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Dr Yong Kailing

Dr Yong Kailing

​MBBS, M Med(Ophth), FAMS

Senior Consultant

Singapore National Eye Centre

Specialty: Oculoplastic, Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Sub-specialties: Oculoplastic, Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Cataract Surgery, Conjunctivitis and Viral Conjunctivitis, Droopy Eyelids (Ptosis), Dry Eye Syndrome, Entropion, Tearing Disorders.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Oculoplastic 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

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor 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 of Surgery (MBBS) degree in 2006. She completed Ophthalmology residency 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 completed her subspecialty training in Oculoplastics in Singapore and was awarded the Ministry of Health (MOH) Health Manpower Development Plan postgraduate scholarship in 2019 to pursue further training in periocular cancer and paediatric orbital diseases. She completed her honorary fellowship (Oculoplastic) in both Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, and Queensland Children Hospital under the preceptorship of Professor Timothy Sullivan. At the same time, she was an accredited surgical assistant in Queensland Eye Hospital, Saint Andrews War Memorial Hospital and Greenslopes Hospital. Dr Yong was also appointed as adjunct clinical tutor in Ophthalmology for University of Queensland Medical School, faculty of Medicine.

Dr Yong’s research interest lies in oculoplastic diseases. She has presented her work in numerous local and overseas conferences and has published in several peer-reviewed literature. Dr Yong’s current clinical practice includes cataract, comprehensive ophthalmology as well as Oculoplastic, Orbital and Lacrimal Surgery.


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

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Adjunct Clinical Lecturer, NUS-Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (2015 – present)


  • ​Silver Award, SingHealth Quality Service Award (2022)
  • 10-Year Long Service Award, SingHealth (2018)

Research Interests


  1. Yong KL, Chng CL, Ming Sie N, Lang S, Yang M, Looi A, Choo CT, Shen S, Seah LL. Methotrexate as an Adjuvant in Severe Thyroid Eye Disease: Does it really work as a steroid-sparing agent? Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Jul/Aug;35(4):369-373.

  2. Yong KL, Chng CL, Htoon HM, Lim LH, Seah LL. Safety Profile and Effects of Pulsed Methylprednisolone on Vital Signs in Thyroid Eye Disease. Int J Endocrinol. 2015;2015:457123. doi: 10.1155/2015/457123. Epub 2015 Nov 22.

  3. Yong KL, Gong T, Nongpiur ME, How AC, Lee HK, Cheng L, Perera SA, Aung T. Myopia in asian subjects with primary angle closure: implications for glaucoma trends in East Asia. Ophthalmology. 2014 Aug;121(8):1566-71.

  4. Yong KL, Beckman TJ, Cranstoun M, Sullivan TJ. Orbital Schwannoma-Management and Clinical Outcomes. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2020 Nov/Dec;36(6):590-595.

  5. Looi AL, Yong KL. ‘Walk the Rim, Feel the Bone’ Technique in Superior Sulcus Filling. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2016 Jan 7;3(12):e592.

  6. Yong KL, Nguyen HV, Cajucom-Uy HY, Foo V, Tan D, Finkelstein EA, Mehta JS. Cost Minimization Analysis of Precut Cornea Grafts in Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty. Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Feb;95(8):e2887.

  7. Kumaran A, Chan A, Yong K, Shen S. Ethnic variation in deep lateral orbital anatomy and its implications on decompression surgery. Orbit. 2019 Apr;38(2):95-102.

  8. K Yong, JF Cullen. Ocular Presentation as the First Manifestation of Brain Tuberculosis. Neuro-Ophthalmology 2010 Apr; 34(2):100-103.

Research Trials