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Adj Assoc Prof Lim Li from Singapore National Eye Centre

Clin Assoc Prof Lim Li

​MBBS, M Med(Ophth), FRCS(Ed), FAMS

Senior Consultant

Singapore National Eye Centre

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

Sub-specialties: Corneal & External Eye Disease, Refractive Surgery, 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 Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology Department Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre

Academic Appointments

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


Clinical Associate Professor Lim Li is a Senior Consultant of the Corneal & External Eye Disease Department at the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC). She has had more than two decades of experience in treating eye conditions. She completed her medical and general ophthalmic training in Singapore, obtaining the degrees of MBBS (S’pore), FRCSEd, M Med(Ophth) and FAMS(S’pore). She completed her corneal fellowship training in Singapore, Australia and Canada. Her areas of subspecialty include cataract surgery with intraocular lens implantation, management of corneal and external eye diseases, corneal transplantation surgeries, refractive surgeries including LASIK and medical contact lenses.

She has won numerous awards in her career including the Singapore Health Quality Service Award - Gold Award in recognition of outstanding and commendable service (2015), Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Achievement Award (2015) and the 2015 Singapore National Day Award – Long Service Medal.
Clinical Associate Professor Lim is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate ophthalmology education and she is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore. She is a Clinical Physician Faculty Member of the SingHealth Ophthalmology Residency Program. She has mentored and trained both local and international ophthalmologists in cataract, refractive and corneal transplantation surgeries. She is a Member of Standard Setting Committee for Ophthalmology Postgraduate Medical Examination since 2017, a collaboration between Ministry of Health and the American Board of Medical Specialties, Singapore (ABMS-S).

Clinical Assoc Prof Lim is a Doctor Member to Singapore Medical Council's Complaints Panel, a Member of Central Institutional Review Board (CIRB), Singhealth, and a Member of Singhealth Procedural Safety Workgroup.
Clinical Associate Professor Lim has published many scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals, written book chapters and has been invited to speak at numerous local and international meetings in the USA, Europe and Asia.  She is an Adjunct Clinician Investigator at the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI). Her current research interests include the surgical treatment options for keratoconus, anterior segment imaging, laser refractive surgery andcorneal cross-linking.


  • FAMS
  • FRCSE(Ed)  
  • M Med(Ophth)
  • MBBS

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Co-Head, Corneal and External Eye Disease Department, Singapore National Eye Centre ( 2012-2017)
  • Deputy Director, Singapore Eye Bank (2008-2019)
  • Chairman, Cornea Subspecialty Workgroup, College of Ophthalmologists, Academy of Medicine, Singapore (2016 – present)
  • Member of the Central Institutional Review Board (CIRB), Singhealth (2019 – present)
  • Member of Singhealth Procedural Safety Workgroup. Singhealth (2019-present)
  • Member, Standard Setting Committee for Ophthalmology Postgraduate Medical Examination, a collaboration between Ministry of Health and the American Board of Medical Specialties, Singapore (ABMS-S) (2017 – present)
  • Doctor Member of Complaints Panel, Singapore Medical Council (2012 – present)


  • ​Long Service Medal, Singapore National Day Award (2015)
  • Achievement Award, Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) (2015)
  • Gold Award, Singapore Health Quality Service Award, SingHealth (2015)
  • Silver Award, Singapore Health Quality Service Award, SingHealth (2013)
  • Silver Award, Singapore Health Quality Service Award, SingHealth (2010)
  • HMDP Overseas Fellowship Award, Ministry of Health (1998)
  • ESCRS/Alcon Video Festival prize (third prize for new contributors category), XXIst Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) (2003)
  • Bausch and Lomb Pharmaceuticals Travel Grant for Young Investigators Award, Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists Annual Meeting (CLAO) (1996)

Research Interests


  1. ​Corneal Cross-Linking: Current USA Status: Report From the Cornea Society.
    - Belin MW, Lim L, Rajpal RK, Hafezi F, Gomes JAP, Cochener B.
    - Cornea. 2018 Oct;37(10):1218-1225. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000001707

  2. Review of Laser Vision Correction (LASIK, PRK and SMILE) with Simultaneous Accelerated Corneal Crosslinking - Long-term Results. Lim EWL, Lim L(corresponding). Curr Eye Res. 2019 Nov;44(11):1171-1180. doi: 10.1080/02713683.2019.1656749. Epub 2019 Aug 23.PMID:31411927

  3. Eighteen-year prospective audit of LASIK outcomes for myopia in 53 731 eyes.Chua D, Htoon HM, Lim L, Chan CM, Mehta JS, Tan DTH, Rosman M. Br J Ophthalmol. 2018 Oct ‘24. pii: bjophthalmol-2018-312587. doi: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2018-312587.

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

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

  6. Visual outcomes comparison of 2 femtosecond laser platforms for laser in situ keratomileusis. Ang M, Mehta JS, Rosman M, Li Lim, Koh JC, Htoon HM, Tan D, Chan C. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2013 Nov;39(11):1647-52. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2013.04.044. Epub 2013 Sep 20

  7. Hemi-automated lamellar keratoplasty (HALK). Yuen LH, Mehta JS, Shilbayeh R, Lim L, Tan DT. Br J Ophthalmol. 2011 Nov;95(11):1513-8. Epub 2011 Sep 6

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

  9. Late-Onset Deep Stromal Scarring After Riboflavin-UV-A Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking for Mild Keratoconus. Lim LS, Beuerman R, Lim Li (corresponding), Tan DT. Arch Ophthalmol. 2011 Mar;129(3):360-2

  10. Comparison of eye-tracking success in laser in situ keratomileusis after flap creation with 2 femtosecond laser models. Luengo Gimeno F, Chan CM, Li Lim, Tan DT, Mehta JS. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2011 Mar;37(3):538-43

  11. Evaluation of Higher order ocular Aberrations in patients with keratoconus. Li Lim/Wei RH/ Chan WK/ Donald Tan.  J Refract Surg 2007; 23(8):825-828

  12. Evaluation of Keratoconus in Asians: Role of Orbscan II and Tomey TMS 2 Corneal Topography. Li Lim/RH Wei/WK Chan/DTH Tan. AmJ Ophthalmol 2007;143:390-400

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

  14. Late onset post-keratoplasty astigmatism in patients with keratoconus. Lim L, Pesudovs K, Goggin M, Coster DJ. Br J Ophthalmol 2004 Mar 88(3):371-6

  15. Microsporidial keratoconjunctivitis in healthy individuals: a case series. Chan CM, Theng JT, Li Lim, Tan DT. Ophthalmology. 2003 Jul;110(7):1420-5

  16. Penetrating Keratoplasty for Keratoconus: Visual Outcome and Success.  L Lim, K Pesudovs, DJ Coster. Ophthalmology 2000; 107: 1125-1131

Research Trials