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Dr Chew Annabel

Dr Annabel Chew from Singapore National Eye Centre

Dr Chew Annabel

​MBBS, M Med(Ophth), FRCS(Ed), FAMS

Consultant

Singapore National Eye Centre

Specialty: Glaucoma, Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Sub-specialties: Glaucoma, Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma.

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Glaucoma Department Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre
  • Consultant Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology Department Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre
  • Consultant SNEC Eye Clinic @ CGH Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Asst Professor SingHealth Duke-NUS Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Academic Clinical Programme

Profile

Dr Annabel Chew is currently a Consultant of the Glaucoma Department in the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC). She completed her medical training with the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2005. She did her Ophthalmology residency training in Singapore and was awarded the Ministry of Health Training Award in 2010 for her specialist training. She obtained her Master of Medicine (Ophthalmology) by NUS in 2011, and her specialist accreditation in Ophthalmology in 2014. She qualified as a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS), and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2016. She successfully completed her Glaucoma sub-specialty fellowship training at the Singapore National Eye Centre in 2016.

Dr Chew holds various academic appointments; she is a Clinical Assistant Professor of SingHealth Duke-NUS Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Academic Clinical Programme, and Clinical Lecturer at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine of NUS. Dr Chew is actively involved in postgraduate and undergraduate education of ophthalmology trainees and medical students, as well as paramedical staff, including optometrists and nurses.

Dr Chew is an Adjunct Clinician Investigator at the Singapore Eye Research Institute. Her current research interest is in Glaucoma and she actively participates in presentations at international and local conferences, and has published scientific papers in respected peer-reviewed medical journals. Within SNEC, Dr Chew is a member of the Primary Eye Care Committee, as well as a member of the Philanthropy and Development Committee.

Dr Chew’s current clinical practice includes general ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and glaucoma.

Education

  • FRCS(Ed) (2016)
  • FAMS (2016)
  • M Med(Ophth) (2011)
  • MBBS (2005)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Clinical Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • Member, Philanthropy and Development Committee, Singapore National Eye Centre (2016 - present)
  • Member, Primary Eye Care Committee, Singapore National Eye Centre (2015 - present)

Awards

  • Training Award, Ministry of Health (2010)

Research Interests

Publications

  1. Annabel CY Chew, A Chan, ME Nongpiur, G Peh, VA Barathi, NC Lwin, C Ong, S Perera. A rabbit model study to determine the efficacy of a prototype corneal endothelium protector during cataract surgery. Journal of Ophthalmology 2017; Article ID 6906139

  2. Toh ZH, Lee CSY, Annabel Chew, S Perera. Time heals all wounds: obstacles in glaucoma surgery from an Asian perspective. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare 2015;24(2):103-112

  3. Annabel CY Chew, JS Mehta, Donald TH Tan. One year of Cornea research in review – 2012. Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology 2013;2(6):401-413

  4. A Petznick, Annabel CY Chew, R Hall, C Chan, M Rosman, Donald TH Tan, L Tong, JS Mehta. Comparison of corneal sensitivity, tear function and corneal staining following laser in situ keratomileusis with two femtosecond laser techniques. Clinical Ophthalmology 2013;7:591-8

  5. Wong MH, Annabel CY Chew, Htoon HM, Lee BH, Cheng J, Liu J, Donald TH Tan, JS Mehta. Reproducibility of corneal graft thickness measurements with COLGATE in patients who have undergone DSAEK (Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty. BMC Med Imaging 2012 Aug 1:12:25

  6. Annabel CY Chew, JS Mehta, Donald TH Tan. Deep lamellar keratoplasty after resolution of hydrops in keratoconus. Cornea 2011 April;30(4):454-9

  7. Annabel CY Chew, Donald TH Tan, R Poh, Htoon HM, Roger W Beuerman, JS Mehta. Effect of intracameral injection of fibrin tissue sealant on the rabbit anterior segment structures. Molecular Vision 2010 Jun 12;16:1087-97

  8. Annabel CY Chew, JS Mehta, Lim L, I Busmanis, Donald TH Tan. Fungal endophthalmitis after Descemet-stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) – a case report. Cornea 2010 March;29(3):346-9

Research Trials