2022-2023 EVENTS

2022 Events

28 Aug - 01 Sep 2022
The International Surgical Week (ISW)
Kuala Lumpur

31 Aug – 2 Sept 2022
Medical Fair Asia
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

3-9 September
Medical Fair Asia
Digital, Online

9-10 September 2022
World Pediatrics Conference
Bangkok, Thailand

9-10 September 2022
World Heart and Cardiothoracic Surgery Conference
Bangkok, Thailand

19-21 September 2022
23rd SE-Asian Healthcare & Pharma Show
Kuala Lumpur

27-29 September 2022
Smart Healthcare Expo (Health Malaysia)

27-29 September 2022
Asia Pandemic Congress
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

19-20 September 2022
23nd Global Nursing Education Conference
Brisbane, Australia

30 Sep - 2 Oct 2022
Malaysia International Dental Show (MIDS)
Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre, Subang Jaya, Malaysia

7-9 November 2022
Saudi International MedLab Expo
Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center

7-9 November 2022
Saudi International Pharma Expo
Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center

11-13 November 2022
Eldercare Exhibition and Conference Asia (ELDEX Asia 2022)
Suntex Singapore Exhibition and Convention Centre

14-15 November 2022
Healthcare Asia Pacific
Osaka, Japan

2023 Events

30 May – 1 June 2023
KL Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur

13-15 September 2023
Medical Fair Thailand
BITEC, Bangkok

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Cataracts and presbyopia correction with Alcon

Eyecare specialists at Alcon have conducted a media workshop to educate Malaysians about sight-robbing eye conditions and how best to treat them. The workshop titled, “Unclouding Cataract and Simplifying Presbyopia Correction” was held in conjunction with World Sight Day.

According to a recent Malaysian National Eye Survey, more than one in every four older persons (26.8%) in the population suffers from cataracts, which have been reported to be the leading cause of blindness.

Dr. Cheong Fook Meng, a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur, likens the eyes to windows – imagine what happens when those windows get cloudy.

“As [cataract] progresses, the eye’s lens gradually becomes hard and cloudy, allowing less light to pass through. This is when patients may see changes in their vision and sometimes become completely blind in severe cases. It is normal to develop cataracts as you age, but it can also be caused by eye injuries, certain diseases or medications,” Dr. Cheong said.

Presbyopia is another condition that occurs naturally as a person ages, where the eyes gradually lose the ability to focus on nearby objects.

“An individual may become aware of presbyopia when they start to hold read materials at arm’s length. With presbyopia, the lens inside your eye progressively loses its flexibility, making it harder for your eye to focus the light reflected from objects. Your eyes need to focus light correctly as it allows the process of converting the light into electrical signals, which reach the brain to process the images you see.

“Both cataract and presbyopia can be treated with cataract surgery and the implantation of intraocular lens (IOL). This surgical treatment allows the removal of the eye’s cloudy natural lens and replacing it with an IOL. This new lens is clear, made to fit your eye shape and personalised according to the patient’s vision needs.”

There are several types of IOLs available in Malaysia such as monofocal lenses designed to correct a single range of vision, usually to see distant objects; toric lenses for astigmatism, they restore vision for one area of focus; and multifocal IOLs, designed to provide clear vision for distant and near vision.

Extended depth-of-focus (EDOF) IOLs are presbyopic-correcting IOLs (PC-IOL) that create a single elongated focal point to enhance a patient’s range of vision (range of distance for which the human eye can see an object clearly) – EDOF IOLs may improve patients’ quality of life, as can provide distant, intermediate (at arm’s length, for example, when reading a newspaper or working on a laptop) and functional near vision, with minimum visual disturbances. It may even decrease a patient’s need to wear glasses after their cataracts have been removed.

“With new advancements in vision correcting IOLs, cataract surgery is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that can change and improve a patient’s everyday life,” added Dr. Wong Jun Shyan, a Consultant Ophthalmologist at International Specialist Eye Centre in Kuala Lumpur.

“Many patients who have opted for multifocal IOLs report seeing halos around lights or experiencing glares. These issues are not commonly faced in monofocal lenses; however, some patients choose the former as it reduces their dependency on contact lenses and glasses. EDOF IOLs, on the other hand, are developed using a new technology that delivers an enhanced range of vision with a reduced frequency of glares and halos, regardless of the lighting conditions.

“During the day or when driving at night, these lenses deliver great vision and clarity. When speaking to ophthalmologists, they will be able to break down the qualities of each IOL according to the patient’s preference and priorities.”

Cataracts and presbyopia correction with Alcon

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