Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Kita mencari hanya yang tulen dan jati
sekadar hidup mengerti dan berbudi
dan bumi akan subur, makmur dan mewah
jika kita bekerja dan berikrar hidup bersama
tanah air memberi banyak
mesra mendakap kita
kemerdekaan mendorong kita berdiri dan berbakti
dan dalam alaf baru
semangat kita wajar padu berjalan kita
atas nama tanah air dan bangsa
bangga kerana merdeka
megah kerana bahagia.
A. Samad Said
Monday, August 30, 2010
-your eyes may see letters like others but they may not in same contrast-
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Assalamualaikum and good evening everyone!
What a nice weekend right?
I have discussed with Br. Muziman and Mdm. Arni last friday about our Mentor-Mentee Programme. We planned to organise a Bowling Match after the Eid break. Don't worry, it is not compulsory to all. Only for those who are interested to be in. We're not yet decided the exact time and venue for the match and still looking for it. Do you have any suggestion?
'The IOptoSS: We promote friendship'
Saturday, August 28, 2010
A study made public this Wednesday has shown that biosynthetic corneas can and do restore eyesight in humans. Researchers from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) and the University of Ottawa in Canada, along with Linköping University in Sweden, conducted a clinical trial using ten Swedish patients with advanced keratoconus or central corneal scarring. Each patient had the damaged corneal tissue in one eye surgically replaced with a biosynthetic cornea made from synthetically cross-linked recombinant human collagen. After two years, six of the patients’ vision had improved. After being fitted with contact lenses, their vision was comparable to that of someone who had received a real human cornea transplant.
"This study is important because it is the first to show that an artificially fabricated cornea can integrate with the human eye and stimulate regeneration," said Dr. May Griffith, who holds positions at OHRI, the University of Ottawa and Linköping. "With further research, this approach could help restore sight to millions of people who are waiting for a donated human cornea for transplantation."
Over a decade ago, Dr. Griffith started developing biosynthetic corneas in Ottawa, using laboratory-produced human collagen molded into the shape of a cornea – collagen is what “real” corneas are made from, too. After extensive testing, she began her collaboration with Dr. Per Fagerholm, an eye surgeon at Linköping, to provide the first-in-human experience with biosynthetic cornea implantation.
The patients in the trial didn’t experience any rejection reaction or require long-term immune suppression, which are complications that sometimes occur when human tissue is transplanted. During the two-year follow-up period, the researchers observed nerves and cells from the patients’ own corneal material growing into the implants, ultimately resulting in normal-looking “regenerated” corneas. The biosynthetic corneas also became sensitive to touch, and stimulated tear production to keep the eye oxygenated.
"We are very encouraged by these results and by the great potential of biosynthetic corneas," said Dr. Fagerholm. "Further biomaterial enhancements and modifications to the surgical technique are ongoing, and new studies are being planned that will extend the use of the biosynthetic cornea to a wider range of sight-threatening conditions requiring transplantation."
Retrieved from gizmag.com,'Biosynthetic corneas restore vision to humans'
by Ben Coxworth on 25th August 2010
Thanks Mr Haziezan for sharing this articles!
Friday, August 27, 2010
Berhubung dengan usaha hafazan Al-Quran, bagaimanakah mungkin hati yang penuh dengan noda ma'siat hasil daripada pandangan haram dapat menerima ayat Al-Quran, maka lebih-lebih lagi untuk menjaganya dengan baik dalam ingatan?
"Pandangan mata itu adalah sebuah anak panah daripada panah-panah Iblis. Maka barangsiapa meninggalkannya (mengelakkannya daripada melihat wanita) kerana takut kepada-Ku, nescaya Aku ganti dengan iman yang dirasakan lazat-manisnya dalam hatinya."Riwayat Thabrani dan Hakim daripada Ibnu Mas'ud.
He just shared us a useful link on Myopia Control. Watch this video http://www.myopiaprevention.org/holden_video.html
"I read your post about myopia control and think it is great that students are learning about this area of practice. It is a hot topic of study right now all over the world, but especially in Asia due to the high incidence of myopia there"
....IIUM Optometry Clinic also offers Orthokeratology Service in our Contact Lens Clinic.......
- The progression of refractive error in one person is contributed by two major factors: Nature & Nuture.
- It is said that minus lense leads eye to grow longer while plus lense will reduce the growth. Reduced growth?
- Peripheral Defocus cause myopia to progress in children.
