Institute, University of Sydney with several research collaborations started in 2017. She is a founding member of the Multi-Disciplinary Team for craniofacial syndromes at University of Malaya Medical Centre that was initiated in 2012 for the special care of these children.

Professor Michael Coote

Royal Victorian Eye And Ear Hospital, Australia

Associate Professor Michael Coote MBBS FRANZCO GAICD

Michael is an active glaucoma surgeon, researcher and has administrative roles. He is a serial creator: he developed a disposable tonometer, a tele-ophthalmology platform, a new problem based electronic medical record for ophthalmology, a new ophthalmic speculum and a new electrode for ERG recording. He developed the “CERA model” of bleb porosity testing and is the founder of a start-up developing a new drainage device based upon the insights. He developed the GONE program for ONH examination, and has co-authored a text-book on the Optic Nerve in Glaucoma. He has published over 50 peer reviewed manuscripts, authored 8 books and chapters and has given over 60 international lectures. He lives in Melbourne Australia.

Prof Vital Costa

University Of Campinas, Brazil

Prof. Vital P. Costa is Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Glaucoma Service at University of Campinas, Brazil. He is also Director of Post Graduation in Ophthalmology at the same University. Vital P. Costa has been involved in the research of diverse fields in glaucoma, including genetics, structure and function, surgery, and blood flow. He published more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals, edited 9 books, and wrote 44 chapters in books published in Brazil and abroad. His book on Computerized Perimetry is on the 5th Edition in Brazil. Google Scholar identifies 8357 citations of his publications, resulting in an h index of 42 and an 1-10 index of 107.

Tanuj Dada

RPCENTRE, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Dr Tanuj Dada is currently Professor of Ophthalmology at RP Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He has over 300 research publications in peer reviewed indexed journals and has authored 5 textbooks on glaucoma. He is currently the Secretary General of the International Society of Glaucoma Surgery, Senior Chair of the Associate Advisory Board of the World Glaucoma Association (WGA), Co-Chair Education Committee of WGA and Serves on Board of Directors of the Asia Pacific Glaucoma Society. He is the Chief Editor of the Journal of Current Glaucoma Practice and Associate Editor of the Journal of Glaucoma.

Dr Siti Nor Roha Daman Huri

Dr Siti Nor Roha Daman Huri

Moh, Malaysia

Dr Siti Nor Roha graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland. She obtained her Masters in Opthalmology, University Malaya 14 years ago. She had her general ophthalmic training in Sungai Buloh Hospital and subspecialized training in cornea and external eye diseases in the Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, UK. She provide comprehensive services in the field of cornea and external eye diseases.

Dr Che Mahiran Daud

Dr Che Mahiran Daud

Hospital Sungai Buloh, Malaysia

Dr Mahiran graduated from University Science Malaysia. She had her general ophthalmic training in Hospital Kuala Lumpur, University Science Malaysia and subspecialised training in Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Hospital Sg Buloh and Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth, United Kingdom.

Prof Takeo Fukuchi

Niigata University, Japan

1985 M.D., School of Medicine, Niigata University
1991 Ph.D., Niigata University,
1991Assistant, Niigata University Hospital
1992-94Research fellow, the University of Illinois at Chicago
2005Lecturer, Niigata University
2012-presentProfessor, Niigata University

Board member
Japan Ophthalmology Society, Japan Glaucoma Society, Japan Imaging and Perimetry Society

Recent Publications
1) Fukuchi T, et al. The relationship between the mean deviation slope and follow-up intraocular pressure in open-angle glaucoma patients. J Glaucoma. 2013; 22: 689-97.
2) Igarashi R, et al. Foveal Avascular Zone Measurement Via Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography and its Relationship J Glaucoma. 2020; 29: 492-497.
3) Iikawa R, et al. Estimation of the central 10-degree visual field using en-face images obtained by optical coherence tomography. PLoS One. 2020; 15: e0229867.

