Associate Prof Dr Amir Samsudin underwent his undergraduate medical training at the University of St Andrews and the University of Manchester in the UK. He returned to Malaysia to continue his ophthalmology specialist training at the University of Malaya Medical Centre. This was followed by 3 years of research towards his PhD in Glaucoma under the supervision of Professor Sir Peng Tee Khaw at the Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London, UK. Finally, he completed his training in ophthalmology and glaucoma with a 1-year glaucoma fellowship at the University of Malaya Medical Centre. His particular interests are in glaucoma surgery and ways to improve its outcome. He is the Honorary Assistant Secretary of the Malaysian Society of Ophthalmology and a member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. He is active in academic research and has presented at meetings in the UK, USA and Malaysia. His published research can be found in the journals Investigative Ophthalmology & Vision Science, Journal of Glaucoma, Eye, BMC Ophthalmology, and PLoS One.