I am Dr Ajeet Madhav Wagle, Senior Ophthalmologist based in Mount Elizabeth (Orchard) Hospital and Farrer Park Hospital. Ask Me Anything!
I am Medical Director & Senior Consultant in International Eye Cataract Retina Centre at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre Singapore and Farrer Park Medical Centre Singapore. I am also a Visiting Consultant at the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. Singapore.
I was previously Consultant in the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Alexandra Hospital and Jurong Medical Centre. I was also Associate Consultant, Vitreoretinal Service, Sankara Nethralaya, India; Clinical Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore; Part-time Lecturer for the Bachelors Degree Programme in Optometry and Advanced Diploma in Optometry at Singapore Polytechnic Optometry Centre.
I graduated from the University of Pune, India with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 1994 and obtained my Diplomate of the National Board of Examinations (Ophthalmology), India in 1999, the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK in 1999 and the Fellowship of Academy of Medicine, Singapore in 2014.
After completing my Basic and Advanced Surgical Training in Ophthalmology, I received hands-on clinical fellowship training in diseases and surgery of the vitreous and retina at the world-renowned eye hospital, Sankara Nethralaya, Medical Research Foundation in Chennai, India. During my fellowship training, I acquired vast experience in managing complex vitreoretinal diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, myopic macular disorders, retinal vascular occlusions, retinal detachment, eye injuries, eye inflammation and eye infections to name a few. My current areas of interest include retinal and macular diseases, modern micro-incision cataract surgery and comprehensive ophthalmology.
I have a keen interest in teaching and research. I have published many articles in peer-reviewed local and international journals, and have a book and two book chapters to my credit. I was a principal investigator for three sponsored clinical trials at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. I have also been actively involved in teaching medical students as a Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore as well as optometry students as a Part-time Lecturer at the Singapore Polytechnic Optometry Centre and Guest Lecturer at the Ngee Ann Polytechnic Optometry Centre.
I have been actively involved in raising the awareness of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in Singapore and have led the nationwide AMD Awareness Week campaign for six consecutive years from 2008-2011 as cChairman of the organising committee. I was awarded the Public Health Education Grant from the Ministry of Health, Singapore for the AMD Awareness Week campaign for six years. I have been instrumental in increasing the reach of the awareness campaign to the community by engaging many community centres, public libraries, senior citizen homes, nursing homes and places of worship across the country.
I have won many awards including a Gold Medal for the Best Outgoing Student at Medical Research Foundation in India, Distinction in the Basic Science Assessment Test of the International Council of Ophthalmology, many named research prizes for best oral presentations and an outstanding published paper at the National Healthcare Group Eye Institute Research Day presentations. I have also won numerous service awards including the Health Services Excellence Silver Award in Alexandra Hospital, Meritorious Service Award from the eye care community and Service Champion Award in Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. I was also awarded a Travel Fellowship Grant at the First Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) – Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) meeting and the International Council of Ophthalmology Fellowship.
I have been actively involved in many eye screenings programmes and have given many public health talks. I also regularly volunteer my time in at free eye surgery camps for needy patients in developing countries.
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