CHAN Wing-Kwong , Singapore
MBBS, FAMS, MMed (Ophth), FRCSE, FRCOphth
Dr Chan Wing Kwong is a senior consultant and partner at Eye & Retina Surgeons, Camden Medical Centre and a visiting senior consultant ophthalmologist of the Singapore National Eye Centre. Prior to leaving for private medical practice in 2008, he was the head and senior consultant ophthalmologist of the Refractive Surgery Service at the Singapore National Eye Centre. During his tenure at the Singapore National Eye Centre from 1992 to 2008, he was a member of its executive committee and management committee, and chairman of the IT committee.
He graduated from the National University of Singapore with the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 1985. In 1991, Dr Chan obtained the degree of Master of Medicine (Ophthalmology) from the National University of Singapore and was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. He was admitted as a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore in 1996.
Dr Chan was awarded a Health Manpower Development Program scholarship by the Ministry of Health (Singapore) to undergo subspecialty training in cornea and refractive surgery in 1994–95 at the Jules Stein Eye Institute of the UCLA School of Medicine, U.S. He has published 26 scientific papers and 6 book chapters on laser vision correction, corneal diseases, contact lenses, and cataracts. He has participated in 15 local and international clinical trials of refractive and corneal surgery as a principal investigator, co-investigator, or medical monitor. Dr Chan is a recognized teacher and key opinion leader in the field of laser vision correction and has trained many surgeons in LASIK surgery from Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region.
Dr Chan was the winner of the Muthusamy Medal for the Fellowship examination of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and was awarded the Gold Medal for the Master of Medicine (Ophthalmology) examination of the National University of Singapore in 1991. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology in 1999 and an APACRS Certified Educator (A.C.E.) award in 2002. In 2006, he was awarded the Minister of Health Award for Outstanding Performance in Public Health.
Dr Chan was the chairman of the Contact Lens Practitioners Board from 2002 to 2008 and chairman of the National Committee on Ophthalmology from 2004 to 2005. He has served as a board member of the APACRS since 2011 and has been its honorary secretary since 2015.
Dr Chan practices general ophthalmology and cataract surgery, and subspecializes in laser vision correction surgery. He also specializes in the correction of extreme myopia with phakic intraocular lens surgery and provides tertiary consultation and management of refractive surgery problems and corneal diseases.