I am Dr Au Eong Kah Guan, an eye specialist (ophthalmologist) based in Mount Elizabeth Hospital (Orchard) Singapore and Farrer Park Hospital in Singapore. I am currently Medical Director & Senior Consultant in International Eye Cataract Retina Centre at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre and Farrer Park Medical Centre. I am also a Visiting Senior Consultant to the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. I was previously Head & Senior Consultant in the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at Alexandra Hospital; Head & Senior Consultant of the Eye Clinic at Jurong Medical Centre; Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore; Deputy Director & Head of Research in The Eye Institute, National Healthcare Group; and Deputy Director of the Clinical Research Unit at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. I graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery in 1989 and a Master of Medicine (Ophthalmology) in 1995. I obtained my Fellowships of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow in 1995, and from the Academy of Medicine in Singapore in 1998. I obtained my Diploma in ophthalmology from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in London in 1999 and my Membership of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in London in 2010. After completing 6 years of Basic and Advanced Surgical Training in Singapore, I received two additional hands-on fellowship training in diseases and surgery of the vitreous and retina in Europe and North America. I completed my first one-year clinical fellowship at the University of Manchester and Manchester Royal Eye Hospital in Manchester, United Kingdom, from 1998 to 1999 and my second 14-month clinical and research fellowship at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, from 1999 to 2000. I am a clinician-scientist active in teaching, research and innovation in many areas of ophthalmology. I have published more than 29 books and book chapters, and more than 214 scientific articles and letters in peer-review local and international journals. My current areas of practice include retinal and macular diseases, cataract and comprehensive ophthalmology. Learn more about Mount Elizabeth Orchard Hospital here: https://patients.smarterhealth.my/hospital/mount-elizabeth-hospital-singapore/ and Farrer Park Hospital here: https://patients.smarterhealth.my/hospital/farrer-park-hospital-singapore/ Learn more about me here: https://patients.smarterhealth.my/specialist-doctor/au-eong-kah-guan/ I am excited to be here to discuss Eye Conditions and Eye Health. Ask me anything! === Want to ask a question? Submit your question at the bottom of this page. Don’t forget to include your name and email address to get notified when the doctor answers your question.
My father has cataracts. I want to know if the surgery for cataracts is only done once or does he need multiple surgeries? My father has diabetes. Is it safe for him to undergo cataract surgery?
Good afternoon doctor. My eyes are reddened and I cannot open them and wax comes out of them. It has been two weeks. How do I treat it?
Hello doc, I've been using contact lens since I was 15 years old. I feel pain when I blink my eyes, I can see a white dot on my eyeballs and it’s reddish around it. Is it dangerous?
Hello doctor, my friend has a mole that grows in the caruncle area -it is getting bigger and bigger. I have consulted several times with an ophthalmologist and they said that his eyes will be fine. If he does surgery, the doctor is concerned it will harm the eyes, but there is still a sense of worry. Because he has felt pain around the mole, should he do surgery or follow the doctor’s recommendation to leave it that way? Thank you
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