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Grants FY16-17


  • “Antenatal Risk Factors and Offspring Cardio-Metabolic Health in Mid-Childhood”.
    Dr Queenie Li; S$43,105.00

  • “Vitreoretinal Interface Abnormalities as detected on Optical Coherence Tomography: Epidemiology and association with Distance Vision and Health Related Quality of Life”.
    Dr Kelvin Teo; S$184,415.00

  • “The Singapore Diabetes complications study: Closing the screening –referral uptake loop for Diabetic Retinopathy, Nephropathy, and Foot Complications”.
    Prof Ecosse Lamoureux; S$1,471,495.36

  • “Randomized Controlled Trial of LUtein as a Novel Neuroprotective Adjunctive Therapy to Improve Visual Outcome of Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment (LUNAR Trial)”.
    Dr Cheung Ning; S$375,000.00

  • “An Innovative and Patient-Centric Research Program Targeting the Ageing Singaporeans: The PRevention Of and interVentIon for eye Diseases in the Elderly [PROVIDE] programme”.
    Prof Ecosse Lamoureux; S$1,744,274.88

A*Star/ Duke-NUS/ MOH/ Others

  • “Development of a posterior-capsule shield using robotic technology for cataract surgery (PROTECTS) device”.
    Dr Marcus Ang; S$50,000.00

  • “A Novel Pupillometry-Based Device for Evaluating Visual Function in Ophthalmic Diseases”.
    Prof Dan Milea; S$50,000.00

  • “To develop and validate imaging biomarkers to predict morphological and functional outcome in Asian patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration, and to evaluate the impact of genetic polymorphisms on these imaging parameters”.
    A/Prof Gemmy Cheung; S$100,000.00

  • “Ocular Markers of Alzheimer’s Disease: OMEGA Study”.
    Prof Wong Tien Yin; S$100,000.00

  • “High Resolution Imaging of Irido-corneal Angle and Aqueous Outflow system in the Eye Using Bessel-Beam Light Sheet with fluorescence overlay”.
    A/Prof Baskaran Mani; S$82,184.00

  • “Miniaturised probe for irido-corneal imaging integrated to a slit lamp”.
    A/Prof Baskaran Mani; S$241,533.00

  • “An Empowering Smart Device App Solution for Childhood Myopia – PLANO”.
    Prof Wong Tien Yin; S$208,000.00

  • “Development of a Intravitreal Extraction Injection Device: A Novel Diagnostic-Therapeutic Device for the Eye”.
    Dr Marcus Ang; S$208,333.00

  • “Development of A Novel Utility Measure Using Discrete Choice Experiments to Assess the Impact of Glaucoma Treatments from the Patient’s Perspective”.
    Prof Ecosse Lamoureux; S$448,978.00

  • “Rapid in vivo identification of corneal pathogens using a non-invasive scanner”.
    Prof Roger Beuerman; S$250,000

  • “An advanced and empowering application solution to better monitor and manage children’s use of smart devices, with an eye health focus to prevent or reduce the progression of myopia in children worldwide”.
    Prof Wong Tien Yin; S$30,000.00


  • “Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography: Evaluation of a Novel Imaging Modality in the Assessment of Corneal Vascularization”.
    Dr Marcus Ang; S$148,414.80

  • “The use of portable Terahertz system in characterizing corneal components and in analyzing hydration profiles in different corneal conditions”.
    Dr Liu Yu Chi; S$149,939.50

  • “An integrative framework for analysing functional genetic variants for polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy in Chinese from next generation sequencing”.
    A/Prof Yasuo Yanagi; S$156,830.00

  • “Characterization the role of the Choroidal Vasculature in Pathologic Myopia”.
    Dr Wong Chee Wai; S$49,976.40

  • “Ocular Biomechanics in patients with pseudoexfoliation”.
    Dr Henrietta Ho; S$47,668.04

  • “Singapore Eye Lesion Analyzer (SELENA): A Novel Automated Imaging Technology for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening”.
    Dr Daniel Ting; S$47,500.00

  • “Surgical removal of mechanical barriers to AAV vector delivery in a Non-Human Primate model”.
    Dr Kelvin Teo; S$48,270.85

  • “Evaluation of a nanoparticle siSPARC delivery system as a treatment for dermal fibrosis”.
    A/Prof Tina Wong; S$150,000.00


  • “A randomized clinical study to evaluate CALLISTO Eye 3.5 application by comparison of standard axis centration vs. CALLISTO Eye 3.5 guided centration in subject eyes indicated for standard toric cataract surgery”.
    Prof Chee Soon Phaik; S$53,897.20

  • “A Phase I, Single-Center, Evaluation of the Safety of Epithelium-on Corneal Collagen Cross-linking with Supplemental Oxygen”.
    A/Prof Jodhbir Mehta; S$78,666.83

  • “Early Feasibility Study of UV-Femtosecond Laser Assisted Lenticular Extraction”.
    A/Prof Edmund Wong; S$56,457.08

  • “A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled, First-In-Man Clinical Study for Vivinex® Gemetric® Diffractive Trifocal Toric IOL: MT2 in Cataract Patients”.
    Prof Chee Soon Phaik; S$499,488.91

  • “A Phase III, Randomized, Observer-Masked, Active-Controlled, Parallel-Group, Multinational and Multicenter Study Assessing the Safety and Efficacy of DE-117 Ophthalmic Solution 0.002% Compared with Latanoprost Ophthalmic Solution 0.005% in Subjects with Open-Angle Glaucoma or Ocular Hypertension- PEONY Study”.
    Prof Aung Tin; S$63,945.16

  • “Clinical Evaluation Following Use of SYSTANE® BALANCE in Subjects with Lipid-Deficient Dry Eye”.
    A/Prof Louis Tong; S$86,055.71

  • “An open label-study to compare the efficacy of Aflibercept monotherapy for Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy using a modified intensive treat and extend regime to a fixed dosing regimen”.
    A/Prof Gemmy Cheung; S$714,748.33