To date, she is the point of reference in the management of Uveitis cases since 1998 and has provided training for local ophthalmologists and residents in the field of Uveitis. In 2005, Prof Muhaya was awarded with Special Distinguished Service Award by the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) at the 20th Congress of APAO, Kuala Lumpur.
Prof Muhaya is also the first Malaysian to have a formal training in the use and interpretation of Optical Coherence Tomography which is the latest state of the art diagnostic instrument, crucial in the management of retina and glaucoma cases. In 2006 she organised the first OCT symposium in Malaysia.
Her latest achievement is being the first ophthalmologist in South East Asia to perform bladeless femtosecond LASIK using the Visumax system which is the latest bladeless LASIK system. As a Professor in Ophthalmology, she has been giving lectures to undergraduates and postgraduates of UKM in general ophthalmology, Uveitis, medical retina and neuro-ophthalmology.
A True Professional
Prof Muhaya graduated from medical school in 1985, obtained a Fellowship in Uveitis at Moorfields Eye Hospital, United Kingdom in 1998, which culminated in a PhD from University of London in Ocular Immunology. She was the first Malaysian to sub-specialise in Uveitis and started the first Uveitis Service and immunosuppressive therapy in autoimmune eye diseases in the country.
She currently serves as Consultant Eye Surgeon and Director of PCMC Eye and Lasik Centre Prince Court Medical Centre, Professor of Ophthalmology of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, and Adjunct Professor to International Islamic University of Malaysia. Currently, she is the Chairperson of Malaysian Medical Association Ophthalmological Society.
Besides that, she does motivational speeches to UKM, PCMC staff and students, professionals and on TV and currently she’s also the Director of Personal Development of ACMS.