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Dr Marcus Ang from Singapore National Eye Centre

Assoc Prof Ang Marcus

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

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

  • Consultant Corneal & External Eye Disease Department Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre
  • Consultant Refractive Surgery Department Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre
  • Consultant General Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology Department Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre
  • Co-Clinical Director Myopia Centre Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre

Academic Appointments

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

Profile

Associate Professor Marcus Ang is Consultant at the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC). He was awarded Dean’s List at the National University of Singapore (NUS), and the Best Houseman Award followed by Best Registrar Award in his early clinical practice. His other early academic achievements include the Ministry of Health Scholarship, Masters in Clinical Investigation (NUS) and Master of Medicine (Ophthalmology, NUS). He was appointed Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS) after being awarded with the four FAMS Gold Medals. He further developed his clinical specialty in Cornea Transplantation and was rewarded with a Honorary Consultant position at the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, UK.
 
His current clinical areas of expertise include:
 
Cornea and External Eye Diseases 
Cornea Transplantation, including new techniques of Endothelial Keratoplasty
Cataract Surgery including Femtosecond Laser with the option for presbyopic solutions
Femtosecond LASIK and other Refractive and laser surgical options
 
Associate Professor Ang is also very active beyond his clinical responsibilities: he is Assistant Professor at DUKE-NUS Medical School, teaches undergraduates as Clinical Lecturer (NUS), and organises charity events with the Singapore Society of Ophthalmology. His contributions to society and volunteer humanitarian work in Singapore and developing countries has been recognized with national awards such as The President’s Award for Volunteerism and Philanthropy in 2017, the Healthcare Humanity Award in 2012 and Young Eye Care Ambassador award in 2013 (Eye & Vision Health Awards, Singapore); as well as international awards such as the Excellence in Ophthalmology Vision Award (XOVA International 2013). He has more than 95 scientific publications in peer-reviewed, international journals and regularly presents at international meetings, such as those organised by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. 

Education

  • FAMS (2013)
  • FRCS(Ed) (2013)
  • MCI (2012)
  • M Med(Ophth) (2009)
  • MBBS (2004)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Clinical Director, SNEC Myopia Centre (2017 - present)
  • Clinical Director, VisionSave ACCESS Program (Community Outreach), Singapore National Eye Centre  (2017 – present)
  • Chair, Young Ophthalmology Chapter, Singapore Society of Ophthalmology (2017 - present)
  • Treasurer, Executive Committee, Singapore Society of Ophthalmology (SSO) (2017 - present)
  • Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Standing Committee (Young Ophthalmology) (2017 - present)
  • Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Standing Committee (LDP) (2017 - present)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Leadership Development Program (2017 - 2018)
  • Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Leadership Development Program (2016 - 2017)
  • Ministry of Health Pharmacy & Therapeutics Council (2015 - present)
  • Ministry of Health National Medication Safety Committee (2015 - present)
  • Clinical Director, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Singapore National Eye Centre (2014 -  present)
  • Chairman, Recreation Club, Singapore National Eye Centre (2014 – present)
  • Pharmacy & Therapeutics Council, SingHealth (2014 – present)
  • Medication Safety Committee, SingHealth (2014 – present)

Awards

  • Achievement Award, Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) (2018)
  • International Ophthalmologist Education Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) (2018)
  • President’s Award for Volunteerism and Philanthropy (2017)
  • Top 10 Rising Ophthalmologists in the World, The Ophthalmologist (International) (2017)
  • Health Quality Service Award – SingHealth (2017)
  • Leadership Development Program, Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) (2016)
  • Scholarship Award – Cornea and Refractive Fellowship, Ministry of Health (2015)
  • Excellence Award – Distinguished Young Researcher, SingHealth (2014)
  • Best Presentation, American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting (2013)
  • Ophthalmology Fellowship Exams: Best Candidate (FAMS, Singapore) – Gold medals in Cataract & Refractive, Paediatrics, Generic and Retina (2013)
  • Best Registrar Award, SingHealth (2013)
  • Excellence in Ophthalmology Vision Award, XOVA, International (2013)
  • Young Eye Care Ambassador, Eye & Vision Health Awards, Singapore (2013)
  • Healthcare Humanity Award, The Courage Fund, Singapore (2012)
  • International Travel Grant Award, ARVO, USA (2010)
  • MOH Scholarship, Ministry of Health (2008)
  • Best Houseman Award, National University of Singapore (2005)
  • Dean’s List for Final Professional MBBS, National University of Singapore (2004)

