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Dr Milton Chew

Dr Chew Milton

MBBS, M Med(Ophth), FAMS


Singapore National Eye Centre

Specialty: Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology

Sub-specialties: Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Cataract Surgery, Ocular Inflammation and Immunology.

Clinical Appointments

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


Dr Milton Chew is an Consultant at the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC). His current practice includes the management of Ocular Inflammation, General and Comprehensive Ophthalmology, and Cataracts.

Dr Chew obtained his medical degree from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2011 and subsequently completed Ophthalmology Residency training at the Singapore National Eye Centre. He obtained his post-graduate Master of Medicine in Ophthalmology in 2019, attained specialist accreditation, and was admitted as a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore in 2021.  He is currently pursuing his subspecialty fellowship training in the field of Ocular Inflammation and Immunology at SNEC.

Dr Chew has published multiple articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, and presented his work at various regional and international conferences. He has been awarded the Singapore Young Investigator Award in 2011. In addition, he is actively engaged in the training of undergraduate and postgraduate doctors, and has been appointed Clinical Instructor with SingHealth Duke-NUS Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Academic Clinical Programme.


  • FAMS (2021)
  • M Med(Ophth) (2019)
  • MBBS (2011)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Fellow, Academy of Medicine Singapore (2021 – present)
  • Clinical Instructor, SingHealth Duke-NUS Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Academic Clinical Programme (2021 – present)
  • Associate in Education, SingHealth College of Clinical Medicine (2020 – present)


  • Singapore Young Investigator Award (Quality & Health Services Research), Singapore Health & Biomedical Congress (2011)
  • Abbot Research Prize Open Category Oral Presentation, International Ophthalmology Congress (2010)

Research Interests


  1. Chew MC, Wiryasaputra S, Wu M, Khor WB, Chan ASY. Incidence of COVID-19 Vaccination-Related Uveitis and Effects of Booster Dose in a Tertiary Uveitis Referral Center. Front Med. 2022 June 9:925683.DOI: 10.3389/fmed.2022.925683

  2. Arundhati A, Chew MC, Li L, Mehta JS, Lang SS, Htoon HM, Tan DTH. Comparative Study of Long-term Graft Survival between Penetrating Keratoplasty and Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty. Am J Ophthalmol. 2020 Nov 27;224:207-216. doi: 10.1016

  3. Chew MC, Tan DH, Chee SP, Lim Li. Optimising Graft Survival in Endothelial Keratoplasty for Endothelial Failure Secondary to Cytomegalovirus Endotheliitis. J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect. 2019 Aug 2;9(1):15.

  4. Rukmini AV, Chew MC, Finkelstein MT, Atalay E, Baskaran M, Nongpiur ME, Gooley JJ, Aung T, Milea D, Najjar RP. Effects of Low and Moderate Refractive Errors on Chromatic Pupillometry. Sci Rep. 2019 Mar 20;9(1):4945

  5. Chew MC, Lim LW, Tan E, Tan CS. Comparability of retinal thickness measurements using different scanning protocols on spectral-domain optical coherence tomography. Int Ophthalmol. 2016 Dec;36(6):791-797.

  6. Tan CS, Chew MC, Lim LW, Sadda SR. Advances in retinal imaging for diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema.Indian J Ophthalmol. 2016 Jan;64(1):76-83.

  7. Tan CS, Chew MC, Van Hemert J, Singer MA, Bell D, Sadda SR. Measuring the precise area of peripheral non-perfusion using ultra-widefield imaging and its correlation with the ischemic index. Br J Ophthalmol. 2016 Feb;100(2):235-9.


  8. Chew MC, Tan CS. Conventional manual small-incision cataract surgery cataract surgery. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2015 Mar;63(3):293-4.

  9. Tan CS, Chew MC, Lim TH. Comparison of foveal-sparing with foveal-involving photodynamic therapy for myopic choroidal neovascularization. Eye (Lond). Eye (Lond). 2014 Jan;28(1):17-22.

  10. Tan CS, Chew MC, Lim KH, Lim TH. Factors affecting visual outcome of myopic choroidal neovascularization treated with verteporfin photodynamic therapy. Int J Ophthalmol. 2013 Jun 18;6(3):327-30.

Research Trials