KULLIYYAH SAINS KESIHATAN BERSEKUTU

KULLIYYAH SAINS KESIHATAN BERSEKUTU

Department of Optometry and Visual Sciences

Contact Info

Professor Madya Dr. Suzanah Abdul Rahman

Dekan, 

Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia,

P.O Box 141, 25710, Kuantan, Pahang Darul Makmur, MALAYSIA

Telephone: +609 - 5716 400 (ext. 5201)

Email: arsuzanah@iium.edu.my

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.

Asst. Prof. Dr. Norsham Ahmad

ansham@iium.edu.my

Research Profile: Google Scholar

Research Interests: Paediatric, Psychophysics

Asst. Prof. Dr. Firdaus Yusof

yfirdaus@iium.edu.my

Research Profile: Google Scholar

Research Interests: Glaucoma, Ocular blood flow, OCT, Myopia

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

syah@iium.edu.my

Research Profile: Google Scholar

Research Interests: Cornea, Ocular surface, Refractive surgery, Quality of vision, Contact lens

Asst. Prof. Dr. Mohd Hafidz Ithnin

mohdhafidz_ithnin@iium.edu.my

Research Profile: Google Scholar

Research Interests: Binocular vision

Asst. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Afzam Shah Abdul Rahim

afzamshah@iium.edu.my

Research Profile: Google Scholar

Research Interests: Contact lens, Dry eye, Myopia

Asst. Prof. Dr. Mohd Radzi Hilmi

mohdradzihilmi@iium.edu.my

Research Profile: Google Scholar

Research Interests: Cornea, Ocular surface, Corneal morphology, Corneal wound healing, Irregular cornea, Pterygium, Artificial tears, Tear film.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Zulfaezal Che Azemin

zulfaezal@iium.edu.my

Research Profile: Google Scholar / Scopus

Research Interests: Medical image processing, AI/Machine learning applied on healthcare

Asst. Prof. Dr. Noor Ezailina Badarudin

ezai@iium.edu.my

Research Profile: Google Scholar

Research Interests: Contact Lens, Dry eye and ocular surface abnormalities in diabetics and/or geriatric populations, Visual functions in driving

Asst. Prof. Dr. Shah Farez Bin Othman

shahfarez@iium.edu.my

Research Profile: Google Scholar

Research Interests: Applied optics, Clinical optometry, Ocular Imaging


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" 8-9 July 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.