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Dr Jason Cheng Ophthalmologist

Dr Jason

Dr Jason


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Dr Cheng is a glaucoma specialist with extensive surgical and laser experience (including trabeculectomy, tube implant, angle surgery and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery or MIGS). He completed two glaucoma subspecialty fellowships – one in the UK and one in Canada – and is actively involved in research in this area. His current research projects include ways to improve the quality of treatment for glaucoma patients through medication, laser treatment and surgery. Dr Cheng is also a highly experienced cataract surgeon.

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Career highlights


  • Conjoint Lecturer, University of New South Wales
  • Visiting teaching faculty, Pacific Eye Institute, Fiji (RANZCO and Fred Hollows Foundation NZ) (2017)
  • Clinical Lecturer, YL School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (2013–2016)
  • Tutor and examiner, glaucoma course for optometrists, City University, London, UK (2010)
  • Ophthalmology tutor, Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination (MRCP PACES) course (2010)

Other professional achievements

  • Visiting Medical Officer in glaucoma, Liverpool Hospital
  • Board member, Operating Theatre Committee and Medical Care Quality Committee, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore
  • Organising committee, Alexandra Health Forum 2016, Singapore
  • Invited speaker at national and international conferences
  • Reviewer for several leading ophthalmology journals

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Singapore
  • Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmology, London
  • Member of the American Glaucoma Society
  • Member of the Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society


Dr Cheng has strong research interests – he has been awarded over $100,000 in research grants since 2012 – and is currently involved in research projects to improve quality of treatment for glaucoma patients through medication, laser and surgery. He has also been part of several commercial and multicentre trials as principal and co-investigator.

Community involvement & charitable work

Providing his services for the benefit of charitable causes is important to Dr Cheng. He has volunteered his services in Indonesia (Blue Mountains Social Enterprise), Vietnam (Orbis), India (Global Eye Clinic and Tarabai Desai Eye Camp), Ghana (Touch of Light Charity Eye Camp), Cambodia (Cambodia International Sight Association), and Pakistan (Al-Farooq Eye Camp). He also recently joined the visiting teaching faculty at the Pacific Eye Institute in Fiji, a joint initiative of the Fred Hollows Foundation NZ and RANZCO.

Dr Cheng raised $3000 for Fight for Sight (UK) when he completed the London Marathon in 2010.


  • Teaching Excellence Award, National University of Singapore (2015)
  • Stephen Drance Award for Excellence in Glaucoma Research, Canadian Ophthalmology Society (team member, 2015)
  • Health IT Excellence Award: IT Excellence in Providing Quality of Care, Singapore Ministry of Health (team member, 2014)
  • European Board of Ophthalmology Residency Grant (2013)
  • Fellowship Award, Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London (2012)
  • Travel Award, Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London (2010)
  • Goldberg-Schachmann Award, Imperial College London (2001)

Education & training

  • Bachelor of Science, Imperial College London, UK
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Imperial College London, UK
  • Ophthalmology training, Western Eye Hospital, Moorfields Eye Hospital and Hillington Hospital, UK
  • Fellowship in glaucoma, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital and Kings College Hospital, UK
  • Fellowship in glaucoma, Toronto Western Hospital, Canada

Additional languages spoken

  • Cantonese – 广东话
  • Mandarin (basic) – 普通话

Personal life

Dr Cheng enjoys snowboarding, scuba-diving, hiking and photography.

Publications Congress posters and lectures
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  • Glaucoma teaching in the Pacific: diagnosis and treatment

    Cheng J.
    RANZCO International Development Workshop 2018 (oral presentation)
  • Effect of Phacoemulsification on Intraocular pressure in Angle Closure Disease.

    Ng A, Tam YS, Cheng J.
    APAO, 2017 and RCOphth, 2017.
  • Visual field defects and retinal nerve fibre layer thickness changes in Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.

    Chee WK, Ong EL, Chan T, Seet E, Chia A, Wang JX, Cheng J.
    RANZCO, 2016.
  • The Effect of a Diving Mask on Intraocular Pressure in a Healthy Population.

    Goenadi CJ, Law DZ, Ong E L, Lee J W, Chee W K, Cheng J.
    EGS, 2016.
  • Safety And Efficacy Of Phacoemulsification Combined With Goniosynechialysis In Primary Angle Closure And Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma.

    Ng J, Yong KYV, Thomas A, Sangtam T, Cheng J.
    EGS, 2016.
  • Predictors of Visual Outcome in Open Globe Injuries.

    Li K, Ong EL, Goh E, Goenadi C, Chee WK, Cheng J.
    Society for Emergency Medicine Singapore Annual Scientific Meeting 2016, ARVO 2016, and AHF 2016 – Commendation Award.
  • A comparison of undergraduate clinical ophthalmology learning methods: Smart phone television display versus slit lamp teaching tube.

    Zhou WT, Samin MM, Srinivasan S, Neelan K, George SM, Chang S, Cheng J.
    SOE, 2015 and APMEC, 2016.
  • Can the Hypertensive Phase be predicted using a pre-implantation test?

    Moss EB, Cheng J, Beltran-Agullo L, Buys YM, Gonzalez J, Trope GE.
    ARVO, 2015 and COS, 2015.
  • The 'Eye Gallery App' (EGA): an Innovative Application to Manage Digital Ophthalmic Images of the Slit Lamp Bio-microscope Taken with a Smartphone.

    Ong GH, Cheng J, Yip CC.
    NHGI IOS-HK, 2014.
  • What should be included in a Glaucoma Referral letter? A survey of Canadian and American Glaucoma Specialists.

    Cheng J, Basilious A, Buys YM.
    WOC, Tokyo, 2014.
  • The priming process of the Ahmed Glaucoma Valve Drainage Device: What is the pressure required to prime the valve and can the device be damaged during the priming process?

    Cheng J, Beltran-Agullo L, Buys YM, Trope GE.
    WOC Tokyo, ICGS, Singapore, 2015 and AHF, Singapore, 2014. Commendation Award.
  • Glaucoma knowledge and referral practices among family physicians compared to ophthalmologists expectations.

    Basilious A, Cheng J, Buys YM.
    AGS, 2014 and COS, 2014.
  • Effect of Obesity on Postural Intraocular Pressure Changes.

    Lam C, Beltran-Agullo L, Cheng J, Trope GE, Buys YM. ARVO, 2014, COS, 2014 and AGS, 2014.
  • Comparison short term post operative hypotony rates of 23 gauge versus 25 gauge needle size in the formation of a cornea-scleral track for Baerveldt tube insertion into the anterior chamber.

    Muthusamy K, Cheng J, Beltran-Agullo L, Barton K, Lim KS. ARVO, Seattle, USA, 2013.
  • 24-hour IOP monitoring with the SENSIMED Triggerfish contact lens: effect of sleep position and assessment of upward drift.

    Beltran-Augullo L, Buys Y, Jahan F, Naheed, Cheng J, Simon-Zoula S, Shapiro CM, Flanagan JG, Trope GE. ARVO, Seattle, USA, 2013.


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