Dr Michael Girard

Singapore Eye Research Institute

Dr Girard is currently an Associate Professor at the Duke-NUS Medical School, and Principal Investigator I at the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) where he heads the Ophthalmic Engineering & Innovation Laboratory (OEIL), and co-heads the Bioengineering & Devices Research Group. Dr Girard has strong expertise in Ophthalmic Engineering with a focus on Artificial Intelligence, Biomedical Imaging, Ocular Biomechanics, and Ophthalmic Devices. His research has especially focused on optic neuropathies (including glaucoma), but also myopia, corneal disorders, and cataract. Dr Girard’s research has remained translational, and he is the founder of the Singapore start-up company Abyss Processing Pte Ltd, that provides 3D AI solutions to simplify and improve glaucoma diagnosis & prognosis. Dr Girard has authored 140+ papers in top Ophthalmology and Engineering journals, has given 70+ invited talks, has received 40+ research grants & 25+ research awards. As a PI, he has received more than $8M in research funding, and he has licensed 5 technologies to local and international MedTech companies.

Alana

Alana Grajewski

Alana L. Grajewski, M.D. is Professor & Kolokotrones Chair in Ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She is the founder and Director of The Samuel & Ethel Balkan International Pediatric Glaucoma Center at Bascom Palmer. Dr. Grajewski is president of the Childhood Glaucoma Research Network (CGRN), a network dedicated to the physicians and scientists who care for children with glaucoma worldwide. Grajewski received her undergraduate education at Stanford University where she graduated with Honors and attended the Chicago Medical School, graduating summa cum laude. She completed her ophthalmology training at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia followed by a two-year fellowship in glaucoma at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Grajewski is a recipient of the Honor and Senior Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the President’s Award from the American Glaucoma Society. She has been recognized nationally and internationally for her work in childhood glaucoma. Dr. Grajewski’s vision to provide an integrated care model for the treatment of childhood glaucoma, and a comprehensive center to coordinate research and train young physicians at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, has resulted in saving the vision of thousands of children in South Florida, the United States, and throughout the world.

Dr Norhafizah Hamzah

Dr. Norhafizah Hamzah

Hospital Tunku Azizah (Women And Children Hosp Kl), Malaysia

Dr Norhafizah is a Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist in Hospital Tunku Azizah, a quartenary centre in Kuala Lumpur. Had fellowship training locally in Hospital Selayang and Kuala Lumpur as well as abroad, The Childrens’ Hospital at Westmead, Sydney .She has special interest in managing Retinoblastoma and and Retinopathy of Prematurity. Has been involved in co-managing retinoblastoma with interventional radiology team in the same centre and shared Malaysian experience in invited talks at the local and regional level and also contributed in international publication. She is a mother of 5, enjoys travelling, gardening and cooking.

Prof Dr Mingguang He

Centre for Eye Research, Australia

Professor Mingguang He is the Professor of Ophthalmic Epidemiology at the University of Melbourne.

He undertook his medical training in China and holds a Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and PhD in ophthalmology at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.

Professor He is a global expert in vision-related clinical and epidemiologic research. He has led some important epidemiological studies and clinical trials, including the first population-based study on myopia in China, the first population-based study on glaucoma in China, a clinical trial to prove the efficacy of increased outdoor time on myopia prevention published in JAMA 2015 and a prophylactic clinical trial on angle closure glaucoma published in Lancet 2019. His publications have attracted more than 13K citations.

He has received > $10 million in major research grants in Australia, including the prestigious NHMRC investigator Grant and Medical Research Future Fund for his research on artificial intelligence.

He founded and served as the first president of the Asia Pacific Tele-Ophthalmology Society, and is a founding council member of Asia Pacific Myopia Society and Deputy Secretary-General for Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr Md Nazrul Islam

Bangladesh Eye Hospital & Institute

DR. M. NAZRUL ISLAM is the Professor & Chairman, Glaucoma Faculty at Bangladesh Eye Hospital & Institute in Dhaka. He is a former President of Bangladesh Glaucoma Society. Prof. Islam is President of Bangladesh Eye Care Society (BECS). He is a Board Member of Asia Pacific Glaucoma Society (APGS) and Imm Past President of Bangladesh Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (BSCRS)

Dr. Nazrul is the Editor in Chief, Journal of Bangladesh Glaucoma Society (JBGS). He has 70 articles and editorial published in different peer reviewed Ophthalmic Journal. He is author & co- author of six books including ‘Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma’ from Springer Publications. Prof. Nazrul Islam received multiple Gold Medal and awards from home & abroad.

