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Chelvin Sng

Medical Director, Chelvin Sng Eye Centre, Adjunct Associate Professor, National University of Singapore, Adjunct Clinician Investigator, Singapore Eye Research Institute, Convenor, Asia Pacific Glaucoma Society MIGS Interest Group, Singapore

A little-known or interesting thing about you...

Few people know that I used to be an avid Chinese Chess player, and I represented my school in the Singaporean National Chinese Chess competitions when I was in school. I was never crowned the champion, but I did come close and was ranked 2nd and 3rd in some competitions! Sadly, I hardly play Chinese Chess these days, and I hope to get back into the game when I have more time one day.

If you weren’t an ophthalmologist…

I come from a family of doctors: my parents are gynaecologists, my brother is a general surgeon, and I am married to a cornea surgeon, Marcus Ang. I have medicine in my blood, hence if I weren’t an ophthalmologist, I would have still ended up in a medical profession. Perhaps if I were feeling adventurous, I would venture beyond the homo sapiens species and be a veterinarian, since I love animals. 

A person in your field you look up to…

My previous mentor at Moorfields Eye Hospital, Keith Barton, is someone that I look up to. He has such a wealth of clinical experience and always provides insightful advice regarding challenging glaucoma cases. He also has boundless energy and enthusiasm that is not limited to ophthalmology – he can out-cycle, out-run and out-travel a person half his age! 

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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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