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Dr Nathalie Chiam

Dr Chiam Nathalie

​BMedSc, MBBS (Hons), M Med(Ophth), FAMS


Singapore National Eye Centre

Specialty: Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Paediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus, Ophthalmology

Sub-specialties: Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Paediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology Department Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre
  • Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus Department Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre
  • 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 Nathalie Chiam is an ophthalmologist with an additional subspecialty interest in paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. She practises at the Singapore National Eye Centre and KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. She is currently an Associate Consultant in the Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology Department. 

She graduated with honours from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery following a prior Bachelor of Medical Science. Thereafter, she obtained a Master of Medicine in Ophthalmology and completed specialist ophthalmology training with the American Council of Graduate Medical Education - International (ACGME-I) accredited Singhealth Ophthalmology Residency Program. 

Dr Chiam has been recognised for her academic and service excellence. She was the Chief Resident in 2018-2020 and an alumnus of the Singapore Chief Residency Program. She has also received multiple awards including the SingHealth Outstanding Resident award in 2017 and 2018, and Singhealth award for Quality Improvement Project in 2019. 

Dr Chiam is actively involved in educating the next generation of medical and nursing students, she serves as a clinical instructor for Curtin University’s clinical nursing graduate certificate program. She is also active in clinical research, besides having presented in various conferences, she has also published in several peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of the American Association for Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, British Journal of Ophthalmology, Journal of Ophthalmology, Translational Vision Science and Technology, Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. 


  • FAMS (2020)
  • M Med(Ophth) (2018)
  • MBBS (Hons) (2013)
  • BMedSc (2013)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Clinical Instructor, Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing (Ophthalmology), Curtin University & Singapore National Eye Centre 
  • ​Member, Singapore General Hospital campus, Institution Junior Doctors Well-Being committee, Executive Committee (EXCO) (2020-present) 
  • Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore (2020-present) 
  • Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2018-present) 
  • Member, Singapore Society of Ophthalmology (2018-present) 
  • Member, Clinical Operations and Resource Management Committee, Singapore National Eye Centre (2018-2019)
  • Chief Resident, SingHealth Ophthalmology (2018-2019) 
  • Member, Outpatient Committee, Singapore National Eye Centre (2018) 


  • RISE award for Quality Improvement Project, SingHealth (2019) 
  • ​Outstanding Resident Award, SingHealth (2018) 
  • Outstanding Resident Award, SingHealth (2017) 

Research Interests


  1. Soh YQ, Chiam NPY, Tsai ASH, et al. Intravitreal Injection with a Conjunctival Injection Device: A Single-Center Experience. Transl Vis Sci Technol. 2020. doi:10.1167/tvst.9.8.28
  2. ​Chiam NPY, Mehta JS. Comparing Patient-Reported Outcomes of Laser In Situ Keratomileusis and Small-Incision Lenticule Extraction: A Review. Asia Pac J Ophthalmol (Phila). 2019;8(5):377-384. doi:10.1097/APO.0000000000000258
  3. Soh YQ, Chiam N, Tsai A, Cheung G, Wong TY, Yeo I, Wong E, Tan A. Intravitreal Injection with a conjunctival injection device: A single-centre experience. Translational Vision Science & Technology July 2020, Vol.9, 28. doi:
  4. Chiam N, Ting D, Lee SY, Ang CL. Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment: Management, Part 1 & Part 2. Ophthalmic Pearls. EyeNet Magazine, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  5. Chiam N, Baskaran M, Li Z, et al. Social, health and ocular factors associated with primary open-angle glaucoma amongst Chinese Singaporeans. Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2018;46(1):25-34. doi:10.1111/ceo.13008
  6. Chiam NP, Lim LL. Uveitis and gender: the course of uveitis in pregnancy. J Ophthalmol. 2014;2014:401915. doi:10.1155/2014/401915
  7. Sundar G, Chiam N, Lun K, Koh V. Survey of common practices among oculofacial surgeons in the Asia-Pacific region: Graves' orbitopathy. Orbit. 2014;33(5):319-325. doi:10.3109/01676830.2014.938168
  8. Koh V, Chiam N, Sundar G. Survey of Common Practices among Oculofacial Surgeons in the Asia-Pacific Region: Management of Orbital Floor Blowout Fractures. Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr. 2014;7(3):197-202. doi:10.1055/s-0034-1371774
  9. Koh V, Chiam N, Sundar G. Survey of common practices among oculofacial surgeons in the Asia-Pacific region: evisceration, enucleation and management of anophthalmic sockets. Orbit. 2014;33(6):477. doi:10.3109/01676830.2014.950293
  10. Chiam N, Rose L, Waters K, Elder J. Journal of the American Association for Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 2013 Dec;17(6):627-9. Doi : 10.1016/j.jaapos.2013.07.010
  11. Chiam NP, Hall AJ, Stawell RJ, Busija L, Lim LL. The course of uveitis in pregnancy and postpartum. Br J Ophthalmol. 2013;97(10):1284-1288. doi:10.1136/bjophthalmol-2013-303358

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