Prof. Dr. Shatriah Ismail

Prof. Dr. Shatriah Ismail

Universiti Sains Malaysia

Professor Dr Shatriah is current the Head, Department of Ophthalmology, Universiti Sains Malaysia. And also the Chairperson, Malaysian Universities Conjoint Committee of Ophthalmology. Has published more than 100 articles in various international and local medical journals. Main interests are strabismus, myopia and amblyopia. Have been in involved actively in ophthalmology training in Malaysia for more than 15 years.

Prof Jin Wook Jeoung

Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, South Korea

Jin Wook Jeoung is a Professor of Ophthalmology, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea. Dr. Jeoung has published more than 200 papers in international peer-reviewed SCI journals.

His current research interests include RNFL and ganglion cell imaging, pathophysiology of glaucoma, risk factors for glaucoma, and glaucoma genetics. He is a ‘Secretary General’ of the Korean Glaucoma Society. He served as a ‘Director of Strategic Planning’ of the Korean Glaucoma Society. He also served as a committee member of Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Congress Program Committee.

He was the awardee of “HanGil Academic Award from the Korean Ophthalmological Society (2018)”, “Yun-Am Academic Award from Korean Glaucoma Society (2017)”, and “APGS Young Investigator Award (2016)”.

Dr Barkeh Hanim Jumaat

Dr Barkeh Ismail

International Specialist Eye Centre Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dr. Barkeh graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya and completed her post graduate studies in ophthalmology from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Malaysia.

She was awarded Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Master in Medicine (Ophthalmology) from the National University of Singapore in 2001.

Dr. Barkeh’s clinical skills were further fine tuned when she was awarded the post of Senior Fellow in the Surgical and Medical Retina Units at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne, Australia for one year (2002).

Currently, Dr. Barkeh is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon at the International Specialist Eye Centre (ISEC) Kuala Lumpur. She is also a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon at Hospital PUSRAWI and Visiting Consultant Vitreoretinal Surgeon at the Prince Court Medical Centre Kuala Lumpur.

Prof Joon Kim

Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University College of Medicine, South Korea

Joon Mo Kim is an Professor of Ophthalmology at the Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. He was an International Fellow in the Glaucoma Division at the Jules Stein Eye

Institute, University of California Los Angeles between 2011 and 2012. He served as secretary general of Korean glaucoma society, and his research focuses on the IOP and risk factor of the development and progression of glaucoma.

Dr Nathan Kerr

Centre for Eye Research, Australia

Dr Nathan Kerr is a fellowship-trained glaucoma subspecialist in Melbourne, Australia. He completed a prestigious glaucoma fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital. Dr Kerr has a special interest in the surgical management of glaucoma and is at the forefront of minimally invasive glaucoma surgery. He serves as a Glaucoma Section Editor for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology and is a Principal Investigator in Glaucoma at the Centre for Eye Research Australia.

A/Prof Victor Koh

National University Hospital, Singapore

A/Prof Victor Koh is currently the Head for Department of Ophthalmology at National University Hospital (NUH) and National Univesity of Singapore (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. He is also an Associate Professor at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.

A/Prof Koh graduated from NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in 2007 and completed his basic and advanced Ophthalmology specialist training in 2016. In the specialist accreditation exams, he passed with several distinction awards and subsequently also obtained his MRCSEd (Ophthalmology) from the Royal College of Ophthalmology, Edinburgh. He finished a three-year glaucoma fellowship under his mentor, Prof Paul Chew. In 2018 to 2019, he underwent further sub-specialisation into childhood glaucoma and complex glaucoma management under Prof Sir Peng Khaw at Moorfields Eye Hospital, UK, the largest tertiary referral centre in Europe. His clinical expertise is in adult and childhood glaucoma management and complex cataract surgery. He is proficient in a broad range of cataract surgical techniques including femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery, premium intraocular lens implantation and sutureless techniques for the scleral fixation of intraocular lenses.

