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Dr Woo Jyh Haur

Dr Woo Jyh Haur

​MBBS, M Med(Ophth), MSc (Oxon), FRCOphth, FRCS(Ed), FAMS

Senior Consultant

Singapore National Eye Centre

Specialty: Corneal & External Eye Disease, Refractive Surgery, Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology

Clinical Interest: Corneal & External Eye Disease, Refractive Surgery, Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Cataract Surgery, Corneal Infections, Corneal Oedema, Pterygium.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant SingHealth Duke-NUS Transplant Centre
  • Head & Senior Consultant SNEC Eye Clinic @ SKH
  • Senior Consultant Corneal & External Eye Disease Department Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre
  • Senior Consultant Refractive Surgery Department Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre
  • Senior Consultant Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology Department Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre
  • Senior Consultant SNEC Eye Clinic @ CGH Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital
  • ​Clinical Director, Risk Office Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre

Academic Appointments

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

Profile

Dr Woo is a Senior Consultant ophthalmologist in the Cornea & External Eye Disease Department of the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC). Dr Woo has an active practice which specializes in cornea, anterior segment disorders and corneal transplantation in both adults and children, but also includes cataract surgery, refractive surgery and comprehensive (general) ophthalmology. He also runs the paediatric cornea service at both SNEC and KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Dr Woo graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 2006, winning the Gold Medal and Book Prize in Ophthalmology. He trained at SNEC and obtained the Master of Medicine (Ophthalmology) degree in 2012. He attained accreditation as a Specialist in Ophthalmology in 2015, after passing the Joint Committee in Specialist Training Exit Examination as a multiple Gold Medallist.

Dr Woo holds a Master of Science degree in Evidence-based Health Care from the University of Oxford. He is also a qualified Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (United Kingdom) and Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh by examination as well as a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore.

Dr Woo completed a 2-year fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at SNEC in 2018. From 2019 to 2020, he underwent a 1-year specialized fellowship in Paediatric Cornea and External Diseases at The Hospital for Sick Children (Sickkids) in Toronto, Canada, a major paediatric centre in North America for clinical care and research. His stint at Sickkids makes him one of only a few doctors internationally to have been specifically trained in the management of corneal conditions (both common and rare) and transplantation in children.

In conjunction with his clinical work, Dr Woo is engaged in both research and education as a faculty member under the SingHealth Duke-NUS Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Academic Clinical Programme. His research interests include outcomes of corneal transplantation, paediatric corneal diseases and corneal neurotization, a novel procedure he and his multidisciplinary team have performed to restore corneal sensation in patients with neurotrophic keratopathy since 2021.

Dr Woo is also involved in the training and education of undergraduates, residents, fellows and allied health professionals. His contribution to undergraduate education was recognized with the Dean’s Excellence Award in Teaching and Education in 2017. He regularly participates in local and international conferences as an invited speaker and also serves as faculty for corneal transplantation skills transfer courses regionally.

Dr Woo holds the administrative appointment of the Director of Risk Office at SNEC. Concurrent to his role in risk management, he is involved in the Safety and Quality initiatives at the centre by serving as a member of the Quality Assurance, Quality Improvement and Ensure Safer Systems committees. He is also the co-chair of the Patient Safety, Care Transition and Supervision Subgroup under the SingHealth Ophthalmology Residency Programme. External to SNEC, he is a member of the Complaints Panel under the Singapore Medical Council.

Education

  • MSc (Oxon) (2023)
  • FRCOphth (2015)
  • FRCS(Ed) (2015)
  • FAMS (2015)
  • M Med(Ophth) (2012)
  • MBBS (2006)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

Awards

  • Nurturing Clinician Innovator Award, SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Clinical Programme (2022)
  • Dean’s Excellence Award in teaching, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore (2017)
  • Gold Medal, Joint Committee on Specialist Training Exit Examination for Specialist Accreditation Singapore (2015)
  • Santen Inc Travel Grant, The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting (ARVO) (2014)
  • Ophthalmology Gold Medal and Book Prize, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore (2005)

Research Interests

Publications

Research Trials