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SPECIALTIES & SERVICES

Eye/Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences


At the KTPH Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (OVS), we are committed to offering patient-centred and proficient eye care. We employ state-of-the-art technology as well as conduct research into cutting-edge treatment options. Seeing the challenges of an increasing aging population, we also regularly organise community outreach programmes to educate the public on the importance of proper eye care.

Our highly dedicated and trained specialist team provides you with comprehensive, one-stop service to cater to your goal of maintaining healthy, well-functioning eyes.

We offer consultation and treatment in the following:
• Cataract and comprehensive ophthalmology
• Medical and Surgical Retina
• Oculoplastic and cosmetic eye conditions
• Paediatric ophthalmology
• Squint (misaligned eyes)
• Glaucoma
• Cornea
• Uveitis (eye inflammation)


Surgeries & Procedures

Eye Surgery
• Cataract surgery (including phacoemulsification)
• Vitreoretinal surgery
• Oculoplastic (eye plastic) surgery
• Cosmetic surgery of the eyelids, eyebrows and mid-face
• Paediatric eye surgery
• Squint surgery
• Glaucoma surgery
• Corneal surgery
• Pterygium surgery

Laser Surgery
• Laser Eye Surgery
• Diabetic retinopathy
• Glaucoma
• Macular degeneration
• Posterior capsule opacification (after-cataract)
• Retinal tears"

Cosmetic Eye Procedure
• Botox injections for wrinkles
• Dermal filler injections for wrinkles
• Chemical peels for ageing skin and facial pigmentation

Eye Screening Packages

We provide various eye screening packages for all ages, including glaucoma screening test. Please click here to find out more.

Research Grants

YearPrincipal InvestigatorResearch StudySourceValue
2006 A/Prof Au Eong Kah Guan for National Healthcare Group Preschool refractive error, amblyopia and strabismus in Singapore study (NMRC/1009/2005) National Medical Research Council, Singapore S$372,020.00
2006 Dr Ajeet Wagle A study of the prevalence of ophthalmic manifestations of dengue fever in seropositive patients National Healthcare Group Small Innovative Grant S$ 50,000.00
2006 Dr Ajeet Wagle Quality of life and eye diseases: the perception of patients, clinicians and the community National Healthcare Group Small Innovative Grant S$ 24,000.00
2006 Dr Sanjay Case-Control Study of Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Seroprevalence of Chlamydia Penumoniae Antibodies National Medical Research Council Grant S$ 9,500
2006 Dr Sanjay Case-Control Study of Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Seroprevalence of Chlamydia Penumoniae Antibodies for serum carotenoids SERI Pilot Grant S$ 3,083.40
2006 Dr Benjamin Chang Study on refractive errors, amblyopia and strabismus in Singaporean Chinese preschoolers (RASSE) National Medical Research Council Supplementary Grant S$102.900.00
2006 Dr Sanjay Macular pigment and age-related macular degeneration National Medical Research Council Supplementary Grant S$82,230.00
2007 Dr Benjamin Chang Quality of life in preschoolers with eye disorders NHG Small Innovative Grant (SIG I) S$97,600.00
2007 Dr Ajeet M Wagle Quality of Life and Eye Diseases: The perception of patients, clinicians and the community NHG Small Innovative Grant (SIG II) S$64,000.00
2007

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Dr Sachin M George

A randomised clinical trial comparing Tisseel® fibrin glue with sutures in anchoring the conjunctival autograft in pterygium excision surgery NMRC EG (FY07) $6,725
2007 Dr Ajeet M Wagle Public Health Education Projects Funding Programme Singapore Totalisator Board $67,000.00


Research Awards

The Eye Institute - Pfizer Research Prizes 2006
  • Outstanding Original Paper
    • Visual Experiences During Vitreous Surgery Under Regional Anesthesia: A Multicenter Stud. Tan CS, Mohmood U, O'Brien PD, Beatty S. Kwok AK, Lee VY, Au Eong KG. American Journal of Ophthalmology. 2005 Dec;140(6):971-75
  • Best Case Reports / Small Cases Series
    • Extensive Upper-Extremity Venous Thrombosis After Fluorescein Angiography. Cheng JY, Yap EY, Chao AK, Au Eong KG. American Journal of Ophthalmology. 2005 May;139(5):928:30
  • Best Review Papers / Book Chapters / Letters to Editor / Correspondence
    • Visual Experiences During Cataract Surgery: What Anaesthesia Providers Should Know. Tan CS, Au Eong KG, Kumar CM. European Journal of Anaesthesiology. 2005 Jun;22(6):413-19
  • The Eye Institute-Novartis Research Prize
    • Winner: Dr Ajeet M Wagle
    • Paper: Health Related Quality of Life and Utility Values Associated with Vitreous Floaters
  • The Eye Institute-Novartis Research Merit Prize
    • Winner: Dr Bakthavatsalu Maheshwar
    • Paper: Preferential Hyperacuity Perimetry for Detection of Age-Related Macular Degeneration


