Prof Amod Gupta
Emeritus Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
Professor Amod Gupta is an Emeritus Professor at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh (India) and the founder of the Advanced Eye Centre at Chandigarh. At the forefront of the clinical research he described a new entity "Tubercular Serpiginous-like choroiditis" that is now recognized all over the world. He is an acknowledged international leader in Ocular tuberculosis and was elected to the most prestigious the International Uveitis Study Group in 2001.
Prof Chee Soon Phaik
Senior Consultant, Head of Ocular Inflammation and Immunology Department,
Head of Cataract Subspecialty Service,
Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC)
Prof Chee Soon Phaik is a Professor at the National University of Singapore and Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School, Singapore. She is a senior consultant and heads both the Cataract Subspecialty and Ocular Inflammation and Immunology Service at the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC).
In addition to her clinical commitments, Dr Chee also serves as a group lead member of the Cataract research team at the Singapore Eye Research Institute. She obtained her Maser of Medicine (Ophthalmology) at the National University of Singapore and was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow and Edinburgh and the College of Ophthalmologists, UK. She subsequently completed her fellowship in Uveitis and Oculoplastics, Lacrimal and Orbital Surgery at Moorfield's Eye Hospital, London in 1993.
Dr Chee's research interests in cataract include the management of complicated cataracts such as the dense posterior polar cataract, subluxated cataracts, premium intraocular lens implants and femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery.
Dr Stephen Teoh
Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist and Director of Retinal Surgery & Retinal Services,
Eagle Eye Centre, Singapore.
Head of Uveitis, Ocular Immunology & Inflammation Services
NHG Eye Institute @ Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH)
Dr Stephen Teoh is a Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist and Director of Vitreoretinal Surgery at the Eagle Eye Centre, Singapore. He also heads the Uveitis, Ocular Immunology and inflammation service, and serves as a visiting vitreoretinal consultant at the National Healthcare Group Eye Institute, Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore. Dr Stephen Teoh completed his Fellowship in Uveitis, Ocular immunology and inflammation and Vitreoretina at the Bristol Eye Hospital, UK in 2006.
He subsequently completed a clinical observership in HIV eye diseases and uveitis at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, USA. He specialises in complex infectious and non-infectious uveitides, including management with immunosuppressants and biologic agents. He is also trained in vitreoretinal surgery including diagnostic surgeries involving retinal or choroidal biopsy. He has published in peer-reviewed journals in both fields of uveitis and vitreoretinal surgery.
Dr Ho Su Ling
Senior Consultant, NHG Eye Institute @ Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH)
Dr Ho Su Ling is a Senior Consultant ophthalmologist in Tan Tock Seng Hospital. Besides comprehensive ophthalmology and cataract surgery, she is also experienced in managing uveitis and other sight-threatening intraocular inflammatory disorders with immunosuppressive agents. Dr Ho is a medical graduate of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and obtained her Masters diploma in Medical Science (Physiology). She underwent higher specialist training in ophthalmology in Ireland and subsequently trained in the ophthalmic subspecialty of uveitis at the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in the Scotland.
Her research interests include intraocular inflammatory disorders and Pseudoexfoliation syndrome. She has been awarded several prized for her research including the Barbara Knox Medal at the annual conference of the Irish College of Ophthalmologists in 2001. She has also been awarded the International Glaucoma Association Research Grant and the Mater College for Postgraduate Education Research Grant in 2001.
Adj Asst Prof Rupesh Agrawal
Senior Consultant, NHG Eye Institute @ Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH)
Adjunct Assistant Prof Rupesh Agrawal is a Senior Consultant - Clinician Scientist at National Healthcare Group Eye Institute @ Tan Tock Seng Hospital. His clinical areas of expertise are ocular inflammatory disorders (uveitis) including ocular tuberculosis and HIV and ocular trauma.
He has published many articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented several papers, lectures on uveitis and ocular trauma. He is associated with Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) as Clinician Investigator, with School of Material Science and Engineering (MSE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) as Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB), A*Star, Singapore and National University of Singapore (NUS).
His key research areas of interest are, development of sustained release drugs for back of the eye, novel biological markers for ocular inflammation, characterising red blood cell behaviour and its implications in diabetic retinopathy, choroidal vascular imaging using index.
Dr Anita Chan
Senior Consultant, Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC)
Dr Anita Chan specialises in both clinical uveitis and ocular pathology, being dual trained in ophthalmology and pathology. She has special interests in ocular lymphomas as well as non-infectious uveitis. She is the clinical director of ophthalmic pathology service in Singapore National Eye Centre and heads the Translational Ophthalmic Pathology Platform in Singapore Eye Research Institute. This platform focuses on precision Medicine for Ophthalmic oncological conditions.
Dr Lim Wee Kiak
Ophthalmologist, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Uveitis and Ocular Inflammation,
Eagle Eye Centre
Dr Lim Wee Kiak is an elected member of Parliament since 2006. This is his third team in Parliament. He is currently an elected member of parliament for Sembawang Group Representation Constituency.
Concurrently, he is an ophthalmologist, Chief Executive Office and Director of Uveitis and Ocular Inflammation of Eagle Eye Centre since 2007.
Dr Lim also served as a board member in Ngee Ann KongSi since 2006. He was educated in The Chinese High School and Hwa Chong Junior College, after which he pursued medical studies in National University of Singapore and graduated in 1992.
He joined the Singapore Armed Forces as a medical officer in 1994 and completed subspecialty training in Ophthalmology in 1998, graduating with a Masters degree in Medicine from National University of Singapore and two post graduate specialist qualifications in Ophthalmology from Edinburgh and London. He served in the Navy as Head of Medical Operations, Doctrine and Training branch from 1998 to 2001. During his service in SAF, he had led numerous humanitarian missions to neighbouring countries and had served as team leader of the Singapore medical team deployed to the United Nations Hospital in Dili, East Timor.
Prof Dong Quan Nguyen
Professor of Ophthalmology,
Byers Eye Institute, Standord University, Palo Alto, California, USA
Prof Nguyen is currently a Professor of Ophthalmology at the Byers Eye Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine, California. Prof Nguyen received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees simultaneously in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University, Connecticut. Subsequently, Prof Nguyen earned his medical degree as a Franklin Scholar at the University of Pennslyvania, School of Medicine in Philadelphia.
Prof Nguyen has previously been on the faculty at the Wilmer Eye Institute of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions as Assistant Professor, before becoming Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, and then Director of Medical Education. In 2017, Prof Nguyen joined the faculty at the Byers Eye Institute at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Prof Nguyen serves as principal investigator on multiple clinical trials. Prof Nguyen and his team were among the first investigators in the world to evaluate aflibercept for neovascular AMD and diabetic macular oedema (DME), and ranibizumab for DME.
Prof Nguyen's work has led him to being elected to many prestigious national and international medical associations; most notably, he was recently elected as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Vietnamese American Medical Association (VAMA) and General Secretary of the International Ocular Inflammation Society.
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