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Clin Assoc Prof Boey Pui Yi

Clin Assoc Prof Boey Pui Yi

MBBS, M Med(Ophth), MRCSEd, FRCS(Ed), FAMS

Senior Consultant

Singapore National Eye Centre

Specialty: Glaucoma, Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Sub-specialties: Glaucoma, Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Glaucoma Department Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre
  • Senior Consultant Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology Department Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre
  • Head & Senior Consultant SNEC Eye Clinic @ Bedok Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre

Academic Appointments

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


Clin Assoc Prof Boey Pui Yi is a Senior Consultant in the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC). Her clinical practice includes cataract surgery, general and comprehensive ophthalmology, as well as a special interest in the field of Glaucoma.
Clin Assoc Prof Boey is also the Head, Ophthalmology Service in Balestier Branch since 2016, and oversees the overall operations of this satellite clinic. In this clinic, her practice involves taking care of patients with cataract and general eye conditions. Clin Assoc Prof Boey continued her leadership as Co-Head, SNEC Alexandra Hospital Branch when the Balestier Branch moved to Alexandra Hospital. She continues to lead the team when the satellite clinic relocated to Bedok in March 2018.
Clin Assoc Prof Boey completed her medical training with the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2004, where she was awarded the Dean’s list award for academic excellence in 2003. She qualified as a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2007, and was awarded the Master of Medicine (Ophthalmology) by NUS in 2008. In 2011, Clin Assoc Prof Boey obtained her specialist degrees as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, as well as a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS), where she was awarded the Medal for Best Candidate in Oculoplastics and Adnexal Diseases. She then went on to sub-specialty fellowship training in Glaucoma at SNEC, and was also awarded the HMDP fellowship, which enabled her to pursue further training overseas. She completed an enriching post-doctoral clinical and research fellowship with the Devers Eye Institute, Legacy Health Systems, in Portland, Oregon, USA. During her overseas fellowship, she worked in-depth with internationally renowned glaucoma specialists on emerging techniques in optic nerve head imaging for the early detection of glaucoma and prevention of blindness.
Clin Assoc Prof Boey holds various academic appointments, including that of Clinical Assistant Professor of SingHealth Duke-NUS Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Academic Clinical Programme (EYE ACP), and Clinical Lecturer at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine of NUS. She is actively involved in postgraduate and undergraduate education of ophthalmology trainees and medical students, and has received “Best Teacher” nominations from students that she has trained.
Clin Assoc Prof Boey actively participates in presentations at numerous international and local conferences, and has published scientific papers in respected peer-reviewed medical journals. She has also been involved in numerous educational talks for the public as well as symposia for fellow doctors to raise awareness of Glaucoma.


  • FRCS(Ed) (2011)
  • FAMS (2011)
  • M Med(Ophth) (2008)
  • MRCSEd (2007)
  • MBBS (2004)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Clinical Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS
  • SNEC Quality Assurance Committee (2016 – present)
  • SNEC Outpatient Department Committee (2016 – present)
  • SNEC Pharmacy & Therapeutics (P&T) Committee (2015 – present)
  • SNEC Clinical Competency Committee (CCC) and Program Evaluation Committee (PEC) (2015 – present)
  • Singapore Society of Ophthalmology, Committee Member (2012- 2013)
  • Singapore Society of Ophthalmology, Committee Member (2011- 2012)
  • SNEC JCI Committee (2014 – 2017)


  • Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) Fellowship Award (2013)
  • Medal for Best Candidate in Oculoplastics and Adnexal Diseases, Exit Examination in Ophthalmology, (2011)
  • Dean's List for Academic Excellence, National University of Singapore (2003)

