About Dr. Christopher Khng- Ophthalmologist in Singapore
MBBS, M.Med(Ophth), FRCS(Edin),
Dr. Christopher Khng, specializes in Complex Cataract and Anterior Segment Reconstruction Surgery, in particular, Iris Reconstruction and surgery for Aniridia. His other areas of expertise include Complex Lens surgery, New Lens and Phacoemulsification technologies, Refractive surgery, Phakic IOLs (the Implantable Collamer Lens, ICL), and small-incision, topical anesthesia phacoemulsification cataract surgery.
He completed his first two years of medical undergraduate studies in Aberdeen University, Scotland (UK), finishing top in his medical class in both years. Because of cost, he completed his medical degrees of MBBS at National University of Singapore (NUS).
Dr. Khng served as Registrar, then Associate Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC). Following his stint in SNEC, Dr Khng was a Consultant at The Eye Institute, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore.
He was previously the Senior Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Director of Cataract Surgical Services at AsiaMedic Eye Centre, and is a Visiting Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at The Eye Institute, Tan Tock Seng Hospital,Singapore.
He also held a position as a Visiting Consultant at the Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences of Alexandra Hospital, Singapore.
Dr. Khng is a member of the Singapore Medical Association (SMA), a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ECSRS). He is registered with the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) in Singapore and with the General Medical Council (GMC) for practice in the United Kingdom. He serves in the Singapore Armed Forces Reserve Service, holding the rank of Captain in the combat support hospital. He is Singapore’s representative ophthalmologist faculty on board Project ORBIS, the flying eye hospital.
He does several volunteer eye screening services at the Community Centres and educational talks to schools. If you are facing any discomfort with your eyes or vision, contact us to book an appointment today and visit our eye care clinic in Singapore.
International/National Speaking Engagements
2008 - 2011
2012 – 2014
2015 – 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions About Eye Surgery in Singapore
An ophthalmologist or ophthalmic surgeon is a medical or osteopathic doctor who is trained to perform eye tests, diagnose and treat disease, and perform eye surgery. Ophthalmologists are also able to write prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses.
On the other hand, a general eye doctor – also known as an optometrist – provides primary vision care services such as performing eye tests, prescribing corrective lenses, detecting certain eye abnormalities, and prescribing medications for certain eye diseases. Unlike an ophthalmic surgeon, an optometrist is not a medical doctor and is not licensed to perform eye surgery.
For primary eye care including eye testing, eye medication prescriptions, detecting eye diseases, or emergency eye care services, you can visit an optometrist. However, for any complex eye issues such as eye trauma, sports eye injury, or for glaucoma surgery and cataract surgery, complex lens disorder and iris repair, you should visit an ophthalmologist in Singapore to seek specialised care.
You should see an ophthalmologist if you notice any of the following signs:
- Loss of vision or decreased vision in one or both eyes
- Seeing distortions or wavy lines
- Having watery vision, or seeing blurry images
- Experiencing changes in your colour vision
- Any other discomfort related to eyes
An Ophthalmologist can diagnose eye injuries, infections, diseases, and other disorders related to eyes and vision.
Yes, ophthalmologists are trained to perform eye surgery.
Your first appointment with an ophthalmologist in Singapore may include a series of tests done to evaluate your vision and test your eyes for any diseases. You may also be asked about your medical history. After a thorough evaluation, you will be prescribed certain treatments, medications, or eye surgery (if necessary) by the ophthalmologist.