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Dr Daniel Chua

Dr Chua Daniel

​MBBS, M Med(Ophth), MCI, FAMS

Senior Consultant

Singapore National Eye Centre

Specialty: Refractive Surgery, Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Sub-specialties: Refractive Surgery, Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Refractive Surgery Department Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre
  • Senior Consultant Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology Department Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre
  • Clinical Director Ophthalmic Investigation Services Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre

Academic Appointments

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


Dr Daniel Chua is an Senior Consultant with the General Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology Department, Singapore National Eye Centre. He obtained his medical degree at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2005 before completing a Masters in Clinical Investigation (NUS) in 2011.

During his training in the SingHealth Ophthalmology Residency Program, Dr Chua was awarded the SingHealth Best Resident (Ophthalmology) in 2012. He obtained his Master of Medicine in Ophthalmology in 2014 and his Ophthalmology Specialist accreditation from Academy of Medicine, Singapore in 2016.
Being actively involved in education, Dr Chua is part of the Clinical Faculty Scheme under NUS as a Clinical Lecturer and frequently teaches medical students. He was awarded the SingHealth Inspiring Resident Educator Award in 2016.

Dr Chua’s current clinical practice includes general, cataract and comprehensive ophthalmology and he is subspecializing in the field of laser refractive surgery.


  • ​FAMS (2016)
  • M Med(Ophth) (2014)
  • MCI (2011)
  • MBBS (2005)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Clinical Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • Member, International Society of Refractive Surgery (2017 - present)
  • International Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) (2017 - present)


  • ​Inspiring Resident Educator Award, SingHealth (2016)
  • Best Resident (Ophthalmology), SingHealth (2012)

Research Interests


  1. ​Chan C, Ang M, Saad A, Chua D, Mejia M, Lim L, Gatinel D. Validation of an Objective Scoring System for Forme Fruste Keratoconus Detection and Post-LASIK Ectasia Risk Assessment in Asian Eyes. Cornea. 2015 Sep;34(9):996-1004. PMID: 26165793

  2. Perera SA, Foo LL, Cheung CY, Allen JC, Chua D, Tham YC, Loon SC, Wong TY, Aung T. Cup-to-Disc Ratio From Heidelberg Retina Tomograph 3 and High-Definition Optical Coherence Tomography Agrees Poorly With Clinical Assessment. J Glaucoma. 2015 Mar 30. PMID: 25827299

  3. Ang M, Li L, Chua D, Wong C, Htoon HM, Mehta JS, Tan D. Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty with anterior chamber intraocular lenses: complications and 3-year outcomes. Br J Ophthalmol. 2014 Aug;98(8):1028-32. PubMed PMID: 24676725

  4. Chua D, Cullen JF. Incipient non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy: a distinct clinical entity, the Singapore scene 3. Singapore Med J. 2014 Sep;55(9):473-5. PubMed PMID: 25273931

  5. Chua D, Wong W, Lamoureux EL, Aung T, Saw SM, Wong TY. The prevalence and risk factors of ocular trauma: the Singapore Indian eye study. Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2011 Dec;18(6):281-7. PMID: 22053838

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