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Dr Low Jin Rong

Dr Low Jin Rong

​MBBS, M Med(Ophth), FRCOphth, FAMS


Singapore National Eye Centre

Specialty: Glaucoma, Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Sub-specialties: Glaucoma, Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma.

Clinical Appointments

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

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor and Adjunct Clinician Educator SingHealth Duke-NUS Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Academic Clinical Programme
  • Deputy Director, Undergraduate Education SingHealth Duke-NUS Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Academic Clinical Programme


Clinical Asst Prof Low Jin Rong is a Consultant in the Glaucoma Department at the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC). His clinical practice includes glaucoma, cataract and comprehensive ophthalmology. He graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 2011. He subsequently trained under the American Council of Graduate Medical Education - International (ACGME-I) accredited SingHealth Ophthalmology Residency Program, and obtained his Master of Medicine in Ophthalmology in 2017. He qualified as a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (United Kingdom) in 2018, attained Ophthalmology Specialist accreditation and became a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore in 2019. He completed the SNEC Glaucoma Advanced Clinical Specialist Program (Fellowship) in 2021.

Clinical Asst Prof Low was awarded the NUS Junior Doctor Teaching Award (2018), the SNEC Outstanding Educator Award (2021) and the SingHealth Residency - Outstanding Faculty Award (2023) for his contributions to medical education. He is actively involved in ophthalmology training of local and overseas clinical fellows, residents, medical students, nurses and allied health professionals. As Deputy Director of Undergraduate Education, EYE ACP, Program Director of the Ophthalmology Program, Duke-NUS Medical School, and Adjunct Clinician Educator, EYE ACP, SNEC, Clinical Asst Prof Low has led the development of the SNEC e-learning platform, enhanced the SNEC MCQ Bank, and revised the curriculum and learning objectives for the Duke-NUS Ophthalmology Program. As committee member of the Primary Eye Clinic, he has trained optometrists to be clinically proficient and supported the planning and development of the Advanced Diploma in Clinical Ophthalmology for Optometrists and the Optometry Residency Program. He is a member of the MMed (Ophth) Committee, NUS, and serves as examiner in MMed Examinations and Optometry Examinations. He frequently teaches residents and fellows cataract and glaucoma surgery in wet labs and operating theatres, and is a facilitator for the SNEC Basic and Advanced Ophthalmic Microsurgical Workshops. He also lectures and teaches nurses and allied health professionals at the Basic Ophthalmic Courses and the Duke-NUS SNEC Basic Certificate for Ophthalmic Assistant and Technicians Courses. He is a Mentor to several medical students under the Singapore Ophthalmology Students’ Society (SOSS) Mentorship Programme. 

Clinical Asst Prof Low received the SingHealth Award for Quality Improvement Project in 2017 for his work on reducing preparation time for examination of wheelchair patients. As the Chief Resident of SNEC and member of the SNEC Outpatient Committee (2019-2020), he provided direction and planning of resources to support quality clinical services and improve the ophthalmology residency training experience. As Clinical Director of Pharmacy Department, SNEC (2022-2023), Clinical Asst Prof Low led the implementation of electronic prescription in SNEC, optimized the home delivery services of medication, and approved the use of novel therapeutic medications in SNEC. He is committed to serving the community and regularly volunteers at community eye screening projects. He frequently gives public educational talks on eye care, cataracts and glaucoma, and has given interviews on Mediacorp Channel 8 and Capital 985 radio station.

Clinical Asst Prof Low is active in ophthalmic research and has published numerous scientific papers in respected peer-reviewed medical journals and presented his research work at international and local scientific conferences. He received The Japanese Ophthalmological Society International Young Investigator Award (2021). He was invited speaker for the Young Investigator Symposium, Asia-Pacific Strabismus and Paediatric Ophthalmology Society Congress (2017), Hong Kong Paediatric Ophthalmology Congress (2017), SOSS Career in Ophthalmology Webinar (2022), the 126th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Ophthalmological Society (2022), Chinese University of Hong Kong Glaucoma Education Webinar (2023), All India Ophthalmological Society MIGS Global Webinar (2024), the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress (2024) and the Indonesian Ophthalmologists Association (IOA) Annual Meeting (2024), and invited panelist for the Global Education and Research Society of Ophthalmology: Glaucoma Meeting (2020). He is the Editor-in- Chief for The Ophthalmic Nursing and Allied Ophthalmic Personnel Handbook (2nd edition). His research interests include the value-driven outcomes of minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), and how glaucoma disease and treatments affect patients’ quality of life.


