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Dr Khor Wei Boon from Singapore National Eye Centre

Dr Khor Wei Boon

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

Senior Consultant

Specialty: Corneal & External Eye Disease, Refractive Surgery, General Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology

Sub-specialties: Corneal & External Eye Disease, Refractive Surgery, General Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Corneal & External Eye Disease Department Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre
  • Senior Consultant Refractive Surgery Department Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre
  • Senior Consultant General Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology Department Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre
  • Clinical Director Health Insights Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre
  • Head & Senior Consultant SNEC Eye Clinic @ SKH Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital

Academic Appointments

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

Profile

Dr Khor Wei Boon is currently a Senior Consultant with the Corneal & External Diseases Department and the Refractive Surgery Department at Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC), as well as Head of the SNEC Eye Clinic @ Sengkang General Hospital.
Dr Khor graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in 2000. After national service, he completed his residency in Ophthalmology with the Singapore National Eye Centre. Dr Khor became a Fellow with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2009 and obtained his specialist accreditation in Ophthalmology in 2010. He then furthered his subspecialty training in Cornea and Refractive Surgery with Professor Donald Tan in SNEC in 2011, and with Drs Terry Kim and Alan Carlson at the Duke University Eye Centre in North Carolina, USA in 2012-2013. 
 
In 2006, whilst still a resident with the SNEC, Dr Khor was part of the team of ophthalmologists that investigated an outbreak of Fusarium keratitis associated with a specific contact lens solution in Singapore; his published findings contributed to the worldwide alert over what was eventually found to be a global epidemic. In the same year, he, along with the rest of the team, was awarded Singapore’s first Minister of Health Award for Outstanding Performance in Public Health for his contributions. He was further appointed Chief Resident in SNEC in 2007.
 
Dr Khor has a passion for teaching, and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore, as well as a Clinical Senior Lecturer with the Department of Ophthalmology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in National University of Singapore. He is also an Adjunct Clinician Investigator with the Singapore Eye Research Institute, with keen interests in corneal infections and component corneal transplantation such as anterior lamellar keratoplasty and descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty. Dr Khor has published in respected peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and the American Journal of Ophthalmology (AJO), and has made presentations at numerous scientific meetings, both locally and internationally.

Education

  • FAMS
  • FRCS(Ed) (2011)
  • MRCSEd
  • M Med(Ophth) (2009)
  • MBBS

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Clinical Senior Lecturer, Department of Ophthalmology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • Member, Premium Patient Service (PPS) Taskforce, Singapore National Eye Centre (2017 - present)
  • Co-Chair, Service Transformation Taskforce, Singapore National Eye Centre (2016 – present) 
  • Member, Refractive Subspecialty Committee, College of Ophthalmologists, Academy of Medicine, Singapore (2016 – 2019)
  • Member, OPD Committee, Singapore National Eye Centre (2016 – present) 
  • Chairman, JCI Re-Accreditation Committee, Singapore National Eye Centre (2014 – present)
  • Member, Quality Assurance Committee, Singapore National Eye Centre (2014 – present) 
  • Member, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Singapore National Eye Centre (2011 – present) 

Awards

  • Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence (2016) 
  • Silver Award, Singapore Health Quality Service Award, SingHealth (2015 and 2017) 
  • Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) Fellowship, SingHealth (2012)
  • Minister of Health Award for Outstanding Performance in Public Health (2006)

Publications and Research Trials

  1. Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty with the EndoSerter Donor Tissue Injector: Technique and Early Clinical Results. Khor WB, Terry Kim. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2014 Nov;40(11):1768-72. Epub 2014 Sep 24

  2. Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty with a donor insertion device: clinical results and complications in 100 eyes. Khor WB, Han SB, Mehta JS, Tan DT. Am J Ophthalmol. 2013 Oct;156(4):773-9

  3. Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty in Complex Eyes: Results With a Donor Insertion Device. Khor WB, Teo KY, Mehta JS, Tan DT. Cornea. 2013 Aug;32(8):1063-8

  4. The role of presbyopia-correcting intraocular lenses after laser in situ keratomileusis. Khor WB, Afshari NA. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2013 Jan;24(1):35-40

  5. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Khor WB, Afshari NA. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2013 Jan;24(1):1-2

  6. Chlorpromazine-induced corneal toxicity. Koh V, Khor WB, Lim L. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Nov 1;130(11):1409

  7. Contact lens characteristics and contrast sensitivity of patients with keratoconus. Wei RH, Khor WB, Lim L, Tan DT. Eye Contact Lens. 2011 Sep;37(5):307-11

  8. Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty with a Graft Insertion Device: Surgical Technique and Early Clinical Results. Khor WB, JS Mehta, DTH Tan. Am J Ophthalmol. 2011 Feb;151(2):223-32.e2. Epub 2010 Dec 18

  9. Keratoconus in Asians: demographics, clinical characteristics, and visual function in a hospital-based population. Khor WB, Wei RH, Lim L, Chan CM, Tan DT. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2011 May-Jun;39(4):299-307

  10. Evaluation of Scanning Protocols for Imaging the Anterior Chamber Angle with Anterior Segment-Optical Coherence Tomography. Khor WB, Sakata LM, Friedman DS, Narayanaswamy A, Lavanya R, Perera SA, Aung T. J Glaucoma. 2010 Aug;19(6):365-8

  11. Acanthamoeba keratitis associated with contact lens wear in Singapore. Por YM, Mehta JS, Chua JL, Koh TH, Khor WB, Fong AC, Lim JW, Heng WJ, Loh RS, Lim L, Tan DT. Am J Ophthalmol. 2009 Jul;148(1):7-12.e2. Epub 2009 Apr 29

  12. Anterior segment imaging in the management of postoperative fibrin pupillary-block glaucoma. Khor WB, Perera S, Jap A, Ho CL, Hoh ST. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2009 Jul;35(7):1307-12

  13. An Intrasellar Meningioma Masquerading as Pituitary Apoplexy. Neuro-Ophthalmology. WB Khor, R Yeoh, T Lee, JF Cullen. 2009 Jan;33(1):73-76

  14. Risk factors for contact lens-related fusarium keratitis: a case-control study in Singapore. Saw SM, Ooi PL, Tan DT, Khor WB, Fong CW, Lim J, Cajucom-Uy HY, Heng D, Chew SK, Aung T, Tan AL, Chan CL, Ting S, Tambyah PA, Wong TY. Arch Ophthalmol. 2007 May;125(5):611-7

  15. An outbreak of Fusarium keratitis associated with contact lens wear in Singapore. Khor WB, Aung T, Saw SM, Wong TY, Tambyah PA, Tan AL, Beuerman R, Lim L, Chan WK, Heng WJ, Lim J, Loh RS, Lee SB, Tan DT. JAMA. 2006 Jun 28;295(24):2867-73

Research Trials