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Dr Ronald Yeoh is an ophthalmologist practising at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Singapore.
He provides expertise in cataract and retinal surgery, and his main areas of interest are in the developments of standard and advanced cataract surgery, the use of ultrasound or femtosecond laser technology, and advanced technology intraocular lens implants.
In 2013, he was nominated and elected to be a member of the International Intraocular Implant Club, founded by the inventor of the intraocular lens, Harold Ridley.
In 2014, Dr Yeoh was appointed as an adjunct assistant professor to the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School.
In 2015, he was elected to be the president of the Asia-Pacific Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.
He has received several awards for his contributions to ophthalmology. These include the Distinguished Contribution to Ophthalmology Award, International Council of Ophthalmology (1990), the Distinguished Service Award, Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (1995), the Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, for services to ophthalmology in Asia (1996), the Singapore National Eye Centre Service Award (1997), Member of Merit, Instituto Barraquer, Barcelona, Spain (1999), and the ACE Award (2002).
The award Dr Yeoh is most proud of is the one his students at the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) voted for: Best Teacher Award at the SNEC in 2000.
He has delivered 2 international lectures: The Keshmahinder Singh Oration in Kuala Lumpur in 2002 and the Lim Lecture in Beijing at the 18th Asia-Pacific Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons Meeting in 2005.
He completed his surgical vitreo-retinal fellowship at the Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.
He was involved in the development of small incision cataract surgery (Phaco) in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific when it first started in Singapore in the early 90s.
Dr Yeoh developed a teaching course on learning phacoemulsification cataract surgery, entitled Pearls and Pitfulls, and has trained many young eye surgeons. This course has been presented internationally, and was a regular fixture at the annual American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS) in the USA for more than 10 years.
Today, Dr Yeoh runs instruction courses on femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery and makes educational films which have garnered numerous awards at film festival competitions in Asia, USA and Europe. In 2015, his educational film, Femtophaco Follies, won awards at these 3 major cataract and refractive surgery meetings.
In recognition of his standing in the field of modern cataract surgery, Dr Yeoh was invited to sit on the programme committee of the ASCRS annual meeting with his American counterparts. He also sits on the Challenging and Complicated Cataract Surgery Subcommittee of the ASCRS.
He was one of the few Asian surgeons invited as the International Guest Judge for the San Francisco ASCRS Film Festival in 2013.
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, London, UK
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, UK
Diploma in Ophthalmology, London, UK
Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore