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Dr Woo Jyh Haur from Singapore National Eye Centre

Dr Woo Jyh Haur

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

Consultant

Singapore National Eye Centre

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

Sub-specialties: Corneal & External Eye Disease, Refractive Surgery, Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant SingHealth Duke-NUS Transplant Centre
  • Consultant Corneal & External Eye Disease Department Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre
  • Consultant Refractive Surgery 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

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

Profile

Dr Woo graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in 2006. He subsequently pursued training in Ophthalmology at the Singapore National Eye Centre and was elected as a diplomate and member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (United Kingdom) in 2011, before obtaining the Master of Medicine (Ophthalmology) in 2012. He was accredited as a specialist in Ophthalmology in 2015 and further qualified as a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh as well as the Academy of Medicine of Singapore in the same year. In 2018, Dr Woo also completed his subspecialty training in Cornea and Refractive surgery at the Singapore National Eye Centre during which he gained vast experience in the management of corneal and external eye disease, corneal transplantation techniques and refractive surgery.
 
Dr Woo has excelled in Ophthalmology at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He was awarded the Gold Medal and Book Prize in Ophthalmology as a medical student in 2005. He was also a multiple Gold Medallist in the Joint Committee in Specialist Training Exit Examination in Ophthalmology in 2015.
    
Dr Woo is highly productive in his clinical and research output. He has numerous publications in peer-reviewed medical journals to his credit and has presented his work at both local and international scientific conferences. He has also co-authored book chapters on paediatric ophthalmology and endothelial keratoplasty in international reference texts. His work gained international recognition when he was awarded the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (United States) international travel grant in 2014.
    
Dr Woo is actively involved in the training and education of undergraduates, residents and allied health professionals. He frequently teaches medical students as part of the Clinical Faculty Scheme under the National University of Singapore and was awarded the Dean’s Excellence Award in teaching and education in 2017. He has been involved in the SNEC educational programs for optometrists and other ophthalmic allied health professionals and continues to be a regular instructor at microsurgical, phacoemulsification and corneal transplantation courses held at the centre.

Dr Woo’s current clinical practice includes Corneal and External Eye Diseases, Corneal Transplantation, Refractive Surgery, as well as Cataract and Comprehensive Ophthalmology. His subspecialty interest is in the management of paediatric cornea, external eye diseases and anterior segment disorders.

Education

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

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

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

Awards

  • 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