  • ​FAMS (2019)
  • FRCOphth (2018)
  • M Med(Ophth) (2017)
  • MBBS (2011) 

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Clinical Lecturer, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (2023 - present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, SingHealth Duke-NUS Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Academic Clinical Programme (2022 – present)
  • Clinical Teacher, Lee Kong Chian (LKC) School of Medicine (2022 – present)
  • Alternate Member, Changi General Hospital (CGH) Medical Audit Committee (2022 – present)
  • Deputy Director of Undergraduate Education, SingHealth Duke-NUS Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Academic Clinical Programme (2022 - present)
  • Committee Member, Glaucoma Implants Pre-RFP Workgroup (Ministry of Health – Agency of Care Effectiveness) (2022 - present)
  • Member, SingHealth Pharmacy and Therapeutics Council (2022 – 2023)
  • Ministry of Health (MOH) National Pharmacy and Therapeutics (NPT) Committee Representative for SNEC (2022 - 2024)
  • Member, SingHealth Medication Safety Workgroup (SMSW) (2022 - 2023)
  • Clinical Director, Pharmacy Department, Singapore National Eye Centre (2022 - 2023)
  • Chairman, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Singapore National Eye Centre (2022 - 2023)
  • Deputy Clinical Director, Pharmacy Department, Singapore National Eye Centre (2022)
  • Member, Glaucoma Association of Singapore (GLAS) (2022 - present)
  • Committee Member, MMed (Ophthalmology) Examinations, National University of Singapore (2022- present)
  • Clinical Physician Faculty Member, SingHealth Ophthalmology Residency Programme (2022-present)
  • Program Director of Ophthalmology Program, Duke-NUS Medical School (2021 - present)
  • Adjunct Clinician Educator, SingHealth Duke-NUS Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Academic Clinical Programme, Singapore National Eye Centre (2021 - present)
  • Mentor, Singapore Ophthalmology Student Society (SOSS) (2021 - present)
  • IT Representative, Division of Ophthalmology, Changi General Hospital (CGH) (2021- present)
  • Member, Departmental Mortality and Morbidity Committee for Ophthalmology, Changi General Hospital (CGH) (2020 - present)
  • Clinical Instructor, SingHealth Duke-NUS Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Academic Clinical Programme (2020 – 2022)
  • Chief Resident, Singapore National Eye Centre (2019 - 2020)
  • Member, Outpatient Committee, Singapore National Eye Centre (2019 - 2020)
  • Member, Primary Eye Care Committee, Singapore National Eye Centre (2019 - present)
  • Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore (2019 - present)
  • Fellow, The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (United Kingdom) (2018 - present)
  • Member, Singapore Society of Ophthalmology (2017 - present)


  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award (SHQSA) - Gold Award (Individual) (2024) 
  • National Awards - COVID Resilience Medal (2023)
  • Residency in SingHealth Excels (RiSE) Awards - Outstanding Faculty Award (2023)
  • 10 Years Long Service Award, SingHealth (2023)
  • Silver Award (Individual), Singapore Health Quality Service Award (SHQSA) (2022)
  • International Young Investigator Award, The Japanese Ophthalmological Society (2021)
  • Outstanding Educator Award, Singapore National Eye Centre (2021)
  • Junior Doctor Teaching Award, National University of Singapore (2018)
  • Residency in SingHealth Excels (RiSE) Awards - Quality Improvement Project, SingHealth (2017)
  • Evidence-based Medicine Prize, SingHealth Transitional Year Residency Program (2012)
  • First Runner-up Award for Best Paper Presentation, NUHS Ophthalmology Research Day (2011)

Research Interests


  1. Fenwick EK, Man REK, Lim B, Baskaran M, Nongpiur M, Sng CCA, Iyer JV, Husain R, Perera S, Wong T, Low JR, Huang OS, Lun K, Loe BS, Aung T, Lamoureux EL. Efficiency, Precision, Validity, and Reliability of GlauCAT-Asian Computerized Adaptive Tests in Measuring Glaucoma-Related Quality of Life. Transl Vis Sci Technol. 2024 Feb 1;13(2):6. doi: 10.1167/tvst.13.2.6. PMID: 38329749.