The Eye Institute - Pfizer Research Prizes 2007
  • Best Original Paper
    • Macular pigment and ocular biometry- Neelam K, Nolan J, Loane E, Stack J, O'Donovan O, Au Eong KG, Beatty S. Vision Res. 2006 Jun;46(13):2149-56. Epub 2006 Feb 10.
  • Outstanding Original Paper
    • An evidence-based analysis of surgical interventions for uncomplicated rhegmatogenous retinal detachment.Saw SM, Gazzard G, Wagle AM, Lim J, Au Eong KG. Acta Ophthalmol Scand. 2006 Oct;84(5):606-12. Review
  • Best Review Papers / Book Chapters / Letters to Editor / Correspondence
    • Macular carotenoids and age-related maculopathy. O'Connell E, Neelam K, Nolan J, Au Eong KG, Beatty S. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2006 Nov;35(11):821-30. Review.


The Eye Institute Research Day (2007)
  • The Eye Institute-Novartis Research Prize
    • Winner: Dr Ajeet M Wagle
    • Paper: Health-related Quality of Life Associated with Age-related Macular Degeneration Using Utility Values and EQ-5D Health Status Questionnaire
  • The Eye Institute-Novartis Research Merit Prize
    • Winner: Dr Sanjay Srinivasan
    • Paper: Awareness of Haemoglobin A1c and its relationship with Diabetic Retinopathy AmongAdult Diabetic Patients Attending a Tertiary Ophthalmic Centre
  • The Eye Institute-Hoya Research Prize
    • Winner: Dr Neo Hui Yee
    • Paper: Health-related Quality of Life Associated with Diabetic Retinopathy in Singapore


American Academy of Ophthalmology, USA, AAO Annual Meeting 2008
  • AAO's Achievement Award
    • Recipient : Dr Yip Chee Chew


7th National Congress for Optometrists and Opticians (NCOO) 2008
  • Meritorius Service Award
    • Recipient : Dr Ajeet Wagle


International Ophthalmology Congress (IOC) 2008
  • TEI-Alcon Research Prize – Best Paper Presentation in Consultants/Specialist category
    • Winner: Dr Ajeet M Wagle
    • Paper: Ophthalmic manifestations in dengue fever patients during epidemics caused predominantly by different dengue serotypes


Asia ARVO meeting in Hyderabad, India.
  • Asia-ARVO 2009 Travel Fellowship
    • Recipient : Dr Kumari Neelam


APAO travel grant May 2009, Bali, Indonesia
  • Oral Paper on Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration and Chlamydia pneumoniae antibodies in Asian Patients
  • Recipient: Dr Sanjay Srinivasan