Publications and Research Trials

  1. Ang M, Tan ACS, Cheung CMG, Keane PA, Dolz-Marco R, Sng CCA, Schmetterer L. Optical coherence tomography angiography: a review of current and future clinical applications. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2018 Jan 9. (Impact Factor 2.349

  2. Ang M, C Sng. Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty and glaucoma. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2017 Dec 4. (Impact factor: 2.920)

  3. Ang M, Devarajan K, Das S, Stanzel T, Tan A, Girard M, Schmeterer L, Mehta J. Comparison of anterior segment optical coherence tomography angiography systems for corneal vascularisation.Br J Ophthalmol. 2017 Sep 22. (Impact Factor 3.806)

  4. Ang M, Man R, Fenwick E, Lamoureux E, Wilkins M. Impact of type I Boston keratoprosthesis implantation on vision-related quality of life. Br J Ophthalmol. 2017 Sep 19. (Impact Factor 3.806)

  5. Ang M, Chee SP.Controversies in ocular tuberculosis. Br J Ophthalmol. 2017 Jan;101(1):6-9. (Impact Factor 3.806)

  6. Tan AC, Man R, Wong CW, Lee SY, Lamoureux EL, Ang M. Randomized controlled trial evaluating a novel community eye-care programme for elderly with visual impairment. Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2017 Dec 28

  7. Ang M, Soh Y, Htoon HM, Tan D, Mehta JS. Five-year Graft Survival comparing Penetrating Keratoplasty and Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty. Ophthalmology. 2016 Aug;123(8):1646-52. (Impact Factor 8.204)

  8. Ang M, Mehta JS. Evaluation of a Micro-Optical Coherence Tomography for the Corneal Endothelium in an Animal Model. Sci Rep. 2016 Jul 15;6:29769. (Impact Factor 5.587)

  9. Ang M, Mehta JS, Newman SD, Han SB, Chai J, Tan D. Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty: Preliminary Results of a Donor Insertion Pull-Through Technique using a Donor Mat Device. Am J Ophthalmol. 2016 Nov;171:27-34. (Impact Factor 5.052)

  10. Ang M, Mohd Farook, Htoon HM, Tan D, Mehta JS. Simulated night vision after small-incision lenticule extraction. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2016 Aug;42(8):1173-80. (Impact Factor 3.02)

  11. Ang M, Cai Y, MacPhee B, Sim DA, Keane PA, Sng CC, Egan CA, Tufail A, DF Larkin, Wilkins MR. Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography and Indocyanine Green Angiography for Corneal Neovascularization. Br J Ophthalmol. 2016. Jan 28. Epub. (Impact Factor 3.806)

  12. Ang M, Wilkins MR, Mehta JS, Tan D. Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty. Review. Br J Ophthalmol. 2016 Jan;100(1):15-21. (Impact Factor 3.806)

  13. Ang M, Lim F, Htoon HM, Tan D, Mehta JS. Visual acuity and contrast sensitivity following Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty. Br J Ophthalmol. 2016 Mar;100(3):307-11. (Impact Factor 3.806)

  14. Ang M, Ang M, Vasconcelos-Santos DV, Sharma K, et al. Diagnosis of Ocular Tuberculosis. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2016:1-9. (Impact Factor 2.453)

  15. Ang M, Cai Y, Shahab S, Sim DA, Keane PA, Sng CC, Egan CA, Tufail A, Wilkins MR. En Face Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography for Corneal Neovascularization. Br J Ophthalmol. 2016 May;100(5):616-21. (Impact Factor 3.806)

  16. Ang M, Sim DA, Keane PA, Sng CC, Egan CA, Tufail A, Wilkins MR. Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography for Anterior Segment Vasculature Imaging. Ophthalmology. 2015 Sep;122(9):1740-7. (Impact Factor 8.204)

  17. Ang M, Ho H, Fenwick E, Lamoureux E, Koh JC, Htoon HM, Tan D, Mehta JS. Vision-related quality of life and visual outcomes after small-incision lenticule extraction and laser in situ keratomileusis. J Cataract Refract Surg 2015;41:2136-2144. (Impact Factor 3.02)

  18. Ang M, Saroj L, Htoon HM, Kiew S, Mehta JS, Tan D. Comparison of a Donor Insertion Device to Sheets Glide in Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty: 3-year outcomes. Am J Ophthalmol. 2014 Jun;157(6):1163-1169.e3 (Impact Factor 5.052)