Contribution of Myopia Progression
- Sustained near vison tasks - When we do intense near tasks without break, we are actually causing myopic far point to shift.
- Frequent change in accommodation - Induced contraction of ciliary muscle leads to an elongation of the axial lenght of the eye ball.
- Print size - Smaller the print size, more accommodation is needed to keep it clear on the retina.
So, what are the possible mechanism that we can do stop reduce the myopic progression? They said - Outdoor activities!
- In a day light, we accommodate lesser as compared to dark room.
- Our pupils are constricted in light, hence we can have greater depth of focus.
- Dopamine and Vitamin D in sunlight seem to inhibit the eye growth in certain circumstances.
'The Eye Digest' stated that 'the progression of myopia in school children is slower during the summer holidays'. Is it true?
Journal for you to look up - 'The Influence of Study Habit on Myopia in Jewish Teenager' (Google it!)
"The IOptoSS: We aid you to think, without the box!"
..............our next post will discuss more details on optometric approaches in controlling myopia......
Thursday, August 26, 2010
2. Optometry is professional course/carrier, normally professional people drive a car and above, not a bike.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Name of course
Kuliyyah Required Courses
Microbiology and Immunology
Department Core Courses
Opthalmic Optics and Dispensing 1
Clinical Optometry 2
Introduction to Binocular Vision
Ocular Disease 1
University Required Courses
Physiology of Science
Family Management and Parenting
Total credit hours
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010
- patients have an AA less then their expected age.
- patients are esophoric at distance through the manifest plus refraction.
- the results of the binocular balancing show considerably more plus than the monocular subjective refraction.
- when static retinoscopy shows considerably more plus than the subjective refraction.
- the patients' plus prescription does not reduce the patients' near symptoms, such as headache.
What should we do next?
....to be continued.....
Monday, August 23, 2010
'it is an internationally recognised qualification and the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere'
Dear optometry students,
Anyone who is interested to join launching ceremony of Malaysia Optometry Day 2010, please give your full name and contact number to your class representative before 25.August.2010 (Wednesday).
The programme will be on 30.September.2010 (Thursday).
Do include your T-shirt size as well!
'I don't know whether you have to pay for the t-shirt or not. Any inquiry, please contact Br. Hafidz (013-6052005)
Class with Prof. Azrin for 4th Year Students
This is a special message from Br. Afzam to all final year students.
There will be a Case Conference 1 class with Prof. Azrin on this Saturday, 28.August.2010 at 9.00 am. Please prepare 2 refractive cases presentation for the session.
p/s: our Mid Semester Examination for Contact Lens Clinic date is not yet decided. We have to choose one suitable date for the exam. Any suggestion?
Mid Semester Examination for 2nd Year Students
Your Mid Sem Exam for Clinical Optometry 1 is coming soon. Please be informed that only two (2) essays and 30 MCQ will be asked in the exam.
First Year Students only
Your AHV 1113 class will start on 26.August.2010 at 10.00 am. Be punctual!
Message from Br. Hafidz
Those who are taking extra courses on this semester, please meet Br. Afzam before 25.August.2010 / 9.00 am
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
BACKGROUND: GOLD (SAME COLOUR WITH IIUM LOGO)
FONT 1: WHITE WITH OUTLINE
Here, we would like to announce that the winner for Optometry sticker is Sticker 4. Thus, sticker 4 will be our Official Sticker.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Programme : Hari Optometri Malaysia
Date / Day : 29.September.2010 / Wednesday
Time : 3.00 pm
Venue : Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur
Fee : FREE!
Organiser : Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
Co-organiser : Head of Optometry Council (HOPC)
v Blinking helps to wash tears over our eyeballs. That keeps them clean and moist. Also, if something is about to hit our eye, we will blink automatically.
v The eyeball of a human weighs approximately 28 grams.
v The cornea is the only living tissue in the human body that does not contain any blood vessels.
v Sailors once thought that wearing a gold earring would improve their eyesight.
v Men are able to read fine print better than women can.
v All babies are colour blind when they are born.
v The reason why your nose gets runny when you are crying is because the tears from the eyes drain into the nose.
v Some people start to sneeze if they are exposed to sunlight or have a light shined into their eye.
v Around the pupil is a colored muscle called the "iris." Our eyes may be BLUE, BROWN, GREEN, GRAY OR BLACK, because that is the color of the iris.
v Your eyes blinks over 10,000,000 times a year!