Dr Donald Tan

Eye & Retina Surgeons

CAMDEN CENTRE
1 ORCHARD BOULEVARD
#13 - 01/02/03/04/05/05A Singapore 248649

Phone: 67382000
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About Dr Donald Tan

1. Specialty/Sub-Specialty/Area of Medicine

Ophthalmology

 

2. Services

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Corneal Transplantation
  • LASIK Eye Surgery

 

3. Experience

Dr Donald Tan is the current President of the Asia Cornea Society, his proud establishment which was founded in 2007. Dr Tan also founded and chairs the Association of Eye Banks of Asia (AEBA). Dr Tan currently practices in General Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery and subspecializes in Corneal Surgery with a keen interest in focusing on the newer forms of corneal transplantation such as Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK), Descemets Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK), and Descemets Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK). He also focuses on Artificial Cornea surgery with the Osteo-Odonto Keratoprosthesis and the Boston Keratoprosthesis, and laser vision correction surgery with LASIK and ReLEx SMILE, and myopia control therapy using low dose atropine eye drops in children.

Dr Tan is reputable internationally and regionally for his remarkable surgical techniques and expertise. His radical innovations in Cornea Transplantation and Refractive surgery are also widely recognized in the field. In 2014, Dr Tan was termed the 3rd most influential ophthalmologist on the UK-based Ophthalmologist’s Power List, which is a testament of his influence in the industry.

Dr Tan is also actively involved in teaching as he serves as the Adjunct Professor in Ophthalmology at the Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Academic Clinical Program of Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School, Professor of Ophthalmology of the Department of Ophthalmology NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and Adjunct Professor (Honorary) at the Nanyang Technological University. Meanwhile, Dr Tan has trained 32 corneal transplant surgeons over the last 2 decades and continues to hold advanced corneal transplantation courses in SNEC, and has trained over 70 surgeons globally to perform the newer forms of corneal lamellar transplants.

 

4. Awards and Achievements

Local Awards

  • Minister for Health 2006 Award for Outstanding Performance in Public Health
  • National Outstanding Clinician Scientist National Medical Excellence Award in 2008
  • President’s Science Award in 2009
  • SingHealth Excellence Distinguished (Visionary) Leader Award
  • NUS Medical Faculty Research Excellence Award in 2011


International Awards

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Achievement 2009 Award
  • Saudi Ophthalmology Society 2009 Gold Medal
  • Australia and New Zealand Corneal Society 2011 Doug Coster Award
  • Canadian Society of Ophthalmology 2011 W. Bruce Jackson Award
  • Refractive Online & SICCSO 2012 Medal
  • EuCornea 2012 Medal
  • Intraocular Implant & Refractive Surgery of India 2013 Gold Medal

 

5. Publications (2018-2019)

  • Wong Y-L, Ding Y, Sabanayagam C, et al. Longitudinal Changes in Disc and Retinal Lesions Among Highly Myopic Adolescents in Singapore Over a 10-Year Period. Eye & contact lens. 2018;44(5):286-291. doi:10.1097/ICL.0000000000000466
  • Sun SY, Yeo WC, Tay ABG, Tan DTH, Tan DBP. Canine and Premolar Root Dimensions in Chinese. A Reference for Osteoodontokeratoprosthesis Surgery. Asia-Pacific journal of ophthalmology (Philadelphia, Pa). 2018;7(2):76-83. doi:10.22608/APO.2017515
  • Williams GP, Wu B, Liu YC, et al. Hyperopic refractive correction by LASIK, SMILE or lenticule reimplantation in a non-human primate model. PloS one. 2018;13(3):e0194209. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0194209
  • Ho D, Chai C, Lin H, et al. Optical and Tectonic Corneal Transplant Outcomes in a Tertiary Hospital in Singapore within the Singapore Corneal Transplant Registry. Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. 2018;47(3):92-100. Accessed May 27, 2019.
  • Fuest M, Siregar SR, Farrag A, Htoon HM, Tan D, Mehta JS. Long-term follow-up of deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty after Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty. Graefe’s archive for clinical and experimental ophthalmology = Albrecht von Graefes Archiv fur klinische und experimentelle Ophthalmologie. 2018;256(9):1669-1677. doi:10.1007/s00417-018-3997-6
  • Fuest M, Liu Y-C, Arundhati A, Li L, Tan D, Mehta JS. Long-term outcomes of hemi-automated lamellar keratoplasty. Clinical & experimental ophthalmology. 2018;46(9):1017-1027. doi:10.1111/ceo.13331
  • Khor W-B, Prajna VN, Garg P, et al. The Asia Cornea Society Infectious Keratitis Study: A Prospective Multicenter Study of Infectious Keratitis in Asia. American journal of ophthalmology. 2018;195:161-170. doi:10.1016/j.ajo.2018.07.040
  • Chua D, Htoon HM, Lim L, et al. Eighteen-year prospective audit of LASIK outcomes for myopia in 53 731 eyes. The British journal of ophthalmology. 2018:bjophthalmol-2018-312587. doi:10.1136/bjophthalmol-2018-312587
  • Huang OS, Htoon HM, Chan AM, Tan D, Mehta JS. Incidence and Outcomes of Intraoperative Descemet Membrane Perforations During Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty. American journal of ophthalmology. 2019;199:9-18. doi:10.1016/j.ajo.2018.10.026
  • Tan T-E, Tan DTH. Cytomegalovirus Corneal Endotheliitis After Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty. Cornea. 2019;38(4):413-418. doi:10.1097/ICO.0000000000001847
  • Jones L, Drobe B, González-Méijome JM, et al. IMI - Industry Guidelines and Ethical Considerations for Myopia Control Report. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. 2019;60(3):M161-M183. doi:10.1167/iovs.18-25963

6. More Information

 

Education

  • MBBS(S'pore)
  • FRCS(Glas)
  • FRCS(Edin)
  • FRCOphth(UK)
  • FAMS

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