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Firdaus Bin Yusof @ Alias

Academic Qualification

  • DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN VISION SCIENCE - Doctor of Philosophy, University of Waterloo
  • Master of Optometry - Masters Degree, University of New South Wales
  • Bachelor of Optometry (Hons) - Bachelor Degree, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

Firdaus Bin Yusof @ Alias (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus

KULLIYYAH OF ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES


yfirdaus@iium.edu.my
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Expert Profile


Firdaus Yusof graduated as an optometrist in 2002 upon receiving his Bachelor of Optometry (Hons) degree from the National University of Malaysia (UKM). He worked in a retail optometry practice for a year before deciding to join the academia in 2003. The Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences was just being formed at that time and he was among the pioneers who helped to set up the Department of Optometry and Visual Science (DOVS).
He obtained his Masters of Optometry from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Australia in September 2006. Having written a dissertation on the subject of color vision, he then has set up the first color vision clinic in IIUM, upon returning to serve the IIUM. He received his Ph.D in August 2014 from the University of Waterloo, under the supervision of Professor Christopher Hudson and Professor John Flanagan. His Ph.D thesis was on the topic of retinal blood flow, glaucoma and nocturnal hypotension; which all are currently his niche in his research work.

He has been the head of DOVS a few times which include being the first head. He is also active in the Malaysian Optical Council, the professional body for optometrists, which has appointed him for various accreditation exercise for auditing many Optometry schools and Opticianry programmes in Malaysia.


Area of Specialisation


  • Unspecified ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Clinical Medicine ~Ophthalmology - Ocular haemodynamics
  • Unspecified ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Optometry ~Clinical Optometry
  • Unspecified ~ Medical Science ~ Medical Science ~Medical Science - Clinical Optometry Glaucoma Ocular haemodynamics OCT
  • Unspecified ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Clinical Medicine ~Ophthalmology - Glaucoma


Teaching Responsibilities


ANATOMY FOR OPTOMETRY 2004/2005
ANTERIOR OCULAR PATHOLOGY 2020/2021 2018/2019 2017/2018 2019/2020
AURAL REHABILITATION 1 2017/2018
CASE CONFERENCE 1 2008/2009
CASE CONFERENCE 2 2008/2009 2007/2008
CASE MANAGEMENT 1 2016/2017 2015/2016 2020/2021 2019/2020
CASE MANAGEMENT 2 2014/2015 2015/2016 2018/2019 2020/2021 2019/2020
CLINICAL BINOCULAR VISION 2017/2018 2007/2008
CLINICAL OPTOMETRY 1 2014/2015 2004/2005 2016/2017 2015/2016
CLINICAL OPTOMETRY 2 2015/2016 2016/2017 2014/2015
CLINICAL OPTOMETRY 3 2015/2016 2016/2017 2014/2015
CLINICAL OPTOMETRY 4 2007/2008
COLOUR PERCEPTION 2018/2019 2019/2020 2017/2018 2020/2021
CONTACT LENS CLINIC 1 2018/2019 2014/2015
CONTACT LENS CLINIC 2 2018/2019 2007/2008
INTRODUCTION TO BINOCULAR VISION 2009/2010
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT 1 2014/2015 2015/2016 2019/2020 2020/2021 2017/2018 2016/2017
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT 2 2018/2019 2015/2016 2019/2020 2016/2017 2020/2021
MONOCULAR VISUAL PROCESS 2015/2016 2009/2010 2016/2017
OCULAR ANATOMY 2015/2016 2014/2015
OCULAR ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY 1 2017/2018 2019/2020 2018/2019 2016/2017 2020/2021
OCULAR ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY 2 2019/2020 2018/2019 2016/2017 2020/2021
OCULAR DISEASE 1 2014/2015
OCULAR DISEASE 2 2014/2015 2018/2019 2017/2018 2015/2016 2016/2017
OCULAR PHYSIOLOGY 2015/2016 2016/2017 2014/2015
OPHTHALMIC OPTICS & DISPENSING 2 2007/2008
OPHTHALMIC OPTICS AND DISPENSING 1 2015/2016 2009/2010
OPHTHALMOLOGY POSTING 2014/2015 2007/2008
OPTHAL. OPTICS & DISPENSING 1 2007/2008
OPTICS 2009/2010 2020/2021
OPTICS 1 2008/2009 2009/2010 2007/2008
OPTICS 2 2007/2008
OPTOMETRIC EXAMINATION 2017/2018 2018/2019 2020/2021 2019/2020 2021/2022
OPTOMETRY CLINIC 1 2009/2010 2008/2009 2015/2016 2017/2018 2014/2015
OPTOMETRY CLINIC 2 2008/2009 2007/2008 2014/2015 2018/2019 2015/2016 2016/2017
OPTOMETRY CLINIC 3 2007/2008 2008/2009 2015/2016 2014/2015 2018/2019 2009/2010
OPTOMETRY SPECIALIZATION : LOW VISION 2007/2008 2006/2007
POSTERIOR OCULAR PATHOLOGY 2018/2019 2019/2020 2020/2021
PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2007/2008
PRIMARY OPTOMETRY CLINIC 1 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019
PRIMARY OPTOMETRY CLINIC 2 2019/2020 2020/2021
PRIMARY OPTOMETRY CLINIC 3 2019/2020
PROFESSIONAL STUDIES 2007/2008
PROJECT 1 2009/2010 2007/2008
PROJECT 2 2007/2008
PSYCHOLOGY FOR OPTOMETRY 2008/2009 2007/2008
PUBLIC HEALTH OPTOMETRY 2007/2008
REFRACTIVE EXAMINATION 2018/2019 2019/2020 2016/2017 2020/2021 2017/2018
SPECIALIZATION CLINIC B 1 2019/2020 2020/2021
SPECIALIZATION CLINIC B 2 2020/2021 2019/2020
SPECIALIZATION CLINICS 1 2016/2017 2015/2016
SPECIALIZATION CLINICS 2 2015/2016
VISUAL OPTICS 2009/2010 2008/2009
VISUAL SCIENCE 1 2007/2008
VISUAL SCIENCE 2 2007/2008 2006/2007
VISUAL SCIENCE 4 2007/2008 2006/2007
VISUAL SCIENCES 3 2007/2008 2008/2009