Research Publications

  • Woo JH, Sanjay S, Au Eong KG. Benefits of early awareness in age-related macular degeneration. Eye 2009 Dec;23(12):2271; author reply 2271-2
  • Sanjay S, Chan EW, Gopal L, Hegde SR, Chang BC. Complete unilateral ophthalmoplegia in herpes zoster ophthalmicus. J Neuroophthalmol 2009 Dec 29(4):325-37.
  • Sangtam T, Maheshwar B, Au Eong KG. Prevalence of myopia in Danish conscripts : a response. Acta Ophthalmol 2009 Nov;87(8):914; author reply 913-4.
  • Sanjay S, Neo HY, Sangtam T, Ku JY, Chau SY, Rostihar AK, Au Eong KG. Survey on the knowledge of age-related macular degeneration and its risk factors among Singapore residents. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 2009 Nov;37(8):795-800.
  • Ng DH, Roxburgh ST, Sanjay S, Au Eong KG. Awareness of smoking risks and attitudes towards graphic health warning labels on cigarette packs: a cross-cultural study of two populations in Singapore and Scotland. Eye 2009 Aug 21 (Epub ahead of print)
  • Sachdev N, Tiakumzuk S, Aulakh R, Brar GS. Anomalous bilateral lateral rectus muscles and anterior polar cataract with dysmorphic features. JAAPOS 2009 Jun;13(3):319-21.
  • Chew R. Dengue fever-induced optic atrophy. Die Kontaktlinse 2009 Jun;42:21.
  • Chew R. Clinical findings and management of racemose haemangioma. Die Kontaktlinse 2009 May;41:5.
  • Woo JH, Sanjay S, Au Eong KG. The epidemiology of age-related macular degeneration in the Indian subcontinent. Acta Ophthalmol 2009 May;87(3):262-9.
  • Chan EW, Sanjay S. Herpes zoster ophthalmicus complicated by incomplete ophthalmoplegia and a neurotrophic ulcer. Eye 2009 Apr;23(4): 994.
  • Woo JH, Au Eong KG, Kumar CM. Conscious sedation during ophthalmic surgery under local anesthesia. Minerva Anestesiol. 2009 Apr;75(4):211-9. Review.
  • Sanjay S, Ogle JJ, Wagle AM, Au Eong KG. Awareness and the use of nutritional supplementation for age-related macular degeneration patients. Eye 2009 Feb;23(2):486-7.
  • Sanjay S, Ogle JJ, Wagle AM, Eong KG. Awareness and the use of nutritional supplementation for age-related macular degeneration patients. Eye 2009 Feb;23(2):486-7; author reply 488.
  • Neelam K, Muldrew A, Hogg R, Stack J, Chakravarthy U , Beatty S. Grading of Age-related Maculopathy: Slit-lamp Biomicroscopy Versus an Accredited Grading Centre. Retina 2009 Feb;29(2):192-8.
  • Sanjay S, Wagle AM, Au Eong KG. Dengue optic neuropathy. Ophthalmology 2009 Jan ;116(1):170.
  • Ying XH, Wagle AM, Tan L, Sanjay S, Hedge SR, Chew YC, Yap P. A rare case of herpes zoster ophthalmicus with complete ophthalmoplegia.J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 Nov 56(11):2160-2.
  • Neelam K, Hogg RE, Stevenson MR, Johnston E, Anderson R, Beatty S, Chakravarthy U. Carotenoids and co-antioxidants in age-related maculopathy : design and methods. Ophthalmic Epidemiol, 2008 Nov-Dec 15(6): 389-401.
  • Woo JH, Au Eong KG. Don't lose sight of age-related macular degeneration: the need for increased awareness in Singapore. Singapore Med J 2008 Nov; 11:850-3.
  • Handa S, Chew RY, Au Eong KG. Convoluted vessels in the eye. Am Fam physician 2008 Oct 78(8):981-3.
  • Ng DH, Chew RY, Seow-Choen F, Kua CH, Au Eong KG. Opening our eyes to guide dogs for the blind in Singapore. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2008 Sep 37(9):806-8.
  • Woo JH, Au Eong KG. Macular hole surgery without prone positioning. Eye 2008 Aug;22(8):1093; author reply 1093-4.
  • Dogra MR, Vinekar A, Viswanathan K, Sangtam T, Das P, Gupta A, Dutta S. Laser treament for retinopathy of prematurity through the incubator wall. Opthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging 2008 Jul-Aug; 39(4):350-2.
  • Lim JH, Sangtam T, George SM, Au Eong KG. Pseudomonas aeruginosa endophthalmitis following cataract surgery. Indian J Ophthalmol 2008 Jul-Aug;56(4):342.
  • Preechawai P, Amrith S, Yip CC, Goh KY.Orbital Metastasis of Renal Cell Carcinoma Masquerading as Cysticercosis. Orbit 2008;27(5):370-3.
  • Sanjay S, Wagle AM, Au Eong. Optic neuropathy associated with dengue fever. Eye 2008 May 22(5):722-4.
  • Chng E, Yip CC, Lee JC. Oculomotor nerve palsy after functional endoscopic sinus surgery. J Laryngol Otol 2008 Mar;122(3):e9.
  • Wagle AM, Sangtam T, Au Eong KG. Double macular hole in vitreomacular traction syndrome. Retina 2008 Feb;28(2):366; author reply 366-7.
  • Sanjay S, Yeo TK, Eong KG. Dengue maculopathy: was there also optic nerve involvement? Travel Med Infect Dis, 6(1-2):48. 2008 Jan-Mar; Epub 2007 Dec 11.


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