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 is the Founder Director of Raghudeep Eye Clinic and Iladevi Cataract & IOL Research Centre in India. He is a distinguished member of a number of local and international Ophthalmic societies and has been published in over 190 publications in peer reviewed journals and books of international repute. Dr. Vasavada has been honored with numerous prestigious awards, including the Binkhorst Medal by the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS) - one of the highest honors conferred for outstanding contribution in the field 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 & Refractive Surgery and Strabismus Surgery at KMN EyeCare, Indonesia. After completing his residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Indonesia, he received a Fellowship in Ocular Motility & Strabismus and Oculoplastic & Lacrimal Surgery at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, University of Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Hadi is a former Secretary General of the Indonesian Ophthalmologists Association, and a Scientific Board Member of the Indonesian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He has been invited as a speaker and give presentations on challenging cases at numerous international scientific conferences, including the World Ophthalmology Congress, the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress, the Asia Pacific Association of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons Annual Meeting, and the Bali International Ophthalmology Review.
Prof. Ian J. Constable
Lions Eye Institute, Australia
Prof. Ian J. Constable is an internationally renowned ophthalmologist and one of the most highly respected pioneers of vitreoretinal surgery. Prof. Constable studied medicine at the University of Sydney before being appointed as Clinical Retinal Fellow at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, USA. He later became a consultant surgeon and Lecturer at Harvard University, USA. Prof. Constable returned to Australia and was appointed the foundation professor of ophthalmology and retinal surgeon at Royal Perth Hospital before establishing the Lions Eye Institute in Perth, Australia in 1983 as founding Managing Director. He was Managing Director at the Lions Eye Institute from 1983 to February 2009, and was appointed Patron of the Lions Eye Institute in 2018. Prof. Constable celebrated 50 years in ophthalmology in 2018, and continues to practice as a consultant ophthalmologist at the Lions Eye Institute and at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Western Australia with a special interest in diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and providing his expertise for complex eye problems.
Prof. Ian McAllister
Lions Eye Institute, Australia
Prof. Ian McAllister is a consultant ophthalmologist and a member of the board of directors at the Lions Eye Institute in Perth, Australia, as well as a consultant ophthalmologist at the Royal Perth Hospital. He completed his ophthalmology training in Western Australia before spending several years in the USA doing further subspecialty training in retinal disorders and vitreo-retinal surgery and has a Doctorate in Medicine. Prof. McAllister’s research interests are predominantly in the areas of retinal vascular disease, macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease. He has published more than 150 papers in scientific journals and has been an invited guest speaker at numerous national and international meetings. Prof. McAllister recently received an achievement award for distinguished service to ophthalmology from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Manish Nagpal
Retina Foundation, India
Dr. Manish Nagpal is a Vitreo Retinal Consultant and the Director of Retina Foundation in India. In addition to his ophthalmology training in India, Dr. Nagpal received a Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ophthalmology, Edinburgh, UK. His special Interests include Surgical Retina, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, and Ocular Trauma. Dr. Nagpal has to his credit over 150 research papers in national and international publications. He is a much sought after speaker at various national and international retinal forums for presenting his surgical experience and clinical research, and has been awarded the Achievement Award by the prestigious American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Nagpal is a member of the All India Ophthalmic Society, Vitreo Retinal Society of India, Indian Society of Cataract and Refractive Society; and internationally the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retinal Surgeons.
Associate Professor Naris Kitnarong
Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand
Naris Kitnarong is Assistant Dean Policy and Planning, Assistant Dean Corporate Communication, and Associate Professor of the Department of Ophthalmology Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. He received his Medical degree from Mahidol University, as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from Thammasat University, Thailand. Dr. Kitnarong has Fellowships from the University of Heidelberg, the University of Miami, and the University of Tennessee. He has authored a number of Ophthalmology Journal articles and is a Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, The Royal College of Ophthalmologists of Thailand, and The Medical Council of Thailand.
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 the Founder and Medical Director of KMN EyeCare, a leading national chain of eye-clinics in Indonesia, where he also serves as Vitreoretinal Consultant and Surgeon. After completing his residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Indonesia, he received a Vitreoretinal Fellowship under Professor Ian Constable at Lion’s Eye Institute, Perth, Australia, as well as a Research Fellowship training in corneal and external eye diseases at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. Dr. Tahija has a special interest in the management of Retinopathy of Prematurity, and has pioneered the use of anti-VEGF in the treatment of neonates with Aggressive Posterior Retinopathy of Prematurity (APROP) and published the results. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Indonesian Ophthalmologists Association. Dr. Tahija also initiated, organizes and Chairs the Bali International Ophthalmology Review (BIOR), a biennial international event for Ophthalmologists held in Bali since 2008.
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.