We are a special interest group with a shared interest in children myopia management.
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DR. Safinaz Mohd Khialdin (Paediatric Ophthalmologist, PPUKM)
DR. Safinaz Mohd Khialdin is a medical lecturer, researcher, and a consultant paediatric ophthalmologist at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). She is the chairperson of the Malaysian Advocacy for Myopia Prevention (MAMP). Safinaz obtained her Masters in Ophthalmology in 2010 from UKM. She then completed her fellowship training in Paediatric Ophthalmology in 2014 at Westmead, Australia. She has conducted over 25 research projects and has published over 45 peer reviewed publications. Her main research interest is in paediatric ophthalmology, mainly on myopia. She has been invited to give lectures in scientific conferences and in public talks. Safinaz is also the committee in the postgraduate ophthalmology training programme in Malaysia.
PROF DR. Mae-Lynn Catherine Bastion (Vitreoretinal surgeon, PPUKM)
Professor DR. Mae-Lynn Catherine Bastion MBBS (Syd) (Honours Class 1) FRCSG (UK) DrOphth (UKM) FAMM (Mal) is a senior consultant ophthalmologist at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and UKM Specialist Centre. She obtained her fellowship in Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery at The Eye Institute @ Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore. She has an interest in childhood myopia prevention and surgical treatment for posterior complications of myopia. She was appointed UKM Professor of Ophthalmology (Vitreoretina) in 2014 and received the Best Senior Clinical Teacher Award from Faculty of Medicine in 2019. She is a member of the Malaysian Universities Conjoint Committee of Ophthalmology, and treasurer of the Malaysian Society of Ophthalmology. She has on-going research grants and over 70 peer-reviewed publications. She finely balances her work life with a busy family life.
DR. Choong Yee Fong (Paediatric ophthalmologist, ISEC KL)
DR. Choong Yee Fong is the medical director of International Specialist Eye Centre (ISEC), Kuala Lumpur and a consultant ophthalmic surgeon with sub specialty interest in refractive cataract surgery, paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. He was an ASEAN Scholar and a recipient of the prestigious British High Commissioner’s Award to study Medicine in the United Kingdom. He graduated with Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) from the University of Leeds with numerous academic awards including the prestigious University Crabtree Award. He was conferred Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth), London and was awarded the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) upon completion of the higher specialist training in the U.K. He is also a founding member and a member of the scientific bureau of the World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus since 2008.
DR. Sunder Ramasamy (Paediatric ophthalmologist, Thomson Hospital & OasisEye)
DR. Sunder Ramasamy is a consultant ophthalmologist and paediatric ophthalmologist at Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara and Oasis Eye Specialist. He is also a visiting consultant ophthalmologist with the Ministry of Health Malaysia. Dr. Sunder has extensive exposure in the field of ophthalmology. In addition, he is also subspecialty trained in the field of Paediatric Ophthalmology at the Singapore National Eye Centre and is Exit Certified by the Ministry of Health Malaysia. Dr. Sunder’s focus of interest is in children related eye conditions like myopia, strabismus, amblyopia, paediatric cataracts and paediatric glaucoma. Dr. Sunder is a fellow of the International Council of Ophthalmology and a member of the Malaysian Society of Ophthalmology.
MS. Tang Shin Ying (Optometrist, ISEC KL)
MS. Tang Shin Ying is a qualified optometrist and the head of the department of optometry at International Specialist Eye Centre (ISEC) Kuala Lumpur. She is also a member of the Association of Malaysian Optometry (AMO). She graduated from International University College of Technology Twintech (IUCTT). She completed her Clinical Internship in Optometry at Sankara Nethraya Eye hospital (SNEC) in India and several government hospitals in Malaysia. She obtained her Master in Business Administration (MBA) with first class honour at INTI University. Ms Shin Ying has been actively involved in the clinical audit research and was invited as a speaker at the ATIOL symposium, Kuala Lumpur, 2020, presenting clinical audit of cataract surgical outcome. She has special interest in paediatric optometry and myopia control in children.
