An ophthalmologist is a medical or osteopathic doctor who specializes in eye and vision care. Ophthalmologists differ from optometrists and opticians in their levels of training and in what they can diagnose and treat.
Dr Lee Hung Ming has more than 20 years experience 20,000+ LASIK and cataract procedures. He also experienced surgeons with excellent track records (as evidence by his large number of referral cases). He was the first in Singapore to: Perform Bladeless LASIK Surgery (2004), Perform ICL surgery for the treatment of myopia (2005), Perform Laser-Assisted Bladeless Cataract surgery via Femtosecond Laser (2012).
Prior to his current appointment, Dr Lee was formerly the Head of LASIK surgery in 2 of Singapore’s premier hospitals - Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) and National University Hospital (NUH). Unbeknownst to many, he decided to become an eye disease and blindness. During his school days, he was the state badminton player for his hometown in Kelantan, Malaysia. Subsequently, he moved to Singapore to study under an ASEAN Scholarship. While in University, he played 6 sports for NUS Medical Faculty and captained the NUS Badminton Team. Apparently, he spent all his time on a badminton court, or courting his wife, a fellow medical student. They are now happily married with 4 children.
Other conditions he treats include diabetic retinopathy and eye vascular disorders. He also performs corneal transplants, implantable contact lens for people with myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia and astigmatism, and Lasik surgery (Lasek, Epi-Lasik and Lasik Xtra). As a medical director, senior consultant and strategic partner of Asia Pacific Eye Centre (previously known as Lee Hung Ming Eye Centre), Dr Lee provides eye care both locally and internationally. He was also formerly the head of Lasik surgery at Tan Tock Seng Hospital and National University Hospital.
Dr Lee is Singapore’s ‘Everest’ Lasik surgeon – having performed Lasik for Singaporean explorer Khoo Swee Chiow, as well as the Singapore Women Everest Team members who climbed Mount Everest in 2009. He is also one of only three Asian surgeons who sit on the 10-member Global Advisory Board for Refractive Surgery, Bausch & Lomb. A sought-after speaker at many international and regional eye meetings, Dr Lee was awarded the ACE Award, the highest educator award for training Asia-Pacific surgeons in cataract and refractive surgery, by the Asia-Pacific Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery in 1994.
MBBS, FAMS, FRCS, M. Med
Asia Pacific Eye Centre, 6A Napier Rd, Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore 258500