Dr Au Eong Kah Guan

Ophthalmologist / Eye Surgeon 
33 years of experience



Consultation Fee

$150 and above


MBBS (Singapore), Mmed (Ophth) (Singapore)FRCS (Edinburgh) (Ophth)FRCS (Ophth) (Glasgow)DRC (Ophth) (London)MRC (Ophth) (London)FAMS (Ophth) (Singapore)

What I do

Dr Au Eong Kah Guan provides clinical services such as:
* Vitreoretinal Surgery
* Cataract Surgery
* Glaucoma Evaluation / Treatment
* Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction
See more [ + ]* Yag Iridotomy
* Trabeculectomy
* Visual Field Test
* Retinal Detachment Surgery
* Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatment
* Fundus Fluorescein Angiography
* Diabetic Eye Checkup
* Reduced Vision
* Diabetic Retinopathy Screening/ Treatment
* Phacoemulsification Surgery
* Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

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Clinic Locations

Singapore International Eye Cataract Retina Centre
Mt Elizabeth Medical Centre #07-04
3 Mount Elizabeth, S 228510

International Eye Cataract Retina Centre
Farrer Park Medical Centre (Connexion) #14-08
1 Farrer Park Station Road
Singapore 217562
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Professional Statement

Dr Au Eong Kah Guan is an Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon as well as a Medical Director & Senior Consultant at the Singapore International Eye Cataract Retina Centre in Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre and Farrer Park Medical Centre. He is also a Visiting Senior Consultant to the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

He completed his MBBS in 1998 and MMed (Ophth) in 1995 from the National University of Singapore, FRCSEd (Ophth) in 1995 from Edinburgh, U.K , and FRCS (Opth) in 1995 from Glasgow, U.K

Dr Au Eong Kah Guan is ... See more [ + ]trilingual and speaks English, Mandarin and Hokkien. Some of his clinic services and work focuses involve Trabeculectomy, Vitreoretinal Surgery, Diabetic Eye Checkups, Retinal Detachment Surgery, Visual Field Tests, among others.

After completing 6 years of Basic and Advanced Surgical Training in Singapore, Dr Au Eong Kah Guan received two additional fellowship training in diseases and surgery of the vitreous and retina in two different countries. He completed his first clinical fellowship at the University of Manchester and Manchester Royal Eye Hospital in Manchester, United Kingdom, from 1998 to 1999 and his second clinical and research fellowship at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, from 1999 to 2000. His current areas of interest include vitreoretina, cataract and comprehensive ophthalmology.

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Languages Spoken

English, Hokkien, Mandarin


Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
See more [ + ] School of Postgraduate Medical Studies, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Wilmer Eye institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Awards and Publications

