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Clinical Outcomes

Clinical Audit at SNEC

The Clinical Audit Department was set up in 1991 as part of SNEC’s focus on quality assurance, commitment to the highest standards of clinical governance and the delivery of safe and high-quality ophthalmic care.

Clinical audit was introduced by SNEC’s founding Medical Director, the late Professor Arthur Lim. It was his belief that, “a patient’s eye is not for experimentation.” He placed high importance on a patient’s well-being and implemented several quality assurance initiatives to develop a culture of excellence at SNEC.

The clinical audit process aims to:

  • review and evaluate the process and outcomes of patient care and clinical performance against prescribed targets and standards

  • ensure that the highest standard of eye care is provided to all patients

  • provide data to SNEC’s doctors for training, education, research, presentations and publications

  • ensure regular compilation and reporting of statistics for the Quality Assurance Committee

All major surgeries performed at SNEC are video-recorded for training and education, and the outcomes are audited.

Clinical subspecialties and audit data:   

  1. Cataract Subspecialty

  2. Corneal & External Eye Disease

  3. General Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology

  4. Glaucoma

  5. Medical Retina

  6. Neuro-ophthalmology

  7. Ocular Inflammation & Immunology

  8. Oculoplastic

  9. Ophthalmic Pathology

  10. Paediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus

  11. Refractive Surgery

  12. Surgical Retina


The latest clinical audit publication: Clinical Audit and Quality Assurance in Ophthalmology: The SNEC Experience is available here for your reference.