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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 are specialists in managing diseases of the eye and orbit. The NHG residency ophthalmology programme is structured to equip all residents with the necessary skills to become competent eye surgeons, able to provide the highest quality of care to all patients with ophthalmic disorders.  

The NHG Ophthalmology Residency Programme is a challenging 5-year programme that culminates in a fulfilling career in Ophthalmology upon graduation. In order to keep pace with rapid advances in the field of Ophthalmology, this programme trains residents to develop an inquisitive and inquiring mind by encouraging research at every level of training. Additionally, residents are also taught to develop a keen sense of clinical acumen, technical ability in microsurgery and a holistic understanding of each patient in order to manage the ophthalmic disorders at hand with compassion.

The NHG ophthalmology Residency Programme provides exposure to all facets of both comprehensive and sub-specialty Ophthalmology. This ensures that each resident not only receives firm grounding in general Ophthalmology, but is also given the opportunity to consider sub-specialty training in future.

Programme Faculty

Programme Director

Dr Melissa Tien Chih Hui (TTSH)

​Associate Programme Directors

​Dr Hah Yan Yee (KTPH)

​Clinical Core Faculty Members

​Dr Lau Khoon Hin, Alex (TTSH)
Dr Nicola Gan Yi’An (TTSH)
Dr Francine Yang Peilin (TTSH)


Programme Partners

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