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A/Prof. Goh Kong Yong

A/Prof. Goh Kong Yong

Designation: Senior Consultant

Ophthalmology (Eye)

Language spoken: English, Mandarin, Hokkien, Bahasa Melayu

Hospital Affiliation:
Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital

Clinic Address:
Dr Goh Eye Neuro-Ophthalmic & Low Vision Specialist
38 Irrawaddy Road #07-37 Singapore 329563

Operating Hours: Mon-Fri: 09:00AM - 05:00PM
Sat: 09:00AM - 01:00PM

Tel: 66844140

Fax: 66845649

A/Prof Goh Kong Yong graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery degree in 1985. After serving in the army, he pursued his specialist ophthalmology training and obtained the FRCS (Edinburgh), FRCOphth (London) and Masters in Ophthalmology (NUS Singapore) degrees in 1990. In 1994 he was selected for a Neuro-ophthalmology fellowship programme at the world renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (voted ‘Best Hospital for Ophthalmology’ in US News 2012) under the tutelage of Professor Glaser and Dr Schatz, leading experts in neuro-ophthalmology. In 2008, he undertook further sub-specialty training in Eye Movement Disorders at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Sydney under the tutelage of Professor Michael Halmagyi. He pursued his passion in vision rehabilitation under Professor Susanne Trauzettel-Klosinski in the Low Vision Centre, Tuebingen, Germany in 2012.

A/Prof Goh was the Head of the Division of Ophthalmology at Changi General Hospital from 1997 to 2004. In 2005, he joined NHG Eye Institute as the Deputy Director and was the Head of Neuro-Ophthalmology Service at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. In 2013, he set up his own practice but continues to serve as a visiting consultant to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, National University Hospital and National Neuro-Science Institute. His love for mentoring students sees him contributing actively in both Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS) and the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (NTU). He is also a founding member of the Asian Neuro-ophthalmology Society which mentors and trains young ophthalmologists in the region.

A/Prof Goh’s wealth of experience in Ophthalmology and Neuro-ophthalmology makes him a highly-skilled surgeon in cataract surgery, general ophthalmology as well as eye conditions related to neurological and neuro-surgical conditions. He is privileged to have attended to many Singaporean and foreign VIPs in his three decades of experience.

Professional Positions and Memberships:
Senior House Tutor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technology University
Evaluation Medical Examiner, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
Reviewer, Editorial Board of Frontiers in Neuro-Ophthalmology
Member, Asian Regional Expert Group on Myasthenia Gravis
Council member Asian Neuro-ophthalmology Society
Member, Singapore Society of Ophthalmologists
Member, Singapore Medical Association
Fellow, Academy of Medicine Singapore
Head, Division of Ophthalmology, Changi General Hospital, 1997 - 2004
Senior Consultant & Deputy Director, NHG Eye Institute and Head, Neuro-Ophthamology Service, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 2005 to 2013
Founding Member, Asian Neuro-ophthalmology Society
Former Student Mentor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS) and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (NTU)
Former Programme Director, NHG-AHPL Transitional Year residency programme
Senior House Tutor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (NTU)

Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine National, University of Singapore
Master of Medicine (Ophthalmology) Postgraduate School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
Neuro-ophthalmology Fellowship Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (USA)

Board Certifications:
Fellow Royal College of Ophthalmologists (London);
Fellow Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh);
Master of Medicine (Ophthalmology) (National University of Singapore);
Fellow Academy of Medicine Singapore

Awards and Publications
2012 MOH Team HMDP Fellowship (Neuro-visual rehabilitation)
2006 MOH Consultant HMDP Fellowship (Eye Movement Disorders)
2006 Excellent Service Award (Gold)
2005 Excellent Service Award (Silver)
2004 Chief Author of publication “Common Ophthalmic Conditions seen in Family Practice”
2003 Published book on “Acute Red Eye In Family Practice”
2002 Tsutsui Prize, Japanese Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
2001 Best Teacher Award (Surgery) Changi General Hospital
2001 Best Video Award : The Nuclear. Phaco-Chop Manoeuvre 18th Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology MOH
1993 HMDP Fellowship in Neuro-ophthalmology (Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, USA)
1991 MOH HMDP Fellowship for the Master Of Medicine (Ophthalmology)
1981 Academy of Medicine Silver Medal (First Professional)
1979 PSC Local Merit Scholarship (Tenable in National University of Singapore, Faculty of Medicine)

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