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Chelvin Sng

The Power List 2017


Chelvin Sng

Consultant Ophthalmologist, National University Hospital, Singapore; Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore; Honorary Consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK

Sng graduated as the top medical student from Gonville and Caius College in Cambridge University with triple First Class Honors and distinctions, and has received several international awards from the ASCRS, AAO, ARVO and the Australian and New Zealand Glaucoma and Interest Group. She was also named as the most outstanding candidate in her year for the Ophthalmology Specialist Accreditation Examination in Singapore, with Gold Medals conferred for being the best candidate in Glaucoma, Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Neuroophthalmology and Pediatric Ophthalmology.

A former Moorfields glaucoma fellow, she has gone on to be a pioneer of MIGS surgery in Asia, being the first Asian surgeon accredited to use several of the MIGS devices now available, including the iStent Inject and the 
XEN-45 implant. With a plethora of peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and positions on journal editorial advisory boards to her name – Chelvin was Lead Guest Editor of a Special Edition on MIGS in the Journal of Ophthalmology – and having secured over S$1.7 million in research funding, she also finds the time to volunteer for medical missions to less developed areas of South East Asia and India and is a Visiting Consultant to the Chinese Foundation for Lifeline Express, where she lectures and provides clinical and surgical training to local Chinese ophthalmologists.


Part of the Power List 2017

Top 50 rising stars

Thanks to the demographics of the developed world, the future of eyecare looks like it will be one of limited resources and rising patient burden.

So who will lead ophthalmology over the next few decades and shape its future? To find out, we asked you, our readers, to vote for ophthalmology’s Top 50 rising stars… and here they are.

Welcome to the 2017 Power List.

In 2018, The Ophthalmologist will be recognising the Top 100 pioneers and game-changers in the field of ophthalmology.

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