Neuro-Ophthalmology Dilemmas


Dr Chin Chee Fang 
Consultant and Head of Neuro-Ophthalmology Service and Deputy Head of Department,
NHG Eye Institute @ Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH)

Dr Chin Chee Fang is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the National Healthcare Group Eye Institute at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore. Dr Chin obtained her Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery from the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, and completed her Ophthalmology specialist training in Singapore. She has attained the Masters of Medicine in Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, as well as a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Singapore. 

Dr Chin was awarded the Ministry of Health Training Scholarship and underwent a clinical fellowship in Neuro-Ophthalmology at the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery in London, United Kingdom, where she trained under Drs James Acheson, Fion Bremner, Elizabeth Graham and Gordon Plant. Her clinical interests are Neuro-Ophthalmology, visual rehabilitation and general ophthalmology including cataract surgery. 

Dr Chin is currently the Deputy Head of Department of Ophthalmology in Tan Tock Seng Hospital. She is also the Head of Subspecialty of Neuro-Ophthalmology, as well as the Chairman of the Clinic Management Committee in Ophthalmology. Dr Chin is also active in teaching medical students, residents and fellows, and is a National Examiner with the American Board of Medical Specialties (Singapore) and a member of the Ophthalmology Exam Working Committee. 



Dr Lim Su Ann
Senior Consultant, NHG Eye Institute @ Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH)

Dr Lim Su Ann is currently a Senior Consultant with National Healthcare Group Eye Institute @ Tan Tock Seng Hospital. She was trained in adult and paediatric neuro-ophthalmology and strabismus at the Dean A McGee Eye Institute in Oklahoma City, under the supervision of Drs Siatkowski and Farris. She has a special interest in motility problems of neurologic origin. She is also interested in the epidemiology of neuro-ophthalmic diseases in Singapore and was the principle investigator for setting up of the first Singapore-wide neuro-ophthalmic database, supported by a grant from the National Healthcare Group.




Prof Dan Milea
Head, Visual Neuroscience Group, Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI)
Senior Clinician, Neuro-Ophthalmology Department,
Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC)

Professor Dan Milea is currently the Head of the Visual Neuroscience Group at the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) and a Senior Clinician in the Neuro-ophthalmology Department of the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC). He is Professor of Ophthalmology at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore; Professor of Ophthalmology at the Angers University, France and Honorary Professor at the Copenhagen University, Denmark.

Professor Dan Milea has published over 160 peer-reviewed, PubMed indexed publications and several textbooks and book chapters in ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology. He has been the invited speaker at more than 200 national and international meetings in ophthalmology.



Prof David Zee
Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Dr Zee came to Johns Hopkins in 1965 as a medical student. After residency there he joined their Neurology faculty in 1975. He has been coauthor of five editions of The Neurology of Eye Movements with Dr R.John Leigh. He received the Ottorino Rossi prize from the University of Pavia, the Hallpike-Nylen medal and Barany gold medal from the University of Uppsala and the Koetser Brain Research Prize in Zurich. He has received the Hopkins life-time achievement award for biomedical education. He gave inaugural lectures named for Swithin Meadows, Houston Merritt, Alfred Kestenbaum and James Sharpe. He was the Inaugural Visiting Neurology Educator at the Mayo Clinic and received the inaugural Frank Ford Award for resident teaching. He was designed a "Champion of Vestibular Medicine" by the Vestibular Disorders Association. He has had continuous NIH funding since 1975. He has had numerous trainees and has scientific 470 publications. 




Adj A/Prof Umapathi N Thirugnanam
Senior Consultant Neurologist, Department of Neurology, National Neuroscience Institute (NNI)

Adj A/Prof Umapathi is Senior Consultant Neurologist at the National Neuroscience Institute in Singapore. His principle interests include Neuromuscular disorders, Electrophysiology, Eye movements, Autonomic Nervous System and Neuro-Immunology. His research focuses on Guillain-Barre syndrome and Diabetic Neuropathy. 