  2. Fenwick EK, Lim B, Man REK, Baskaran M, Nongpiur M, Sng CCA, Iyer JV, Husain R, Perera S, Wong T, Low JR, Loe BS, Huang OS, Lun K, Aung T, Lamoureux EL. Measuring glaucoma quality of life in an Asian population using item banking: psychometric evaluation and computerized adaptive testing simulations. Qual Life Res. 2023 Sep;32(9):2667-2679. doi: 10.1007/s11136-023-03428-8. Epub 2023 Apr 28. PMID: 37118365; PMCID: PMC10147351.

  3. Sim JJL, Man REK, Foo RCM, Huang OS, Betzler BK, Husain R, Ho CL, Boey PY, Perera SA, Low JR, Aung T, Lamoureux EL, Wong TT. Oral Ibuprofen is Associated With Reduced Likelihood of Early Bleb Failure After Trabeculectomy in High-Risk Glaucoma Patients. J Glaucoma. 2023 Apr 1;32(4):237-244. doi: 10.1097/IJG.0000000000002188. Epub 2023 Feb 27. PMID: 36930580.

  4. Fenwick EK, Lim B, Man REK, Baskaran M, Nongpiur ME, Sng CCA, Iyer JV, Husain R, Perera SA, Wong TT, Low JR, Shimin OH, Lun K, Aung T, Lamoureux EL. The development of a glaucoma-specific health-related quality of life item bank supporting a novel computerized adaptive testing system in Asia. J Patient Rep Outcomes. 2022 Oct 11;6(1):107. doi: 10.1186/s41687-022-00513-3. PMID: 36219349; PMCID: PMC9554106.

  5. Low JR, Wong CW, Loo JL, Milea D, Perera SA, Lee YF, Ng SR, Baskaran M, Nongpiur ME, Tow SLC. Evaluation of Intraocular Pressure After Water Drinking Test in Patients with Unilateral Hemifacial Spasm. Clin Ophthalmol. 2020;14:1675-1680.

  6. Low JR, Gan ATL, Fenwick EK, et al. Poor person and areal socioeconomic status is associated with increased diabetic retinopathy and visual impairment incidence and progression. British Journal of Ophthalmology Published Online First: 19 May 2020. doi: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2020-316430

  7. Peh RPK, Tan HZ, Liew ZH, Low JR, Foo M, Lim CC. Images of the month 3: Bilateral group B Streptococcus endophthalmitis - more than meets the eye. Clin Med (Lond). 2019;19(5):416–417. doi:10.7861/clinmed.2019-0187

  8. Low JR, Lim L, Koh JCW, Chua DKP, Rosman M. Simultaneous Accelerated Corneal Crosslinking and Laser In situ Keratomileusis for the Treatment of High Myopia in Asian Eyes. Open Ophthalmol J. 2018 Jul 23;12:143-153. doi: 10.2174/1874364101812010143. eCollection 2018.

  9. Low JR, Teoh CS, Chien JMF, Huang EHZ. Enterococcus casseliflavus endophthalmitis due to metallic intraocular foreign body. Eye (Lond). 2015 Jun;29(6):840-1. doi: 10.1038/eye.2014.332. Epub 2015 Feb 6.

  10. Ang CH, Low JR, Shen JY, Cai EZ, Hing EC, Chan YH, Sundar G, Lim TC. A Protocol to Reduce Inter-observer Variability in the Computed Tomography Measurement of Orbital Floor Fractures. Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr. 2015 Dec;8(4):289-98. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1399800. Epub 2015 Feb 3.

  11. Low JR, Anshu A, Tan AC, Htoon HM, Tan DT. The outcomes of primary pediatric keratoplasty in Singapore. Am J Ophthalmol. 2014 Sep;158(3):496-502. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2014.05.020.

  12. Cai EZ, Koh YP, Hing EC, Low JR, Shen JY, Wong HC, Sundar G, Lim TC. Computer-assisted navigational surgery improves outcomes in orbital reconstructive surgery. J Craniofac Surg. 2012 Sep;23(5):1567-73. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e318260ef33.

  13. Low JR. Learning biomedical ethics in the clinical context. Clin Teach. 2012 Feb;9(1):54-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-498X.2011.00480.x.

  14. Low JR, Bian Ng S, Sundar G. Undifferentiated carcinoma of the lacrimal sac: case report and review of literature. Orbit. 2011 Dec;30(6):293-6. doi: 10.3109/01676830.2011.615458. 

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