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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

Our event is called TEDxKL, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxKL event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized

Dr Kenneth Fong

Eye Surgeon

Dr Fong is currently in full time private practice at Sunway Medical Centre, Petaling Jaya. He graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1998. He trained to be an eye surgeon in London and carried out further training in retinal surgery at the Lions Eye Institute and Royal Perth Hospital in Western Australia.

He has received numerous awards including the British High Commissioners Scholarship, Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Award , and West London Ophthalmic Research Prize. After many years studying and working overseas, he returned home to Malaysia in 2009 to take up a position as Associate Professor at the University of Malaya. He is currently the Honorary Secretary of the Malaysian Society of Ophthalmology.

Dr Fong is highly respected in his field of eye surgery and has published more than 40 scientific papers in international journals as well as book chapters on cataract surgery. Together with his wife, Chui Hoong, who is a dietitian, he co-authored a book called “Food For Your Eyes” to raise awareness of a blinding eye disease called Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). This book was awarded Best Health Cookbook in the world by the Gourmand Cookbook Awards in Paris in 2013.

He is highly sought after as a speaker in local and international meetings and has been interviewed extensively on the radio and TV. He is very passionate about prevention of blindness in the community and organized the first ever national level “Retinal Disease Awareness Week” in 2013 to raise awareness of AMD and diabetic retinopathy in the public. He has led charity eye screening projects at local Orang Asli villages and abroad. He blogs about his work on eyeretina.my. He enjoys family time with his three children and is trying to improve his tennis playing.

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