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Dr Yvonne Chung

Dr Chung Yvonne

​MBBS, M Med(Ophth), FAMS

Senior Consultant

Singapore National Eye Centre

Specialty: Oculoplastic, Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Sub-specialties: Oculoplastic, Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Clinical Appointments

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

Academic Appointments

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


Dr Yvonne Chung Hsi-Wei graduated from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’s School of Medicine and Dentistry in London, United Kingdom in 2001. She underwent a 3-year research stint on stem cells and biomaterials funded by Singapore’s National Medical Research Council Scholarship and the Mayo Foundation at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota from 2004-2006. Upon her return to Singapore, she completed her basic and advanced surgical training in Ophthalmology and was admitted as a fellow of the Academy of Medicine in 2013. 

Dr Chung’s surgical interests lied in reconstructive surgery and ophthalmic pathology of the eye and its periorbita. This led to her undergoing local subspecialty Oculoplastics fellowship training at the Singapore National Eye Centre. In 2014, she was subsequently awarded the overseas HMDP (Human Manpower Development Program) fellowship training in Oculoplastics and Orbital surgery at the Vancouver General Hospital, Canada, under the preceptorship of Prof Peter J Dolman. She was also exposed to orbital oncology under Drs Vivian Yin, Valerie White and Steven Rasmussen. 

Dr Chung has since been practicing at the Singapore National Eye Centre and its affiliate branches of Alexandra Hospital and Changi General Hospital as an Oculoplastics and Cataract consultant since 2015 and has an active interest in thyroid eye disease, lacrimal and orbital surgery. She also serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the SingHealth Duke-NUS Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Academic Clinical Program and is committed to resident and fellow teaching. 


  • FAMS (2013)
  • M Med(Ophth) (2010)
  • MBBS (2001)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

​Chair, Code Blue Committee, Singapore National Eye Centre (2015 - present)


  • Singapore Totalistor Board Medical Research Fellowship, National Medical Research Council (2006)
  • Singapore Human Manpower Development Program, Oculoplastics and Orbital Surgery, Vancouver General Hospital, Canada (2014)
  • Achievement Award for Best Grant Proposal Submission, Arthritis Foundation, North Central Chapter, Minneapolis, USA (2005)
  • Overseas Fellowship Award, SingHealth (2004

Research Interests


  1. The tear cytokine profile in patients with active Graves' orbitopathy. Yang M, Chung Y, Lang S, Yawata N, Seah LL, Looi A. Endocrine. 2018 Feb;59(2):402-409. doi: 10.1007/s12020-017-1467-2. Epub 2017 Nov 16
  2. To review the treatment response to combined intravenous steroid and orbital irradiation in Asian patients with active thyroid eye disease (TED). Chung HW, Seah LL. Mathews Journal of Ophthalmology M J Opht. 2(1): 011
  3. Focal Necrosis in Orbital Pleomorphic Adenoma. Chung H, Rasmussen S, Rossman DW. Int J Ophthalmic Pathol 5:2. doi:10.4172/2324-8599.1000180
  4. Cosmetic and functional outcomes of frontalis suspension surgery using autologous fascia lata or silicone rods in pediatric congenital ptosis. Chung HW, Seah LL. Clin Ophthalmol. 2016 Sep 16; 10:1779-1783 
  5. Chapter 23: Paediatric Neurogenic Tumours. HW Chung, Peter J Dolman. Taylor and Hoyt's Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (By Scott R. Lambert, Christopher J. Lyons, 2016 Edition)

Research Trials