Friday, September 22, 2017


Based on the talk presented at the 7th Conjoint Ophthalmology Scientific Conference on 16th September 2017

Sunday, September 17, 2017

7th Conjoint Ophthalmology Scientific Conference

The 7th Conjoint Ophthalmology Scientific Conference (COSC2017) was held in Pullman Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 15th and 16th of September 2017, with a pre-conference workshop on 14th September. The theme of this conference was: "Angles and curves: New perspectives on glaucoma and cornea management". Apart from a number of speakers from the host country, 2 international speakers came from India and Singapore. Dr Pravin Vaddavalli from L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, spoke on corneal diseases while Dr Wong Hon Tym, who is associated with Singapore's National Healthcare Group Eye Institute, spoke on glaucoma. 


DAY 1 :

The first day saw the inauguration of the conference with the launch of the second edition of the" Glaucoma guidelines of the Ministry of Health, Malaysia". 
Launch of glaucoma guidelines

[Use the link above to download the pdf file of the guidelines]

Some of the talks related to glaucoma were: ”Dry eyes & glaucoma” by Asso. Prof Dr Mimiwati Zahari; “Aetiology of glaucoma in penetrating keratoplasty” by Asso. Prof Dr Jemima Che Hamzah. A lunch symposium on “Central Corneal Thickness and its role in glaucoma” was conducted by Dr Wong. 

Dr Wong Hon Tym
Dr Mimiwati

In the afternoon session, there was a talk on "Anterior segment imaging in glaucoma" by Dr Wong and on "Retinal imaging in glaucoma" by Dato Dr Ahmad Mt Saad.

I presented my modified trabeculectomy technique (AMTT= Ahmad's Modified Trabeculectomy Technique). The title of the talk, conforming to the theme, was: "Angles, curves & slopes: A modified trabeculectomy technique". I have tried to incorporate some of the best known steps in conventional trabeculectomy to develop a reliable technique, which can be performed in all types of angles, has a flat learning curve and steep slope of success.

Myself presenting on AMTT

DAY 2 :

On day 2, the talks relating to glaucoma included:
"Titrated cyclophotocoagulation" by Datin Dr Thayanithi K. Sandragasu; "Recent advances: Medical treatment of glaucoma" by Prof Dr Liza Sharmini Ahmad Tajudin and "Recent advances: Glaucoma surgery" by Dr Mohd Aziz Husni.

Dr Thayanithi

Dr Liza

Dr Aziz

This conference was extremely useful for refreshing knowledge, gaining new insights and making new friends or reinforcing old relationships.