Friday, 11.00 – 11.30 Pullman 3
“Up till now we have been accustomed to viewing cataract surgery through the microscope giving us a top-down view of the eye. With the high-quality optics available in modern microscopes we are able to see intraocular details very well. However, the eye is a three-dimensional structure and a view of the eye from the side or cross-sectional view might be beneficial. In this presentation, I shall explore the use of live intra-operative Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) during cataract surgery to see what potential uses there might be and how our patients may benefit from it.”
Dr Ronald Yeoh is the Medical Director and founding member of Eye & Retina Surgeons, Singapore. In 2015, he was elected as President of the APACRS. He is also a faculty of Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) where he is a member of the Cataract Subspecialty Group.
Dr Yeoh’s interest is the state-of-the-art cataract surgery with the ultimate aim of quality vision at all distances without glasses. As one of the pioneers in phacoemulsification in Singapore, he has been running a highly rated basic phacoemulsification course, “Pearls & Pitfalls in Beginning Phacoemulsification” in the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS) annual meeting every year from 2000 to 2012. He was among the earliest users of advanced technology lens implants and has lectured extensively all over the world on these topics. His main area of interest currently is in the development of the surgical techniques and instruments for femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery. He also runs several successful femtosecond laser-assisted phacoemulsification courses in Asia, Europe and United States.
Among the named lectures that he was given are the Keshmahinder Singh Oration for the Singapore Malaysia Annual Meeting and the Lim Lecture of the APACRS. He was awarded the Golden Apple award for Best Teacher in the Asia-Pacific by the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO). Residents at the SNEC also voted him the best teacher in 2000. And in 2016 he was appointed Adjunct Associate Professor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School.