Prof. Chee Soon Phaik is one of the pioneer ophthalmologists of the Singapore National Eye Centre, where she is a Senior Consultant who heads the Cataract Subspecialty Service and the Ocular Inflammation and Immunology Service. She is also Professor at the National University of Singapore and Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School, Singapore. In addition to her clinical work, she is the group lead member of the Cataract research team at the Singapore Eye Research Institute. She has trained many local and international fellows, and continues to attract fellows from the Asia-Pacific region and as far as the Middle East.

Dr. Chee’s research interests in cataract include the management of complicated cases such as dense posterior polar cataracts, subluxated cataracts, premium intraocular lens implants, and femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery. In addition to innovations in surgical technique, she has also designed intraocular instruments that greatly augment surgeons’ abilities to overcome difficulties and improve the outcomes in highly demanding cases.

In the field of uveitis, Dr. Chee has been President of the Asia-Pacific Intraocular Inflammation Study Group (APIISG) since 2013. She is also a member of the International Uveitis Study Group, Clinical Consensus Group (Standardisation of Uveitis Nomenclature) and a member of the IOIS International Council. She has published extensively on cytomegalovirus infection of the anterior segment, ocular tuberculosis, dengue maculopathy and Vogt–Koyanagi Harada disease.

Dr. Chee has authored over 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters and is a member of several editorial boards including Ocular Inflammation and Immunology, the Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection, and the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Summary of Presentations

Please click session titles for more details.

Thursday, 03 October 2019
Gyoun Room, 4F
09:20 – 09:28hrs S1-6
S1: KATANA – The Cutting Edge in Phaco & IOLs (08:30–10:00hrs)
Kyokusui Room ,3F
10:30 – 10:45hrs
11:30 – 11:50hrs
MC4: Mastering IOL Fixation (10:30–12:00hrs)
- Course Director: CHEE Soon Phaik, Shin YAMANE
Iris Sutured and Iris Clip IOL – Getting the Pupil Round
Scleral Sutured IOL & Approach to IOL Retrieval and Fixation
Kongo Room, 3F
13:35 – 13:50hrs
MC7: Mastering Iris Defects (13:30–15:00hrs)
Repair of Traumatic Iris Defects & Iridodialysis
Friday, 04 October 2019
Kobu Room, 3F
07:55 – 07:59hrs
RISE & SHINE – Controversies in Cataract & Refractive Surgery (07:30–08:30hrs)
Suture Fixation of Bag/ IOL
Saturday, 05 October 2019
Kyokusui Room, 3F
12:08 – 12:18hrs
APACRS Phaco Essentials – A Video & Didactic Course (11:30 – 13:30hrs)
Mastering the CCC/Little’s Manoeuvre
Suiun Room, 3F
16:30 – 16:35hrs S12-7
S12: WISDOM OF THE SAMURAI – Top Cataract Surgery Tips (16:00–17:30hrs)
(5 minutes video presentation)
Suiun Room, 3F S8: IRON CHEF – Challenging Cataract Surgery (11:15–12:35hrs)
- Chair: Hiroyuki MATSUSHIMA, YAO Ke, CHEE Soon Phaik