Dr David Chan Pai Ling

27 years of experience




MB ChB University of Leicester, Medical School, UK (Merit Awards Basic Sciences, O&G, Psychiatry) MRCS Edinburgh (Ophthalmology)     Masters of Medicine (Ophthalmology), National University of Singapore  FRCS Edinburgh (Ophthalmology)Fellow of Academy of Medicine of Singapore (Ophthalmology) 

What I do

Dr David Chan Pai Ling provides clinical services such as:
- Laser Refractive Surgery e.g. RELEX-SMILE, LASIK, PRK and Collagen Cross-Linking Surgery
- Intra-ocular Refractive
- Minimal Incision Cataract
- Anterior Segment Reconstruction
See more [ + ]- Complicated Cataract Surgery
- Comprehensive Specialist Eye Care

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Clinic Locations

Atlas Eye Specialist Centre
Paragon Medical Centre #07-09
290 Orchard Road, S 238859

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Professional Statement

Dr David Chan graduated from the University of Leicester Medical School, United Kingdom. He obtained his Masters of Medicine from the National University of Singapore and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, Scotland as well as the Academy of Medicine of Singapore.

He holds postgraduate degrees in Ophthalmology from both Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, Scotland and the National University of Singapore. Dr Chan completed his fellowship surgical training in both Anterior Segment Surgery and Refractive Surgery at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada under the direct tutelage of&... See more [ + ]nbsp;Professor Howard V Gimbel.

He is a member of several international ophthalmological societies where he has presented on his research efforts and acted as reviewer in their respective peer-reviewed journals. These include the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and the Asia Pacific Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

Dr Chan is fully registered with both the British General Medical Council and the Singapore Medical Council. While in Canada, he was registered with the Medical Council of Canada and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. He has been fully accredited as a specialist in ophthalmology by the Ministry of Health, Singapore.

Having practiced ophthalmology since 1999, his extensive experience includes research on new cataract surgical devices utilising nanotechnology. He has published reports on ocular pathology, including ophthalmic complications of dengue and age-related macular degeneration. He has co-authored several books and publications in the field of refractive surgery and complex cataract surgery.

Dr Chan was trained in the field of Complex Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Surgery and Refractive surgery at the Singapore National Eye Centre and the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Anterior segment surgery involves dealing with surgical repairs to eyes with complex problems such as high risk cataracts, lens replacement or exchange, lens capsular bag support and iris repair. His other area of sub-specialisation involves refractive surgery specifically: collagen cross linking, laser vision correction, implantable collamer lens and refractive lens exchange.

Dr Chan has trained numerous eye surgeons from around the world as Clinical Tutor at the National University of Singapore and as course coordinator and Surgical Instructor for surgical training courses at both SNEC and the University of Calgary.

In 2003, Dr Chan received the Courage STAR Award from the Ministry of Health, Singapore, for his involvement at the frontline of Singapore’s battle against the SARS epidemic. He has also been involved in charity missions, performing surgery in various parts of South East Asia, Canada and Singapore.

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Languages Spoken

English, Mandarin


University of Leicester Medical School (United Kingdom), National University of Singapore, Singapore

Awards and Publications

- 2nd TEI Research Day Prize-Novartis Merit
- NHG Long Standing Service Award (5 Years)                 
- Courage Star Award (For service rendered to inpatients during Singapore’s
  SARS epidemic)            
- SNEC Certificate of Appreciation (“For excellent service and care to
- Singapore Residency Program (Ophthalmology)
- Merit Awards MB ChB
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* Pre-clinical Sciences
* Psychiatry
* Obstetrics & Gynaecology


- MOE / ASTAR Joint Research Funding
  Co-investigator 2004-2006 (ref no.: JTARC 3/02)
  “Nano-processing of Microactuators for Minimally Invasive Cataract Surgery”    S$795,400.00    (over 3 years) 

- National Medical Research Council Grant
  B/04/191(Co-Investigator) 2005
  “Incidence and risk factors in dengue-related Ophthalmic complications”      

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  Awards and Publications.       

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Professional Positions and Memberships

General Medical Council (GMC), United Kingdom
Singapore Medical Council
Specialists Accreditation Board (Ophthalmology), Singapore
See more [ + ]Member of American Academy of Ophthalmology
Member of American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Former Ophthalmologist, Raffles Eye Centre, Raffles Hospital
Ophthalmologist and Medical Director, Atlas Eye Specialist Centre
Basic Phacoemulsification Course Coordinator, Singapore National Eye Centre
Clinical Tutor, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore
NUS MMed Course Coordinator/ Examiner
Committee Member, Singapore National Eye Centre, Cataract Focus Group
Organising Committee 2nd TEI/APA, International VR Symposium
Organising Committee: -Public Health Screening        
Former Chief Resident (TTSH Dept of Ophthalmology)
Member of Clinic Management Committee (TTSH Dept of Ophthalmology)
Member of Public Education Committee (TTSH Dept of Ophthalmology
Member of National Eye Care Day TTSH Eye Care Day, Community Eye Screening

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Accredited Hospitals

Farrer Park Hospital
Gleneagles Hospital
Mount Elizabeth Hospital
See more [ + ]Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
Parkway East Hospital

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Insurances Accepted

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Parkway Shenton
Pru Priority Plus
Cigna / IXChange
Europa Assistance
Great Eastern
Tokio Marine Life Insurance

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Health Articles by Dr David Chan Pai Ling

Eye - What are Refractive Errors?

Refractive error is a problem with focusing light on the retina due to the shape of the eye. Common...

Why is my Vision Blurry?

Why Is My Vision Blurry? Blurry vision may be an indication that your prescription had gone up but...