Dr Yien Lai

Dr Yien Lai

National University Health System, Singapore

Dr Yien Lai completed her undergraduate medical training at National University of Singapore in 2012 and was awarded Masters of Medicine (Ophthalmology) in 2018. She was inducted a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine (Singapore) upon successful completion of her residency training in 2020.  

She has co-authored scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journals and presented in Ophthalmology conferences both locally and internationally. She was part of a team that worked on a system to improve medication adherence and has won several grants, as well as a patent for the device.  

Dr Lai is currently the clinical lead for the department in the national project to provide an integrated system across Singapore’s healthcare organisations for managing patient care. She has a special interest in Paediatric Ophthalmology.

Dr Mun Wai Lee

Dr Mun Wai Lee

LEC Eye Centre, Malaysia

Dr Lee Mun Wai is a Vitreoretinal Surgeon and is currently the Medical Director at LEC Eye Centre in Ipoh, Malaysia and also the Chair of the Malaysian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

He has published several papers in peer reviewed journals as well as contributed book chapters to allied health textbooks and also authored an eye care book for the general public. He is currently a Reviewer for the American Journal of Ophthalmology, Eye, Asia Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology and Malaysian Journal of Ophthalmology.

Dr Lee has conducted numerous teaching courses as well as demonstrated Live Surgery at the Annual Congresses of the Asia Pacific Association of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons, the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology and the ASEAN Ophthalmology Society.

Dr On Heong Liew

Dr On Heong Liew

Synergy Specialist Eye Centre, Malaysia

Dr. Liew On Heong is the corneal consultant in Kota Kinabalu currently working with Synergy Specialist Eye Centre and Queen Elizabeth Hospital. He obtained his medical degree in 2006 and Master of Ophthalmology in 2015 respectively. He also completed his corneal subspecialty training under Ministry of Health in Malaysia and The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2020. He has performed more than 30 corneal transplants in Sabah since completion of his subspecialty training.

Dr Shan Lin

Dr Shan Lin

Glaucoma Center Of San Francisco, United States

Dr. Lin is Co-Director of Research at the Glaucoma Center of San Francisco. His post-graduate training was at the University of California, San Francisco. He is the former director of the glaucoma service at UCSF.

He is an author on over 250 peer-reviewed publications. His areas of research interest include angle-closure glaucoma, anterior segment imaging, and cyclodestructive procedures. He is currently Executive VP of the World Glaucoma Association. His past honors include the American Glaucoma Society Clinician-Scientist Award and the Mid-Career Award by the AGS. He has also been funded as PI by the NIH, including as a PI for the OHTS study. He is currently on the editorial boards for the American Journal of Ophthalmology and Journal of Glaucoma.

Dr Vijaya Lingam

Sankara Nethralaya, India

Is working at Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India for more than three decades, she headed the Smt Jadhavabai Nathmal Singhvee glaucoma services at Sankara Nethralaya for twenty years and trained many glaucoma specialists in the country. She is currently working as distinguished senior consultant. She is a member of board of governors of the World Glaucoma Association and the Asia Pacific Glaucoma Society. She is a chair for the World Glaucoma Association global outreach program. She also is a member of the Glaucoma research society. She is past president of the Glaucoma Society of India. Received numerous honors that includes achievement award from AAO and APAO. She received AIOS IJO Platinum Award, for the best paper published in Indian Journal of Ophthalmology as well as LC Dutta Award, given for best publication in Indian Journal of Ophthalmology. Principal investigator for the large population-based studies – the “Chennai Glaucoma Study” and the ‘‘Chennai Eye Disease Incidence Study’’. Published 166 (135 indexed and 31 non-indexed) papers, authored ten chapters, delivered 180 lectures including 10 orations.

