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Dr Wong Chee Wai

Dr Wong Chee Wai from Singapore National Eye Centre

Dr Wong Chee Wai

​MBBS, M Med(Ophth), MCI (NUS), FAMS

Consultant

Singapore National Eye Centre

Specialty: Surgical Retina, Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Sub-specialties: Surgical Retina, Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Clinical Appointments

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

Academic Appointments

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

Profile

Dr Wong Chee Wai is a consultant vitreoretinal and cataract surgeon, and Clinical Lead of the High Myopia Clinic at the Singapore National Eye Centre. He completed a Medical and Surgical Retina fellowship at the Singapore National Eye Centre and a PhD thesis on ocular drug delivery at Utrecht University. His research interests are in retinal diseases, myopia and nanomedicine based ocular drug delivery. He has published more than 60 research articles and holds several research grants in the field of myopia and ocular drug delivery. He is also an Assistant Professor with Duke-NUS Medical School and Deputy Director of Undergraduate Education in charge of the Duke-NUS Ophthalmology medical student rotation. He serves as a committee member for the Singapore Society of Ophthalmology, and as the chair of its Young Ophthalmologists Chapter. He is also a committee member of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Young Ophthalmologists Standing committee.

Education

  • FAMS (2015)
  • MCI (NUS) (2015)
  • M Med(Ophth) (2012)
  • MBBS (2007)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

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

  • Member, Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Young Ophthalmologists Standing committee

  • Chair, Young Ophthalmologists Chapter, Singapore Society of Ophthalmology (2020 - present)

  • Member, Executive Committee, Singapore Society of Ophthalmology (2014 - present)

Awards

  • Young Eye Care Ambassador Award, Eye and Vision Health Awards (2020)

  • Golden Apple Award for Programme Excellence, SingHealth (2019)

  • Research Training Fellowship Award, National Medical Research Council (2017)

  • Best Poster Award – 3rd Prize, 3rd International Pathologic Myopia Conference (2016)

  • 3 gold medals, Ophthalmology Exit Examination (2015)

  • Publish Award, SingHealth (2015)

  • MIT Outstanding Poster Award, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (2015)

  • Travel Grant, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (2015)

  • Best Registrar Award, SingHealth (2014)

  • Travel Grant, World Ophthalmology Congress (2014)

  • Travel Grant, Korean Ophthalmology Society (2013)

  • Toh Kian Chu Scholarship, National University of Singapore School of Medicine (2005)

  • Academic Excellence Award, Raffles Junior College (2000)

  • Certificate of Merit, Raffles Junior College (2000)

  • Academic Achievement Award, Raffles Institution (1998)

  • Raffles Merit Award, Raffles Institution (1998)

  • Academic Award, Raffles Institution (1996)

Research Interests

  • Myopia

  • Retinal drug delivery

  • Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy

  • Retinal detachment

Publications

  1. Wong CW, Metselaar JM, Storm G, Wong TT. A review of the clinical applications of drug delivery systems for the treatment of ocular anterior segment inflammation. Br J Ophthalmol. 2020 Oct 30

  2. Wong CW, Busoy JMF, Cheung N, Barathi VA, Storm G, Wong TT. Endogenous or Exogenous Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells: A Comparison of Two Experimental Animal Models of Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy. Transl Vis Sci Technol. 2020 Aug 31;9(9):46.

  3. Wong CW, Foo LL, Morjaria P, Morgan I, Mueller A, Davis A, Keys D, He M, Sankaridurg P, Zhu JF, Hendicott P, Tan D, Saw SM, Cheng CY, Lamoureux EL, Crowston JG, Gemmy Cheung CM, Sng C, Chan C, Wong D, Lee SY, Agrawal R, Hoang QV, Su X, Koh A, Ngo C, Chen H, Wu PC, Chia A, Jonas JB, Wong TY, Ang M. Highlights from the 2019 International Myopia Summit on 'controversies in myopia'. Br J Ophthalmol. 2020 Aug 18.

  4. Wong CW, Tsai A, Jonas JB, Ohno-Matsui K, Chen J, Ang M, Ting DSW. Digital Screen Time During COVID-19 Pandemic: Risk for a Further Myopia Boom? Am J Ophthalmol. 2020 Jul 29.

  5. Wong CW, Yanagi Y, Tsai ASH, Shihabuddeen WA, Cheung N, Lee SY, Jonas JB, Cheung CMG. Correlation of axial length and myopic macular degeneration to levels of molecular factors in the aqueous. Sci Rep. 2019 Oct 31;9(1):15708.

