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Norsham Bt Ahmad

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor - Doctor of Philosophy, Anglia Ruskin University, UK
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Optometry - Doctor of Philosophy, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Master of Health Science (Optometry) - Masters Degree, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  • Bachelor of Optometry (Honours) - Bachelor Degree, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

Norsham Bt Ahmad (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus

KULLIYYAH OF ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES

Other's position:

Head, Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences


ansham@iium.edu.my
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Expert Profile


Norsham bt Ahmad was awarded a B.Optom (Hons) in 1997 from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). After her graduation, she worked as an Optometrist at a private practice for almost 10 years. She joined IIUM in 2005 as a lecturer and completed her Master's degree (MHSc) in 2007 at UKM, and Ph.D at the Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge in 2014.
As one of the pioneer lecturers in the Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences, she was appointed as Head of Optometry Department in 2006 till 2007. In 2006, she was appointed by MQA as a panel of assessor for Optometry programmes.
Dr Norsham is currently a consultant optometrist at the Paediatric Optometry clinic and Primary Clinic Optometry within the Optometry Department.


Area of Specialisation


  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Optometry ~ Vision Sciences - psychophysics


Professional Membership


  • Member of Profesional Body / Association: (lifetime member), Association of Malaysian Optometrists
  • 1997: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (lifetime member), Majlis Optik Malaysia


Teaching Responsibilities


ANTERIOR OCULAR PATHOLOGY 2021/2022
BINOCULAR VISION AND OCULAR MOTILITY 2019/2020
CASE MANAGEMENT 1 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2016/2017 2015/2016
CASE MANAGEMENT 2 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2015/2016 2014/2015
CLINICAL BINOCULAR VISION 2017/2018 2016/2017 2008/2009
CLINICAL OPTOMETRY 1 2016/2017 2015/2016
CLINICAL OPTOMETRY 2 2015/2016 2014/2015
CLINICAL OPTOMETRY 3 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015 2007/2008 2006/2007
CLINICAL OPTOMETRY 4 2008/2009
CONTACT LENS CLINIC 1 2018/2019
CONTACT LENS CLINIC 2 2018/2019
CRITICAL THINKING IN HEALTHCARE 2019/2020
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT 1 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT 2 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015
LOW VISION 2020/2021
MONOCULAR VISUAL PROCESS 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015
OCULAR ANATOMY 2015/2016 2014/2015
OCULAR ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY 1 2018/2019 2017/2018 2016/2017
OCULAR ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY 2 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018 2016/2017
OCULAR DISEASES 1 2006/2007
OCULAR DISEASES 2 2007/2008
OCULAR PHYSIOLOGY 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015
OPHTHALMIC OPTICS & DISPENSING 2 2006/2007
OPHTHALMOLOGY POSTING 2006/2007
OPTICS 2 2006/2007
OPTOMETRIC ANALYSIS 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019
OPTOMETRIC DECISION MAKING 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019
OPTOMETRY CLINIC 1 2017/2018 2015/2016 2014/2015 2006/2007
OPTOMETRY CLINIC 2 2018/2019 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015
OPTOMETRY CLINIC 3 2018/2019 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015
OPTOMETRY SPECIALIZATION: PEDIATRICS 2008/2009 2007/2008
ORTHOPTICS 2007/2008 2006/2007
PAEDIATRIC OPTOMETRY 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015
PAEDIATRICS AUDIOLOGY AND SPEECH 2018/2019
PRIMARY OPTOMETRY CLINIC 1 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019
PRIMARY OPTOMETRY CLINIC 2 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020
PRIMARY OPTOMETRY CLINIC 3 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020
PSYCHOLOGY FOR OPTOMETRY 2006/2007
PUBLIC HEALTH OPTOMETRY 2020/2021 2017/2018
REFRACTIVE EXAMINATION 2017/2018 2016/2017
SPECIALISATION CLINICS 1 2008/2009 2007/2008
SPECIALISATION CLINICS 2 2007/2008
SPECIALIZATION CLINIC A 1 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020
SPECIALIZATION CLINIC A 2 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020
SPECIALIZATION CLINIC B 1 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020
SPECIALIZATION CLINIC B 2 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020
SPECIALIZATION CLINICS 1 2018/2019 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015
SPECIALIZATION CLINICS 2 2018/2019 2015/2016 2014/2015
VISUAL PERCEPTION 2022/2023 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018


