Dr David Chan

MBChB, MMed, FAMS, MRCS, FRCS
(11 Reviews)

Ophthalmology, Atlas Eye Specialist Centre

290 Orchard Road
Paragon
#07-09 Singapore 238859

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About Dr David Chan

 1. Specialty/Sub-Specialty/Area of Medicine

Ophthalmology

2. Services

  • Refractive Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Macular Degeneration Treatment 
  • Dry Eye Treatment
  • Floaters Treatment
  • Children's Eye Treatments 
  • General Eye Screening

3. Experience

Dr David Chan is a specialist in ophthalmology as accredited by the Ministry of Health, Singapore. He has practiced since 1999 with a special interest in cataract surgical devices utilising nanotechnology.

Dr Chan graduated from the University of Leicester Medical School, United Kingdom. He obtained his Masters of Medicine from the National University of Singapore and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, Scotland as well as the Academy of Medicine of Singapore. Post-graduation he received degrees in Ophthalmology from both Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, Scotland and NUS. He completed his Fellowship surgical training in both Anterior Segment Surgery and Refractive Surgery at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada under Professor Howard V Gimbel. He is registered with the British General Medical Council, Singapore Medical Council, the Medical Council of Canada and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.

Dr Chan has had 20 years of clinical and surgical practice in Singapore, the UK and Canada covering complicated eye-related health problems such as cataract surgery and other age-related eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic eye diseases. He currently works at Atlas Eye Specialist Centre, and has sub-speclialisations in refractive surgery.

4. Awards and Achievements

  • Courage STAR Award from MOH in 2003

5. Publications 

6. More Information

Education

  • MBChB
  • MMed
  • FAMS
  • MRCS
  • FRCS

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Shafiq
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The surgery went smoothly and the staff there were friendly


Treatment Cost : $5,000
JoyceK
28 Aug 2019 | Report
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Kind and very professional doctor who was very reassuring. He has his patients' best interests at heart. I opted for ReLeX Smile and the before, during and after treatment went smoothly. No regrets choosing Doctor David Chan for this procedure.
Treatment Cost : $5,000
Bibiana Goh
11 Feb 2017 | Report
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On the first appointment with Dr Chan, he gave me a brief but comprehensive review on the procedures I was suitable for. I went with ReLEx SMILE in the end as I understand that it has a fast rate of recovery and truth be told, it really was! In 1 week's time, I went from -5.50 wi...
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It was a great experience. Dr Chan was friendly and willing to answer any questions that I've had. The process was painless and fast. Immediately after the procedure, I was able to see quite clearly. It did feel a little cloudy. On the night of the procedure, I was able to watch ...
Zhihan
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The main reason I decided to do an eye surgery was because I disliked wearing spectacles. I have multiple family members and relatives who have done LASIK and I have already decided that I wanted to do it in the future. I found Atlas Eye and came here for the evaluation. It costs...
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A Comprehensive Guide To Cataract Surgery in Singapore: An Eye Doctor Explains (2020)
A Comprehensive Guide To Cataract Surgery in Singapore: An Eye Doctor Explains (2020)

Cataracts are one of the leading causes of blindness, affecting millions of people globally.

Moreover, you're more likely to get them as you get older, so everyone should be informed about the condition! Read on to find out more about:

  • what a cataract is,
  • the 3 types of cataracts,
  • the common causes of cataracts,
  • the treatments available,
  • possible complications after surgery,
  • the costs of treatment.
795 views 8 Jan 2020
Getting ReLEx SMILE in Singapore: An Insightful Guide by an Eye Doctor (2020)
Getting ReLEx SMILE in Singapore: An Insightful Guide by an Eye Doctor (2020)

ReLEx SMILE is a laser eye surgery to treat myopia and astigmatism. It is a minimally invasive procedure that aims to help you gain independence from glasses and contact lenses.

I am sure that you have heard about similar procedures such as LASIK and Advanced Surface Ablation (ASA). There are also different types of ASA such as PRK, epi-LASIK, LASEK, and TransPRK. All these methods exist to treat different eye conditions. That said, your suitability also depends on the shape and anatomy of your eye.

Blurry vision can be a problem that affects your quality of life and performance at work or in school. Although most people wear glasses and contact lenses to address that, they can still be an inconvenience.

In this article, I will discuss how ReLEx SMILE can be a suitable option for you, explain its treatment process and compare it with other treatments.

Read on to find out more!

1137 views 11 Oct 2019
Blurred Vision In The Elderly: An Ophthalmologist Explains
Blurred Vision In The Elderly: An Ophthalmologist Explains

A major cause of blurred vision in the elderly is cataracts. A normal condition in old age, it results in the clouding of the lens which can ultimately affect vision.