  6. Wong CW, Ng SR, Cheung CM, Wong TY, Mathur R. Zika-Related Maculopathy. Retin. Cases Brief Rep. 2017 Feb 17. [Epub ahead of print]

  7. Wong CW, Phua V, Lee SY, Wong TY, Cheung CM. Is Choroidal or Scleral Thickness Related to Myopic Macular Degeneration? Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2017 Feb 1;58(2):907-913

  8. Wong CW, Yanagi Y, Lee WK, Ogura Y, Yeo I, Wong TY, Cheung CM. Age-related macular degeneration and polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy in Asians. Prog Retin. Eye Res. 2016 Jul;53:107-39

  9. Wong CW, Ang M, Tsai A, Phua V, Lee SY. A prospective study of biometric stability after scleral buckling surgery. Am J Ophthalmol. 2016 May;165:47-53

  10. Wong CW, Lamoureux EL, Cheng CY, Cheung GC, Tai ES, Wong TY, Sabanayagam C. Increased burden of vision impairment and eye diseases in persons with chronic kidney disease - A population-based study. EBioMedicine. 2016 Jan 19;5:193-7

  11. Wong CW, Teo BW, Lamoureux E, Ikram MK, Wang JJ, Tai ES, Sethi S, Wong TY, Sabanayagam C. Serum Cystatin C, Markers of Chronic Kidney Disease, and Retinopathy in Persons with Diabetes. J Diabetes Res. 2015;2015:404280

  12. Wong CW, Cheung CM, Mathur R, Li X, Chan CM, Yeo I, Wong E, Lee SY, Wong D, Wong TY. Three- year results of polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy treated with photodynamic therapy: Retrospective Study and Systematic Review. Retina. 2015 Aug;35(8):1577-93

  13. Wong CW, Yeo IY, Loh BK, Wong EY, Wong DW, Ong SG, Ang CL, Lee SY. Scleral buckling versus Vitrectomy in the management of macula-off primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachment: A comparison of visual outcomes. Retina. 2015 Dec;35(12):2552-7

  14. Wong CW, Wong TY, Cheung CM. Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy in Asians. J Clin Med. 2015 Apr 24;4(5):782-821

  15. Wong CW, Liao J, Cheung GC, Khor CC, Vithana EN, Wang JJ, Mitchell P, Aung T, Wong TY, Cheng CY. Lens status influences the association between CFH polymorphisms and age-related macular degeneration: findings from two population-based studies in Singapore. PLoS One. 2015 Mar 18;10(3)

  16. Wong CW, Yuen L, Tseng P, Han DC. Outcomes of the Haigis-L formula for calculating intraocular lens power in Asian eyes after refractive surgery. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2015 Mar;41(3):607-12

  17. Wong CW, Chan C, Tan D, Mehta JS. Incidence and management of suction loss in refractive lenticule extraction. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2014 Dec;40(12):2002-10

  18. Wong CW, Wong D, Mathur R. Spectral domain optical coherence tomography imaging in optic disk pit associated with outer retinal dehiscence. Clin Ophthalmol. 2014 Oct 17;8:2125-8

  19. Wong CW, Wong TY, Cheng CY, Sabanayagam C. Kidney and eye diseases: common risk factors, etiological mechanisms, and pathways. Kidney Int. 2014 Jun;85(6):1290-302

  20. Wong CW, Wong WL, Yeo IY, Loh BK, Wong EY, Wong DW, Ong SG, Ang CL, Lee SY. Trends and factors related to outcomes for primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachment surgery in a large asian tertiary eye center. Retina. 2014 Apr;34(4):684-92

Research Trials

  • Wong CW, Yanagi Y, Lee WK, Ogura Y, Yeo I, Wong TY, Cheung CM. Age-related macular degeneration and polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy in Asians. Prog Retin Eye Res. 2016 Jul;53:107-39

  • Wong CW, Phua V, Lee SY, Wong TY, Cheung CM. Is choroidal or scleral thickness related to myopic macular degeneration? Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2017 Feb 1;58(2):907-913

  • Wong CW, Ang M, Tsai A, Phua V, Lee SY. A prospective study of biometric stability after scleral buckling surgery. Am J Ophthalmol. 2016 May;165:47-53

  • Wong CW, Cheung CM, Mathur R, Li X, Chan CM, Yeo I, Wong E, Lee SY, Wong D, Wong TY. Three-year results of polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy treated with photodynamic therapy: Retrospective Study and Systematic Review. Retina. 2015 Aug;35(8):1577-93

  • Wong CW, Wong TY, Cheng CY, Sabanayagam C. Kidney and eye diseases: common risk factors, etiological mechanisms, and pathways. Kidney Int. 2014 Jun;85(6):1290-302