Research Projects


Completed
2019 - 2021 IIUM Blue Light Hazard App: Transferring Optical Knowledge on the Circadian and Retinal Hazard of Blue Light to the Malaysian Optometrists
2017 - 2021 The Effect of Short-term Smartphone Usage on Tear Film Dynamics and Visual System
2017 - 2019 Impact of multiple types of pterygium on the anterior corneal curvature and changes in ocular surface features
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
2015 - 2018 The Influence of Blood Sugar Level on Visual Functions and Ocular Surface Changes in Diabetes in School Children
On-Going
2020 - Present Prototype for Multi-purpose Solution (MPS) of Contact Lenses with Advanced Formulation against Acanthamoeba (K-CARE).


Award & Recognition


13 May, 2017 Best Research Award - Others University
13 May, 2017 Best research award - Management & Science University National


Publications


Article

2021 An exploratory study of optic nerve head vascular fractal dimension (DF) and its association with diabetes mellitus risk factors. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences (IJAHS), 5 (3 Special Issue) pp.
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 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 Characterizing protection ability of blue blocking lenses using k-means clustering. Journal of Mechanics of Continua and Mathematical Sciences, Special Issue (9) pp. 249-258
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
2020 Visual functions in pediatrics, adults and elderly in Bandar Indera Mahkota, Kuantan, Pahang: a comparison study. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences (IJAHS), 4 (1 Special Issue: Optometry and Vision Science) pp. 1099-1109
2020 Visual functions status in geriatric nursing home Kuantan. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences (IJAHS), 4 (1) pp. 1110-1120
2019 Autism and vision. The Health, 2 (14) pp. 26-26
2019 Autism and vision (in mandarin). Autism and vision (in mandarin), () pp. 18-18
2019 Autisme dan penglihatan. al-Siha, 2 (14) pp. 18-19
2019 Eye tracking measurement with headrest in reading aloud study. Journal of Optometry, Eye and Health Research, 1 (1) pp. 1-6
2019 Peripheral visual attention superiority in athletes and non-athletes. Journal of Optometry, Eye and Health Research, 1 (1) pp. 7-12
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 Changes in contrast sensitivity in young adults with diabetes. Makara Journal of Health Research, 22 (1) pp. 22-26
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.
2017 Modified LogMAR chart: can we make it real?. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences (IJAHS), 1 (1) pp. 1-1
2011 Dioptric blur affects grating acuity more than letter acuity for contrast-modulated stimuli. Journal of Vision, 11 () pp.
2010 Effects of dioptric blur on foveal acuity and contour interaction for noisy Cs. Journal of Vision, 10 (7) pp. 1330-1330
Conference or Workshop Item

2021 Job satisfaction among Malaysian optometrists: are we in dilemma?. In: International Optometry and Vision Science Conference (e-IOVIC) 2021,
2020 Characterizing protection ability of blue blocking lenses using K-means clustering. In: "6th International Conference on the Life Sciences and Sustainability 2020,
2020 Development of IIUM knowledge and practices on children eye care questionnaire (IIUM KPC-EYE Q). In: Kuantan Research Day 2020: A National Online Event for E-poster Presentation,
2019 The evaluation of aniseikonia testing in smartphone application. In: Congress of Optometry & Vision Research 2019 "Current Outlook on Visual Rehabilitation",
2019 Visual functions in pediatrics, adults and elderly: a comparison study. In: 15th National Symposium on Adolescent Health "Empowering Adolescents",
2018 Effect of crowding on lag of accommodation in printed text at variable distances. In: NIOS OPTOMETRY CONFERENCE 2018 "Bridging Primary and Secondary Eye Care",
2017 Management of visual problem in children. In: National Eye Health Awareness (NEHA) Campaign 2017,
2017 The validation of Bahasa Malaysia translated OSDI. In: 7th Conjoint Ophthalmology Scientific Conference (COSC 2017),
2016 Optometry And Vision Science: Kitab Al-Manazir revisited. In: 2nd World Congress on Integration and Islamicisation: Focus On Medical and Health Care Sciences,
2016 The benefits of lowering the gaze in Optometry. In: 2nd World Congress on Integration and Islamicisation: Focus On Medical and Health Care Sciences,
Monograph

2017 The influence of blood sugar level on visual functions and ocular surface changes in young adults with diabetes. In: ,