MA MB BChir (Cambridge) FRCOphth (UK) FRANZCO (Aust)
Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon ,
OasisEye Specialists, Malaysia
He graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1998 and completed his ophthalmology training in London followed by vitreoretinal surgery fellowships in Cheltenham , UK and Royal Perth Hospital, Australia. He was appointed Associate Professor at the University of Malaya (UM) from 2009-2012 and founded the UM Eye Research Centre . He is the Immediate Past President of the Malaysian Society of Ophthalmology and Council Member of the Asia Pacific Vitreoretinal Society (APVRS). He is a member of the Vision Academy , co-founder of the Subthreshold Ophthalmic Laser Society , and Congress President for the 2023 APAO Congress in Kuala Lumpur.
Dr Fong has published more than 50 scientific papers in international journals as well as book chapters on cataract surgery. He co-authored a book called “Food For Your Eyes” to raise awareness of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). This book was awarded Best Health Cookbook in the world by the Gourmand Cookbook Awards in Paris in 2013.
He is highly sought after as a speaker in local and international meetings and has been interviewed extensively on the radio and TV. In 2015, he gave a prestigious TED talk to more than 5000 people in Kuala Lumpur. He is very passionate about prevention of blindness in the community and organized the first ever national level “Retinal Disease Awareness Week” in 2013 to raise awareness of AMD and diabetic retinopathy in the public.