Prof. Ioannis G. Pallikaris, M.D., serves as Medical Director and Director at DC
He is viewed by many as the "father of LASIK Surgery", being one of the first to perform the procedure and coin the phrase Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomiliesis (LASIK). Prof. Pallikaris is a Greek ophthalmologist who in 1989 performed the first LASIK procedure on a human eye. He also developed Epi-LASIK.
He was the Chairman and President of European Cataract and Refractive Surgery Association. He is a Professor of the University of Crete Medical University. Prof. Pallikaris was the rector of the University of Crete from 2003 to 2011. Prof. Pallikaris is a Co-inventor of Tracey Technologies Corporation's point-by-point ray tracing technology. His professional career is notable for multiple innovations, including the description and naming of a new surface ablation technique, epiLasik, in 2003. Prof. Pallikaris also holds multiple patents, including anti-rigidity devices and techniques such as the PALM technique (photoablative lenticular modulation) for corneal resurfacing. The author of several books and countless journal articles on refractive surgery, Prof. Pallikaris has also received numerous awards for his contributions to the science and practice of ophthalmology. His honors and recognition include the Barraquer Award (1997); the Innovator's Award of the German Opthamological Surgeon's Society and the Casebeer Award from the International Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (2002); the Charles D. Kelman Innovator's award (2003). In 2007, he was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and in 2009 was the recipient of the Binkhorst Medal by the European Society of Cataract and refractive Surgeons. He is a world renowned Practicing Refractive Surgeon and Clinician.
Dr. Fam Han Bor
Dr. Fam Han Bor
Dr. Fam Han Bor, MBBS, MMed, FAMS(Sing), FRCSE(UK) serves as Senior Consultant at Children's Eye Centre & Eye Alignment Centre, Eye Clinic (Clinic 1A), LASIK Centre, TTSH Eye Clinic. His clinical interests are CORNEA, REFRACTIVE SURGERY, CATARACT, GENERAL OPHTHALMOLOGY.
Dr Fam Han Bor is active as a clinician, researcher and instructor, having given over 100 presentations in international and regional conferences.
His research has been published in leading peer-reviewed ophthalmology journals such as the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, the Journal of Refractive Surgery, the American Journal of Ophthalmology and the British Journal of Ophthalmology. As an educator, he has conducted numerous LASIK instructional courses, medical-in-service and live surgeries throughout Asia. He is widely sought after as a respected global key-opinion leader in the field of phacoemulsification, intraocular lens design, refractive surgery, corneal topography, ocular wavefront aberrations and visual optics. He has a keen interest in the design and optimising of new phacoemulsification and intraocular lens technologies. He is an active member of the prestigious IOL Power Club, an export group dedicated to improving cataract outcomes.
His research interests lie in Visual Optics, Wavefront Science, IOP Calculations, Corneal Topography, Contact Lens and Eye Modeling and Biofilms. He graduated from the National University of Singapore, with a Masters in Medicine (Ophthalmology) and was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh and the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. He received his subspecialty training in cornea and refractive surgery at the University of British Columbia, Canada.
Prof. Chee Soon Phaik
Prof. Chee Soon Phaik
Prof Chee graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1984 and received her FRCS(G), FRCS(Ed), FRCOphth and MMed(Sb pore) in 1990. She was one of the pioneer ophthalmologists of the Singapore National Eye Centre which she joined in February 1991.
She did her fellowship training in the both Oculoplastics and Uveitis in 1993 at the Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. On her return, she directed her time and efforts to building up the Ocular Inflammation and Immunology Department in SNEC. She has trained 4 local fellows and 6 international fellows and continues to attract fellows from the Asia-Pacific region and even as far as the Middle-East.
Prof Cheeb s uveitis research interests are mainly in Vogt-Koyanagi Harada Disease, Cytomegalovirus infection in the immunocompetent, dengue maculopathy and endogenous endophthalmitis; and have made significant contributions to the ophthalmic literature. She became a member of the International Uveitis Study Group in 2002 and continues to play an active role organizing symposia in international meetings. She is a member of the VKH International Committee and hosted the 6th VKH 2nd Sarcoidosis international workshop in Singapore in February 2009.
In addition, she is a member of both the Clinical Consensus Group for Standardisation of Uveitis Nomenclature, and International Sarcoidosis Workshop. Prof Chee was instrumental in the formation of the Asia Pacific Intraocular Study Group in June 2006 of which she is the Secretary General. She organized both the inaugural and second meeting in Singapore. Prof Cheeb s other passion is in cataract surgery. She is actively engaged in the evaluation of cutting edge technology intraocular lenses (IOL) and phacoemulsification equipment. She specializes in anterior segment reconstruction and managing complicated cases, such as subluxated cataracts and IOLs. She has been invited to speak on her technique of cataract surgery both in the region and internationally, and has been the director of many cataract teaching courses and performed numerous live surgeries. She has also developed new techniques for managing complicated cataracts, which she has published.In addition to clinical work and research, Prof Chee is a keen teacher and received the Best Teacher award by SNEC in 2000 and the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement award 2007. She is also an Asia Pacific Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (APACRS) Certified Educator (A.C.E), recognized for her contribution in teaching cataract surgery in the region. She has over 100 peer review publications, co-authored 3 textbooks and contributed several book chapters.
Dr. Allan Fong
Dr. Allan Fong
Dr Allan Fong is the Head of the Cataract & Comprehensive Department at SNEC. He has particular interest in Cataract Surgery with Intra-ocular lens implants, Refractive Surgery (LASIK), Pterygium excision and conjunctival graft surgery, treatment of Cornea infections, Dry Eyes and Allergic eye conditions and general eye health screening such as Diabetic Retinopathy and Glaucoma screening.
He graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in 1999. He was awarded the 1997/8 Gold Medal & Book Prize in Ophthalmology by NUS and the Singapore Society of Ophthalmology (SSO). Dr Allan Fong obtained his MRCOphth (London) and MRCS (Edinburgh) in 2004, Master of Medicine (Ophthalmology) from NUS in 2005, and FRCS (Edinburgh) in 2009. He completed Refractive Surgery and Cornea Fellowship at the Singapore National Eye Centre. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine (Ophthalmology), Singapore.
He is also a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS), Asia Pacific Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (APACRS), International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS), American Association of Ophthalmology (AAO), Singapore Society of Ophthalmology (SSO), Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Asia Cornea Society (ACS), Royal College of Ophthalmologists (UK, London), the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (UK, Edinburgh), Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society, India (IIRSI), and the Singapore Medical Association (SMA).