Designation: Senior Consultant
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
Adjunct Associate Professor Edmund Wong is the Deputy Medical Director (Clinical Services) and Head of the Surgical Retina Dept at Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC). He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree in 1991. He obtained his Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1998, and in the same year, obtained the Master of Medicine (Ophthalmology) degree from NUS. He completed his fellowship with the Vitreo-retinal Dept in SNEC in 2001 and a fellowship in Beetham Eye Institute, Joslin Diabetes Centre, Harvard Medical School in 2003.
He has a distinguished academic track record in Ophthalmology. A Gold Medal award winner, he continues to serve as Examiner in Ophthalmology, NUS and the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, UK. He holds concurrent appointments as Clinical Lecturer in Ophthalmology, NUS, and Clinical Adjunct Fellow, Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI).
Adj Assoc Prof Wong’s subspecialty training in diseases of the vitreous and retina with special focus on diabetic retinopathy at SNEC and Harvard Medical School has equipped him with a strong base to treat patients with diseases such as complicated diabetic eye disease, age-related macular degeneration and retinal detachment. He is experienced with state-of-art investigations, laser and surgery for the retina including sutureless, small-gauge vitrectomy. He is often invited to give lectures and demonstrations on retinal surgery regionally and internationally.
In addition to diseases of the retina, Adj Assoc Prof Wong also has a strong interest in Cataract surgery and uses the most current small incision phacoemulsification techniques and intraocular lenses after consideration of each individual’s special circumstances.
Adj Assoc Prof Wong believes that effective communication enhances a patient’s understanding of his/her unique condition and facilitates proper management.
MBBS, MMed(Ophth), FRCS(Ed), FAMS