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Senior Staff Profiles  

A/Prof. Paul Chew
MBBS, FRCSEd, FRCOphth, MMed(Ophth)


A/Prof. Paul Chew is a senior consultant at the NUH Eye Surgery Centre. He is internationally known as a world-class glaucoma surgeon and has initiated many notable glaucoma studies. He is particularly well-known for his work on angle-closure glaucoma.


In addition, new laser therapies for glaucoma have been developed by him. He is the editor of the Asian Journal of Ophthalmology and is on the review boards of many other international journals. He has many years of experience as a high volume glaucoma surgeon. In addition, his performs complex cataract surgery and receives many referrals of difficult cataract operations.


A/P Shantha Amrith


Clinical Associate Professor Shantha Amrith is a senior consultant eye surgeon and is the Head of Oculoplastic Service. After two short fellowships in Sydney Eye Hospital, Australia and University of Cincinnati Hospitals, USA in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, she has been an Oculoplastic (Eye Plastic) specialist since 1989.


She has vast experience in managing a wide variety of patients with various eyelid, lacrimal and orbital pathologies and injuries. She has also done a fair number of cosmetic surgeries for sagging eyebrows and baggy upper and lower eyelids.


A/P Caroline Chee
MBBS, FRCSEd, FRCOphth, MMed(Ophth)


A/P Caroline Chee is a senior consultant ophthalmologist and is Head of the Vitreoretinal Service. She underwent general ophthalmic and retinal training in Singapore before proceeding to retinal fellowships in the United Kingdom (Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London) in 1992-1993.


Her interests span both medical and surgical retinal diseases and she is experienced in the management of a wide variety of retinal problems, including complex diabetic eye disease and age-related macular diseases. She is also the Department Director for postgraduate education and plays an active role in examinations of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, both locally and abroad


Dr. Lennard Thean
MBChB (Leics), FRCSEd (Ophth), FAMS


Dr Lennard Thean is a Senior Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Clinical Director for Ophthalmology at the National University Hospital (NUH) and NUH Eye Centre @ Biopolis. Currently he is the Head of Cataract, LASIK and Refractive Laser Surgery Services, NUH.


He also holds the appointment of Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and has a concurrent appointment as Clinician Scientist at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore.


Dr Thean graduated from the University of Leicester in 1990. He was trained in Ophthalmology in the United Kingdom and has been performing Refractive Laser surgeries since 1995 before returning to Singapore in 1997. Besides completing a Refractive Laser Surgery fellowship in the United Kingdom, he has completed two other sub-specialty ophthalmic fellowships - uveitis and glaucoma.


Dr Thean has clinical expertise in micro-phacoemulsification cataract surgery (with aspheric monofocal and multi-focal lenses), medical and surgical treatment of Glaucoma, Uveitis management and Presbyopia treatment. He is certified for LASIK, PRK, Femtosecond Laser Surgery (Visumax) and the use of Phakic intra-ocular lenses including ICL. He has been invited to chair conferences as well as to speak on Cataract, LASIK, Visumax and Refractive Laser Surgery around the world.


He is a father of three who delights in keeping fit by running, cycling, mountain climbing, sailing and appreciates the benefits of being spectacle and contact lens free.



Dr. Gangadhara Sundar
Diplomate, The American Board of Ophthalmology


Dr Ganga had obtained his residency training in Ophthalmology and a 2-year fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. His areas of expertise include functional and reconstructive ophthalmic plastic surgery, esthetic oculo-facial surgery and ocular oncology and is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.


He is active in furthering the cause of the subspecialty in the South and East-Asian region and is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate education in Singapore. His special interests include esthetic and functional reconstructive surgery of the upper and midface, orbital reconstruction, anophthalmic sockets, pediatric oculoplastics and pediatric ophthalmology.


Dr. Clement Tan
MBBS, MMed (Ophth), FRCSEd , FAMS


After completing his basic and advanced Ophthalmology training in Singapore, Dr Clement Tan completed a fellowship in Neuro-ophthalmology at King’s College Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London, under the supervision of Drs Paul Riordan-Eva and Fion Bremner. Apart from general clinical ophthalmology and general neuro-ophthalmology, he has special interests in eye movement and pupil disorders.


Dr Tan runs the Neuro-ophthalmology service at the National University Hospital and receives referrals for neuro-ophthalmology from fellow ophthalmologists, neurologists and neurosurgeons. He is also significantly involved in undergraduate and postgraduate Ophthalmology education. His current research interests are the epidemiology of neuro-ophthalmic conditions and pupil function. Dr Tan loves spending time with his wife and family and is an accomplished musician.



Dr Loon Seng Chee
MBBS, FRCSEd, MMed(Ophth), MMed(Clin.Epidemiology), FAMS

Dr Loon is an eye surgeon with sub-specialist training in Glaucoma. He has special interests in the epidemiology and development of glaucoma, including closed and open angle glaucoma. He also has special interest in imaging of the optic nerve in glaucoma. His speciality is in performing laser and surgery for glaucoma as well as cataract surgery.


Dr Loon has a gold medal in Ophthalmology and has received grants for his fellowship and has undertaken the Singapore Malay Eye Study and the Singapore Cohort Myopia Study and has a keen research and teaching interest. He has a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Sydney and is currently the head of research at the National University Hospital Eye Department.


Dr Inez Wong
MBBChir, MA, MMed (Ophth), FRCSEd (Ophth), FAMS


Dr Wong obtained her medical degree from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom, and completed her ophthalmology training in Singapore. She underwent subspecialty fellowship training in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London.


Her main interest is in pediatric ophthalmology, including management of a range of eye problems in children, such as refractive errors, amblyopia, external and anterior segment diseases, cataract, glaucoma, retinopathy of prematurity, and strabismus in both children and adults. She also maintains an interest in general ophthalmological problems in adults as well as performs adult cataract surgery.






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