Professor Catherine Liu

National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine, Taiwan

Dr. Catherine Jui-Ling Liu is professor of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine in National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taipei, Taiwan. She has been the chairperson of the Department of Ophthalmology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital from 2015 to 2022, as well as President of the Ophthalmological Society of Taiwan from 2017 to 2020. Now she serves as a superior level attending staff in the same hospital.

Prof. Liu was part of the steering committee that developed the Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society, having previously been a key committee member of the Asia-Oceanic Glaucoma Society. She has been dedicated to practice and research in the field of glaucoma, as well as medical education and prevention of blindness, for more than 30 years. Dr. Liu has published more than 140 peer-reviewed articles, and has served as a reviewer for several prestigious journals including Ophthalmology, Archives of Ophthalmology, British Journal of Ophthalmology and Eye, a commentator in International Glaucoma Review and now the Associate Editor-in-Chief in Taiwan journal of Ophthalmology.

Dr Muiz Mahyudin

Dr Muiz Mahyudin

Tun Hussein Onn National Eye Hospital, Malaysia

After graduating from the University of Otago in 2001, Dr. Muiz chose to specialize in ophthalmology in University Malaya and completed his Masters in 2010. Having worked as an ophthalmologist in various public hospital including the UiTM Medical Center, Hospital Sg. Buloh and Hospital Angkatan Tentera Tuanku Mizan, he now practices in the Tun Hussein Onn National Eye Hospital. Dr. Muiz is experienced in correcting refractive errors through the use of LASIK and ReLEx SMILE. He also does a lot refractive cataract surgery, and is the current Vice President of the Malaysian Society of Ophthalmology (MSO) for committee 2017 – 2023.

Dr Kaweh Mansouri

Clinique de Montchoisi – Lausanne, Switzerland

Dr Kaweh Mansouri, MD, MPH, Clinique de Montchoisi – Lausanne (Switzerland)

Kaweh Mansouri, M.D., M.P.H, is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Glaucoma Center, Montchoisi Clinic, Lausanne and Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Colorado, Denver. Dr Mansouri is the Associate Executive Vice President of the World Glaucoma Association.

Dr Mansouri is a glaucoma specialist and a clinician-scientist. He has co-authored over 167 peer reviewed publications and has an h-index of 57 (google scholar). He is on the editorial board of the “Journal of Glaucoma”, an associate editor of “Acta Ophthalmologica”, and is a contributing editor to the “International Glaucoma Review”. He directs an active fellowship program which trains candidates from all continents and is a host to ICO fellows from developing countries.

Dr Mansouri was the first ophthalmologist to give a TEDx talk, with the aim of improving glaucoma awareness. He has been ranked twice in the top 40 under 40 power list by the journal “The Ophthalmologist”. He has recently been named as one of the Top 20 Glaucoma Specialists and one of the Top 3 under 50 years of age in the world (Expertscape). Dr Mansouri has been the recipient of several international awards, including the prestigious Boberg-Ans from the Danish Ophthalmological Society, the MGS Alcon International Lecture, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Achievement Award and AAO International Scholar Award, among others.

Dr. Kaweh Mansouri is a pioneer and expert in the use of intraocular pressure monitoring technology. His research activities are focused on advancing 24-h IOP monitoring, as well as the development of new technologies in the field of glaucoma imaging and surgery.

Kaweh Mansouri, M.D., M.P.H, is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Glaucoma Center, Montchoisi Clinic, Lausanne and Professor at the University of Colorado, Denver. Dr Mansouri is the Associate Executive Vice President of the World Glaucoma Association. Dr Mansouri was the first ophthalmologist to give a TEDx talk. He has been ranked twice in the top 40 under 40 power list by the journal “The Ophthalmologist”. He has been named as one of the Top 20 Glaucoma Specialists in the world (Expertscape).

Felipe Medeiros

Felipe Medeiros

USA

Felipe A. Medeiros, M.D., Ph.D. is Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology and the Joseph AC Wadsworth Endowed Chair at Duke University. He is also Vice-Chair for Technology and the Director of the Clinical Research Unit, where he leads clinical research efforts in the Department of Ophthalmology. He is also Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Pratt School of Engineering and Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Duke School of Medicine.

Dr. Medeiros graduated from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he also completed residency and a PhD. Before moving to Duke University, he was Professor of Ophthalmology and the Ben and Wanda Hildyard Chair at University of California San Diego. Dr. Medeiros’ research has been focused on the development of innovative methods and technologies for early diagnosis and detection of glaucoma progression, the main cause of irreversible blindness in the world. More recently, his work has focused on how artificial intelligence can improve screening, diagnosis and monitoring of eye diseases. He has published over 400 peer-reviewed scientific articles and 6 books in ophthalmology. His publications have received over 20,000 citations, for an h-index of 84. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and through many other public and private institutions.

Dr. Medeiros has been the recipient of several international awards, including the Cogan Award from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), the World Glaucoma Association Research Award, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Senior Achievement Award, the Moacyr Alvaro Gold Medal, Ronald Lowe Medal, the American Glaucoma Society Clinician-Scientist and Mid-Career Awards, among many others. He has trained numerous students, fellows and postdocs from many parts of the world.

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Dr Safinaz Mohd Khialdin

Dr Safinaz Mohd Khialdin

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre

Dr Safinaz Mohd Khialdin is a Senior Lecturer, Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist and the Head of Paediatric Ophthalmology Unit (Childhood Eye Diseases) in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

She is currently appointed as the Chairperson of the Malaysian Advocacy for Myopia Prevention (MAMP), a national taskforce which advocates the important issue of myopia to both the public as well as to the health practitioner.

She is actively involved in research and has a number on going external and internal grants. She has published several academic and research books and more than 50 peer-reviewed articles on eye research.

She is heavily involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate education. She is the Director of the Clinical Fellowship Training for Paediatric Ophthalmology in UKM.

Dr Norfariza Ngah

Dr Norfariza Ngah

Hospital Shah Alam, Malaysia

Dr Nor Fariza is a Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist in Shah Alam Hospital with extensive experienced in her expertise; Medical Retina and Uveitis. She trained in medical retinal and uveitis subspecialty at Moorfield Eye London and obtained her Master of Ophthalmology from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

Leading the Ophthalmology Community Malaysia as the National Head of Ophthalmology Service for Ministry of Health Malaysia since 2014, as well as the President of College of Ophthalmologist Malaysia since 2018, she is very committed to provide the best of ophthalmology service in Malaysia.

Dr Fariza is also a passionate researcher Her area of research interest is in Diabetic Retinopathy, age related macular degeneration, retinal hereditary disease as well as uveitis related condition.

Dr Virna Dwi Oktariana Asrory

Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital/ Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia

I graduated my medical doctor on 1999, ophthalmologist on 2004 and PhD on 2016 in Faculty of Medicine University of Indonesia. I had fellowship and short courses in several institution such as Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital Melbourne on 2007 and Royal Perth Hospital/Lions Eye Institute Perth on 2011, also short course in University Hospital Basel on 2011. On 2012 I had Ultrasound Biomicroscopy on National University Hospital Singapore. As completing PhD program, I had patent for Virna Glaucoma Implant and now this implant has been used as glaucoma treatment in Indonesia.

I am the lecturer in Ophthalmology Department FMUI for medical students, registrars and fellows. I am also visiting lecturer in University of Sam Ratulangi – North Sulawesi. Nowadays I become the chairs of Indonesian Glaucoma society. She has been doing researches and publications. The IGS is actively doing conferences and webinars to spread glaucoma awareness in Indonesia.

Prof Paul Palmberg

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, United States

Paul Palmberg, MD, PhD is Professor of Ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. His contributions center on understanding the relationship between IOP and the risk of glaucoma progression and help in choosing “target pressures”, and also on techniques for avoiding or fixing surgical complications. He has trained 108 Fellows and 107 Observer Fellows.