Other causes of blurred vision in the elderly include age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and increasingly, diabetic retinopathy.

Many members of the public may not know much about what comes next after discovering that an elderly loved one has blurred vision, what other complications can arise.

Ophthalmologist Dr David Chan has been weighing in on questions by DoctorxDentist readers about surgical vision treatments for the elderly in Singapore. Here's what he had to share.

1474 views 3 Apr 2019
Treating Astigmatism With Laser Refractive Surgery: An Ophthalmologist Explains
Treating Astigmatism With Laser Refractive Surgery: An Ophthalmologist Explains
Astigmatism is a common vision condition that often occurs when the cornea of the eye is irregularly shaped, sometimes due to the curvature of the lens inside the eye. This can lead to flawed vision, eye discomfort, and even headaches.
 
What are effective ways to treat astigmatism and what kinds of complications may arise? Ophthalmologist Dr David Chan answered some common questions regarding astigmatism from DoctorxDentist readers. Here's what he shared.
1042 views 3 Apr 2019
ReLEx® SMILE® in Singapore: What To Expect From Treatment
ReLEx® SMILE® in Singapore: What To Expect From Treatment

Who doesn't want sharper vision? In Singapore, there are numerous options for enhanced optical vision, with treatments that are evidence-based and US FDA-approved.

ReLEx® SMILE® from ZEISS is a laser vision correction surgery that is gaining traction among the public. Despite that, people may still have many unanswered questions.

Ophthalmologist Dr David Chan answered a reader question regarding vision stabilisation after ReLEx® SMILE®. Here's what he had to share.

1012 views 2 Apr 2019
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For patients who have recently undergone ICL surgery, the general advice would be to keep away from contact sports for a month as the eye is still undergoing physical healing. Subsequently, you may return to contact sports. Do keep in mind that whether or not one has had any form of eye surg...
19 Aug 2019
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There are 3 main types of lasers: surface ablation (aka PRK, epi-LASIK, LASEK) LASIK and Relex SMILE. All 3 are able to correct levels of astigmatism of about -4.00 . However, the degree of astigmatism isn't the only limiting factor. More importantly, we also...
31 Jul 2019
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Astigmatism is a type of refractive error, just like hyperopia (long-sightedness) and myopia (short-sightedness). Hence, it can be effectively corrected through LASIK To be clear, there are three types of laser vision correction (LVC) available in Singapore: LASIK PRK ...
31 Jul 2019
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During pregnancy, there are a lot of changes in a woman’s anatomy and physiology. In the eye, these changes can affect the cornea and crystalline lens , most likely due to water retention , especially in the last stage of pregnancy . There could be an increase in the thi...
31 Jul 2019
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There are many causes for red eyes. From simple conditions such as dry eyes to serious conditions such as angle-closure glaucoma. It is important to notice if your red eye comes with other symptoms such as pain, tearing, headache or nausea. You may try putting non-preserved lubri...
31 Jul 2019
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Do understand that LASIK or any kind of laser vision correction (PRK, ReLEx SMILE) is aimed at correcting the degree of the eye to enable the patient to see well without glasses. Should your degree not be stable, the laser applied to correct that amount of prescription will not be a...
22 Jul 2019
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It really depends on how low is your myopia as it could means anything below two to three hundred degrees (-2.00 to -3.00). Some individuals with 25 to 75 degrees (-0.25 to -0.75) could even perform daily tasks without any form of vision correction. Ultimately, laser vision correction (LVC) is an ...
19 Aug 2019
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Regression refers to the eye returning back to its original state. Just to clarify, LASIK is a permanent surgery that removes tissue from your cornea thus the eyes technically will not revert to its original state. Although rare, it is still possible for your vision to change after ...
31 Jul 2019
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In short, the answer is yes. Collagen cross-linking (CXL) activates collagen fibres in the cornea to cross-link and thereby strengthening the cornea. Laser vision correction aside, CXL is a treatment option for certain progressing cornea weaknesses like keratoconus , keratopa...
31 Jul 2019
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The corneal integrity is never “fully restored” to its pre-operative state after undergoing LASIK. This means that should a patient require an enhancement surgery years after, the corneal flap created during the first surgery can be lifted up for that purpose. It mu...
22 Jul 2019
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While we cannot be entirely sure what your condition is, it may seem like you are having a recurrent subconjunctival haemorrhage. Do see an eye specialist to confirm the diagnosis as red eye could also be an indication for eye infection or inflammation. Should it be a recurrent s...
15 Apr 2019
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Making any diagnosis from a photo is often challenging. Photos sometimes do not fully represent all the features of the lesion in question. An important question to consider is when the lesson was first noticed? Very commonly, long-standing pigmentation on the conjunctiva as seen on the photo can...
10 Jul 2018
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