I consult for adult and children patients with a wide range of eye conditions. My practice centers on all aspects of general and emergency ophthalmology, with special expertise in cataract and complicated lens surgery, uveitis, and the medical and surgical treatment of retinal diseases. I offer a broad and current range of treatment options for diseases such as retinal detachment, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusions.
Born and raised in Singapore, I graduated MBBS from the National University of Singapore with Distinction and placement on the Dean’s List, and completed Ophthalmology specialist training at the National University Health System.
I was awarded a scholarship by the Retina Foundation of Canada to pursue a Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship at McGill University in Canada, well-regarded for its high-volume retinal surgery program. I was also accepted in the highly-selective Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship, as well as the Medical Retina and Uveitis Fellowship, at the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital London in the UK.
My clinical experience extends to providing a wide range of intraocular lens options for patients with cataracts, particularly individuals desiring spectacle-freedom. As a vitreoretinal surgeon, my special interests also include complex cataract and secondary intraocular lens surgeries, including iris- and scleral-fixated implants.
Learn more about me here: https://patients.smarterhealth.sg/specialist-doctor/errol-chan/
I am excited to be here to share and discuss about eye diseases and eye conditions with everyone. I will be actively answering questions. If you have any questions about cataract surgery, vitreoretinal surgery, retinal diseases, lens surgery, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, as well as in retinal vascular, choroidal, and uveitic eye conditions, feel free to ask me!
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Hi Dr Chan. I am a 43 years old woman who works in front of the computer screen everyday. I have a high degree of myopia. Most days I wear contact lenses. Recently, I realised my contact lens have been giving me a sharp pain in my temples and they irritate my eyes. I have tried eye drops but they don’t seem to help. What is happening here? Is it because of my screen activity or is my myopia getting worse?
I recently changed my brand of contact lens and noticed after I did so, I experienced redness in my eyes and saw brown spots floating. This happens even when I am not wearing the new contact lens. Does this mean the contact lens are not suitable for my eyes? Do I need to see an eye doctor?
Four months after having cataract surgery, my aunt has been complaining that her eyes always get watery after 1-2 hours of screen time. She also feels a sharp stabbing pain when they get watery. Is this due to tiredness or has it got something to do with her cataracts/cataract surgery?
Hi Dr Chan. My right eye pupil is noticeably smaller than my left. I haven’t experienced any other symptoms though. Is this a cause for concern?
I have undergone cataract surgery for both of my eyes. The first surgery was in January, and the second one was last month. I have been feeling fine. But two days ago, I felt like my eyes were itchy all the time and as a result, I kept rubbing my eyes. This morning, both of my eyes were painful. Is this related to my cataract issue? Should I just apply eye drops or see an ophthalmologist?
My uncle has just developed glaucoma. I read online that the procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, do not aim to cure glaucoma but only serve to stop the regression. Is that true? What is the best thing we can do to treat it?
Dr Chan, I have astigmatism. I don’t remember when it first started, but I think I’ve had it since childhood. I am now 23 years old and have also developed a lazy eye in my left eye. Is there still time for me to fix the astigmatism and the lazy eye? Will my eye condition get worse if i leave it untreated?
When I am tired, my eyelids twitch and my temples throb. I will also experience blurry vision. Is this normal?