University Malaysia Sabah
Prof Muthusamy Palanisamy is an ophthalmologist who has a passion to teach. He graduated in medicine (M.B.B.S) in 1970 from Tanjore Medical College (affiliated to Madras University), Tamil Nadu, India. He did his training in ophthalmology in the Eye Department of Kuala Lumpur General Hospital, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and the Princess Alexandria Eye Pavilion (Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh) in United Kingdom. He received the Diploma in Ophthalmology from Royal College Physician of London and the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1977. He was admitted as a Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1978. In 1989, he was admitted without examination as a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologist. He was admitted as a member of the Academy of Medicine Malaysia in 1991. He is also a Fellow of the International Council of Ophthalmologists. In 1982, he established the Muthusamy Medal for the most outstanding candidate in the final Fellowship Examination in Ophthalmology conducted by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in each Academic year. He has received the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh College medal for his contribution in the field of Ophthalmology to the College. He practices ophthalmology at the Muthu Eye Clinic & Surgery in Kota Kinabalu Specialist Centre, Sabah, Malaysia. He is a co-ordinator for the International Basic Science Assessment for Ophthalmologists conducted by the International Council of Ophthalmology. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Medical School of the University Malaysia Sabah. In the year 2000, he founded the Muthusamy Virtual University of Postgraduate Ophthalmology which has successful students all over the world.
Femtosecond laser cataract machine