Research Projects


Completed
2017 - 2019 Impact of multiple types of pterygium on the anterior corneal curvature and changes in ocular surface features
2017 - 2021 The Effect of Short-term Smartphone Usage on Tear Film Dynamics and Visual System
2016 - 2020 The investigation of factors that affect intraocular pressure (IOP) in a selected healthy Malaysian population.
2016 - 2020 Modified LogMAR chart: A new insight into visual acuity assessment
2016 - 2020 Assessment of Ocular Profiles in Laser Refractive Surgery
On-Going


Publications


Article

2021 The effect of body posture changes and central corneal thickness on the intraocular pressure among healthy Malays. Walailak Journal of Science and Technology, 18 (6) pp. 1-8
2020 Antimicrobial effect of seaweeds against oral-borne pathogens: a review. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences, 4 (1) pp. 1049-1056
2020 Binocular vision problem and amblyopia cases in IIUM Optometry Clinic: a retrospective analysis. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences, 4 (1) pp. 988-999
2020 Effectiveness of PTechSIA questionnaire in quantifying phacoemulsification surgical technique variations: a pilot study. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences, 4 (1) pp. 1057-1062
2020 Intraocular pressure : the effect of short-term fasting and its association with fluid and fat status. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 16 (2) pp. 180-186
2020 Intraocular pressure: the effect of short-term fasting and its association with fluid and fat status. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 16 (2) pp. 180-186
2020 The association between astigmatic anisometropia with visual acuity and stereopsis. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences, 4 (1) pp. 1092-1098
2020 The consistency of retinal image size measurement using smartphone application. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences (MJMHS), 16 (3) pp. 15-20
2020 The prevalence of pterygium and pinguecula in a clinic population. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences, 4 (1) pp. 1000-1010
2019 Reliability of manual vascular segmentation for retinal fractal dimension using peek retinatm. International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering, 8 (9S3) pp. 1560-1564
2019 Retinal image quality assessment: Portable eye examination kit retina (Peek Retina)™ versus 3d-printed ophthalmoscope (3dpo). International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering, 8 (9S3) pp. 1555-1559
2018 Corneal curvature measurements utilizing a new swept-source optical coherence tomography Tomey OA-2000® and comparison with IOLMaster® 500 in pterygium patients. Sains Medika: Jurnal Kedokteran dan Kesehatan, 9 (1) pp.
2016 Relationship between retinal blood flow and arterial oxygen. The Journal of Physiology , 594 (3) pp. 625-640
2014 Grader learning effect and reproducibility of doppler spectral-domain optical coherence tomography derived retinal blood flow measurements. Acta Ophthalmologica, 92 () pp. e630-e636
2014 Variability and repeatability of quantitative, fourier-domain optical coherence tomography doppler blood flow in young and elderly healthy subjects. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 55 (12) pp. 7716-7725
2014 Variability and repeatability of quantitative, SD-OCT doppler blood flow in young and elderly healthy subjects. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 55 (12) pp. 7716-7725
Conference or Workshop Item

2019 The evaluation of aniseikonia testing in smartphone application. In: Congress of Optometry & Vision Research 2019 "Current Outlook on Visual Rehabilitation",
2016 Intraocular pressure: The effect of optional fasting & association with fluid & fat status. In: 2nd World Congress on Integration and Islamicisation: Focus on Medical and Healthcare Science (2WCII 2016),
2016 Optometry And Vision Science: Kitab Al-Manazir revisited. In: 2nd World Congress on Integration and Islamicisation: Focus On Medical and Health Care Sciences,
2014 Evaluation of the retinal hemodynamics in patients with primary open angle glaucoma and differing nocturnal blood pressure profiles. In: ARVO 2014 Annual Meeting ,
2014 Retinal blood flow in patients with primary open angle glaucoma and optic disc hemorrhage. In: ARVO Annual Meeting 2014,
2014 The relationship between retinal nerve fiber layer thickness and total retinal blood flow in primary open angle glaucoma.. In: ARVO 2014,