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Dr Lim Hou Boon

Dr Lim Hou Boon

​MBBS, M Med(Ophth), MRCSEd


Specialty: Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Sub-specialties: Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology Department Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre
  • Director, Corporate Planning Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre
  • Clinical Director Eye Clinic – Subsidised (ECS) Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre
  • Director, Clinical Plans Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre
  • Consultant SNEC Eye Clinic @ CGH Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital

Academic Appointments

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


​Dr Lim graduated from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree in 2000. Thereafter, he pursued basic and advanced surgical training in ophthalmology with postings at the National University Hospital as well as Singapore National Eye Centre. In 2009, he obtained his Masters of Medicine (Ophthalmology) and was admitted as a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh). In 2015, he attained specialist accreditation in ophthalmology. Concurrently, Dr Lim is also a holder of a diploma in aviation medicine from the Royal College of Physicians (UK) and an accredited specialist in aviation medicine.  

Dr Lim currently practices general cataract and comprehensive ophthalmology as a Consultant in the Singapore National Eye Centre as well as Changi General Hospital. He is also presently pursuing further sub-specialisation in the field of cataract surgery.


  • MRCSEd (2009)
  • M Med(Ophth) (2009)
  • DipAvMed(UK) (2003)
  • MBBS (2000)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships


Research Interests


  1. ​Comparison of keratometric and pachymetric parameters with Scheimpflug imaging in normal and keratoconic Asian eyes. Lim HB, Tan GS, Lim L, Htoon HM. Clinical Ophthalmology 2014 Nov 12;8:2215-20

Research Trials