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Asia Pacific Ophthalmic Trauma Society (APOTS) was given a special session during Asia Pacific Ophthalmology Academy (APAO) Congress 2023: Challenges and Solutions in Ophthalmic Trauma on 25 February 2023 in Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia.

Dr Amer Awan presented ophthalmic trauma related to violence. He emphasized on the impact of violence to the health, justice and social welfare system as well as economic burden to the society. Most often, ophthalmic trauma is part of other systemic involvement. Dr Mariel Angelou Parulan illustrated that management of polytrauma is quite challenging especially in coordinating and prioritizing the early management plan. To achieve this, a good effective training system for the trainees in ophthalmology and secondary eye care giver should be developed. This potential simple training module has been highlighted by Professor Dr. Tengku Ain from Malaysia.

Traumatic recti injuries were highlighted by Dr An – Guor Wang. While Dr Lam Wai Ching emphasized on the similarity and differences in paediatric ocular trauma between Asian and Western setting. Home seems to be a dangerous place in both settings. He highlighted the need to manage amblyopia post trauma in younger age group. Dr Danial Borhan further emphasized the role of visual rehabilitation post trauma.

Prepared by:

Professor Dr Liza Sharmini Ahmad Tajudin

Professor Dr  S Natarajan

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