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Audrey Chia
Adj Assoc Prof Audrey Chia
Singapore National Eye Centre
Paediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Department
Head and Senior Consultant

Adj Assoc Prof Audrey Chia graduated from the University of Sydney, and did her ophthalmology training at the Sydney Eye Hospital. She returned to Singapore in 2000 and worked as an Ophthalmology Registrar at the Singapore National Eye Centre before doing a Paediatric Ophthalmology fellowship at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London. Since her return to Singapore, she has been based at the Singapore National Eye Centre. She is currently Head of the Paediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Department at the Singapore National Eye Centre and the Eye Clinic at the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Besides being actively involved in clinical care, Adj Assoc Prof Chia’s research interests include strabismus, amblyopia, retinopathy of prematurity, medical and non-medical control of myopia. She is a Senior Clinical Investigator and co-heads the Myopia research unit at the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI).

Adj Assoc Prof Chia also helps provide service at SNEC-SERI Visual ElectroDiagnostic Laboratory, and is a member of the International Society of Electrophysiology Vision (ISCEV). Her interests here include functional changes in myopia and amblyopia, retinal dystrophy and drug-related toxicities.

Adj Assoc Prof Chia is the Vice-Chair, Faculty and Professional Development, Eye Academic Clinical Program, SingHealth. She has served in the past as program director and core faculty of the Singhealth ophthalmology residency program and continues to enjoy her role in the development, training and education of young ophthalmologist, ophthalmology residents and scientist at the Singapore National Eye Center, and Singapore Eye Research Institute.

Publications and Research Trials
  1. Chia A, Lu QS, Tan D. Five year clinical trial on Atropine for the treatment of childhood myopia (ATOM2): myopia control with 0.01% atropine eyedrops. Ophthal 2016; 123(20: 391-9.

  2. Chia A, Chua WH, Cheung YB, Wong WL, Lingham A, Fong A, Tan D. Atropine for the treatment of Childhood myopia: safety and efficacy of 0.5%, 0.1% and 0.01% dosages (ATOM2). Ophthalmology 2012; 119(2):347-54.

  3. Sim B, Yap GH, Chia A. Functional and Psychosocial Impact of Strabismus in Asian Children. J AAPOS 2014 April;18(2):178-82.

  4. Chia A, Lin XY, Mohamed D, Guzzard G et al. Risk factors for strabismus and amblyopia in young Singapore Chinese children. Ophthalmic Epidemiology 2013;20(3):138-47.

  5. Chia A, Dirani M, Chan YH et al. Prevalence of amblyopia and strabismus in young Singaporean children. IOVS 2010; 51(7):3411-7.

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