The Ophthalmology Department,  Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kuching, Sarawak.

The Ophthalmology Department, Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia.





Kuching, Sarawak,

East Malaysia.

6th February, 2007


From today till Friday, the training program is devoted to surgery in the theatre of the ORBIS plane and the Eye Theatre in Sarawak General Hospital. Lectures are given in between life surgery.


Prof Dr. Mohd Azib Salleh, Deputy Vice Chancellor of UNIMAS, visiting ORBIS.

Dr. Hunter showed the interior of ORBIS plane to Prof Dr. Mohd Azib Salleh.

Prof Dr. Mohd Azib Salleh being shown the operating theatre.

Prof Dr. Mohd Azib Salleh with Dr. Hunter and
Dr. Ambati.

Explaining the steps during live small incision cataract surgery.

Capsulorrhexis during small incision cataract surgery.

Interactive live small incision cataract surgery.

Interactive live small incision cataract surgery.

Attentive audience.

Scene in the ORBIS theatre.

Long waiting can make you wanting to meditate.

Medical officers from Sarawak General Hospital during ORBIS coffee break. Nice change from long clinic.

Interactive live corneal surgery.

Interactive live corneal surgery.




Flying Hospital ( ORBIS plane) Surgery Schedule for Week 2

Tuesday 6/03/2007   Dr. Fernandes (Trainee: Dr. Widad)

and Dr. Ambati (Trainee: Dr. Mahadhir)

Hamdiah bt Mohammad

(59 years old)

Right cataract

Right small incision cataract surgery (SICS) with IOL

Sawat Bandah

(62 years old)

Left bullous keratopathy

Demonstrate DSEK then PKP

Hamiah Ahpet

(54 years old)

Right cataract

Right SICS with IOL

Hanapi Assim

(63 years old)

Left Herpetic keratitis and cataract

Triple surgery (PKP, Cataract extraction and IOL)



Lecture schedule 6-7th Feb, 2007

08:30 - 17:00


Dr. Merle Fernandes (India)

  • Scleral fixated IOLs

  • Phakic IOLs

Dr. Balamurali Ambati (USA)
  • Cream of my cornea crop

  • Post-operative endophthalmitis

  • Intracameral antibiotics in cataract surgery

  • Management of post-operative astigmatism


Dr. Peter Kertes (Canada)

  • Visual aids in vitreo-retinal surgery

  • What's new in vitreo-retinal surgery

  • Comlicated retinal detachments

  • Retinopathy of prematurity

  • Diabetic retinopathy

  • Tractional maculoplasthies


Sarawak Sight Campaigns