MBBS, FAMS, FRCSE, FRCSG, FRCOphth, DO#13-03 Camden Medical Centre
Dr Ronald Yeoh is Medical Director, Founding Partner & Senior Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Eye & Retina Surgeons, Camden Medical Centre.
For his many contributions to ophthalmology, Dr Yeoh has received numerous awards for his efforts. They include the Distinguished Contribution to Ophthalmology Award, International Council of Ophthalmology, 1990; the Distinguished Service Award, Asia- Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, 1995; Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), Edinburgh for services to ophthalmology in Asia, 1996; the Singapore National Eye Centre Service Award, 1997; Member of Merit, Instituto Barraquer, Barcelona, Spain, 1999; and the ACE Award (APACRS Certified Educator), 2002. The award he is proudest of is the one that his students at the Singapore National Eye Centre(SNEC) voted for: Best Teacher Award from the SNEC in 2000.
He has delivered two international named lectures; The Keshmahinder Singh Oration in Kuala Lumpur in 2002 and the Lim Lecture in Beijing at the 18th Asia-Pacific Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons Meeting, 2005.
Dr Yeoh completed his Surgical Vitreoretinal Fellowship at the world renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital (London). He provides expertise in the three main disciplines of retina disease, simple and complex cataracts and refractive surgery.
Dr Yeoh was involved in the development of small incision cataract surgery(Phaco) in Singapore and the Asia Pacific when phaco was first started in Singapore in the early 90s.
Within a few years, Dr Yeoh had developed a teaching course entitled "Pearls and Pitfalls in beginning Phaco" and many young eye surgeons have been trained by him. This course has been presented all over the world, in many Asian countries and indeed Dr Yeoh still presents it at the annual American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons(ASCRS) in the USA. This course has been a regular fixture in this American meeting for the past 10 years.
In recognition of his standing in the field of modern cataract surgery, Dr Yeoh was invited to sit on the Programme Committee of the ASCRS with his American counterparts.
Dr Yeoh was an early user of the Restor multifocal lens implant in Singapore in 2004. He was then recruited by Alcon (the company that manufactures this multifocal implant) to be an international trainer for other doctors in the use of the Restor lens. He has trained surgeons from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Korea, China, Philippines, Vietnam, India .
Dr Yeoh was also an early believer in the inclusion of a blue light filtering yellow tint in lens implants. These yellow lens implants confer added protection to retinal damage by blocking hazardous blue light wavelengths. Again Dr Yeoh lectured widely in Australia and the Asia Pacific on the benefits of these implants.
Torsional phaco or Ozil, a new piece of technology for emulsifying cataracts was introduced in Singapore in 2006. With this technology, even the most mature and hardest cataracts are removed quickly and safely.
Leading American eyecare company Alcon, introduced two other lens implants recently. The toric or astigmatic lens implant was introduced so that patients with pre-existing astigmatism would have a better visual result after cataract surgery. Indeed, the first patients having this lens are all seeing very well without glasses.
The latest lens implant introduced into Singapore is the Aspheric Restor lens which is a multifocal lens implant that incorporates aspheric optics giving better quality vision whilst allowing a patient to see far and near without glasses.
Dr Yeoh is part of the LASIK refractive surgery faculty in ERS. He helped in setting up the LASIK facility at Gleneagles and Mt Elizabeth Hospitals in conjunction with Parkway Healthcare.
Dr Yeoh is a certified trainer for beginners in LASIK using the Bausch and Lomb Technolas excimer laser system. He travels around the region assisting other doctors who have problems with any aspect of LASIK surgery.
In any clinic doing cataract surgery using premium lens implants, it is essential that laser vision correction is available to fine-tune any residual refractive error, be it myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism. Our LASIK facility therefore complements our premium cataract surgery service.
Camden Medical Centre,
1 Orchard Boulevard,
Tel: 6738 2000
Fax: 6738 2111