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James Finbarr Cullen
Dr James Finbarr Cullen
Singapore National Eye Centre
Neuro-Ophthalmology Service
Senior Consultant
Prof Cullen graduated from National University of Ireland in the 1952. On retirement from consultant posts in Edinburgh Scotland in 1999 he was invited to SNEC to set up a comprehensive service in Neuro-Ophthalmology and to assist in the training of our local ophthalmologists.

Prof Cullen was consultant neuro-ophthalmologist to the Departments of Ophthalmology and Neurosurgery in Edinburgh from 1962 to 1994 following his fellowship in Neuro-Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Institute of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore USA.

He was for many years chief examiner in Ophthalmology and overseas advisor to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and external examiner for the University Kebangsaan Malaysia and Universiti Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, and more recently visiting professor at the Universiti Sains Malaysia in Kelantan.

He has received a number of awards for his services to Malaysian and Singapore Ophthalmology and was awarded the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh gold medal on his retirement in 1999.

Publications and Research Trials

1. Cullen J F, Por Y M. Ischaemic Optic Neuropathy – The Singapore Scene. Singapore Med J 2007; 48(3)246-25

2. Lim S A, Goh KY, Tow S, Fu E, Wong T Y, Seah A, Tan C, Cullen JF. Optic neuritis in Singapore. Singapore Med J 2008;49(9)667-71

3. Cullen JF. Temporal Arteritis 50 years on. Brit J Ophthalmol 2009;93:833-4

4. Cullen JF. Final observations of a European Neuro-ophthanmologist in Southeast Asia. Asian J Ophthalmol. 2009;11:25-8

5. Cullen J F , Chan Joy, Wong CF & Chew W C. Giant Cell (Temporal) Arteritis in Singapore, an Occult Case and the Rational of Management. Singapore Med J. 2009.  In press

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