Dr Surinder Pandav

Advanced Eye Center, Postgraduate Institute Of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India

Dr. Surinder Singh Pandav is Professor and Head of Advanced Eye Centre, at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh. India. His main spheres of work are patient care, medical education and research. Dr. Pandav did Glaucoma Fellowship in 2005 – 2006 at Perth, Australia (Lions Eye Institute and Royal Perth Hospital). He was visiting Professor at Center for Eye Research Australia, Melbourne Australia, from 2014 to 2016 where was involved in basic research on understanding functioning of Glaucoma Drainage Devices. He has been the President of the Chandigarh Ophthalmology Society, General Secretary North Zone Ophthalmological Society and General Secretary Glaucoma Society of India. Dr. Pandav is currently the president of the Glaucoma Society of India.

Professor Ki Ho Park

Seoul National University, Korea

Ki Ho Park is a professor of ophthalmology at Seoul National University and the President of the Asia Pacific Glaucoma Society (APGS) and the President-Elect of the Glaucoma Research Society (GRS). He is Associate editor of Journal of Glaucoma and International Glaucoma Review (IGR); Section editor of the British Journal of Ophthalmology, Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology, and Asia Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology; Editorial board member of IOVS and Korean Journal of Ophthalmology.

He has been served as the immediate past president of Korean Ophthalmological Society (KOS), Board of Governors of the World Glaucoma Association (WGA) and as co-chair of WGC 2017 Scientific Program Committee and Convener of WOC 2020 and 2022.
He has published more than 400 papers in SCI journals. He was awarded the AAO Senior Achievement Award and APAO Senior Achievement Award.

A/Prof Shamira Perera

Singapore National Eye Centre
A/Prof Shamira Perera is a Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist in the Glaucoma Service at SNEC. At SERI he is the Co Head of Bioengineering and Devices works closely with Business Development team to commercialize devices in glaucoma and cataract. His most recent role as the deputy director of the Med Tech office for SingHealth seeks to promote this promising area to other specialties and has disbursed >S$6M for innovation. Supported by competitive research grants totaling over S$4.0M as PI, his core work has yielded 8 patents. A/Prof Perera has been an invited lecturer for over 90 conferences, written 5 book chapters and >150 peer reviewed publications.
Dr Fazilawati Qamarruddin

Dr Fazilawati Qamarruddin

Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Klang, Malaysia

Dr Fazilawati is Head of Department Ophthalmology, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Paediatric Ophthalmologist from Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Klang. She joined University Malaya to pursue Masters training in Ophthalmology. After obtaining her Masters Degree, she then went on to do a 1 year Fellowship training in Paediatric Ophthalmology at the prestigious Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Canada.

Upon returning to Malaysia, she was posted to Hospital Selayang where she held the position as Head of Unit in Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Services for 5 years before joining Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Klang as the head till present.

Dr Fazilawati is a member of the Council of Ophthalmology Academy of Medicine Malaysia; an international member of the American Academy of Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus, World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus and the International Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Council.

Dr Norazah Abdul Rahman

Dr Norazah Abdul Rahman

Ramsay Sime Darby Medical Centre, Malaysia

Dr Norazah Abdul Rahman is a consultant ophthalmologist, Pediatric Ophthalmologist and Strabismus surgeon currently attached with Ramsay Sime Darby Medical Centre. She obtained her MBBS and masters in ophthalmology from University of Malaya. She completed her fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and obtained certificate of fellowship training (CCFT) with the Ministry of Health Malaysia in 2013.

She has gathered a vast experienced in her capacity as a pediatric ophthalmologist having served at various government hospitals before joining the Ramsay hospital. Dr Norazah is the committee member of Malaysia Myopia Advisory Board and actively involved in promoting myopia prevention among children in Malaysia. She is passionate in helping children to improve eye health and functionality through preventative and corrective care.

Dr Jamalia Rahmat

Dr Jamalia Rahmat

Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dr Jamalia is a Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist and Head of Ophthalmology Department Hospital Kuala Lumpur. She had her Fellowship training in Paediatric Ophthalmology at Alberta Children Hospital, Calgary Canada and CCFT (Certificate of Completion in Fellowship Training Ministry of Health(MOH), Malaysia. She’s involved in Ophthalmology training at various level, and a panelist in several committees in MOH Ophthalmology Services.

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