Dr Carmen Chan
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Hong Kong Eye Hospital
Honarary Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences,
Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr Chan studied medicine at the University of Cambridge and graduated from her pre-clinical years with 1st class honours before completing her clinical training at the University of London, UK. She obtained her MRCP qualification before her ophthalmology training in the UK and in Hong Kong. She received fellowship training in Neuro-ophthalmology from Dr Neil Miller, Wilmer Eye Institute, US; and Dr Barry Cullen at Singapore National Eye Centre. She is currently Consultant at the Hong Kong Eye Hospital, and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr Chan subspecialises in neuro-ophthalmology and uveitis. Dr Chan received the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Distinguished Service Award in 2013 and the APAO Achievement Award in 2015. She was also awarded the Tsutsui-Fujino International Award by the Japanese Neuro-Ophthalmology Society 2017.



Dr Melissa Tien
Consultant, NHG Eye Institute @ Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH)

Dr Melissa Tien is currently a Consultant with National Healthcare Group Eye Institute @ Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore. She completed her medical degree at the Imperial College School of Medicine, London and her ophthalmology training in Singapore. 

Dr Tien underwent a clinical and research fellowship at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, in Neuro-ophthalmology and visual electrophysiology under the supervision of Associate Professor Owen White, Dr Neil Shuey and Dr Heather Mack. During her fellowship year, Dr Tien had privilege of additional training in visual electrophysiology by Professor Graham Holder in Moorfields Eye Hospital. 

Her research work includes the use of the ocular-motor system as a surrogate marker of inhibitory impairment in patients with visual snow syndrome.




Prof Graham E Holder
Visiting Professor, Hong Leong Professorship, National University of Singapore (NUS) and National University Hospital (NUH)
Honorary Professor, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology
Honorary Professor, University of Sydney Medical School
Ex-Director of Electrophysiology, Moorfields Eye Hospital

Graham Holder has recently taken up a Hong-Leong Professorship at the National University of Singapore and the National University Hospital, having been Director of Electrophysiology at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, from 1995 - 2017.

He has >250 peer-reviewed publications and >40 book chapters. He co-authored the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) monograph on Clinical Visual Electrophysiologic Testing, and a co-edited Atlas of Chorio-retinal Dystrophies was recently published. He accepted a Professorship of University College London in 2007, at the Institute of Ophthalmology, and of the University of Sydney Medical School in 2013. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Academy for Healthcare Science.

Prof Graham Holder is International Consultant to the AAO Basic Sciences Committee for Retina and Vitreous and recently received an AAO Achievement Award. He has also lectured extensively throughout the world and was joint recipient of a prestigious Alcon research award in 2010.



Dr Kamal K. Verma
Senior Consultant Neurologist, National Neuroscience Institute

Dr Kamal K. Verma is a Senior Consultant Neurologist with National Neuroscience Institute TTSH campus at Singapore; He holds concurrent appointments as clinical senior lecturer at YLL School of Medicine and Adj Assist Professor at Duke-NUS graduate medical school and LKC Medicine. He obtained his graduate & post graduate degrees in Internal Medicine from India and trained in Neurology from India and USA. He is board certified with American board of Psychiatry and Neurology with ACGME fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology-Neuromuscular disease from the University of Texas, Medical School at Houston.

His areas of interest are electrodiagnosis of neuromuscular disorders, entrapment neuropathies and Myasthenia gravis. Dr Verma is a keen learner of ethics in medical practice & has been a NNI and Singhealth IRB board member since 2005. 



Dr Esther Fu
Associate and Director, Eye Surgeons Pte Ltd

Presently an Associate and Director of the Eye Surgeons Pte Ltd, Dr Fu obtained FRCS (Glasg) in 1988 and underwent Fellowship training in Neuro Ophthalmology at the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, University of Edinburgh and the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Queensquare, UK in 1992/1993. Providing the Neuro-Ophthalmic service at the Singapore National Eye Centre upon return till 1997 and continues as a Visiting Consultant in the sub-specialty till end of 2014.




