Language spoken: English, Mandarin
Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC)
Singapore National Eye Centre
11 Third Hospital Ave
Mondays to Fridays: 8.30am to 5.30pm
Saturdays: 8.30am to 12.30pm
(Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays)
Tel: 6227 7255
Dr Deborah Tan is currently a consultant with the General Cataract and Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Paediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Departments at Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC). She is also a Visiting Consultant at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
Dr Tan obtained her medical degree from National University of Singapore (NUS). She is a member of the Singapore Society of Ophthalmology and an accredited Ophthalmology Specialist by the Singapore Medical Council. After her specialist training at the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC), she obtained her Master of Medicine (Ophthalmology) by NUS, and subsequently received further sub-specialty training in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus.
Always keen to teach, she was appointed a Clinical Lecturer at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS, and an Adjunct Instructor of Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore. She also held the appointment of Chief Resident of SNEC in 2015. In her formative years, she had won various awards for her research including the 1st prize in NUS Special study module (2002-2003) on “How much do diabetics know about their disease and its complications?”
Besides general ophthalmology, her clinical interests include paediatric ophthalmology, adult and paediatric cataracts, myopia, strabismus and retinopathy of prematurity. She has published scientific papers in international peer-reviewed medical journals, presented in numerous international and local conferences, written book chapters and clinical guidelines for SNEC.