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 Tan obtained her Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) from the National University of Singapore. Thereafter, she did Ophthalmology residency training in Singapore and qualified as a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. She obtained her Master of Medicine (Ophthalmology) qualifications from NUS and completed a further 3 years of advanced surgical training at the Singapore National Eye Centre.
Dr Tan obtained her specialist accreditation as a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS), where she was awarded 3 gold medals for Best Candidate in Glaucoma, Vitreoretinal as well as Neuro-ophthalmology in the Eye Specialists’ Exit exam. After having obtained her specialist accreditation, she also successfully completed her Glaucoma subspecialty fellowship training at the Singapore National Eye Centre.
Dr Tan has more than 10 years of ophthalmology experience and her current clinical practice includes general ophthalmology, cataract and refractive surgery (LASIK and advanced surface ablation) as well as in the subspecialty field of Glaucoma. She is well-versed in performing cataract surgery with implantation of multifocal and toric intraocular lens for the correct of myopia, astigmatism and presbyopia.
Her current area of interest is in Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) and she was also one of the first few surgeons in Singapore to perform these surgeries. Prior to her current appointment, Dr Tan was a consultant ophthalmologist at the Glaucoma department of the Singapore National Eye Centre and Deputy Head of the Department of Ophthalmology at Changi General Hospital. She was also actively involved in the teaching of medical students, residents as well as paramedical staff. Dr Tan is currently a visiting consultant at the Singapore National Eye Centre.
Dr Tan genuinely cares for and listens to her patients as she firmly believes that patients’ outcome is the most important, and this can only be achieved when there is a good doctor-patient relationship, which is the keystone to good medical care. Outside of work, she is a mother to 2 lovely kids and she is an avid runner and baker during her spare time.
Glaucoma, Cataract, Refractive Surgery
MRCSEd, FAMS, MBBS, M. Med
Asia Pacific Eye Centre, 6A Napier Road, Gleneagles Hospital, Hospital Block Level 3, Singapore 258500