A/Prof Ian Yeo
Head and Senior Consultant, Medical Retina Department,
Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC)
A/Prof Yeo obtained his Medical Degree from the National University of Singapore in 1992. He did Ophthalmology residency training in Singapore and obtained his post-graduate Ophthalmology qualifications in 1999 and completed a further 3 years of advance surgical training. He obtained his specialist accreditation in 2003 and started to pursue a Vitreo-Retina subspecialty training at the Singapore National Eye Centre under Prof Ang Chong Lye. In 2006, he was awarded a HMDP grant to further his Vitreo-Retina training in Sydney, Australia under Drs Andrew Chang and Paul Beaumont.
He is currently the Deputy Medical Directo (Education) and a Senior Consultant Vitreo-Retina surgeon managing both medical and surgical retina conditions at the Singapore National Eye Centre. He is also an Academic Vice Chair (Education) and Director, Professional and Post Undergraduate Education of the Academic Clinical Program for Ophthalmology at SingHealth/Duke-NUS Graduate School of Medicine and a clinical lecturer with the NUS-YLL medical school.
A/Prof Yeo has research interest in age related macular degeneration(AMD) and polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV). His other research interests include retinovascular conditions including diabetic retinopathy. He is actively involved in clinical trials for these conditions as a co-investigator.
Dr Gavin Tan
Consultant, General Cataract and Comprehensive Ophthalmology Department,
Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC)
Dr Gavin Tan is a Consultant in the Vitreo-Retinal Department of the Singapore National Eye Centre. He is also Visiting Consultant for the Vitreo-Retinal service at Changi General Hospital. He is a specialist in General Ophthalmology and Cataract Surgery, and a subspecialist in Vitreo-Retinal surgery. In addition, he is actively involved with academic research and leads multiple Clinical Trials at the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI).
Dr Gavin Tan graduated with a Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) with Distinction in Biochemistry and Medicine from the National University of Singapore in 2003. He was awarded multiple Dean's List Awards and the Singapore Medical Association (SMA) Medal for academic excellence.
Dr Gavin Tan started his career in Ophthalmology at the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC). From residency training, where he served as Chief Resident, he went on to complete a two-year Fellowship in Vitreo-Retinal Diseases and Surgery at SNEC in 2014. During this time, he obtained his post-graduate qualifications in Ophthalmology. Under the Singhealth scholarship, Dr Gavin Tan pursued further overseas training in the field of Vitreo-Retinal.
Dr Wong Jun Shyan
Chief Executive Officer, ISEC Healthcare Ltd.
Dr Wong was both an ASEAN Scholar and Kuok Foundation scholar in his undergraduate years at the National University of Singapore. After receiving ophthalmic training from NUS and SNEC, he went on to pursue clinical fellowships in Vitreo-Retinal Disease at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, University of Melbourne in 1998; and at Beetham Eye Institute of Joslin Diabetes Centre, Boston the following year. As a fellow at the Department of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, he received advanced training at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre and Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Returning to Malaysia in 2000, Dr Wong started the division of Vitreo-Retinal Diseases of the Department of Ophthalmology at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and transformed the unit into the largest VR centre in Malaysia at that time.
Dr Wong had published more than 26 original articles in peer-reviewed ophthalmic journals, and had presented more than 80 papers. He is an executive member on many ad-hoc and national ophthalmic committees, and he sits on many consultative panels in the Ministry of Health Malaysia advising policies related to ophthalmology.
Dr Jay Chhablani
Consultant for Vitreo-Retinal Diseases,
Smt. Kanuri Santhamma Centre
Dr Jay Chhablani completed his clinical Vitreo-Retina fellowship from Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai. Before joining LVPEI as a faculty in 2012, he was an International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) fellow at Jules Gonin Eye Hospital, Switzerland, and later was associated as a Clinical Instructor with the Jacobs Retina Center at Shiley Eye Center, University of California, San Diego, USA. His areas of interest are macular disorders and recent imaging techniques. He has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals with specific emphasis in field of choroid. He is on the reviewing boards of all high impact ophthalmology journals. Dr Chhablani in on the editorial board of Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, PLOS of American Academy of Ophthalmology and Clinical Ophthalmology. He is member of Global ONE network committee of American Academy of Ophthalmology. Jay has to credit his several reputed national and international awards, and also has the honour of delivering the inaugural Ian Constable Lecture at the Asia-Pacific Vitreo-Retina Society meet on his work on intravitreal ziv-aflibercept therapy.
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