  19. Ang M, Mehta JS, C Chan, Koh JC, Htoon HM, Tan D. Refractive Lenticule Extraction: Transition and Comparison of Three Surgical Techniques. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2014 Sep;40(9):1415-24. (Impact Factor 3.02)

  20. Ang M, Mehta JS, Rosman M, Li L, Koh JC, Htoon HM, Tan D, Chan C. Visual outcomes comparison of 2 femtosecond laser platforms for laser in situ keratomileusis. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2013 Nov;39(11):1647-52. (Impact Factor 3.02)

Research Trials

  • NHIC-I2P-1705035: Invention Title: A simultaneous extractor-injector device. ($250,000: 2017, PI: I2P Grant)
  • NHIC-I2D-1604104: Development of a Intra-vitreal Extraction Injection Device: A Novel Diagnostic-Therapeutic Device for the Eye ($250,000, R1270/76/2015) 
  • Singhealth Foundation Research Grant (SHF/FG596P/2015): OCT Angiography Imaging of Corneal Vascularization. (2016 - 2018. Principal Investigator: $148,414.80)
  • SNEC HREF Bioengineering Fund: Study on Simultaneous Intra-vitreal Injector and Suction Device (2016 Principal Investigator: $100,000.00 SNEC/ HREF)
  • SMART Grant ING1510111-BIO (IGN): Development of a Posterior-capsule shield using Robotic Technology for Cataract Surgery (PROTECTS) Device (PI: $50,000)
  • R1183/85/2014: MOHIAFCat1-4001. Validation of a Novel Micro-fluid Cytokine Analysis Platform for aqueous and vitreous humour in normal and eyes with Diabetic Retinopathy. (Co-PI: S$541,901.37) 
  • R1160/62/2014: CNIG13nov010 Next Generation Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) for the Cornea and Anterior Segments of the Eye (i1st July 2014, Principal Investigator: $195,829.00 NMRC Singapore)
  • R1127/29/2014: Pilot Study on Simultaneous Intra-vitreal Injector and Suction Device (1 June 2014, Principal Investigator: $20,000.00 SNEC/ HREF)
  • R1110/12/2014: Pilot Study on an Inflatable Posterior Capsule Shield for Cataract Surgery (1 May 2014, Principal Investigator: $10,000.00 SNEC/ HREF)
  • R1057/72/2013: A Pilot Study to Investigate the Use of Scheimpflug Non-contact Tonometry for Evaluating Corneal Biomechanics. (1 January 2014, Principal Investigator: $5,000.00 SNEC/ HREF)
  • R1016/HSRG12MAY033: Measuring social preferences for healthcare decision making in Singapore. (Co-Principal Investigator: $200,000.00 Singapore Ministry of Health, Health Services Research Competitive Research Grant – awarded 9 April 2013; Study ongoing)
  • R612/33/2008: Prospective clinical study in the application of interferon-gamma release assays in the diagnosis of tuberculosis/ tuberculous uveitis (Co-Principal Investigator: $16,000.00 SERI/ HREF 30 September 2008 - Study Completed 2012) 
  • R642/63/2008: Prospective investigational study to determine the role of cytokine profiling in the aqueous humor in the diagnosis of tuberculous and sarcoid uveitis. (Co-Principal Investigator: $18,923.16 SERI/ HREF 18 March 2009 Study Completed – 2012)
  • R699/49/2010: Prospective Investigational Study to Determine the Role of In-Vivo Confocal Microscopy in the Diagnosis of Uveitis (Co-Principal Investigator: $50,000.00 Singhealth Foundation Grant - 1 May 2010; Study completed 2012)
  • R889/84/2011: Economic impact of Visual Impairment in Singapore (Principal Investigator: $5,000.00 SNEC/ HREF - 6 March 2012; Study completed)
  • R593/14/1008: A new biodegradable, sustained-release drug delivery system in a rabbit model (Co-Principal Investigator: $70,597.00 SERI/ HREF 13 March 2008 – Completed 2011)
  • NMRC/2009/2010: A new biodegradable, sustained-release drug delivery system in a rabbit model – betamethasone, prednisolone acetate and ganciclovir drug delivery trial (Co-Principal Investigator: $199,674.00 NMRC 1 Jan 2009 - Study Completed 2011)