EyeWise Vision Clinic

About Dr. Christopher Khng- Ophthalmologist in Singapore

MBBS, M.Med(Ophth), FRCS(Edin),
AMS(Ophth 2003)
Consultant Ophthalmologist
Medical Director

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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.

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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

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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.

Articles by Dr Christopher Khng

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Evolution of Cataract Removal Surgery Techniques

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Discover the Possible Causes of Cataracts in Your 40s
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Discover the Possible Causes of Cataracts in Your 40s

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The Effects of Cataract Symptoms on Your Vision
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The Effects of Cataract Symptoms on Your Vision

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Discover What Causes Glaucoma and How to Manage It
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What Is the Link Between Smoking and Cataracts?
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What Is the Link Between Smoking and Cataracts?

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Understanding the Cataract Eye Drops Used for Post-Surgery
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Understanding the Cataract Eye Drops Used for Post-Surgery

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What to Know About the Link Between Cataracts and Diabetes

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Do Steroids Cause Cataracts? What to Know About Steroid Meds
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Do Steroids Cause Cataracts? What to Know About Steroid Meds

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Knowing the Stages of Cataract Formation and Development
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Knowing the Stages of Cataract Formation and Development

A cataract can affect anyone, but certain factors make some individuals more susceptible. In most cases, this condition is prevalent...
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What Is the Interval Between Cataract Surgery in Both Eyes?

While having cataracts can be a challenge in and of itself, having one on both eyes can bring more difficulty....
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How Do You Read an Eye Test Report?
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How Do You Read an Eye Test Report?

As its name suggests, an eye test report is generated after an eye exam and offers a comprehensive overview of...
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Is Cataract Treatment Possible Without Surgery?
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Is Cataract Treatment Possible Without Surgery?

Cataracts, a common eye condition, develop when the eye's lens becomes cloudy, causing vision impairment. While ageing is the primary...
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Underlying Health Conditions Eye Screening Can Detect
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Underlying Health Conditions Eye Screening Can Detect

Comprehensive eye examinations are a routine part of maintaining visual health, but did you know they can also play a...
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Cataract Insights: Do Cataracts Recur After Surgery?
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Cataract Insights: Do Cataracts Recur After Surgery?

Cataracts are a prevalent eye condition that affects many people all over the world. In fact, the percentage of elderly...
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Learn All About Cataract Surgery: Types & Procedure
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Learn All About Cataract Surgery: Types & Procedure

Cataracts are a common eye condition that can significantly affect vision, particularly among seniors. This condition develops when the natural...
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Everything You Need to Know About Cataract Surgery Recovery
Cataracts

Everything You Need to Know About Cataract Surgery Recovery

Cataract is an eye condition which clouds the eye's natural lens, leading to blurred vision and, in severe cases, blindness....
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Debunking Common Myths About Presbyopia
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Debunking Common Myths About Presbyopia

As you age, you may notice changes in your body that affect how you experience day-to-day life. In some cases,...
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How Adults Can Benefit from Comprehensive Eye Screening
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How Adults Can Benefit from Comprehensive Eye Screening

When experiencing subtle blurring of a text, the occasional squinting, or the need for more light when reading, these can...
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Health & Safety Tips for Individuals Living with Cataracts

Cataracts not only significantly affect your vision but your daily life as well.
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Vitreous Floaters 101: Causes, Risks & Treatment

When spots or lines start to appear in your vision, this could be a sign that you have vitreous floaters. This condition is commonly caused by age-related changes in your eye.
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