Plenary Presentation

2 June 2023 (Friday)The Pearl Ballroom
08:15 – 17:00Registration
Pearl Ballroom Pre-function Area
09:00 – 10:00Scientific Paper Session – Binocular Vision
Moderator: Dr Hema Radhakrishnan

Mr Raisul Azam
Higher the better: a study of change in positive fusional vergence with illumination levels
Ms Shraddha Naik
Effect of anemia on binocular vision
Mr Rinkal Suwal
Impact of vision therapy compared to patching therapy on visual acuity and stereoacuity in amblyopia
Ms Manisha Paudel
Sub-foveal choroidal thickness in unilateral amblyopic Nepalese children
Ms Sonia Sharma
Accommodative spasm with bilateral vision loss due to intermittent exotropia in an adolescent
10:00 – 10:30Welcome Ceremony

Opening Remarks

Lighting of Lamp Ceremony
10:30 – 11:00Tea Break & Poster Session
Maple Room
11:00 – 11:45

11:45 – 12:30
K.B. Woo Lecture
Moderator: Dr Jessica Neuville

Dr Akio Kanai
Fuji Vision Aid Mission service to the refugees working with UNHCR

Keynote Speaker
Dr Kuniyoshi Kanai

Update on diabetic retinopathy – optometric management in anti-VEGF era
12:30 – 14:00Lunch & Poster Session
Pearl Ballroom & Maple Room
14:00 – 15:00HOYA Vision Care Myopia Symposium

Prof Carly Lam, Dr Dennis Tse, Dr Pavan Verkicharla & Dr May Zhang
Lighting the way: new evidence and advances in myopia management
15:00 – 15:20

15:20 – 15:35
APCO – The Distinguished Person Member Award
Moderator: Dr Melissa Anglo

Prof George Woo
The role of optometrists in primary eye care

Clinical Lecture

Dr Jessica Neuville
Retinal vascular occlusions – treating the whole patient
15:35 – 16:00Tea Break & Poster Session
16:00 – 16:50NIKON Symposium

Mr Antoine Vettese
Achieve the finest precision for your vision
16:50 – 17:30Scientific Papers Session – Myopia Management
Moderator: Prof Anuja R Singh

Mr Rakesh Maldoddi
Regional variations in the prevalence of myopia – findings from TRUMP study
Mr Manoj Manoharan
Myopia Progression Risk Assessment Score (MPRAS) – a promising new tool for risk stratification
Mr Satish Gupta
Novel biometer-based technique for anterior scleral thickness: potential for application in myopia
19:30 – 22:30Gala Dinner
The Pearl Ballroom
2 June 2023 (Friday)The Maple Room II
16:15 – 17:30Asia Pacific Council of Optometry General Delegates Meeting
Venue: The Maple Room II, The Leela Ambience Gurugram
3 June 2023 (Saturday)The Pearl Ballroom
08:15 – 17:00Registration
Pearl Ballroom Pre-function Area
08:45 – 10:00Scientific Papers Session – Vision Rehabilitation
Moderator: Dr Neera Kapoor

Ms Yogita Rajgandhi
Analysis of the leading causes of blindness in Mumbai
Mr Soumik Dey
Visual challenges faced by low vision children during COVID-19
Mr Niraj Joshi
Effectiveness of m-chart in measuring metamorphosia in maculopathy
Mr Hira Dahal
Visual field defects in neuro-ophthalmological diseases at a tertiary hospital in Nepal
Dr Neera Kapoor
Optometric rehabilitation approach for managing visual-vestibular symptoms
10:00 – 10:45Keynote Speaker
Moderator: Dr Rajeev Prasad

Dr Hema Radhakrishnan
What mechanisms influence myopia development and progression?
10:45 – 11:10Tea Break & Poster Session
11:10 – 11:40Tokai Optical Lecture

Mr. Hideyuki Hayashi

Absorption lenses and how it can help
11:40 – 12:10Waggoner Colour Vision Lecture
Moderator: Dr Rajeev Prasad

Dr T J Waggoner

Colour vision as a diagnostic tool for eye diseases
12:10 – 13:45Lunch & Poster Session
13:45 – 14:15ESSILOR Lecture

Ms Ananthalakshmi Naganathan
Latest in spectacles – myopia management
14:15 – 15:30Scientific Papers Session – Contact Lens, Tear and Cornea
Moderator: Dr Haliza Abdul Mutalib, Dr. Shanica Ying Hon

Ms Zalak Shah
Contact lens management in various corneal topography patterns of irregular cornea
Mr Bipin Koirala
Vision related quality of life among Nepalese patients with keratoconus
Dr Haliza Abdul Mutalib
Which red tinted contact lenses to be used on colour deficient subjects?
Dr Shanica Ying Hon
Correcting high astigmatism for myopic-astigmats using a novel toric orthokeratology lens: a case series
Mr Arjun Sapkota
Acute changes in binocular vision with spectacles and soft lens wear in low myopic astigmatism
Ms Elly Liyana Zainodin
Effects of solvents and surfactants for use in the development of periocular skin protection agents
15:30 – 15:50Tea Break & Poster Session
15:50 – 16:40Scientific Papers Session – Myopia Management
Moderator: Dr Cathy Stern

Mr Swapnil Thakur
PARC: a novel device for accurate and convenient peripheral refraction measurement using retinoscopy
Mr Yeshwant Saoji
Myopia management with spectacle based (DIMS) option
Ms Sruthi Chamarty
Does having myopic parents increase the risk of early-onset high myopia?
Mr Prem Singh
Choosing a myopia control option in the presence of binocular vision dysfunctions
16:40 – 17:30Scientific Papers Session – Ocular Disorders
Moderator: Dr Kuniyoshi Kanai

Mr Satvik Srivastava
Vision restoration in patients with bilateral corneal dystrophy
Mr Manoj Mahat
Evaluation of visual evoked potential parameters in patients with hypothyroidism
Mr Jico Gogoi
Customised ocular prosthesis impact in the management and rehabilitation of one-eyed patient
Dr Ramkailash Gujar
In-vivo visualization of the photoreceptors using spectralis high magnification module imaging in central serous chorioretinopathy
19:30 – 22:30Sponsors Dinner – The Pearl Ballroom
4 June 2023 (Sunday)The Pearl Ballroom
08:15 – 17:00Registration
Pearl Ballroom Pre-function Area
08:45 – 10:00Scientific Papers Session – Paediatric Eye Care
Moderator: Dr Norliza Mohamad Fadzil

Mr Dipak Sah
A policy research on eye health services of Nepal
Ms Nor Diyana Hani Ghani
The role of three sectors in managing refractive error among underprivileged children: V4E program
Mr Pawan Kumar
Management of refractive error in difficult cases in children
Mr Phani Krishna Athreya
Effectiveness of case-based role play in raising awareness about digital eye syndrome among college students
Dr Norliza Mohamad Fadzil
MyKidEye – children eye health mobile apps for parents
10:00 – 10:45Keynote Speaker
Moderator: Dr Vidyut Rajhans

Dr Cathy Stern
Pearls for evaluation of children with special needs
10:45 – 11:10Tea Break
11:10 – 12:45Optometry Education Lectures
Moderator: Prof George Woo

Dr Vidyut Rajhans
AI augmenting the optometry practice: Present state, future directions
Prof Anuja R Singh
Optometry Education in India : The way so far and the way forward
Dr Kuniyoshi Kanai
Merits of Optometry Residence
Dr Hema Radhakrishnan
Research pitfalls: Things I wish I had known
12:45 – 13:00Closing Remarks
13:00 – 14:00Farewell Lunch