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​​​NHG Ophthalmology Residency

Resident's Talk

“I am fascinated by the intricacy of the human eye and how it functions as a natural window to the rest of the body.”

Dr Koh Yan Tong

Introduction Message

Ophthalmologists have specialised knowledge in the treatment of disorders and diseases of the eye. This programme equips the resident to become a competent eye surgeon who specialises in providing the highest quality of vision care to all patients.

NHG's Ophthalmology Residency Programme is a 5-year programme that leads to a challenging career upon graduation. There are rapid advances in knowledge and techniques in the specialty of Ophthalmology. Hence, a resident must possess diagnostic and therapeutic abilities, technical skills of microsurgery, and a holistic understanding of the patient in order to successfully manage ophthalmic problems. At our programme, we expose the resident to the fascinating and fast-developing combination of surgical, laser, and medical treatments, ensuring that he/she receives a firm grounding in comprehensive ophthalmology.

Additionally, the Ophthalmic specialty involves managing a wide range of eye conditions, which means the scope for subspecialisation in this field is very wide. The resident can choose to subspecialise in diseases including cornea, vitreo-retina, paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, glaucoma, oculoplastics, and uveitis and neuro-ophthalmology.

NHG Ophthalmology has built up a strong reputation for training and education over the years, where all our doctors and nurses are involved in the teaching of every incoming resident.

Programme Faculty

Programme Director

Asst Prof Llewellyn Lee (TTSH)

​Associate Programme Directors

​Dr Benjamin Chang (KTPH)

​Clinical Core Faculty Members

​Dr Foo Fong Yee (TTSH)
Dr Lau Khoon Hin, Alex (TTSH)
Dr Lenoard Yip (TTSH)


Programme Partners

  1. Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
  2. KK Women's & Children's Hospital


We have a full range of facilities to create a conducive environment for residency training. These include the latest in ophthalmic imaging as well as ophthalmic simulator training, among others.