KULLIYYAH OF ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES

KULLIYYAH OF ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES

Department of Optometry and Visual Sciences

Contact Info

 Professor Dr. Ahmad Aidil Arafat Bin Dzulkarnain, Dean
Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences,

International Islamic University Malaysia,

Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah,

Bandar Indera Mahkota

25200 Kuantan,

Pahang Darul Makmur, MALAYSIA

 +609-570 5201/5202
 dean_kahs@iium.edu.my
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Department of Optometry and Visual Sciences



Optometry is a healthcare profession concerned with eyes and related structures, as well as vision, visual systems, and vision information processing in humans. It is an autonomous, educated, and regulated (licensed/registered), which act as the primary healthcare practitioners of the eye and visual system who provide comprehensive eye and vision care, which includes refraction and dispensing, detection/diagnosis and management of disease in the eye, and the rehabilitation of conditions of the visual system.

Like most health professions, optometry education, certification, and practice are regulated in most countries. Optometrists and optometry-related organizations interact with governmental agencies, other health care professionals, and the community to deliver eye and vision care. Most optometrists are in general practice, who handles the business aspects of running an office, such as developing a patient base, hiring employees, keeping paper and electronic records, and ordering equipment and supplies. Optometrists who operate franchise optical stores also may have some of these duties. Some specialize in work with the elderly, children, or partially sighted persons who need specialized visual devices. Others develop and implement ways to protect workers’ eyes from on-the-job strain or injury. Some specialize in contact lenses, sports vision, or vision therapy. A few teach optometry, perform research, or do consultation work.

Objective of Department

The department of Optometry and Visual Sciences offers undergraduate education which integrates scientific theory and practical aspect. Our aim is to produce primary healthcare professionals who safe and competent to solve wide range of problems seen in clinical optometry practice.


Contact information:

Assistant Professor Dr. Norsham Ahmad

Head of Department,

Department of Optometry and Visual Sciences

Telephone: +609-5716400 (ext. 5352)

Email: ansham@iium.edu.my


Please click on the respective division to see detailed chart.

Academic Staff & Research Interest

No

Name / Email

MOC no

Qualification

Research Expertise & Interest

1

Asst. Prof. Dr. Norsham Ahmad 

ansham@iium.edu.my

O-0215

B.Optom (Hons) UKM

MHSc, Optometry (UKM)

PhD (Anglia Ruskin, UK)

1.       Psychophysics, Spatial Vision, Crowding & lateral interaction

2.       Paediatric Optometry, binocular vision & amblyopia

3.       Clinical optometry & visual therapy

Research Profile: Google Scholar

2

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Zulfaezal Che Azemin

zulfaezal@iium.edu.my

Not applicable

B. Eng (Hons) (MMU)

M.Biomed Eng (Monash)

PhD (RMIT)

1.       Ocular imaging

2.       AI in optometry

3.       Applied healthcare technology

Research Profile: Google Scholar / Scopus 

3

Asst. Prof. Dr. Shah Farez Bin Othman 

shahfarez@iium.edu.my

O-0344

B.Optom (Hons) UKM

MHSc (Optom) UKM

PhD (UPM)

 

1.       Applied Optics

2.       Clinical Optometry

3.       Ocular Imaging

Research Profile: Google Scholar 

4

Asst. Prof. Dr. Noor Ezailina Badarudin 

ezai@iium.edu.my

O-0189

B.Optom (Hons) UKM

MHSc (Optom) UKM

PhD (UNSW) Australia

 

1.       Dry eye and ocular surface abnormalities in diabetics and/or geriatric populations

2.       Contact Lens

3.       Visual functions in driving

Research Profile: Google Scholar 

5

Asst. Prof. Dr. Firdaus Yusof 

yfirdaus@iium.edu.my

O-0499

B.Optom (Hons) UKM

M.Optom (UNSW, Australia)

PhD (UWaterloo, Canada)

1.       Myopia

2.       Glaucoma

3.       Ocular hemodynamics

4.       Clinical optometry

Research Profile: Google Scholar 

6

Asst. Prof. Dr.  Noor Wafirah Shafee

wafirah@iium.edu.my

O-00728

B.Optom (Hons) IIUM

M.Orthoptics (USydney, Australia)

PhD, Orthoptics (USheffield, UK)

1.       Binocular vision

2.       Vision therapy

3.       Monitoring eye movements among neurogenic palsy using eye tracker

7

Asst. Prof. Dr. Mohamad Hanif Maidin

hanifmaidin@iium.edu.my

O-0538

B.Optom (Hons) UKM

MHSc (Clinical Optometry)

PhD, Optometry (UKM)

1.       Tears & Ocular Surface

2.       Contact lens

3.       Clinical Optometry

Research Profile: Google Scholar

8

Asst. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Afzam Shah Abdul Rahim 

afzamshah@iium.edu.my

O-601

B.Optom (Hons) UKM

MHSc (Optometry), UKM

PhD (Plymouth Uni, UK)

 

1.       Myopia control

2.       Contact lenses and dry eyes

3.       Smart devices and VDT

4.       Clinical optometry

Research Profile: Google Scholar 

9

Asst. Prof. Dr. Md Muziman Syah Bin Md Mustafa 

syah@iium.edu.my 

O-0727

B.Optom (Hons) UKM, Malaysia

MHSc (Optom), UKM, Malaysia

PhD (Optometry), UKM, Malaysia

1.       Cornea and refractive surgery

2.       Ocular surface and anterior ocular segment

3.       Quality of life

Research Profile: Google Scholar 

10

Asst. Prof. Dr. Mohd Hafidz Ithnin 

mohdhafidz_ithnin@iium.edu.my

O-0963

B.Optom (Hons) UKM, Malaysia

MHSc (Optom), UKM, Malaysia

PhD, IIUM, Malaysia

 

1.       Binocular Vision

2.       Clinical Optometry

Research Profile: Google Scholar 

11

 Asst. Prof. Dr. Mohd Radzi Hilmi 

mohdradzihilmi@iium.edu.my

O-0855

B.Optom (Hons) IIUM, Malaysia

MOptom, UNSW Sydney, Australia

PhD (Optometry), IIUM, Malaysia

1.       Cornea morphology

2.       Ocular surface lesion

3.       Tear film and artificial tear analysis

4.       Irregular cornea and corneal topography analysis

Research Profile: Google Scholar 

 


INTERESTED IN EXPANDING YOUR KNOWLEDGE IN THE OPTOMETRY WORLD AND GAINING NEW EXPERIENCE WHILE CONDUCTING RESEARCH AFTER OBTAINING YOUR FIRST DEGREE ?

Welcome to the "The IIUM Optometry and Visual Science PostGraduate Open Day" 21 July - 1 August 2022. 

Video on the high tech instruments available in the department.



What to expect:

The event offers you opportunities to ask the academicians of the Optometry and Visual Science department questions and find out more about the application process.