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Donald Tan


Eye & Retina Surgeons, Singapore

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

During the COVID-19 pandemic, I started a whisky infusion company called The Whimsky Bar, making bespoke whisky blended with Asian herbs, fruits and spices... 

If you weren’t an ophthalmologist…

I would be a minor grade cellist, playing in local chamber groups and a local orchestra.

A person in your field you look up to…

Shigeru Kinoshita from Kyoto Prefectural University; he has influenced so many aspects of basic science and clinical medicine in the corneal field, and continues to make tremendous contributions to ocular surface and endothelial cell biology, and therapeutics.  


Part of the Power List 2020

Find out more

From ocular oncology to tackling neglected diseases, our 2020 Power Listers are making their mark on ophthalmology – and beyond.

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Part of the Power List 2018

100 reasons to be proud

This is the third time we have tried to map the Top 100 most influential people in the world of ophthalmology. The list includes surgeons, scientists, engineers, CEOs and more, and each one of them has been voted for by you, our readers.

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Part of the Power List 2016

100 reasons to be proud

Welcome to The Power List 2016 – our second foray into the Top 100 most influential people in the world of ophthalmology.

Though we realize our list can (and should) never be definitive, who can argue that the faces within – both familiar and new – do not beautifully highlight the brilliance and diversity found within the field?

Here, we celebrate 100 reasons to be proud of ophthalmology.

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Part of the Power List 2014

The 100 most influential people

Who are the 100 most influential people in ophthalmology?
That’s the question we posed to ourselves – and then to you – over two months ago, ahead of open nominations and a painstaking judging process. Here, without further ado, we celebrate the answer.

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