Dr. Abhaykumar R. Vasavada
Iladevi Cataract & IOL Research Centre/Raghudeep Eye Clinic, India
Dr. Abhaykumar R. Vasavada is one of the most respected international cataract surgeons and a highly dedicated teacher of the art of phacoemulsification. Dr. Vasavada currently holds three positions as Phacosurgeon of Raghudeep Eye Clinic, Director (Research) of Iladevi Cataract & IOL Research Centre, and Director (Medical) of Raghudeep Eye Clinic. He has published 135 publications in peer reviewed journals and written chapters in more than 20 books of international repute. Dr. Vasavada has won a number of awards at national & international conferences. Most recently, he was awarded the prestigious Binkhorst Medal at ASCRS 2011 in recognition of his outstanding contributions to cataract surgery and the practice of ophthalmology.
Associate Professor Andrew Chang
Sydney Eye Hospital, Australia
Andrew Chang, MBBS (Hons), PhD (Syd), FRANZCO, FRACS, is a vitreoretinal ophthalmologist. Positions include Consultant Vitreoretinal Surgeon and Head of the Retinal Unit at the Sydney Eye Hospital, Clinical Associate Professor University of Sydney, medical director of Sydney Retina Clinic, Secretary General of the Asia-Pacific Vitreoretinal Society (APVRS) and NSW RANZCO Committee member serving on the Federal RANZCO Council. Prof. Chang graduated from University of Sydney Medical School, underwent registrar training at the Sydney Eye Hospital and fellowship training at Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital and the University of California Davis. He was awarded a PhD for research into retinal angiography and is involved in clinical trials research and is the Section Editor of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. Professional awards include the Achievement Award and Distinguished Service Award of the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) and the RANZCO Excellence in Teaching Award.
Dr. Hadi Prakoso
KMN EyeCare, Indonesia
Dr. Hadi Prakoso Wreksoatmodjo is a Senior Clinical Consultant and Senior Consultant Surgeon for Cataract and Refractive Surgery at KMN EyeCare. Dr. Hadi did his ophthalmology training at the University of Indonesia, Jakarta and took a Fellowship in Ocular Motility-Strabismus, and Oculoplastic and Lacrimal, in the University of Melbourne - Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne. He has been invited as a speaker and to teach at many international meetings.
Prof. Ian J. Constable
Lions Eye Institute, Australia
Prof. Ian J. Constable is one of the most highly respected pioneers of vitreoretinal surgery in the region. In 1983, Prof. Constable established the Lions Eye Institute, now the largest eye research institute in the southern hemisphere. He is a Past President of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology and is a member of Academia Ophthalmological Internationalis, a Visiting Consultant to Tianjin International Eye Centre, China, and an Honorary Member of the Indonesian Ophthalmologists Association. Prof. Constable has numerous fellows whom he has trained in vitreoretinal surgery throughout the world. He was awarded the 2006 ANZAC Peace Prize for his work throughout South-East Asia.
Prof. Ian McAllister
Lions Eye Institute, Australia
Prof. Ian McAllister is a vitreoretinal ophthalmologist and holds appointments at Royal Perth Hospital, Charles Gairdner Hospital and the Lions Eye Institute in Perth, Western Australia. His particular interests are in retina vascular disorders, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and vitreoretinal surgery. Prof. McAllister has pioneered the development and use of the chorioretinal venous anastomosis for retinal vein occlusion and has also extensive research interests in new treatments for macular degeneration and macular edema.
Dr. Ike K. Ahmed
University of Toronto, Canada
Dr. Ike K. Ahmed, M.D., FRCSC, is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, where he is the Director of the Glaucoma and Advanced Anterior Segment Surgery and Director of Research at the Kensington Eye Institute; as well as a Professor at the University of Utah. He has a large glaucoma/cataract practice at Prism Eye Institute in the Greater Toronto Area and is an active member of numerous national and international societies. Dr. Ahmed has been at the leading edge of novel treatments for glaucoma, cataract and lens implant surgery, and has become world renowned for his skills and groundbreaking work in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of highly complex eye diseases including glaucoma and surgical complications. He is recognized as being one of the most experienced complex eye surgeons in the world, and has trained numerous surgeons in innovative surgical techniques.
