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Dr Yong Kailing from Singapore National Eye Centre

Dr Yong Kailing

​MBBS, M Med(Ophth), FAMS


Singapore National Eye Centre

Specialty: Oculoplastic, Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Sub-specialties: Oculoplastic, Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Oculoplastic 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
  • Visiting Consultant Eye Centre KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital

Academic Appointments

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


Dr Yong graduated from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor or Surgery (MBBS) degree in 2006. She subsequently pursued basic and advanced surgical training in Ophthalmology at the Singapore National Eye Centre and obtained the Master of Medicine (Ophthalmology) from NUS in 2012. She obtained specialist accreditation in Ophthalmology in 2016 and was conferred fellowship by Academy of Medicine (College of Ophthalmology). 
Dr Yong is currently undergoing subspecialty fellowship in Oculoplastic under the Advanced Clinical Specialist Program. She is also a clinical lecturer with the NUS-Yong Loo Lin School of medicine. 
Dr Yong has research interest in oculoplastic and orbital diseases. She is currently collaborating with Endocrinologists in Singapore General Hospital working on research in thyroid-related eye diseases, as well as with Facial Plastic and Reconstruction department in Changi General Hospital working orbital fracture and trauma research. 


  • FAMS (2017)
  • M Med(Ophth) (2012)
  • MBBS (2006)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

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


Research Interests


  1. ​Yong KL, Chng CL, Htoon HM, Lim LH, Seah LL. Safety profile and Effects of Pulsed Methylprednisolone on Vital Signs in Thyroid Eye Disease. International Journal of Endocrinology. International Journal of Endocrinology, vol. 2015, Article ID 457123, 7 pages, 2015

  2. A Looi, Yong KL. 'Walk the Rim, Feel the Bone' Technique in Superior Sulcus Filling. PRS Global Open. 2016 Jan 7;3(12):e592

  3. Yong KL, Nguyen HV, Cajucom-Uy HY, Foo V, Tan D, Finkelstein EA, Mehta JS. Cost Minimization Analysis of Precut Cornea Grafts in Descemet’s Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty. Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Feb;95(8):e2887P

  4. Yong KL, Gong T, Nongpiur ME, How AC, Lee HK, Cheng L, Perera S, Aung T. Myopia in Asian Subjects with Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma: Implications for Glaucoma Trends in East Asia' Ophthalmology. 2014 Aug;121(8):1566-71

  5. Yong KL, Cullen JF. Ocular Presentation as the First Manifestation of Brain Tuberculosis. Neuro-Ophthalmology 34(02),100 – 103

Research Trials