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Prof
Cheng Ching-Yu
Iris features in Asian eyeOngoingData collection, including image grading and analysis3 months to 1 year1 or 2
Prof
Cheng Ching-Yu
Genetic epidemiology of complex eye diseasesOngoingData collection, including image grading and analysis3 months to 1 year1 or 2
Prof
Cheng Ching-Yu
The Singapore Chinese Eye Study-2OngoingGrading of eye images and tidying up image database3 months to 1 year1 or 2
Prof
Cheng Ching-Yu
The Singapore Malay Eye Study 3 (SiMES-3) – Prospective cohort study of 12-year incidence, risk factors, and impact of major Asian eye diseases/The Singapore Epidemiology of Eye Diseases (SEED)Study 3 – Prospective multi- ethnic cohort study of 12-year incidence, risk factors and impact of major age-related eye diseases (SEED-3)OngoingGrading of eye images and tidying up image database3 months to 1 year1
Prof
Cheng Ching-Yu
Deep Phenotyping and Genetic Landscaping of Primary Open Angle GlaucomaOngoingData collection, including image grading and analysis3 months to 1 year1
Assoc Prof
Louis Tong
Clinical trials, imaging and health service research in dry eye, meibomian gland dysfunctionNew and OngoingLiterature review, design, data collection, analysis, presentations6 months or moreGood interpersonal skills1 or 2
Assoc Prof
Louis Tong
Translational cell and animal research in ocular surface inflammation, autoimmune diseaseNew and OngoingExperiments, data analysis, presentations1 year or moreResearch commitment for 1 year. Preferably basic knowledge of laboratory science and willingness to learn1 or 2
Assoc Prof Lakshminarayanan RajamaniImproving the potency of antifungals by fluidising the fungal membraneNewData collection6 monthsA preliminary knowledge of microbiology is important but not mandatory1
Assoc Prof Lakshminarayanan Rajamani
Enhancing the safe and efficient delivery of antibiotics by nanoformulations
OngoingLiterature review and collection of data6 monthsPreliminary knowledge of antibiotics2
Assoc Prof Lakshminarayanan Rajamani
Durable antimicrobial contact lenses
OngoingExperiments, data analysis, presentations6 monthsPreliminary knowledge on contact lenses1
Prof
Aung Tin

Angle closure glaucoma: Novel methods for imaging, risk assessment and screening
OngoingData collection, image processing / analysis, literature review / data analysis3 months to 1 yearWillingness to travel between NUS and SNEC. Basic knowledge in statistics and willingness to learn1
Prof
Aung Tin

Accurate phenotyping of angle closure glaucoma
OngoingData collection, image processing / analysis, literature review / data analysis3 months to 1 yearBasic knowledge in statistics and willingness to learn1
Prof
Aung Tin

Genetics of angle closure
OngoingData collection and data entry, image analysis, limited exposure to lab work3 months to 1 year1
Prof
Ecosse Lamoureux

An innovative and patient-centric research program targeting the ageing Singaporeans: The PRevention Of and interVentIon for eye Diseases in the Elderly [PROVIDE] programme
NewProtocol consolidation, literature review, data collection9 months to 1 yearWillingness to learn, ability to interact well with patients1
Prof
Ecosse Lamoureux

 

Development of a novel utility measure using discrete choice experiments to assess the impact of glaucoma treatments from the patient's perspective

NewData collection9 months to 1 yearWillingness to learn, ability to interact well with patients1
Prof
Ecosse Lamoureux

Investigating the relationship between Body Composition Metrics and Diabetic Retinopathy: A Pilot Study
NewProtocol consolidation, literature review, data collection6 months to 1 yearWillingness to learn, ability to interact well with patients1
Prof
Wong Tien Yin
Clinical studies of diabetic retinopathyOngoingData collection in SERI clinic, and data analysis, in metabolomics, genetics, biomarkers6 months to 1 yearBasic knowledge in epidemiology and statistics, and willingness to learn1 or 2
Prof
Wong Tien Yin
Clinical and epidemiological studies of age-related macular degenerationOngoingData collection in SERI clinic, and data analysis, in metabolomics, genetics, biomarkers6 months to 1 yearBasic knowledge in epidemiology and statistics, and willingness to learn1 or 2
Prof
Wong Tien Yin
Artificial Intelligence Imaging Program and Singapore Integrated Diabetic Retinopathy Programme (SiDRP)OngoingStudent to help with grading of retinal images using AI-based software to measure retinal parameters6 months to 1 yearWilling to learn new skill (grading), and meticulous1 or 2
Prof
Wong Tien Yin

