ASEAN Association of Eye Hospitals Meeting in KL (29-30 Nov. 2014)

AsianOphthalmology Alliance logo ASEAN Association of Eye Hospitals Meeting in KL (29-30 Nov. 2014)

The 10th Anniversary Meeting of the ASEAN Associaton of Eye Hospital shall be held on 29th & 30th November 2014 at Hotel Aloft, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, Kuala Lumpur.

The program looks very interesting and informative and 1.5 MB program jpg file can be downloaded by clicking here.

Those interest to know more and attend the meet, please contact the following :

Jenny Chow

Tel : +603-7718 1488 (GL) Ext.3504
Fax: +603-7957 6128


Dr Sarbjit Singh



IOL injector should match corneal incision size

AsianOphthalmology Alliance logo IOL injector should match corneal incision size

Using an experimental model for calculating induced stress on corneal incisions during intraocular lens implantation, researchers compared the nozzles of common injectors using two incision sizes, 2.4- or 2.2-mm. They showed major differences (greater than 38%) between the lowest and highest levels of induced stress when different injectors and different incision sizes were compared. They suggest that better surgical results may be achieved if surgeons match the injector with the incision size. If the surgeon prefers a specific injector system, the incision size should be matched to the size of the injector’s nozzle. 

American Journal of Ophthalmology, July 2014


Lid scrubbing increases contamination risk during cataract surgery

AsianOphthalmology Alliance logo Lid scrubbing increases contamination risk during cataract surgery

This randomized, controlled, double-masked trial evaluated two preop sterilization techniques: In one group (153 eyes), the lid margin was compressed and scrubbed for 360 degrees five times with a dry sterile cotton-tipped applicator immediately after ocular sterilization and before povidone–iodine irrigation of the conjunctival sac. The second group (153 eyes) had identical sterilization but no lid scrubbing. The rate of positive bacterial culture in liquid in the collecting bag was significantly higher with mechanical compression of the lid margin (P=.001), perhaps due to secretions from the lid margin glands. 

Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, August 2014


Multifocal IOLs can significantly reduce central visual field

AsianOphthalmology Alliance logo Multifocal IOLs can significantly reduce central visual field

This is the first study to use Humphrey Visual Field 10-2 testing to compare the effects of multifocal and monofocal IOLs on the central 10 degrees of vision. The multifocal group demonstrated a significant depression in MD, by approximately 2 dB, that did not improve with time or neuroadaptation. The authors suggest multifocal IOLs may be inadvisable in patients who cannot tolerate central visual field reduction, such as those with macular degeneration, retinal pigment epithelium changes or glaucoma. 

American Journal of Ophthalmology, August 2014




AsianOphthalmology Alliance logo 5th Annual Conference of Association of Community Ophthalmologist of India (ACOIN)
International Assembly of Community Ophthalmologists
31st  OCTOBER, 1ST & 2ND NOVEMBER, 2014
VENUE : Lake Land Country Club, Kona Expressway,Santragachhi, Howrah.

Banner Download (85 kb pdf)

Brochure Download (235 Kb pdf)




OCT can distinguish compressive from glaucomatous optic neuropathy

AsianOphthalmology Alliance logo OCT can distinguish compressive from glaucomatous optic neuropathy 

Investigators found evidence of distinctive patterns of RNFL loss and changes in optic nerve head morphology between open-angle glaucoma and compressive optic neuropathy discs when evaluated objectively with SD-OCT and Heidelberg retinal tomograph. Although both CON and OAG discs show enlargement of the cup and thinning of the RNFL, compressive optic neuropathies demonstrate proportionally more thinning nasally and temporally compared with OAG, whereas the inferior RNFL was thinner in OAG eyes when the level of visual field sensitivity damage was adjusted. The OCT 3 o’clock hour had good discriminating power between OAG and CON discs. 

Ophthalmology, August 2014



IIRSI 2015 Flyer

AsianOphthalmology Alliance logo IIRSI 2015 Flyer

Flyer with Registration form for IIRSI 2015  (click to download)


*IIRSI = Intra-Ocular Implant & Refractive Society, India


Membership of Cornea Society of India

AsianOphthalmology Alliance logo Membership of Cornea Society of India

Under the dynamic leadership of Dr Rajesh Fogla and his team, the Cornea Society of India has taken a concrete shape and has their first annual conference KeraCon2013 held very successfully last year to show for it.

Membership is now open and the new memberships shall be ratified on Jul 20,2014. Next ratification shall happen only at the end of the year.

Avail of this opportunity and become a member.Membership comes with benefits.

For details, visit their website by Clicking Here

(Dr) Sarbjit Singh


PDEK ‘Live Surgery’ at IIRSI Chennai, 2014

PDEK ‘Live Surgery’ at IIRSI Chennai, 2014

The video on PDEK ( Pre- Descemet’s Endothelial Keratoplasty) showcases the separation of Pre- Descemet’s layer along with DM- Endothelial complex by creation of typical Type -1 bubble which spreads from centre to periphery. In this ‘Live surgery’ video on PDEK in PBK eye various challenges were encountered. Intra operative hyphema occurred due to trickling of blood from side port incision following descematorhexis. The coagulated blood was removed with the vitrectomy probe and the AC was cleared of blood. AC was observed to be shallow; so trocar was introduced and dry vitrectomy was done. This led to increase in the AC depth which is ideal for implanting the graft. The donor graft was then loaded and injected inside the eye followed by gentle unrolling of the graft with air and fluid.



Glued IOL Live Surgery on July 5,2014 IIRSI, Chennai

Glued IOL Live Surgery on July 5,2014 IIRSI, Chennai


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