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Dr Livia Teo from Singapore National Eye Centre

Dr Teo Livia

​MBBS, M Med(Ophth), FRCS(Ed), FAMS

Senior Consultant

Singapore National Eye Centre

Specialty: Oculoplastic, Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Sub-specialties: Oculoplastic, Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Oculoplastic Department Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre
  • Senior Consultant Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology Department Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre
  • Senior Consultant SNEC Eye Clinic @ CGH Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital

Academic Appointments

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


Dr Livia Teo is a Senior Consultant in the General Cataract and Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Oculoplastic Departments at SNEC. She is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Duke- NUS Medical School and a member of the Core Faculty with the Residency Programme (Ophthalmology), SingHealth, where she is involved in planning medical student and resident teaching. She serves as Co-Head of the Ophthalmic Investigations Service, as well as serving as the Department Representative in the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. She was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence in 2016 and the Singapore Health Quality Service Star Award (2017).

Dr Livia Teo graduated from The National University of Singapore on the Dean’s List and was awarded the Mekie Surgery and Dermatology book prizes. She obtained her Fellowships from The Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) and Academy of Medicine (Singapore). In the latter, she was awarded the Gold Medal for Oculoplastic & Adnexal Disease, and Cornea & Refractive Surgery. 

Dr Livia completed her training in Oculoplastics in Singapore and was awarded the Ministry of Health (MOH) Health Manpower Development Plan postgraduate scholarship in 2014 to pursue further training overseas. She was a fellow at Harvard Medical School’s Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston and at Severance Hospital, Yonsei University Healthcare System in Seoul, South Korea. She has a special interest in paediatric and adult ptosis and related eyelid conditions, ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face and orbits, and lacrimal surgery. As part of the General Cataract and Comprehensive Ophthalmology Department, Dr Livia also practices general ophthalmology and performs cataract surgery.


  • FAMS (2012)
  • FRCS(Ed) (2012)
  • MRCSEd (2009)
  • M Med(Ophth) (2009)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Member, VisionSave Governance Committee on Future Focused Education, Singapore National Eye Centre (2017 - present)
  • SNEC representative for H9A Mixed Use Development Committee (2017 - present)
  • Content Expert Leader, M Med (Ophthalmology) Sub-Committee (2016 - present)
  • Representative for Oculoplastics, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Singapore National Eye Centre (2016 – present)
  • Examiners Working Committee (Ophthalmology) (2015 – present)
  • Core Faculty, Ophthalmology Residency Programme, SingHealth (2015 – present)


  • Star Award, Singapore Health Quality Service Award (2018)
  • 10-Year Long Service Award, SingHealth (2017)
  • Gold Award, Singapore Health Quality Service Award (2017)
  • Outstanding Faculty Award (2016)
  • Silver Award, Singapore Health Quality Service Award (2016)
  • Silver Award, Singapore Health Quality Service Award (2015)
  • Best Teacher Award as nominated by Ophthalmology Residents (2013)

Research Interests


  1. Teo L, Woo YJ, Kim DK, Kim CY, Yoon JS. Surgical Outcomes of Porcine Acellular Dermis Graft in Anophthalmic Socket: Comparison with Oral Mucosa Graft. Korean J Ophthalmol. 2017 Feb;31(1):9-15 
  2. Teo L, Lee SY, Kim CY. Effect of Upgaze on lower eyelid position in Korean patients with congenital ptosis. J Plast Reconstr Aesthetic Surg. 2017 Mar; 70(3): 380-384
  3. Teo L, Pham C, Mannor G, Glass L, Freitag S. Mullers Muscle Conjunctival Resection for Treatment of Contact Lens Induced Ptosis. Teo L, Freitag S. (Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Apr 22. [Epub ahead of print])
  4. Teo L, Teoh SH, Liu YC, Lim Laurence, Tan Bernard, Jan Thorsten, Seah LL. A novel bioresorbable implant for repair of orbital floor fractures. (Orbit. 2015;34(4):192-200. doi: 10.3109/01676830.2015.1015263. Epub 2015 May 8)
  5. Teo L, Lay Leng Seah, Choo Chai Teck, Chee Soon Phaik, Elaine Chee, Audrey Looi. A Survey of Biopsied Lacrimal Gland Lesions in a Tertiary Referral Centre. (Orbit. 2013 Feb;32(1):1-7)
  6. Teo L, Choo Chai Teck. Orbital Inflammatory Disease in Relapsing Polychondritis. Orbit. 2014 Aug;33(4):298-301. doi: 10.3109/01676830.2014.902479. Epub 2014 May 15

Research Trials