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Dr Foo Reuben

Dr Foo Reuben

​MBBS, M Med(Ophth), FAMS

Consultant

Singapore National Eye Centre

Specialty: Neuro-Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology

Sub-specialties: Neuro-Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Neuro-Ophthalmology Department Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre
  • 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 @ SKH Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital

Academic Appointments

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

Profile

Dr Reuben Foo obtained his Medical Degree from the National University of Singapore in 2012 and underwent Ophthalmology residency training at the Singapore National Eye Centre. He served as the Lead Resident of the SingHealth Ophthalmology Residency Programme in 2019 and was the Vice-Chair of the Students’ and Residents’ Relations Sub-Committee from 2016 to 2018. He obtained his postgraduate MMed(Ophth) qualification in 2017 and his specialist accreditation in 2020. He has completed a combined Neuro-Ophthalmology and Glaucoma fellowship training in SNEC in 2022 and is serving currently as a Consultant in both departments. He has a particular interest in managing conditions related to the optic nerve.

Dr Foo has also shown a keen interest in medical education and strongly believes in nurturing the next generation of doctors. He participates actively in the teaching Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine students and enjoys helping them hone their clinical knowledge and skills. He was the supervising faculty for the recipient of the Singhealth Medical Student Talent Development Award in 2022. He is also involved in the teaching of Duke-NUS graduate medical students and often has students attached to his clinic. As recognition of his teaching efforts, he was awarded the prestigious Dean’s Visit Award for Junior Doctors by the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in 2019. Dr Foo is also a tutor for the Graduate Certificate in Ophthalmic Nursing Course and Graduate Diploma for Ophthalmic Technicians Course.


Education

  • ​M Med(Ophth) (2017)
  • MBBS (2012)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Committee Member, Singapore Young Ophthalmologists Society (2023-present) 
  • Committee Member, SNEC Global Ophthalmology Education (2020-present)
  • Member, SHINE Hand Hygiene Committee, Quality Improvement Programme (2017-present)
  • ​Lead Resident, Ophthalmology Residency Programme, SingHealth (2019)
  • Vice Chair, Students' & Residents' Relations Subcommittee, SingHealth Residents' Committee (2016-2018)

Awards

  • ​Medical Student Talent Development Award, Supervising Faculty, SingHealth (2021-present)
  • Associate in Education Award, SingHealth Academy (2020)
  • Silver Award, Singapore Health Quality Service Award, SingHealth (2020)
  • Dean’s Visit Award, Junior Doctor Teaching Award, National University of Singapore (NUS) (2019)
  • Residency in SingHealth Excels (RiSE) Award, SingHealth (2018)
  • Certificate of Participation, Singapore Society of Otolaryngology Book Prize Competition (2011)

Research Interests

Publications

  1. Foo R, Yau C, Singhal S, Tow S, Loo JL, Tan K, Milea D. Optic Neuritis in the Era of NMOSD and MOGAD: A Survey of Practice Patterns in Singapore. Asia Pac J Ophthalmol (Phila). 2022 Mar-Apr 01;11(2):184-195. 

  2. Kwan YH, Woong NL, Foo RCM, Balakrishnan T. COVID-19 lockdown measures induced severe iron-deficiency anaemia resulting in central retinal vein occlusion and amenorrhea. BMJ Case Rep. 2021 Aug 24;14(8):e242639. 

  3. ​Foo RC, Tsai AS, Lim LS. AAO Ophthalmic Pearls Article: Management of Suprachoroidal Haemorrhage. American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) EyeNet - https://www.aao.org/eyenet/article/management-of-suprachoroidal-hemorrhage

  4. Ang BC, Foo RC, Lim EW, Tan MM, Nah GK, Thean LS, Tan CW, Zhao PS. Risk factors for early-onset corneal haze after photorefractive keratectomy in an Asian population: Outcomes from the Singapore Armed Forces Corneal Refractive Surgery Programme 2006 to 2013J Cataract Refract Surg. 2016 May;42(5):710-6.

  5. Baskaran M, Foo RC, Cheng CY, Narayanaswamy AK, Zheng YF, Wu R, Saw SM, Foster PJ, Wong TY, Aung T. The Prevalence and Types of Glaucoma in an Urban Chinese Population: The Singapore Chinese Eye Study. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015 Aug;133(8):874-80.

  6. Chan EW, Liao J, Foo RC, Loon SC, Aung T, Wong TY, Cheng CY. Diagnostic Performance of the ISNT Rule for Glaucoma Based on the Heidelberg Retinal Tomograph. Transl Vis Sci Technol. 2014 Mar 27;3(2):4.

  7. Foo RC, Lamoureux EL, Wong RC, Ho SW, Chiang PP, Rees G, Aung T, Wong TT. Acceptance, attitudes, and beliefs of Singaporean Chinese toward an ocular implant for glaucoma drug delivery. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012 Dec 17;53(13):8240-5.

Research Trials