DR. Duratul Ain Hussin (Optometrist, HKL)
DR. Duratul currently is a Senior Principal Assistant Director of the Allied Health Sciences Division, the Ministry of Health (MOH) Malaysia. She is an Optometrist by profession, with experience working at various public hospitals throughout Malaysia since graduated from the National University of Malaysia in 2000. Duratul’s PhD research at QUT Australia was on the development and evaluation of primary eye care pathway effectiveness at a health clinic in Malaysia. In addition to her main role within the Ministry, Duratul continues to work on a special project for the expansion of Optometry care services into public community health clinics in Malaysia, which includes strategic partnership with the private sector. She is also coordinating preschool vision screening program and cerebral visual impairment service in the MOH Malaysia since 2017.
DR. Miswan Muiz Mahyuddin (Cataract & Refractive Surgeon, Tun Hussein Onn National Eye Hospital)
DR. Muiz is the current Vice-President of the Malaysian Society of Ophthalmology and Consultant Ophthalmologist and Refractive Surgeon at the Tun Hussein Onn National Eye Hospital. He graduated a scholar in 2001 from the University of Otago in New Zealand. He completed his Masters of Ophthalmology from University Malaya in 2010. Dr Muiz was a Lecturer in UiTM Medical Faculty and has experienced working in HUKM, HKL, UMMC and HATTM. His main interest is in correcting refractive errors and presbyopia through the use of LASIK, ReLEx SMILE and refractive intraocular lenses. He also manages children with myopia and orthokeratology in his practice.
PROF DR. Choo May May (Paediatric ophthalmologist, PPUM)
PROF DR. Choo May May is a professor at University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. She qualified as an ophthalmologist in 1999. Her subspecialty training includes Paediatric Ophthalmology at Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital (2003) and at Westmead Hospital (2014) for glaucoma surgery in complex cases.
She initiated University of Malaya’s collaboration with University of Sydney on completion of training and organised 2 seminars at the APAO conferences in Beijing and Sydney. She has lectured at Malaysian Paediatric Association and Perinatal Society of Malaysia conferences. Currently she is in the committee to spearhead activities of MSO’s Myopia project for World Sight Day 2021.
DR. Azlindarita @ Aisyah Mohd Abdullah (Paediatric ophthalmologist, MSU Medical Centre)
DR. Aisyah is a General and Paediatric Ophthalmology Consultant in MSU Medical Centre Shah Alam and sub-speciality interest in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. She graduated with Bachelor of Medicine (MB CHB BAO) from the National University of Ireland, Galway in Year 2004. She obtained her Masters of Ophthalmology at University Malaya, and sub-speciality training at University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC). She completed her internship at Ballinasloe Hospital & University College Hospital Galway in Ireland. She is also a member of International Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Council (IPOSC). Dr Aisyah formally worked as a Medical and General Surgical Officer at Selayang Hospital, and Medical Lecturer and Specialist at UiTM. She has special interest in strabismus in adults and children and myopia control in children in the time of pandemic. She is married to a GP, with 4 kids.
DR. Norazah Abdul Rahman (Paediatric ophthalmologist, SJMC Subang Jaya)
DR. Norazah is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus in Ara Damansara Medical Centre. She holds a Fellowship of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus conferred by the Ministry of Health Malaysia. She graduated with Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) from University of Malaya. She obtained her Master of Ophthalmology from the same university. She is also a member of the Malaysian Society of Ophthalmology (MSO) and the World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (WSPOS). Dr. Norazah offers her time and expertise to service agencies in her community as well as national organizations including Cataract camp and public eye screening. Her main passion is in assisting children restore vision through diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders such as squint eye, myopia, lazy eye, ocular allergies, and paediatrics glaucoma and paediatrics cataracts. She is also active in doing volunteer work for the underprivileged children and adults alike.
DR. Malisa Ami (Paediatric ophthalmologist, Sunway Specialist Centre Damansara)
DR. Malisa is a consultant ophthalmologist at Sunway Specialist Centre Damansara with subspecialty interest in paediatric ophthalmology, strabismus and laser vision correction. She graduated with distinctions from the Queen’s University of Belfast, United Kingdom, and was awarded the Phase 2 Foundation Scholarship. After gaining exposure to ophthalmology at the Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast, she returned to Malaysia and obtained the Doctor of Ophthalmology from the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. She then completed a Fellowship in Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She had served as a lecturer in ophthalmology at UKM and was awarded Excellence in Service Award in 2015. She also has authored several scientific papers in both national and international ophthalmology journals.
DR. Fazilawati (Paediatric Ophthalmologist, Hospital Klang)
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.