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Prof. Aung Tin

Prof. Aung Tin

National University Hospital
Speciality Cataract and Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Languages English
About Prof Aung is currently a Member of the Board of Governors of the World Glaucoma Association and a Board member of Asia Pacific Glaucoma Society and Asian Angle Closure Glaucoma Club. In Singapore, he is President of the College of Ophthalmologists of Singapore and immediate past President of the Singapore Society of Ophthalmology. He is also the Academic Vice Chair (Research) of the Academic Clinical Program for Ophthalmology in SingHealth / Duke-NUS Graduate School of Medicine.
Education MBBS (S'pore), FRCS(Ed), FRCOphth (UK), MMed (Ophth), FAMS, PhD(Lond)
Professional Experience After receiving his MBBS and Master of Medicine in Ophthalmology from the National University of Singapore, Prof Aung obtained the Fellowships of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 1997. He completed a glaucoma fellowship in the Singapore National Eye Centre in 1999-2000, and from 2000-2003, he was trained at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and the Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London. In 2003, Prof Aung was awarded a PhD in Molecular Genetics from University College London, UK.

Prof Aung is currently the Executive Director of Singapore Eye Research Institute and Research Director of the NUHS Department of Ophthalmology. As a clinician-scientist, he also leads the Glaucoma Research Group at Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) / Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI). His main research interests are angle closure glaucoma and the molecular genetics of eye diseases. Prof Aung is very active in clinical glaucoma research and has conducted many studies on therapeutics, imaging, screening, clinical course and surgical outcomes of glaucoma.
Awards With more than 350 publications, he has been an invited lecturer to more than 100 international conferences and has received numerous awards including the Singapore NMRC-BMRC Clinician Scientist Awards, the President’s Science and Technology Award, Singhealth GCEO Excellence Award, the De Campo and Nakajima Award from the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Alcon Research Institute Award. Prof Aung has been awarded more than US$15 million in competitive research grant funding and is a member of the Editorial Boards of Ophthalmology, Journal of Glaucoma, Eye, Graefe’s Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology and 6 other journals.

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