I am Dr David Chan, Ophthalmologist based in Paragon Medical Singapore and Royal Square Medical Centre Singapore. I am the Medical Director and Senior Consultant Eye Surgeon at Atlas Eye Specialist Centre. I specialise in complex cataract surgery, anterior segment surgery and refractive surgery. My treatments include high-risk cataract surgery, lens replacement or exchange, lens capsular bag support, iris repair, laser vision correction (ReLEx SMILE/LASIK), collagen cross-linking, implantable contact lens and refractive lens exchange. I graduated from the University of Leicester Medical School, United Kingdom. I obtained my Masters of Medicine from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, Scotland as well as the Academy of Medicine of Singapore. Holding post-graduate degrees in Ophthalmology from both the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, Scotland, and NUS, I completed my surgical training fellowship in both anterior segment surgery and refractive surgery at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada under the direct tutelage of Professor Howard V. Gimbel. I am a member of several ophthalmological societies where I have presented research papers and served as a reviewer in their respective peer-reviewed journals. These include the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and the Asia Pacific Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. Registered with the British General Medical Council, the Singapore Medical Council, and while in Canada, the Medical Council of Canada and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, I am accredited as a specialist in ophthalmology by the Ministry of Health (MOH), Singapore. I have trained numerous eye doctors from around the world as clinical tutor at NUS and as course coordinator and surgical instructor for surgical training courses at both the Singapore National Eye Centre and the University of Calgary. In 2003, I received the Courage STAR Award from MOH for my frontline involvement in Singapore’s battle against the SARS epidemic. I have also been involved in charity missions, performing surgery in various parts of South East Asia, Canada, and Singapore. Learn more about me here: https://patients.smarterhealth.my/specialist-doctor/david-chan/ 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.
I feel like there is a membrane in my eyes that blurs my view when I read something without glasses on. But I don’t like to wear glasses. Is there any other solution?
Doctor, this week after a full day of work, I have a headache at night with throbbing pain in my eyes. Why is this so, Doc?
My newborn was diagnosed with retinoblastoma. Can it be cured so she can have normal vision?
I have had glaucoma since ages ago in my left eye, but I haven’t had surgery. Should I undergo surgery or is there any other treatment I can try?
My eyes are red for 2 weeks due to irritation. I have taken some eye drops but there is no improvement. My eyes feel dry and irritated. What should I do? Should I see a doctor or is there a medicine that you would recommend?
Dear Doctor, I have a problem in my head, where I am feeling some kind of pressure. I also lose my balance. I've had vertigo and a migraine, and I did a brain MRI, but the result was fine. I saw an ophthalmologist and he said my eye pressure was high, 26 and 27mmg. He gave me an eye drop - cendrotimolol. After 2 months, my eye pressure is still 22mmhg for both eyes. Can I ask your advice on how I can reduce this pressure back to normal? My ophthalmologist only asked me to continue using the eye drops since the nerves in my eyes are fine. Thank you
Doctor, it has been a week since I cannot open my right eye. It is swollen and throbbing painfully. What condition is this?
Good afternoon, Doctor. My temples feel tensed lately and my eyes hurt until they make me dizzy. Sometimes I feel like there is dirt inside my eyes. Please give me your advice.
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