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Aung Tin
Prof Aung Tin
Singapore National Eye Centre
Glaucoma Department
Senior Consultant
MMed(Ophth), FRCS(Ed), FRCOphth(UK), FAMS, PhD(Lond)

Professor Aung is a clinician scientist, with clinical practice focusing on glaucoma and research interests in angle closure glaucoma and glaucoma genetics. He was co-Head of the SNEC Glaucoma Department from 2008-2017. With >500 publications, Professor Aung has been awarded >US$20 million in competitive research grant funding.

He has received numerous awards including The Singhealth Duke-NUS Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Professorship in Ophthalmology in 2018, The Dr Robert Ritch Award for Excellence & Innovation in Glaucoma 2017, SingHealth Excellence 2016 Awards – Distinguished Visionary Leader Award, NUS University Outstanding Researcher Award 2016, ARVO Fellow Silver Award in 2016, Singapore Translational Research (STaR) Investigator Award in 2014, Alcon Research Institute Award in 2013. De Campo Awards (2013) from the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, President’s Science Award in 2009, the Nakajima Award in 2007 and Singapore National Medical Research Council-Clinician Scientist Awards in 2005 and 2008.

Professor Aung is a member of the Editorial Boards of Ophthalmology, Journal of Glaucoma, Eye, Graefe’s Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, and 6 other journals. He is immediate past President of the World Glaucoma Association and also serves as a Board member of the Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society and the Asian Angle Closure Glaucoma Club.

Publications and Research Trials
  1.  Khor CC, Do T, Jia H, Nakano M, George R, …. Aung T.
    Genome-wide association study identifies five new susceptibility loci for primary angle closure glaucoma. Nature Genetics. 2016 May; 48(5):556-62. 
  2. Aung T, Ozaki M, Mizoguchi T, Allingham RR, …. Khor CC.
    A common variant mapping to CACNA1A is associated with susceptibility to Exfoliation syndrome.
    Nature Genetics 2015; 47(4):387-92. 
  3. Hysi PG, Cheng CY, Springelkamp H, Macgregor S, …. Aung T.
    Genome-wide Analysis of Multiethnic Cohorts Identifies Four New Loci Influencing Susceptibility to Increased Intraocular Pressure and Susceptibility to Glaucoma.
    Nat Genet- 2014; 46(10): 1126-30 
  4. Vithana EN, Khor CC, Qiao C, Nongpiur ME, …. Aung T.
    Genome-wide association analyses identify three new susceptibility loci for Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma.
    Nat Genetics 2012; 44: 1142-6. 
  5. Vithana EV, Morgan P, Sundaresan P, Ebenezer N, Tan DT, Anand S, Khine KO, Venkataraman D, Yong V, Salto-Tellez M, Venkataraman A, Guo K, Heemadevi B, Mohamad M, Srinivasan M, Prajna V, Khine M, Casey JR, Inglehearn C, Aung T. Mutations in Na-borate co-transporter SLC4A11 cause recessive Congenital Hereditary Endothelial Dystrophy, CHED2.
    Nature Genetics, 2006; 38: 755-7.
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