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/
Learn more about me here: https://patients.smarterhealth.sg/specialist-doctor/au-eong-kah-guan/
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My eyesight is often foggy and it feels like there is a layer of white smoke. Is this a sign of an eye disease?
Is there a reason why I keep getting styes? I don’t wear glasses or contacts. I will get one stye almost every 3-4 months and this time round my stye is growing in size. Would eye surgery resolve the issue?
My grandmother had just finished cataract surgery for both of her eyes. Though she can see clearer now, she has been complaining her eyes get tired easily. She often has to closer her eyes to rest before continuing her daily activities. Is this a normal side effect of the surgery?
My daughter is 19 years old and has a degree of about 500 in both eyes. She has been wanting lasik surgery but I am not sure about letting her do it at her age as I’ve heard from others that her eyesight might improve as she grows older. Is it okay to let her do lasik now or will her eyesight evolve?
I am 26 years old this year. I’m not sure what caused it but I noticed there is a brown spot on my eye white. Because of the spot, I see a floating dot. Is this serious or will it go away?
My mother keeps complaining about seeing a rainbow circle. When I Googled it, I found some articles that warn it is one of the early signs of glaucoma. Is that true? Can it be prevented from developing? How do we do that?
Hi, my six-year daughter has a chalazion on her right eyelid for more than 6 weeks. She was prescribed with oral antibiotics and antibiotic ointment for 1 week recently. We also did warm compresses and eyelid cleansing for her during the same week. As the chalazion did not subside, her eye specialist advised that a incision and drainage procedure be performed.
May i know if there is chance for the chalazion to subside on its own if we continue with warm compresses, eyelid cleansing and gentle massage? If yes, how long should she continue with this treatment for us to assess if it works for her? Thank you.