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Treatment for retinal conditions with eye specialists from Singapore at FV hospital

In two days, January 7th and 8th, 2016, Dr. Doric Wong, Head and Senior Consultant and Dr. Gavin Tan, Consultant of Vitreo-Retinal Department, Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) will work with doctors at FVH Ophthalmology and Refractive Surgery to provide consultations and treatments to children and adult patients affected with retinal conditions.

This is a good opportunity for patients affected with myopic macular schisis, retinal detachment resulted from complication of diabetics, macular disorder, choroidal neovascular disease and retinal disease in children, especially, immature born children.

Retinal conditions initially do not have visible symptoms, so special techniques are needed to detect any unusual retinal problems. Early detection will be helpful to timely prevent and treat any dangerous complications, avoid vision damages and even vision loss.

To schedule appointment, please call (08) 54 11 34 36 or (08) 54 11 33 33, Ext.  2000.

Dr. Doric Wong, Head and Senior Consultant of Vitreo-Retinal Department, SNEC

Dr. Doric Wong is senior consultant and head of the Vitreo-Retina Department at the Singapore National Eye Centre. He is also the chairman of the Outpatient Department Committee, and a member of the Management Committee and Strategic Planning Group of the Centre. Dr. Doric Wong completed his basic medical training and postgraduate training in ophthalmology in National University of Singapore. He went on to a surgical-medical retina fellowship in the Singapore National Eye Centre in 1997-1998. He spent a year as international fellow at the Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital in New York in 1998 – 1999.

Dr. Wong’s clinical practices commonly includes treatments for diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments, and macular disorders (e.g. macular holes, epiretinal membranes, vitreomacular traction, myopic macular schisis).  He has a lot of experiences in retinal surgery in children and retinal surgery in combination with anterior segment surgery.  In the field of medical retina, Dr. Wong manages disorders that typically include age-related macular degeneration, choroidal neovascular disease, diabetic retinopathy. He is also recognized as a master in complicated cataract surgeries.

Dr. Gavin Tan, Consultant, Vitreo-Retinal Department, SNEC

Dr. Gavin Tan is a clinical lecturer with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and an adjunct instructor with the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School. He is also currently serving as the treasurer of the Singapore Society of Ophthalmology. Dr. Tan graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2003 with distinction in Biochemistry and Medicine, and an excellent academic record including Dean’s List awards, book prizes and the Singapore Medical Association Medal. He went on to receive the NUS commendation award for best house officer after which he joined the Singapore National Eye Centre. He completed his residency training in ophthalmology at SNEC, during which he served as Chief resident. He obtained Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and the Academy of Medicine Singapore in 2012, and is currently pursuing a Fellowship in Vitreo-retinal diseases at SNEC.

Dr Tan’s research interests are in the epidemiology, genetics and treatment of retinal diseases including diabetic retinopathy, specially, diabetic retinopathy in Asian population, retinal detachments and age-related macular degeneration.