Associate Professor Manchima Makornwattana, M.D. graduated from Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine, Bangkok, Thailand in 1995. After having completed her Ophthalmology Residency training at the same institution in 2001, where she also served as a Chief Resident, she completed the Clinical Glaucoma Fellowship and the Glaucoma Research Fellowship at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in 2004, under the directorship of Professor Robert Ritch, M.D. and Professor Jeffrey M Liebmann, M.D.
Dr. Makornwattana currently serves as a Chief of the Glaucoma Unit at Thammasat University Hospital. She is the Director of the Clinical Glaucoma Fellowship Training Program, the Vice Director of the Ophthalmology Residency Training Program, and the Vice Director for Academic and International Affairs at the Department of Ophthalmology, Thammasat University Faculty of Medicine.
Dr. Makornwattana hasbeen appointed as a Treasurer, an Executive Committee, and a Secretary of the Subcommittee for Academic Affairs of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists of Thailand. She was the Scientific Chairman and has been serving as an Executive Committee and a Relation of the Thai Glaucoma Society.
Dr. Makornwattana has authored a glaucoma textbook, and written many chapters and articles on the subject of glaucoma, ocular surface, intraocular lens and cataract. She has published a book about glaucoma with the purpose of helping to promote public awareness and to prevent glaucoma blindness.
Dr. Makornwattana is a distinguished glaucoma and cataract specialist whose current major research interests includes angle closure glaucoma, factors related to intraocular pressure, surgical techniques, and advanced technology in glaucoma diagnosis and surgery. She is regularly invited as a keynote speaker, a chair of conferences, a lecturer, and a course instructor at various scientific conferences in the field of glaucoma and cataract in Thailand and many other countries.