Dr Jimmy Lim is a Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist in the National Healthcare Group Eye Institute, Tan Tock Seng Hospital. Dr Lim attained his Masters in Medicine (Ophthalmology) in year 2005, Fellowship from Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (Ophthalmology) in 2009, and was inducted as a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Singapore in 2010.
He was awarded Singapore’s Ministry of Health Manpower Development Programme scholarship in 2011. In that same year, he underwent a clinical fellowship at the prestigious Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. His subspecialty focus was in cornea diseases, transplantation, refractive and anterior segment surgery.
He did his ocular surface and dry eye fellowship under preceptorship of dry eye expert Professor Stephen Pflugfelder when in Baylor College of Medicine.
His main research interests are in dry eyes, collagen cross-linking of the cornea, visual function assessments and refractive surgery. His research projects encompassed topics such as post-refractive cataract surgery outcomes, management and therapeutics of ocular surface diseases and cornea infections. He has published in major peer-reviewed journals and presented at international meetings.
Dr Lim has a keen interest in training and education of junior ophthalmologists and medical students. His efforts were recognized when he was awarded the inaugural Baylor College of Medicine Fellow Teaching Award in 2012.