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Dr. Tan Aik Kah  

Academic Post : Medical Lecturer, DU54
Date Joining UNIMAS : 16th December 2005
Qualifications : Doctor of Medicine, MD(UKM); Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 2000
Master of Surgery (Ophthalmology); Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 2012
Citizen : Malaysian
Appointment Status : Permanent
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Telephone : 082-581000 ext:5319

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Personal

Working Experiences

  • Housemanship, Hospital Kuala Terengganu, July 2000-July 2001
  • Medical Officer, Hospital Bintulu, (Departments: Medicine, Pediatric, Casualty, Out-patient), July 2001-January 2006
  • Trainee Lecturer, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, January 2006- April 2012
  • Invigilator (OSCE) for Final Professional Examination, Medical Programme, Academic Session 2011/2012, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 19-21 Mac 2012
  • WebmedCentral, Lead Faculty in Ophthalmology, Scholarly Reviewer,2012- today
  • WebmedCentral plus,  Ophthalmology Editorial Board,  2012- present
  • Malaysian Family Physician Journal,  Scientific Journal Reviewer, 2009- present
  • African Journal of Biotechnology,  Scientific Journal Reviewer,  2011- present
  • Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology (DovePress), Scientific Journal Reviewer, 2011- present
  • Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology (OMICS), Scientific Journal Reviewer, 2012- present
  • Journal of Research in Nursery and Midwifery, Scientific Journal Reviewer, 2012- present
  • Invigilator (OSCE & Long case), Supplementary Final Professional Examination October 2012, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak,  8-11 October 2012
  • BMC Ophthalmology, Scientific Journal Reviewer, 2012-present
  • Health and Medical Research Fund of the Research Council, Food and Health Bureau, The Government of the Hong Kong SAR, Scientific Reviewer for Research Grant Application, 2013-present

 

Teaching

Current Academic Responsibility

  • Senior Lecturer, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
  • Deputy Posting Coordinator (MDP 40503-Ophthalmology), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak

Courses taught

  • Undergraduate, UNIMAS, MDP 40503-Ophthalmology
  • MDJ 2182-Specialized nursing lectures
  • Medical Qualifiying Examination Training- Ophthalmology Posting

Supervision of students

  • Regular CME provider for Ophthalmology Master Students in Sarawak General Hospital

 

Research

Research Interests and Projects

Research activities

1.Comparison between Panoptic Ophthalmoscope and Conventional Direct Ophthalmoscope in the Detection of Sight-Threatening Retinopathy due to Diabetes Mellitus: Kuching Diabetic Eye Study. 

Researchers:Tan Aik Kah, Mallika Premsenthil, Mohamad Aziz Salowi, Asokumaran Thanaraj, Intan ak Gudom, Faridah Hanom Annuar. 

Period: 1st January – 31st May 2009

Funding: nil

Publication: 

Tan Aik Kah, Mallika Premsenthil, Mohamad Aziz Salowi, Asokumaran Thanaraj, Intan ak Gudom, Faridah Hanom Annuar. Comparison between Panoptic Ophthalmoscope and Conventional Direct Ophthalmoscope in the Detection of Sight-Threatening Retinopathy due to Diabetes Mellitus: Kuching Diabetic Eye Study. Malaysian Family Physician. 2010;5(2):83-89

 

2.Ocular trauma in Kuching, Malaysia.

Researchers:Tan Aik Kah, Mallika Premsenthil, Mohamad Aziz Salowi, Intan ak Gudom, Asokumaran Thanaraj, Humayun Akhter Faisal.

Period: 1st January – 31st December 2006

Funding: nil

Publication: 

Mallika PS, Tan Aik Kah, Asok T, Faisal HA, Aziz S, Intan G. Pattern of ocular trauma in Kuching, Malaysia. Malaysian Family Physician. 2008;3(3):140-145 

Tan Aik Kah, Mallika Premsenthil, Asokumaran Thanaraj, Mohamad Aziz Salowi, Intan ak Gudom. Pediatric Ocular Trauma in Malaysia. Malaysian Family Physician; 2011; 6(2&3):68-71

 

3.The risk factors of diabetic retinopathy in a primary care setting of Malaysia.