The Singapore Epidemioloigcal of Eye Disease Study (SEED)
OngoingStudent to help with grading of retinal images6 months to 1 yearStudent to help with grading of retinal images1 or 2
Assoc Prof
Charumathi Sabanayagam
Retinal imaging and onset / progression of CKD in SINDI-2OngoingLiterature review, data analysis and manuscript writing1 yearBasic knowledge in epidemiology and statistics, and willingness to learn1
Assoc Prof
Charumathi Sabanayagam

DYNAMO – To predict progression of diabetic nephropathy using retinal- image based machine learning algorithm
OngoingLiterature review, data collection and data analysis1 yearBasic knowledge in epidemiology and statistics and willingness to learn1
Assoc Prof
Tina Wong

Effects of SPARC inhibition on wound healing after glaucoma filtration surgery
OngoingPerform experiments using molecular and cell biology techniques1 yearPrevious experience in molecular and cell biology techniques. Meticulous and willing to learn1
Assoc Prof
Tina Wong

Pattern Electroretinogram Recordings in Eyes with Glaucoma and Myopia
OngoingData Collection and data analysis6 to 9 monthsWillingness to learn, ability to interact well with patients1
Adj Assoc Prof
Shamira Perera

Glaucoma surgery innovations
OngoingVideo editing capabilities3 months to 1 yearCreativity and knowledge of editing1
Adj Assoc Prof
Shamira Perera
Pituitary surgery and visual fieldsOngoingData collection, image processing / analysis, literature review / data analysis3 months to 1 yearBasic knowledge in statistics and willingness to learn1
Assoc Prof
Jodhbir Mehta

Outcome of lamellar corneal transplantation
OngoingData extraction, data analysis, literature review, involve in writing manuscript3 months to 1 yearResearch commitment for 1 year. Basic knowledge in statistics and willingness to learn.1 or 2
Assoc Prof
Jodhbir Mehta

Genetics of corneal dystrophy
OngoingData collection and data entry, image analysis, limited exposure to lab work3 months to 1 yearResearch commitment for 1 year. Preferably basic knowledge of laboratory science and willingness to learn.1 or 2
Assoc Prof
Jodhbir Mehta

Corneal wound healing after laser ablation
OngoingCell and molecular biology, PCR, Western blots, cell culture, transfection, immunohistochemistry3 months to 1 yearBasic knowledge of cell and molecular biology technique. Some previous experience in wet lab is advantageous1 or 2
Dr
Hla Myint Htoon

Discrete event simulation of primary angle closure model in Singapore
New and OngoingData collection through case notes3 to 6 monthsBasic knowledge of optometry, ophthalmology1 or 2
Prof
Saw Seang Mei

STARS follow-up study: To investigate role of near work, light levels, outdoor time in myopia
NewData collection, image taking / processing / grading / analysis, literature review / data analysis, manuscript writing3 to 6 monthsBasic knowledge of optometry, ophthalmology. Willing to learn and work in myopia research group2
Prof
Saw Seang Mei

SEED pathologic myopia study: To determine the prevalence and patterns of pathologic myopia in Singapore
NewImage grading / analysis, literature review, data analysis, manuscript writing3 to 6 monthsBasic knowledge of optometry, ophthalmology. Willing to learn and work in myopia research group2
Prof
Saw Seang Mei

CREAM (Consortium for Refractive Error and Myopia) study: To determine the impact of genetic risk scores (GRS) on the genetic predisposition of myopia and identify potential environmental risk factors from Singapore
NewLiterature review, data analysis, manuscript writing3 to 6 monthsBasic knowledge of optometry, ophthalmology. Willing to learn and work in myopia research group2
Dr
Marcus Ang

Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in the Cornea and Anterior Segment
NewImaging, Image analysis and manuscript writing3 months to 1 yearBasic knowledge of optometry, ophthalmology, willing to learn a new technical skill2
Adj Assoc Prof
Audrey Chia

Dr Grace Wu Yuen

Study on testing sensitivity / specificity of photorefractor(s) in children
NewLiterature review / work on CIRB / data collection1 to 3 months2
Prof
Leopold Schmetterer

Reducing variability of retinal nerve fiber layer measurements based on optical coherence tomography
NewImage processing and analysis, literature review / data analysis, manuscript writing3 months to 1 yearBasic knowledge in statistics. Willing to learn and easy to work with2
Prof
Leopold Schmetterer

Analysis of microperimetry data
NewImage processing and analysis, literature review / data analysis, manuscript writing3 months to 1 yearBasic knowledge in statistics. Willing to learn and easy to work with1
Prof
Leopold Schmetterer

Association between brain and ocular imaging data
NewImage processing and analysis, literature review / data analysis, manuscript writing3 months to 1 yearBasic knowledge in statistics. Willing to learn and easy to work with2
Prof
Dan Milea

Eye movements in ocular and neurodegenerative diseases
OngoingStudent will be required to learn about ocular movement alterations in neurodegenerative disease conditions, help with data collection, analysis and interpretation6 months to 1 yearBasic knowledge in neurosciences and ophthalmology. Innovative, and willing to learn novel topics. Good rapport with patients. Basic knowledge in statistics and programming skills are a plus1
Prof
Dan Milea

Novel therapeutic strategies for myopia
New + OngoingStudent will work with a senior fellow on a chicken animal model of myopia, help with data collection and analysis, and contribute to manuscript writing6 months to 1 yearBasic knowledge in neurosciences and ophthalmology. Innovative and willing to learn novel topics. Willing to work with animal models. Past experience in animal research is a plus1
Prof
Dan Milea

Pupillometry in ocular and neurological diseases
OngoingStudent will be involved in data collection, processing and analysis. Student will also be involved in manuscript writing and CIRB preparation6 months to 1 yearBasic knowledge in neurosciences and ophthalmology. Innovative, and willing to learn novel topics Good rapport with patients. Basic knowledge in statistics and programming skills are a plus1
Dr
Ning Cheung (Danny)

Clinical studies of retinal detachment
OngoingData collection, image analysis6 months to 1 year1
Dr
Ning Cheung (Danny)

Clinical studies of macular hole and epiretinal membrane
NewData collection, ocular imaging6 months to 1 year1
Dr
Tan Cheng Sim Anna

Imaging studies for the retina and choroid including optical coherence tomography angiography
OngoingImage processing and analysis, literature review / data analysis, manuscript writing6 months to 1 yearBasic knowledge in research, excel, statistics and willingness to learn1
Dr
Tan Cheng Sim Anna

Structural and functional imaging correlations and studying outcomes of low vision interventions
NewImage processing and analysis, literature review / data analysis, manuscript writing6 months to 1 yearBasic knowledge in research, excel, statistics and willingness to learn1
Dr Shweta Singhal
Prevalence and clinical features of NMO positive (antiaquaporin 4 antibody positive) optic neuritis in Asian/Singaporean population
NewData collection, analysis and manuscript writing6 to 12 monthsBasic knowledge in ophthalmology. Basic knowledge in data gathering and organisation / analysis, writing skills1
Dr Donny Hoang
Establishment of Novel Biomarkers for Myopia Progression
NewData collection, image processing and data analysis, literature review and manuscript writing6 to 12 monthsBasic knowledge in ophthalmology and research, data gathering, statistics and writing skills1 or 2
Dr Daniel Ting
Artificial Intelligence in Ophthalmology
OngoingOrganise retinal images, learn to grade fundus images for right versus left eye, learn how to grade diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma suspect and age-related3 months to 1 yearInterest in Ophthalmology or Artificial Intelligence research1 or 2