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Dr Tsai Andrew

Dr Andrew Tsai from Singapore National Eye Centre

Dr Tsai Andrew

​MBBS, M Med(Ophth), FRCOphth, FAMS, MCI

Consultant

Singapore National Eye Centre

Specialty: Surgical Retina, Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology

Sub-specialties: Surgical Retina, Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Surgical Retina Department Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre
  • Consultant Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology Department Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre
  • Clinical Director Pharmacy Department Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre
  • Consultant SNEC Eye Clinic @ SKH Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital

Academic Appointments

  • Adjunct Clinical Faculty SingHealth Duke-NUS Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Academic Clinical Programme

Profile

Dr Andrew Tsai is a Consultant in the Surgical Retina Department at the Singapore National Eye Centre and Clinical Assistant Professorwith the SingHealth Duke-NUS Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Academic Clinical Programme. Dr Tsai graduated from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor or Surgery (MBBS) degree in 2008. He completed his Master of Medicine in Ophthalmology in 2014 and became Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 2015.  He gained accreditation as a specialist in Ophthalmology in 2016 and became a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore in the same year. He subsequently completed advanced subspecialty training in Medical and Surgical Retina in 2019.
 
Dr Tsai believes in an evidence-based and patient-centric approach to clinical care. His current clinical practice includes vitreoretinal surgery, medical retina, general cataract and comprehensive ophthalmology.

Education

  • MCI (2019)

  • ​FAMS (2016)

  • FRCOphth (2015)

  • M Med(Ophth) (2014)

  • MBBS (2008)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Member, SNEC Fellowship Coordination Committee (2021)
  • Member, Singhealth Pharmacy & Therapeutics Council  (2019)
  • Member, National Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee (2019)

Awards

  • Hero Award, Singapore Health Quality Service Awards, SingHealth (2021)

  • Silver Award, Singapore Health Quality Service Awards, SingHealth (2020)

  • 10 year Long Service Award, SingHealth (2020)

  • AM.EI Golden Apple Award 2019

  • MOH Healthcare Research Scholarship, Master of Clinical Investigation Program (2017)

  • Outstanding Resident Award,  SingHealth Excels (RiSE) Awards (2016)

  • Richard Fan Gold Medal Award for Outstanding Senior Resident, Singapore National Eye Centre (2015)

  • Junior Doctor Teaching Award, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (2015)

  • Master of Medicine Gold Medal (NUS) for Best Candidate in M Med Ophthalmology (2014)

  • Outstanding Performance for Intermediate/In-Training Examination, SingHealth Excels (RiSE) Awards (2014)

  • Best Resident, SingHealth Best Junior Doctor Award 2013

  • Outstanding Resident, SingHealth Excels (RiSE) Awards (2012 – 2013)

  • Training Award, Ministry of Health (2013 – 2016)

  • Appreciation Award, Singapore National Eye Centre (2011)

  • Chief of Defence Force Essay Competition Merit Award (2010 / 2011)

Research Interests

Publications

  1. Tsai AS, Wong TY, Lavanya R, Zhang R, Hamzah H, Tai ES, Cheung CY. Differential Association of Retinal Arteriolar and Venular Caliber with Diabetes and Retinopathy Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice 2011 Nov; 94(2):291-8

  2. Tsai ASH, Jordan-Yu JM, Gan ATL, et al. Diabetic Macular Ischemia: Influence of Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Parameters on Changes in Functional Outcomes Over One Year. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2021;62(1):9. doi:10.1167/iovs.62.1.9

  3. Lim LS, Tsai A, Wong D, Wong E, Yeo I, Loh BK, Ang CL, Ong SG, Lee SY. Prognostic Factor Analysis of Vitrectomy for Retinal Detachment Associated with Myopic Macular Holes. Ophthalmology 2014 Jan;121(1):305-10

  4. Tsai ASH, Gan ATL, Ting DSW, et al. DIABETIC MACULAR ISCHEMIA: Correlation of Retinal Vasculature Changes by Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography and Functional Deficit. Retina. 2020;40(11):2184-2190. doi:10.1097/IAE.0000000000002721

  5. Tsai ASH, Wong CW, Lim L, et al. PEDIATRIC RETINAL DETACHMENT IN AN ASIAN POPULATION WITH HIGH PREVALENCE OF MYOPIA: Clinical Characteristics, Surgical Outcomes, and Prognostic Factors. Retina. 2019;39(9):1751-1760. doi:10.1097/IAE.0000000000002238

Research Trials