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Dr David Chan

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

Ophthalmology, Atlas Eye Specialist Centre

290 Orchard Road
Paragon
#07-09 Singapore 238859

Phone: 63739119
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About Dr David Chan

 

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.

Educational Background

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.

Overview 

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.

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Bibiana Goh
11 Feb 2017 | Report
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...
Cyy
19 Aug 2018 | Report
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
19 Aug 2018 | Report
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...
Mike
19 Aug 2018 | Report
My experience with Dr David Chan and the entire staff at Atlas Eye has been well beyond my expectations. At no point in time did I feel that my questions about the procedure or test results were a bother to Dr Chan. He took his time and even encouraged me to ask as many questions...
Reina
19 Aug 2018 | Report
Dr Chan is a wonderful doctor who is detailed and meticulous. He also instills a sense of confidence in patients as he really knows his stuff. It is not just for my LASIK, but for my parents' cataract and other eye-surgeries, I observed the same high level of professionalism and ...
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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.

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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.
268 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.

229 views 2 Apr 2019
The Complete Guide To LASIK In Singapore (2019)
The Complete Guide To LASIK In Singapore (2019)

You’ve thought long and hard about getting LASIK done in Singapore, but don’t know where to start. You're also too lazy to sift through all the information on the internet, or to go for one of those LASIK education seminars.

I don't blame you at all - the range of choices in terms of LASIK procedures, pricing and technologies offered by various eye centres here in Singapore can be bewildering.

45930 views 22 Jan 2018
LASIK Costs In Singapore: An Eye Doctor Tells All
LASIK Costs In Singapore: An Eye Doctor Tells All

Singapore has one of the highest rates of myopia in the world, which probably explains why you're interested in this article. The good news for you? LASIK surgery is much cheaper today than it was 10 years ago. However, as evidenced by the number of people searching for "LASIK Singapore price" and "LASIK cost Singapore", it's clear that most people are still utterly confused by the pricing schemes for LASIK.

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First of all, you need to imagine our eyes working like a camera, all parts of the camera from the external aperture and shutter to the internal lenses and film have to all be well-functioned to give you a clear image. It is akin to our eyes from the cornea all the way to the lens a...
18 May 2019
There are multiple considerations when a surgeon assesses a patient’s suitability for any forms of laser vision correction procedure. Some of which include past surgery done as well as levels and stability of refractive errors and strabismus as you have rightly mentioned so. It would be best to go...
18 May 2019
The herpes virus comes from the same family of virus as the chicken pox virus. Once someone has contracted chicken pox previously, the virus never fully leaves the body and remains dormant in the body till a time it is reactivated. Reactivation of the virus usually occurs when patient’s immune sys...
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Retinal detachment surgeries are usually considered major surgeries and will take weeks and even months for the patient to have full recovery. Prognosis depends on how early or late the retinal detachment was diagnosed, how early treatment was administered and to what extend the det...
2 May 2019
A stye usually occurs as a result of inflammation and poor oil flow in the oil glands around the eyelid margin. There are 2 main approaches to treat a stye. Performing warm compress twice a day for 10 to 15 minutes helps soften the contents in the stye and can resolve the stye gradually. In ...
3 May 2019
We often get asked this question – if LASIK is so effective, why do eye doctors not have it done ourselves? In fact, I know a good number of eye doctors who have had the procedure done. When performed on suitable eyes, LASIK, like other forms of laser vision correction, (ReLEx SMILE, PRK, epi-LASI...
3 May 2019
Out of the multiple criteria that a patient has to fulfill to be deemed suitable for laser vision correction would be a stable refractive error for the past 12 months before surgery is performed. It is important to note how much your myopia has worsened and over what course of time....
18 May 2019
Short-sightedness is a type of refractive error where one is unable to see far well. It occurs in both the young and older people. Singapore has one of the highest prevalence of short-sightedness in the world. Long-sightedness is another type of refractive error where one is unable to see near....
3 May 2019
As there are many factors that lead to cystoid macular edema (CME), treatments for it can vary. For post-cataract edema, it can be treated with corticosteroids or other anti-inflammatory medication. It is done via injections or oral medications. In prolonged cases of CME, Ophthalmologists ma...
3 May 2019
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11 Apr 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...
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