Researchers: Mallika Premsenthil, Lee Ping Yien, Cheah Whye Lian, Wong Jin Shyan, Syed Alwi Syed Abdul Rahman, Norhayati H, Tan Aik Kah.

Period: 1st January – 31st December 2004

Funding: nil

Publication: 

Mallika Premsenthil, Lee Ping Yein, Cheah Whye Lian, Wong Jin Shyan, Syed Alwi Syed Abdul Rahman, Nor Hayati Hassan, Tan Aik Kah. Risk factors for diabetic retinopathy in diabetic screened using fundus photography at a primary health care setting in East Malaysia. Malaysian Family Physician 2011; 6(2&3):60-65

 

4. Study of the Prevalence of and factors associated with vision problems in children. 

Researchers: Mallika Premsenthil, Rose ak Manju, Asokumaran Thanaraj, Syed Alwi Syed Abdul Rahman, Tan Aik Kah

Period: 1st January 2010 – 31st December 2011

Funding: Short Grant Scheme, Project No. 01(S63)/761/2010(38). 

Pubilcation:

 

Mallika Premsenthil, Rose ak Manju, Asokumaran Thanaraj, Syed Alwi Syed Abdul Rahman, Tan Aik Kah. The screening of visual impairment among preschool children in an urban population in Malaysia; the Kuching Pediatric Eye Study: a cross sectional study. BMC Ophthalmology (under review)

 

5.Prevalence of diabetic retinopathy by ethnicity difference in Sarawak

Researchers: Mallika Premsenthil, Mohamad Aziz Salowi, WL Cheah, Chong Min Siew, Goh Pik-Pin, Tan Aik Kah.

Period: 1st January 2007 – 31st December 2009

Funding: nil

Publication: 

Mallika Premsenthil, Mohamad Aziz Salowi, WL Cheah, Chong Min Siew, Goh Pik-Pin, Tan Aik Kah. Diabetic retinopathy in native and non-native Sarawakians-findings from the Diabetic Eye Registry. Malaysian Journal of Medicine. 2012;67(4):369-374

Ongiong research:

1.Predictors of diabetic retinopathy in a primary care setting of Kuching

2.Risk factors and prediction model for retinopathy of prematurity.

3.Predictors of visual outcome in cataract surgery 

Publications

 

Number of publications135

Books    1

Peer-reviewed Journals  105

Case reports/series  22

Review articles      5

Original articles      5

Images in medicine73

ISI-cited publications8

Scopus-cited publications21

Conference abstracts29

Poster abstracts     20

Free paper abstracts   9

Major area of coverage:Ophthalmology

 

Book:

  • MCQs in Basic Sciences - Ophthalmology Series. 1st edition. 2006. Chua CN, M Alhady,Tan Aik Kah, CT Ngo.

 

 

External

Involvement in Professional Organization

 

Malaysian Medical Council registration number:37298

Annual Practicing Certificate: 7558/2012

Malaysian Society of Ophthalmology- Associate member

Participation in Continuing Education and Services

 

 

Public Services:

1.Clinical services at Ophthalmology Department, Sarawak General Hospital.

List contributions to community. 

1.Medical Advisor for the Association of Family Planning (Bintulu) 2003 - 2005.

2.Medical Advisor for "Che Ein Khor" Association (Bintulu) 2003- till present.

3.Medical Advisor for Kemena Life Care Society (Bintulu) 2003- till present.

 

Awards (Academic, national and state awards, etc) 

1.Tun Tan Cheng Lock Foundation 1996-2000

Undergraduate Scholarship

2.Excellent Service Award 2004 (Bintulu Health District Office)

3.UNIMAS 2006-2010

Postgraduate Scholarship

4.Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology 2012

Prof Yasuo Tano Travel Grant 

5.3rd Prize Best Poster Award

The screening of visual problems among preschool children in an urban population in Malaysia: The Kuching Pediatric Eye Study

4th Sarawak State Health Department Research Day  4-5th October 2012Sarawak General HospitalOrganizer:CRC Sarawak General Hospital

 

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