Research Interests


  1. Nongpiur ME, Cheng CY, Duvesh R, Vijayan S, Baskaran M, Khor CC, Allen J, Kavitha S, Venkatesh R, Goh D, Husain R, Boey PY, Quek D, Ho CL, Wong TT, Perera S, Wong TY, Krishnadas SR, Sundaresan P, Aung T, Vithana EN. Evaluation of Primary Angle-Closure Glaucoma Susceptibility Loci in Patients with Early Stages of Angle-Closure Disease. Ophthalmology. 2018 Jan 5. pii: S0161-6420(17)31588-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2017.11.016. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29310965
  2. Gardiner SK*, Boey PY*, Yang H, Fortune B, Burgoyne CF, Demirel S. Structural Measurements for Monitoring Change in Glaucoma: Comparing Retinal Nerve Fibre Layer Thickness With Minimum Rim Width and Area. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2015 Oct;56(11):6886-91. doi: 10.1167/iovs.15-16701. PubMed PMID: 26501416; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4627356. (*joint first authors)
  3. Tsai AS, Boey PY, Htoon HM, Wong TT. Bleb needling outcomes for failed trabeculectomy blebs in Asian eyes: a 2-year follow up. Int J Ophthalmol 2015;8(4):748-753
  4. Boey PY, Mansberger SL. Ocular Hypertension: An approach to assessment and management. Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Volume 49, Issue 6, Pages 489–496, December 2014
  5. Pan CW*, Boey PY*, Cheng CY, Saw SM, Tay WT, Wang JJ, Tan AG, Mitchell P, Wong TY. Myopia, axial length, and age-related cataract: the singapore malay eye study. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 Jul 2;54(7):4498-502. doi:10.1167/iovs.13-12271. PubMed PMID: 23737473. (*joint first authors)
  6. Boey PY, Singhal Shweta, Perera SA, Aung T. Conventional and emerging treatments in the management of acute primary angle closure. Clin Ophthalmol. 2012;6:417-24. Epub 2012 Mar 15. PubMed PMID: 22536030
  7. Boey PY, Mehta JS, Ho CL, Tan DT, Wong TT. Outcomes of Trabeculectomy After Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty: A Comparison With Penetrating Keratoplasty. Am J Ophthalmol. 2012 Mar 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22397954
  8. Narayanaswamy AK, Lee K, Zhen M, Chua J, Chai SM, Boey PY, Zheng C, Aung T, Venkatraman S, Wong TT. Randomized, Controlled Trial of a Sustained Delivery Formulation of 5-Fluorouracil for the Treatment of Failing Blebs. Ophthalmology. 2011 Dec 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22153707
  9. Boey PY, Narayanaswamy A, Zheng C, Perera SA, Htoon HM, Tun TA, Seah SK, Wong TT, Aung T. Imaging of blebs after phacotrabeculectomy with Ologen collagen matrix implants. Br J Ophthalmol. 2011 Mar;95(3):340-4. Epub 2010 Aug 7. PubMed PMID: 20693559
  10. Chong RS, Jiang YZ, Boey PY, Yu SJ, Htoon HM, Aung T, Khaw PT, Wong TT. Tear cytokine profile in medicated glaucoma patients: effect of monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 on early posttrabeculectomy outcome. Ophthalmology. 2010 Dec;117(12):2353-8. Epub 2010 Jul 13. PubMed PMID: 20630596
  11. Boey PY, Tay WT, Lamoureux E, Tai ES, Mitchell P, Wang JJ, Saw SM, Wong TY. C-reactive protein and age-related macular degeneration and cataract: the singapore malay eye study. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2010 Apr;51(4):1880-5. Epub 2009 Nov 20. PubMed PMID: 19933187
  12. Boey PY, Seah LL, Loh BK, Rootman J. Development of thyroid-related orbitopathy following cataract surgery. Orbit. 2009;28(6):383-7. PubMed PMID: 19929665
  13. Lim SA, Sitoh YY, Chng SM, Boey PY, Goh KY. Magnetic resonance imaging in acute optic neuritis in Singapore. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2009 Sep;38(9):821-6. PubMed PMID: 19816643
  14. Lam MZ, Lee TJ, Boey PY, Ng WF, Hey HW, Ho KY, Cheong PY. Factors influencing cardiac auscultation proficiency in physician trainees. Singapore Med J. 2005 Jan;46(1):11-4. PubMed PMID: 15633002

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