It is with sadness that we must report the indefinite postponement of the International Conference of Ophthalmology and Optometry (ICOO). The Vietnam Ophthalmological Society (VOS) has announced its annual meeting coinciding on the same dates as ICOO in another city.


Due to various logistical challenges, we are unable to change dates at this time. Needless to say, we support ophthalmology and optometry in Vietnam. We encourage our supporters to attend the VOS annual meeting and make it a good one. Ophthalmology deserves the best efforts of everyone, as does optometry. We hope that ophthalmology and optometry will continue to find ways to collaborate in the future on an international level. And we had a great year last year with ICOO’s predecessor, the CAKE & PIE Expo, with some amazing things happening in Vietnam for the region.


All the best to the future collaboration of ophthalmology and optometry.

  • 09:00 – 10:30 (VNT)

    CAKE Symposium: Clinical Pearls in Cataract and Refractive Surgery

    – Rescue The Bag In Hurricane Situations by Dr. Ashraf Armia 

    – Being abnormal may be OK: When (and when not) to perform PRK in eyes with a history of crosslinking for keratoconus by Dr. William Trattler 

    – Managing the Dislocated IOL, an Algorithm by Dr. George Beiko 

    – Loops and Buttons – Sewing Techniques for Scleral Fixation by Dr. Cathleen McCabe


  • 10:30 – 11:30 (VNT)

    PIE Symposium: Retina Surgery and Technology

    – Conquering the demon – Expulsive Hemorrhage by Prof. S. Natarajan

    – Updates in Macular Hole Repair by Dr. Jay Chhablani

    – Real-world Experiences on Artificial Intelligence for Diabetic Retinopathy in Thailand by Dr. Paisan Ruamviboonsuk

    – Smartphone-based Fundus Imaging by Dr. Ashish Sharma

    – Decoding Diabetic Macular Edema by Dr. Diva Kant Misra

  • 11:30 – 12:30 (VNT)

    CAKE Symposium: IOLs and Cataract Surgery

    – Refractive Cataract Surgery – Achieving Spectacle Independence by Dr. Errol Chan

    – Arcuate Incisions in Femto Laser Cataract Surgery – Fad or Fab? by Dr. Sheetal Brar

    – Incision To Vision: The Precise Path by Dr. Manjit Singh

    – Multifocal IOLs by Dr. Nguyen Dinh Ngan

  • 12:30 – 13:30 (VNT)

    OCULUS Lunch Symposium: Anterior Segment Specials: Pre-refractive Screening, Specialty Lenses, Corneal Biomechanics and More!

    – Enhancing Pre – Refractive Diagnostic Screening with Pentacam® & Corvis® ST by Dr. Sheetal Brar

    – Specialty Lenses with Technology: A Patient-Centered Care & Practice by Dr. Daddi Fadel

    – Corneal Biomechanics and Glaucoma by Dr. Nguyen Hoang Phuc

  • 13:30 – 14:30 (VNT)

    CAKE Symposium: Urban & Rural Hot Topics on Subspecialties Across Vietnam

    – Blepharitis – diagnosis and Management by Dr. Nguyen Dinh Ngan

    – Infectious complications after eyelid plastic surgeries by Dr. Ha Huy Thien Thanh

    – Corneal Ulcer Infections: Dangerous complications contact lens wearers should watch out for by Dr. Duong Nguyen Viet Huong

    – Infectious endophthalmitis after phaco surgery – prevention and management by Dr. Do Tan

  • 15:00 – 16:00 (VNT)

    CAKE Symposium: Complications in Cataract and Refractive Surgery

    – CAIRS for Treating Post-LASIK Ectasia by Dr. Soosan Jacob

    – Correcting “Nightmares” to 20/20 by Dr. Arun Gulani

    – Bilateral Simultaneous Cataract Surgery: Safe Or Dangerous? by Prof. Jorge L. Alió

    – The Power of 2: A New Combined Femtolaser/Phaco System by Dr. Harvey Uy