Dr. Manish Nagpal
Retina Foundation & Eye Research Center, India
Dr. Manish Nagpal is a Vitreo Retinal Consultant at Retina Foundation & Eye Research Center in India. He has many peer reviewed articles in various Journals and is on the editorial board of RETINA TODAY, the Ophthalmology World Times and Ocular Surgery News. Dr. Nagpal has conducted various Vitreo retinal surgical workshops doing live surgery at various meetings. He is a recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Service Award of APAO in 2007 and the American Academy’s Achievement Award in 2011.
Prof. Ong Sze Guan
Eye & Retina Surgeons, Singapore National Eye Centre, Singapore
Prof. Ong Sze Guan is the Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist and partner at Eye & Retina Surgeons, the largest private ophthalmology practice in Singapore specializing in the treatment of medical and surgical retinal conditions. Prof. Ong is concurrently a Senior Consultant for Vitreo-Retina conditions at the Singapore National Eye Centre. He received his retina training in Singapore concentrating in vitreo-retinal surgical techniques and has received a Fellowship from Cornell University, New York.
Associate Professor Paul Chew
National University Hospital, Singapore
Paul Chew, MBBS, MMed, FRCSE, FRCO, FAMS, is a Senior Consultant at the Department of Ophthalmology, National University Hospital (NUH), Singapore and Associate Professor at Ophthalmology Department of the National University of Singapore (NUS). Previously he was Head of the Department of Ophthalmology at NUH. Prof. Chew obtained his MBBS and Master of Medicine in Ophthalmology (MMed) from the National University of Singapore, and attained the Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCSE) and Fellow of the College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth), United Kingdom. His specialty is in glaucoma surgery and research and he has been principal investigator in numerous glaucoma clinical trials. Prof. Chew is an editorial reviewer for numerous medical journals, Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Journal of Ophthalmology, and has published in more than 100 publications.
Dr. Sjakon G. Tahija
KMN EyeCare, Indonesia
Dr. Sjakon G. Tahija is a Vitreoretinal Consultant and Founder of KMN EyeCare. He is also Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board of KMN EyeCare. Dr. Tahija completed his ophthalmic training in Jakarta before undertaking fellowship training in corneal and external eye diseases at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, and vitreoretinal surgery at Lions Eye Institute in Perth, Australia. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Indonesian Ophthalmologists Association. Dr. Tahija has a special interest in the management of retinopathy of prematurity, and has done several presentations on Management of ROP using Anti-VEGF.
Prof. William Morgan
Royal Perth Hospital, Lions Eye Institute, Australia
Prof. William Morgan is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Royal Perth Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital, Professor at the University of Western Australia, and Co-Director of the Lions Eye Institute McCusker Glaucoma Centre. He has completed a doctorate in philosophy studying the response of the optic nerve to pressure, particularly in relation to glaucoma. His interests includes glaucoma and other ocular conditions such as cataracts, and he maintains an active research interest in glaucoma as well as in the epidemiology of blinding eye disease. Prof. Morgan's Society Memberships include the Australian Medical Association, the Royal Australian New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and the Australian New Zealand Glaucoma Interest Group. Prof. Morgan has been published numerous articles in various Journals and has been invited as a speaker at many international meetings.
Prof. Yogesan Kanagasingam
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CISRO), Australia
Prof. Yogesan leads CSIRO’s Digital Health Research in Western Australia and is director for CSIRO’s Australian Telehealth Research and Development Centre. He is also a visiting scholar to Harvard Medical School and an Adjunct Professor at the Medical School, the University of Notre Dame. Prof. Yogesan has pioneered research on the development of an eye test for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease and was one of the finalists of the Australian of the Year awards in 2015 for his contribution to the advancement of medical science and his work around bringing eye care to the underserved communities around the world. He has been working in the field of digital health and telemedicine for more than 20 years and has published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers and 4 textbooks in the field.