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Adj Assoc Prof Lim Li from Singapore National Eye Centre

Adj Assoc Prof Lim Li

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

Senior Consultant

Singapore National Eye Centre

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

Academic Appointments

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

Profile

Adjunct 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.

Adjunct Associate Professor Lim is the Deputy Director of the Singapore Eye Bank, and is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), Asia-Pacific Academy of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (APACRS), Asia Corneal Society, Singapore Society of Ophthalmology and Singapore Medical Association. She is a Fellow of the College of Ophthalmologists, Academy of Medicine, Singapore.

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.
 
Adjunct Associate Professor Lim is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate ophthalmology education and she is an Adjunct 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.
 
Adjunct 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 and laser refractive surgery in combination with corneal cross-linking.

Education

  • FAMS (1997)
  • FRCSE(Ed) (1993) 
  • M Med(Ophth) (1993)
  • MBBS (1987

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Deputy Director, Singapore Eye Bank
  • 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)
  • Nomination Committee for College Lectureship, College of Ophthalmologists, Academy of Medicine, Singapore (2016 – 2019)
  • Chairman, Cornea Subspecialty Workgroup, College of Ophthalmologists, Academy of Medicine, Singapore (2016 – present)
  • Doctor Member of Complaints Panel, Singapore Medical Council (2012 – present)
  • Member, Asia Cornea Society (2007 – present)
  • Honorary Secretary, College of Ophthalmologists, Academy of Medicine, Singapore (2007 - 2010)
  • Member, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (2004 - present)
  • Executive Committee Member, Academy of Medicine, Chapter of Ophthalmologists, College of Surgeons (2004 - 2005)
  • Treasurer, Singapore Society of Ophthalmology (2003 - 2004)
  • Auditor, Academy of Medicine, Chapter of Ophthalmologists, College of Surgeons (2002 - 2003)
  • Member, Academy of Medicine (1997 – present)

Awards

  • ​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)

Publications and Research Trials

  1. Conventional Versus Accelerated Collagen Cross-Linking for Keratoconus: A Comparison of Visual, Refractive, Topographic and Biomechanical Outcomes. Woo JH, Iyer JV, Lim L, Hla MH, Mehta JS, Chan CM, Tan DT. Open Ophthalmol J. 2017 Aug 29;11:262-272

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

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

  6. 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

  7. Incidence and Characteristics of Unilateral Keratoconus Classifiedon Corneal Topography. Wei RH, Zhao SZ, Lim Li (corresponding), Tan DT. J Refract Surg. 2011 May 10:1-7

  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