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Dr Tan Peng Yi

Dr Tan Peng Yi

​MBBS, M Med(Ophth)

Associate Consultant

Singapore National Eye Centre

Specialty: Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Refractive Surgery

Sub-specialties: Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Refractive Surgery

Clinical Appointments

  • Associate Consultant Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology Department Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre
  • Associate Consultant Refractive Surgery Department Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre


​Dr Tan is an Associate Consultant with the Cataract and Comprehensive Ophthalmology Department at Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC). He is currently sub-specialising in the field of refractive surgery.

Dr Tan graduated from Newcastle University, United Kingdom, with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree in 2010 and went on to pursue Ophthalmology training in SNEC. He obtained his Masters of Medicine in Ophthalmology in 2018 and his Ophthalmology Specialist accreditation in 2020. During his residency training, he served as the Lead Resident (2018-2019) and a member of the Infection Control team. He also completed the SingHealth Residency Leadership Programme to enhance his team leadership skills. Dr Tan is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education as well as voluntary community eye screening projects.


  • M Med(Ophth) (2018)
  • MBBS (2010)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • ​Adjunct Research Fellow, SingHealth Duke-NUS Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Academic Clinical Programme (2020 – present)
  • Member, SingHealth Resident Wellness Focus Area Sub-commitee (2019 – present)


Research Interests


  1. ​Trikha S, Saffari E, Nongpiur M, Baskaran M, Ho H, Li Z, Tan PY, Allen J, Khor CC, Perera SA, Cheng CY, Aung T, Vithana E. A Genetic Variant in TGFBR3-CDC7 Is Associated with Visual Field Progression in Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma Patients from Singapore. Ophthalmology. Dec 2015; 122(12):2416-22.

  2. Hurn E, Daniels A, Wilkinson A, Radford A, Falkous P, Bittiner I, Tan PY, Golds K, Sankar N, Premchand N, Ong E. An eight-year (2007-2014) audit of newly diagnosed HIV late presenters in Newcastle; do we need to do more than just the UK 2008 HIV Testing Guidelines? HIV Medicine. April 2015; 16:56-56

  3. Lim LT, Rehman A, Masoud MT, Jaiya A, Tan PY, Scott JA. New Corneal Findings in Chromosome 10 Deletion Syndrome: Report of Two Cases of Corneal Ectasia of Varying Severity. Semin Ophthalmol. Jan 2015; 30(1):58-61

  4. Tan PY, J Furness, A S Sohal, V Ramesh & S Haider. A case of intermediate uveitis as a precursor to acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) in a teenager. Eye (Lond). 2014 May;28(5):625-7

  5. Premchand N, Falkous P, Golds K, Tan PY, Bittiner I, Sankar N, Ong E. Failure of the 2008 BHIVA testing guidelines to influence the rate of late presentation to an infectious diseases unit in North East of England. HIV Medicine 2011; 12 (Suppl. 1) 14-86;P146

Research Trials