06 Jan 2018

MSO Express: Newsletter Issue 6


Dear MSO Members,
It has been a fruitful and eventful 2017 for the society and I am very pleased to announce that the recent APVRS was a grand success thanks to the APVRS organising committee, our members and speakers who graced the event. Scientifically, the congress was a great success with many new innovations being presented and new collaborations forged. The Malaysian ophthalmic fraternity as a whole has greatly benefitted from this congress and the MSO is proud to have contributed to the progress of medicine in Malaysia.



Femtosecond laser assisted surgery: a routine procedure?

Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) can be considered to be one of the most divisive topics in current ophthalmology.


Focus on Cataract Surgery in Vitrectomized Eyes

Dr Arup Chakrabarti is the director of Chakrabarti Eye Care Centre, a tertiary referral centre in Trivandrum, Kerala. His practice focuses on challenging cataract cases, premium IOLs and glaucoma, and his keynote lecture for the upcoming 33rd Malaysia-Singapore Joint Ophthalmic Congress (MSJOC 2018) is titled “Cataract Surgery in Vitrectomized Eyes”.


Targeting Zero Error

In the upcoming 33rd Malaysia-Singapore Joint Ophthalmic Congress (MSJOC) 2018 to be held in March, Dr Fam Han Bor will be delivering the keynote speech entitled “Targeting Zero Error”.


APVRS 2017 a resounding success

The Malaysian Society of Ophthalmology (MSO), supported by the Asia-Pacific Vitreo-retina Society (APVRS) central secretariat and the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), successfully organised the recent 11th APVRS Congress (2017), held for the first time in Malaysia, at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 8-10 December.


Oculoplastics SIG formed

Despite their busy schedules and disparate locations, Oculoplastic surgeons found time in November to vote in the pioneer committee members of the Oculoplastics Special Interest Group under the umbrella of Malaysian Society of Ophthalmology.


World Sight Day / Hari Penglihatan Sedunia

The Malaysian Society of Ophthalmology (MSO) held its biggest ever social services program during World Sight Day 2017, by giving free eye examinations to the public at the Stadium Negeri Kuala Terengganu on 14-15 October, sponsored by the Sultan Mizan Royal Foundation (YDSM).

Bringing Warmth to Syria

Last March, consultant ophthalmologist from Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Ipoh and MSO member Dr Kursiah Mohd Razali joined two other doctors and another two lecturers on a voluntary humanitarian mission to help Syrian refugees in Lebanon.



33rd Malaysia- Singapore Joint Ophthalmic Congress 2018

16-18 March, 2018

 Hatten Hotel, Melaka, Malaysia
33rd Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress

8-11 February, 2018

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
4th Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Congress

13-15 April, 2018

Busan Exhibition and Convention Centre, Busan, Korea



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