Dr Loo Jing Liang
Senior Consultant and Deputy Head,
Neuro-Ophthalmology Service @ Singapore National Eye Centre

Dr Loo Jing Liang is a Senior Consultant and Deputy Head of the Neuro-Ophthalmology Service at the Singapore National Eye Centre. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore as well as the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School. As a clinican educator, she is a member of the Core Faculty of the Singhealth Residency Programme in 62277290 Ophthalmology. 

She was trained in her subspecialty interest in Neuro-Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.



A/Prof Sharon Tow
Senior Consultant, Singapore National Eye Centre

A/Prof Sharon Tow completed her medical training at the University of Sydney. She underwent basic surgical training in ophthalmology in Edinburgh, Scotland and continued advanced surgical training at the Singapore National Eye Centre, Singapore. She then embarked on a Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore in 2001. On her return to Singapore National Eye Centre, she helped develop the Neuro-Ophthalmology department, and has headed the department since 2006. 

A/Prof Tow is involved in teaching undergraduate students and trainees as well as examining for the Singapore College of Ophthalmologists. Her research interests include epidemiologic studies of neuro-ophthalmic conditions in Singapore, optic nerve and ocular motility disorders. She speaks regularly at local and international meetings, and serves on many committees including the Residency Advisory Committee (Ophthalmology) and the Singapore College of Ophthalmologists.



A/Prof Kevin Tan
Senior Consultant @ National Neuroscience Institute

A/Prof Kevin Tan is a Senior Consultant Neurologist at the National Neuroscience Institute (NNI) and Associate Professor at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore and Duke-NUS Medical School. He completed his Fellowship in Neuroinfectious Disease and Neuroimmunology at Johns Hopkins University (2008) and Master of Science in Health Professions Education at MGH Institute of Health Professions (2016). He is currently Education Director, NNI and helms the Neuroimmunology and Neuroinfectious Disease service. His main clinical and research interests are in CNS inflammatory diseases, immune-mediated neurological syndromes, neurological infections and HIV neurology.



A/Prof Clement Tan
Head & Senior Consultant,
National University Hospital/National University of Singapore

A/Prof Clement Tan (MBBS, MMed (Ophthalmology), FRCSEd, FAMS, MHPE) is an Associate Professor and Consultant Ophthalmologist at the National University Hospital, Singapore. His particular clinical interests are Neuro-Ophthalmology and cataract surgery. He is presently Head of the Department of Ophthalmology, National University Health System. A/Prof Tan's other abiding interest is in Medical Education. He was Program Director of the Ophthalmology Residency Program and is still active in postgraduate medical education as the Associate Designated Institution Official for the National University Hospital. He is also Chief Examiner for the Masters of Medicine (Ophthalmology).



Adj A/Prof Goh Kong Yong
Senior Consultant,
Dr Goh Eye Neuro-Ophthalmic & Low Vision Specialist

Adj A/Prof Goh Kong Yong graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1984 and obtained his postgraduate degree in Ophthalmology from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ediburgh and a Masters of Medicine in Ophthalmology (NUS) in 1990 and 1991 respectively. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Singapore and has been actively involved in teaching and training basic and advanced ophthalmology trainees. 

He underwent a 12-months fellowship programme at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute to sub-specialise in Neuro-Ophthalmology. In addition he under took further training in eye movement disorders at the Royal Prince Albert Hospital (Sydney Australia) and vision rehabilitation at the University of Tuebingen (Germany). 

Currently, he is a Visiting Consultant at Tan Tock Seng Hospital; National University Hospital and National Neuroscience Institute. His main practice is at Dr Goh Neuro-Ophthalmic and Low Vision Specialist; Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital. 


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Plenary Speakers

Cataract Dilemmas     Cornea and Refractive Surgery Dilemmas     Glaucoma Dilemmas

Oculoplastics Dilemmas     Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Dilemmas     Uveitis Dilemmas

Vitreo Retinal Dilemmas

Nursing Symposium     Optometry Symposium

Allergan Lunch Symposium     Imaging Workshop