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Dr. Loon Seng Chee

Dr. Loon Seng Chee

Head & Senior Consultant for Glaucoma; Director Clinical Services
at National University Hospital
Speciality Glaucoma
Languages English
About Dr Loon Seng Chee is a senior consultant with sub-specialist training in glaucoma at the National University Hospital. He is also head of the glaucoma service and director of clinical services for the Eye Department.

Dr Loon specialises in performing laser and surgery for glaucoma, as well as complex cataract surgery. He has special interests in the epidemiology and development of glaucoma, imaging in glaucoma and in particular, the optic nerve. In addition, he specialises in the epidemiology of eye diseases, using the research of eye disease in applying the latest technologies in treatment whilst ensuring safety and efficacy in treatment.

Dr Loon has publications in major journals, with works in glaucoma, imaging, epidemiology and also the optic nerve head and is an appointed National Examiner in Ophthalmology.
Education MBBS, FRCSEd, MMed (Ophth), MMed with Merit (Clinical Epidemiology)
Professional Experience Dr Loon received his basic training in Singapore, with specialist degrees conferred from the National University of Singapore and Edinburgh. He underwent further fellowship and training in Sydney, Australia, where he did his advanced glaucoma and cataract training. During his fellowship, Dr Loon obtained a second Masters of Medicine (Merit) in Clinical Epidemiology from Sydney University.

Dr Loon is also keen in medical outreach, and has done medical mission work in Bangladesh, China, Indonesia and Nepal. He does an average of two trips to such places a year with like-minded friends and colleagues. He has also been teaching glaucoma surgery to doctors in countries such as China. In 2011, he was conferred the Humanity Award by President Nathan for his work in medical mission work.
Awards Dr Loon won a gold medal in Ophthalmology as a medical student and has received grants for his research. He has undertaken the Singapore Malay Eye Study and the Singapore Cohort Myopia Study, and was awarded travel grants for his research work in Sydney when he was on a glaucoma fellowship.

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