I am currently Medical Director & Senior Consultant in International Eye Cataract Retina Centre at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre and Farrer Park Medical Centre. I am also a Visiting Senior Consultant to the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. I was previously Head & Senior Consultant in the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at Alexandra Hospital; Head & Senior Consultant of the Eye Clinic at Jurong Medical Centre; Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore; Deputy Director & Head of Research in The Eye Institute, National Healthcare Group; and Deputy Director of the Clinical Research Unit at Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
I graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery in 1989 and a Master of Medicine (Ophthalmology) in 1995. I obtained my Fellowships of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow in 1995, and from the Academy of Medicine in Singapore in 1998. I obtained my Diploma in ophthalmology from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in London in 1999 and my Membership of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in London in 2010.
After completing 6 years of Basic and Advanced Surgical Training in Singapore, I received two additional hands-on fellowship training in diseases and surgery of the vitreous and retina in Europe and North America. I completed my first one-year clinical fellowship at the University of Manchester and Manchester Royal Eye Hospital in Manchester, United Kingdom, from 1998 to 1999 and my second 14-month clinical and research fellowship at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, from 1999 to 2000.
I am a clinician-scientist active in teaching, research and innovation in many areas of ophthalmology. I have published more than 29 books and book chapters, and more than 214 scientific articles and letters in peer-review local and international journals.
My current areas of practice include retinal and macular diseases, cataract and comprehensive ophthalmology.
Learn more about Mount Elizabeth Orchard Hospital here: https://patients.smarterhealth.sg/hospital/mount-elizabeth-hospital-singapore/ and Farrer Park Hospital here: https://patients.smarterhealth.sg/hospital/farrer-park-hospital-singapore/
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Whenever I wear contact lens, I feel a throbbing pain in my head and pressure on my forehead. Is this because the contacts (I wear monthlies) are not suitable for me? Hygiene wise, I change them on time every month. I don’t experience the same symptoms when I’m in glasses.
My father is 65 years old. He is blind in his right eye due to glaucoma. He has been complaining recently about pain in the left eye and severe headaches. Is it possible for the glaucoma to spread to his left eye too? What can we do to prevent it?
My son is 9 years old. My husband and I have noticed he constantly squints and blinks. His teacher also pointed it out. We have gotten glasses for him so the squinting is better but he still blinks excessively. Is it out of habit or is there something wrong with his eyes?
Doctor, I am 59 years old. When i am in a dark room, i keep seeing circular light spots. This has been happening for almost 5 years. Is this normal and will my eyes get worse in the future?
I am considering lasik. I understand lasik is considered quite mainstream and safe now, but are there still risks involved with the surgery? What can go wrong?
Since undergoing cataract surgery 3 months ago, my mom has been complaining that her eyes get irritated and itch easily. Is this normal considering the surgery was quite recent?