The Indonesian Ophthalmologists Association (IOA) or Persatuan Dokter Spesialis Mata Indonesia (Perdami) is the professional organization of ophthalmologists in Indonesia, under the umbrella of the Indonesian Medical Association. Perdami was founded in Jakarta on July 5, 1964. Its aim is to promote eye health and development of ophthalmology in Indonesia. Perdami is responsible for improving the competence of Indonesian ophthalmologists, in line with advances in science and technology, and supporting the overall well-being of Perdami members.
Currently, there are 21 Perdami branches, consisting of 1668 members. The 2016 – 2019 Board of Council includes four bodies, namely, the professional arm as Executive Body chaired by Perdami President Dr. Muhamad Sidik; the academic arm known as the Indonesian College of Ophthalmology chaired by Dr. Iwan Sovani, PhD; the Honorary Board for Medical Ethics chaired by Dr. Bondan Harmani; and the Internal Auditor Board chaired Dr. M. Kautsar Boesoirie.
Since 1996, Perdami has been conducting charity cataract surgeries nationwide, coordinated by the Cataract Blindness Prevention Section. Advocacy, fundraising activities and services for cataract and other eye health problems, including refractive disorders, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and childhood blindness, are also among Perdami’s activities.
Perdami also considers it important to provide data on blindness and visual impairment in Indonesia. With up-to-date and consistently renewed data, Perdami and the Indonesian government can map the problems of blindness and visual impairment properly to create timely strategies effectively and efficiently.
Dr. Muhamad Sidik, SpM
The Indonesian Ophthalmologists Association
Gedung Baile, 1st Floor
No. 101 and 103