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Dr Tan Licia

Dr Tan Licia

​MBBS, M Med(Ophth), FRCOphth


Singapore National Eye Centre

Specialty: Oculoplastic, Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology Department

Sub-specialties: Oculoplastic, Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology Department

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Cataract Surgery.

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Oculoplastic Department Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre
  • Consultant Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology Department Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Instructor SingHealth Duke-NUS Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Academic Clinical Programme


​Dr Tan Licia is a Consultant at the Singapore National Eye Centre under the Oculoplastic and Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology Department.

 Dr Tan attended medical school at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at National University of Singapore as a Public Commission Service Merit scholar where she was awarded the Benjamin Chew Gold Medal in Medical Ethics, and subsequently completed her residency training in ophthalmology at Singapore National Eye Centre. She obtained her Masters in Medicine (Ophthalmology) in 2016, Ophthalmology Specialist accreditation in 2018, and was conferred Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmology in the same year.

She took on various leadership and administrative roles, representing Ophthalmology on the SingHealth Residents’ Committee,  serving as the SingHealth Ophthalmology Chief Resident from 2016 to 2018, and was selected as one of the chief residents to represent SingHealth at the Singapore Chief Residency Programme from 2016-2017. She was then appointed as Chief Resident at Singapore National Eye Centre in 2019. During her residency training, she was awarded the SingHealth Outstanding Resident Award twice. She also received the SingHealth Award for Quality Improvement Project in 2016 for her work on improving patient workflow and waiting times.

During the course of her training, she was also involved in research and the publication of several research papers in respected peer review international medical journals such as Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Her work has also been presented at local and international conferences. Dr Tan is currently active in research, education, clinical service and patient care. She is presently working on various research projects. As a member of the Medical Education Committee, she is actively involved in furthering medical education and research. She is committed to teaching and education, and has been assigned as mentor, lecturer and tutor to medical students, an instructor in multiple microsurgical courses and tutorials for ophthalmology residents, and given various lectures and clinical instruction to allied health professionals. She also actively serves on various other committees that improve patient care, serving as Deputy Director to ECS services, and other committees such as the outpatient committee that manages clinical operations at the centre, and inter department collaboration with the Singapore General Hospital Accident and Emergency Department for care of ophthalmology patients.


  • ​FRCOphth (2018) 
  • M Med(Ophth) (2016)
  • MBBS (2012)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • ​Chief Resident, Singapore National Eye Centre (2019)
  • Clinical Instructor, SingHealth Duke-NUS Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Academic Clinical Program (2019)
  • Deputy Clinical Director, ECS Clinic, Singapore National Eye Centre (2019)
  • Member, Outpatient Committee, Singapore National Eye Centre
  • Member, Medical Education Committee, Singapore National Eye Centre (2016 - present)
  • Chief Resident, SingHealth Ophthalmology (2016-2018)


  • ​Outstanding Resident Award, SingHealth (2016)
  • Quality Improvement Project RISE Award, SingHealth (2016)
  • Outstanding Resident Award, SingHealth (2014)
  • Benjamin Chew Gold Medal in Medical Ethics (2011)
  • Public Service Commission Local Merit Scholarship (Medicine) (2007)

Research Interests


  1. ​Case Series: Bilateral Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachments in Atopic Dermatitis. Tan L, Teo L, Lee SY. Optom Vis Sci. Jul;95(7):621-624
  2. Surgical Removal of Internal Limiting Membrane and Layering of AAV Vector on the Retina Under Air Enhances Gene Transfection in a Nonhuman Primate. K Teo, Lee SY, Barathi AV, Tun SBB, Tan L, Constable IJ. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2018 Jul 2;59(8):3574-3583. doi: 10.1167/iovs.18-24333
  3. Retinal vessel oxygen saturation increases after vitrectomy. Lim L, Tan L, Perera S. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014; 55(6):3851-6
  4. Performance of the Moorfields Motion Displacement Test for Identifying Eyes with Glaucoma.  EL Ong, Y Zheng, Tan L, CY Cheng, TY Wong, A How. Ophthalmology. 2014 Jan;121(1):88-92. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2013.08.036.

Research Trials