Dr Au Eong Kah Guan has won numerous awards and fellowships including the People’s Scholarship Fund Scholarship Award, Ministry of Health Health Manpower Development Plan Fellowship, Academy of Medicine, Singapore-Roche Research/Travelling Fellowship, The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow Travelling Fellowship, Ethicon Foundation Fund Award, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology/Santen Pharmaceutical Travel Fellowship, Tan Tock Seng Hospital Scholarship, National Medical Research Council-Singapore Totalisator Board Medical Research Fellowship, Grace Ballas Medical Research Travelling Fellowship, Beecham Book Prize, Medical Alumni Association Bronze Medal, CIBA Vision Research Prize in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Lachlan McNeill Scholarship in Ophthalmology, The Eye Institute-Pharmacia Research Prize, The Eye Institute-Pfizer Research Prize, The Eye Institute-Alcon Merit Prize and the Olympus Research Prize. He has also won numerous Service Champion Awards in the National Healthcare Group and Alexandra Hospital, and the Excellent Service Award (Silver). Dr Au Eong helped to pioneer revolutionary procedures such as macular translocation and sutureless transconjunctival 25-gauge pars plana vitrectomy. He developed novel concepts, a common terminology and an international classification for macular translocation, and performed the first macular translocation in Asia outside Japan and Taiwan in 2001. He also assisted Dr de Juan on the first case of sutureless 25-gauge pars plana vitrectomy in the world in 2000. Together with Dr de Juan, he conducted the Advanced Course in Vitreoretinal Surgery in 2002 to launch the 25-gauge vitrectomy system in Asia. He has published widely on patients’ visual experience during various types of eye surgery, and was named the 6th Yahya Cohen Lecturer in 2001 for his pioneering work in this area. Dr Au Eong is active in reducing the burden of blindness from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of blindness in developed countries. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Panel of the AMD Alliance International, the largest global non-profit organisation combating blindness from AMD. He began the annual AMD Awareness Week in Singapore in 2005 and is actively raising the awareness of AMD and its relationship to modifiable risk factors such as cigarette smoking. He has lobbied actively for the inclusion of “Smoking Causes Blindness” graphic health warning label on cigarette packs to highlight the harmful ocular effect of smoking. He is also the Honorary Advisor to the Macular Degeneration Society, a patient support group for people suffering from macular degeneration. He delivered his work in a lecture titled “Prevention of Age-related Macular Degeneration” as the 2nd Victor Yong Lecturer in 2006. Dr Au Eong is often associated with numerous key initiatives that significantly contributed to the improvement of vision and eye care in Singapore. These include numerous activities that have enhanced education and training in ophthalmology, optometry and opticianry, and fostered close and meaningful collaboration between different segments of eye care professionals. In 2005, he was awarded the Visionary Award for “significant achievements and far-reaching contributions in the area of eye and vision care which have benefited Singapore” at the 4th National Update for Optometrists and Opticians in Singapore. He led an editorial team to publish a landmark coffee-table book titled “Primary Eye Care in Singapore: Looking Back, Looking Forward” to commemorate the legislation of optometry and opticianry in Singapore in 2008. Dr Au Eong is a clinician-scientist active in research and innovation in many areas of ophthalmology. He has published more than 20 books and book chapters, and more than 200 scientific articles in peer-review local and international journals. These include Lancet, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Survey of Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology, British Journal of Ophthalmology, Archives of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, Eye, Vision Research, Current Eye Research, Ophthalmologica, Acta Ophthalmologica, Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica, Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, Clinical and Surgical Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology Clinics of North America, Graefes Archives of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, International Ophthalmology, Asia Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, European Journal of Ophthalmology, Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, Japan Journal of Ophthalmology, Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology, Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Journal of Glaucoma, Journal of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Retina, Retinal Cases and Brief Reports, Ophthalmic Lasers and Surgery, Clinical and Experimental Optometry, Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, Postgraduate Medicine, Postgraduate Medical Journal, Journal of Accident and Emergency Medicine, Journal of Trauma, Injury, Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, Journal of American Geriatric Society, American Family Physician, Journal of Anaesthesia, European Journal of Anaesthesiology, Minerva Anestisiologica, Current Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Annals Academy of Medicine Singapore, Singapore Medical Journal and Singapore Family Physician.

Professional Positions and Memberships

Medical Director & Senior Consultant, Singapore International Eye Cataract Retina Centre, Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
Visiting Consultant, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Former Head & Senior Consultant, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Alexandra Hospital
See more [ + ] Former Head & Senior Consultant, Eye Clinic, Jurong Medical Centre
Former Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
Former Deputy Director, The Eye Institute, National Healthcare Group
Former Head of Research, The Eye Institute, National Healthcare Group
Former Deputy Director, Clinical Research Unit, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Former Director, Guide Dogs Association for the Blind, Singapore
Former executive committee member, Singapore Eye Research Institute, Singapore
Former Vice-Chairman, Advisory Panel for the Singapore Polytechnic School of Optometry, Singapore
Former member, National Committee on Ophthalmology, Ministry of Health, Singapore
Former member, Domain-Specific Review Board, National Healthcare Group, Singapore
Former member, Singapore Myopia Registry, Ministry of Health, Singapore
Member, Scientific Advisory Board, AMD Alliance International
Honorary Advisor, Macular Degeneration Society, Singapore
Member, American Society of Retina Specialists, USA
Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology, USA
Member, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, USA

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Accredited Hospitals

Gleneagles Hospital
Mount Elizabeth Hospital
Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
See more [ + ]Parkway East Hospital
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Insurances Accepted

Shenton Insurance