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Dr Melissa Wong

Dr Wong Melissa

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

Senior Consultant

Singapore National Eye Centre

Specialty: Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Refractive Surgery, Ophthalmology

Sub-specialties: Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Refractive Surgery

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Astigmatism, Cataract Surgery.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology Department Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre
  • Senior Consultant Refractive Surgery Department Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre

Academic Appointments

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

Profile

Dr Melissa Wong is a Senior Consultant with the Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology, as well as the Refractive Surgery Departments at the Singapore National Eye Centre. She obtained her medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 2005 and qualified as a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2009. She obtained her Master of Medicine (Ophthalmology) qualifications in 2010 and completed a further 3 years of advance surgical training at the Singapore National Eye Centre. 

In 2013, she obtained Fellowships from both The Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) and Academy of Medicine (Singapore). In the specialists’ exit examination, she was overall best candidate and her excellent performance won her 6 out of 8 gold medals. She was best candidate in each of the categories: Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Cornea and External Eye diseases, Vitreoretinal Diseases; Paediatric Ophthalmology; Oculoplastic & Adnexal Diseases and Generic station. 

Dr Wong completed her subspecialty fellowship training in complex cataract surgery at SNEC in 2015. Her current interests are in cataract surgery including femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery, as well as refractive surgery. 

Dr Melissa Wong is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at Duke-NUS since 2017 as well as Clinical Lecturer with Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore since 2015. She actively teaches medical and postgraduate students, as well as Ophthalmology trainees and paramedical staff, including optometrists and nurses. She actively participates in presentations at international and local conferences, and has published scientific papers in respected peer-reviewed medical journals and review articles.

Education

  • ​FAMS (2014)
  • FRCS(Ed) (2013)
  • MRCSEd (2010)
  • M Med(Ophth) (2010)
  • MBBS

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • ​Clinical Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

  • Member, Academy of Medicine, Singapore  (2014 - present)

  • Member, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2009 - present)

  • Member,  Singapore Medical Association

  • Member, Singapore Society of Ophthalmology (2007 - present)

Awards

  • Silver Award, Singapore Health Quality Service Award, SingHealth (2016)
  • Overall best candidate - gold medallist in Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Cornea and External Eye diseases, Vitreoretinal Diseases; Paediatric Ophthalmology; Oculoplastic & Adnexal Diseases and Generic station, FAMS exam (2014)
  • First runner up in oral presentation (senior), the first National Ophthalmology Research Round (2014)

Research Interests

Publications

  1. Management of Severely Subluxated Cataracts Using Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery. Chee SP, Wong MH, Jap A. Am J Ophthalmol. 2017 Jan;173:7-15

  2.  Brown discoloration of acrylic hydrophobic intraocular lens. Wong MHY, Su DH, Chee SP. Can J Ophthalmol. 2016 Aug;51(4):277-281

  3. Posterior segment findings of ocular cytomegalovirus infection in immunocompetent patients. Wong MH, Cheung GC, Chee SP. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2014 Nov;252(11):1811-6

  4. Exudative detachment as a Masquerader in hypoalbuminaemic patients. MHY Wong, GCM Cheung, SP Chee, R Mathur- Clin KidneyJ (2014) doi: 10.1093/ckj/sft161

  5. The Singapore 5-Fluorouracil trial: Intraocular pressure outcomes at 8 years. MHY Wong, R Husain, B Ang, Aung T, et al. Ophthalmology Jun 2013;120(6):1127-34

  6. Reproducibility of corneal graft thickness measurements with COLGATE in patients who have undergone DSAEK (Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty). MHY Wong, A Chew, D Tan, JMehta. BMC Medical Imaging 2012;12(25). doiL 10.1186/1471-2342-12-25

  7. Nodular scleritis and Sweet's Syndrome. MHYWong, DHW Su, RSK Loh. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology Dec2007;35(9):858-60

Research Trials