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Dr Chan Tat Keong

Dr Chan Tat Keong from Singapore National Eye Centre

Dr Chan Tat Keong

​MBBS, M Med(Ophth), FRCS(Ed), FRCOphth, FAMS

Senior Consultant

Singapore National Eye Centre

Specialty: Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Refractive Surgery

Sub-specialties: Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Refractive Surgery

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology Department Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre
  • Senior Consultant Refractive Surgery Department Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre

Academic Appointments

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

Profile

Dr Chan graduated from the medical school of the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1985. After completing his residency training in ophthalmology, he was appointed to the academic staff of the Department of Ophthalmology at NUS and to the clinical staff of the Singapore National Eye Centre. In 1994, he was awarded the China Medical Board Fellowship by NUS to undertake an overseas fellowship programme. Dr Chan completed a clinical and research fellowship in Cornea / External Eye Disease and Refractive Surgery at the renowned Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, USA.

  1. Dr Chan holds numerous appointments and memberships in many international and local professional organizations. These appointments include:
    Key member of the Infectious Disease Task Force, American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)

  2. International Council member, International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS)

  3. Country representative for Singapore, International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS)

  4. International member, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

  5. International member, American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)

  6. Honorary member, Hungarian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (SHIOL)

  7. Member, Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Group, College of Ophthalmologists, Academy of Medicine, Singapore

  8. Member, Singapore Society of Ophthalmology (SSO)


Dr Chan is currently the Chairman of Infection Control at the Singapore National Eye Centre. His clinical interests are in the areas of refractive surgery including LASIK, ocular infectious diseases, anti-infective therapy and antibiotic prophylaxis. Dr Chan has lectured extensively and taught in numerous instruction courses at major scientific meetings in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, the United States and Latin America. As a result of his outstanding work on the molecular diagnosis of microbes implicated in severe ocular infections, Dr Chan was awarded the first prize in the poster competition of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) Annual Congress twice in consecutive years, first in Munich, Germany in 2003 and then in Paris, France in 2004.

Education

  • FAMS (2008)
  • FRCOphth (1991)
  • FRCS(Ed) (1991)
  • M Med(Ophth) (1991)
  • MBBS (1985)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore​Member, Centralised Institutional Review Board (CIRB A), SingHealth
  • Member, Infection Control and Prevention Workgroup (SICPW), SingHealth
  • Member, Disease Outbreak Task Force, Singapore General Hospital (SGH) Campus (2017 – present)
  • Member, Infection Control Audit (SICA) Task Force, SingHealth (2016 - present)
  • Member, Inquiry Committee, Optometrists and Opticians Board (OOB), Ministry of Health 
  • Chairman, Infection Control Committee, Singapore National Eye Centre (1998 – present)

Awards

  • ​Achievement Award, Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology  (APAO)(2017)
  • Star Award, Singapore Health Quality Service Award, SingHealth (2016)
  • Gold Award, Singapore Health Quality Service Award, SingHealth (2015)
  • Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) (2014)
  • Honorary Membership, Hungarian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (2014)
  • Long Service Medal, Singapore National Day Award (2014)
  • Service to Education Award, Ministry of Education, Singapore (2007)
  • Best Poster Award (First Prize), XXII Congress of the European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), Paris, France (2004)
  • Best Poster Award (First Prize), XXI Congress of the European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), Munich, Germany (2003)
  • Community Service Award, People's Association (2001)
  • Community Service Award, People's Association (1998)

Research Interests

Publications

  1. Yap ZL, Chin YC, Ku JY, Chan TK et al. Bleb related infections: clinical characteristics, risk factors, and outcomes in an Asian population. Clinical Ophthalmology 2016:10 2303-230

  2. Lim MCC, Chan T K. Central Serous Chorioretinopathy following LASIK for hyperopia. Journal of Refract Surgery 2008, 24(6): 651-2

  3. Khoury J M, Haman R N, Chan T K et al. Intrastromal alloplastic inclusions and femtosecond laser lamellar surgery. In Refractive Surgery second edition. Editor: Azar D T. Publisher: Mosby Elsevier, 2007; 363-372

  4. Su D H, Chan T K, Lim L. Infectious keratitis associated with daily disposable contact lenses. Eye & Contact Lens 2003, 29(3): 185-186

  5. Katz J, Schein O D, Levy B, Cruiscullo T, Saw S M, Rajan U, Chan T K, Khoo C Y, Chew S J. A randomized trial of rigid gas permeable contact lenses to reduce progression of children's myopia. Am J Ophthalmol 2003; 136:82-90

  6. Saw S M, Tseng P, Chan W K, Chan T K, Ong S G, Tan D. Visual function and outcome following cataract surgery in a Singapore population. J Cataract Refrac Surgery 2002, 28:445-53

  7. Wong J S, Chan T K, Lee H M, Chee S P. Endogenous bacterial endophthalmitis: an East Asian experience and a reappraisal of a severe ocular affliction. (Major Review) Ophthalmology 2000; 107(8): 1483-91

  8. Song K P, Chan T K, Ji Z L, Wong S W. Rapid identification of Pseudomonas aeruginosa from ocular isolates by PCR using exotoxin A-specific primers. Molecular Cellular Probes 2000, 14:199-204

  9. Chan T K, Chee S P, Cheng C L, Saw S M, Padmanabhan V, Tan D. Anterior chamber bacterial contamination following cataract surgery and eyelid commensals in a tertiary eye centre. Invest Ophthalmol Visual Sci 2000, 41:5591

  10. Aung T, Chan T K. Nosocomial Klebsiella pneumoniae conjunctivitis resulting in infectious keratitis and bilateral corneal perforation. Cornea 1998; 17(5):558-61

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