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