A/Prof Goh Kong Yong

Ophthalmologist / Eye Surgeon, Neuro-Ophthalmologist
38 years of experience



Consultation Fee

$120 and above


MBBS (S’pore), FRCS (Edinburgh), FRCOphth (London), M Med (Ophthalmology)(S’pore), FAMS

What I do

A/Prof Goh Kong Yong provides clinical services such as:
- Cataract Surgery, Laser, Removal of styee/foreign body in eye  
- Management of Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration,
- Vision Rehabilitation / Myopia management for children, Dry Eyes/Red Eyes/Eye Injury
- Neuro-Ophthalmology -  neurological & neuro-surgical conditions affecting vision
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Eye Screening for:
- Myopia in Children
- Macular Degeneration
- Diabetic Eye
- Glaucoma

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Clinic Locations

Dr Goh Eye Neuro-Ophthalmic & Low Vision Specialist
Mt. Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
38 Irrawaddy Road, S 329563

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Professional Statement

A/Prof Goh Kong Yong has more than 30 years of clinical experience.  A/Prof Goh is the former Deputy-Director of NHG Eye Institute. He is the Head of Neuro-Ophthalmology at Tan Tock Seng Hospital.  A highly-skilled eye surgeon, he has done more than 3000 cataract surgery to date.

As a neuro-ophthalmologist, he is experienced in managing eye conditions related to neurological and neuro-surgical conditions. Being a pioneer in vision rehabilitation, he has helped numerous patients who suffer vision loss,  tap on their residual vision for optimal performance.

A/Prof Goh completed his ... See more [ + ]fellowship in Neuro-Ophthalmology in 1994 at the world renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in USA where he trained and worked with Professor Joel Glaser and Professor Norman Schatz, who are both leading experts in Neuro-Ophthalmology in the international arena.

In 2008, A/Prof Goh underwent sub-specialty training in Eye Movement Disorders at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Sydney under the tutelage of Professor Michael Halmagyi.  Recently he furthered his interest and training on Vision Rehabilitation at the Low Vision Centre, Tuebingen, Germany under Professor Susanne Trauzettel-Klosinski. 

A/Prof Goh also has an avid interest in the medical education and training of younger doctors.  He has trained and mentored fellow Neuro-ophthalmologists in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region.

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Languages Spoken

English, Malay, Hokkien, TeoChew, Cantonese, Mandarin


National University of Singapore, Faculty of Medicine

Awards and Publications

2012 MOH Team HMDP Fellowship (Neuro-visual rehabilitation)
2006 MOH Consultant HMDP Fellowship (Eye Movement Disorders)
2006 Excellent Service Award (Gold)
2005Excellent Service Award (Silver) 2004 Chief Author of publication “Common Ophthalmic Conditions seen in Family Practice” 2003 Published book on “Acute Red Eye In Family Practice”
2002 Tsutsui Prize, Japanese Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
2001 Best Teacher Award (Surgery)                Changi General Hospital
2001 Best Video Award : The Nuclear.  Phaco-Chop Manoeuvre 18th Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology MOH
1993 HMDP Fellowship in Neuro-ophthalmology (Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, USA)
See more [ + ] 1991 MOH HMDP Fellowship for the Master Of Medicine (Ophthalmology)
1981 Academy of Medicine Silver Medal (First Professional)
1979 PSC Local Merit Scholarship (Tenable in National University of Singapore, Faculty of Medicine)
INVITED LECTURES Sept  2013:  7th Asian Neuro-ophthalmology Society Meeting: Visual Rehabilitation Therapies
Aug 2013: SIGMA Meeting: Ocular Myasthenia Gravis in Asia July 2013 Common Dilemmas in Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology.  An Intercontinental Perspective of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus: AAPOS & SNEC 2013 Singapore                                                                                  May 2013 Diagnosis and Management of optic neuritis. Borneo MS / NMO Updates, Kuching, Sarawak          
April 2013 Symposium Lectures : Mimickers of optic neuritis; is it glaucoma or otherwise?; Dizzy over nystagmus. West Java Indonesian Ophthalmology Association Meeting                                               April 2013 Office Neuo-ophthalmology Examination Workshop :  Basic Neuro-radiology for ophthalmologists ; Approach to diplopia.  West Java Indonesian Ophthalmology Association Meeting, Bandung                 Nov 2012 Mimickers of optic neuritis ; AAO-APAO Symposium Optic neuropathy in Asia, Chicago                                  
June 2012 Ocular myasthenia gravis in Asia; 19th International Neuro-ophthalmology Society Meeting          
Sept 2012 Neuro-ophthalmology Workshop College of Ophthalmologists Sri Lanka              Aug 2011 Ocular myasthenia gravis : diagnosis and management.  Vietnam Neurology Society Meeting, Hanoi July 2011 Neuro-ophthalmic emergencies not to be missed. Singapore Malaysian Congress of Medicine, Singapore
Jan 2010 Examination of the Ocular system in Vertigo. 2nd Singapore Vertigo.  Masterclass. Chapter of Otorhinolaryngologists College of Surgeons, Singapore Mar 2010 Approach to Nystagmus; Seminars in Neuro-ophthalmology and Strabismus; Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia, Jakarta June 2010 Neuro-ophthalmic emergencies; International Conference on Emergency Medicine, Suntec City, Singapore
Nov 2010 Neuromyelitis optica: A diagnostic dilemma; 26th Singapore-Malaysia Joint Meeting in Ophthalmology; MBS Singapore                                                          

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Professional Positions and Memberships

Visiting Senior Consultant, Department of Ophthalmology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Visiting Senior Consultant, Department of Ophthalmology, National University Hospital
Visiting Senior Consultant, Department of Neurology, National Neuroscience Institute
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Evaluation Medical Examiner, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
Reviewer, Editorial Board of Frontiers in Neuro-Ophthalmology
Member, Asian Regional Expert Group on Myasthenia Gravis
Council member Asian Neuro-ophthalmology Society
Member, Singapore Society of Ophthalmologists
Member, Singapore Medical Association
Fellow, Academy of Medicine Singapore
Head, Division of Ophthalmology, Changi General Hospital, 1997 - 2004
Senior Consultant & Deputy Director, NHG Eye Institute and Head, Neuro- Ophthamology Service, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 2005 to 2013
Founding Member, Asian Neuro-ophthalmology Society
Former Student Mentor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS) and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (NTU)
Former Programme Director, NHG-AHPL Transitional Year residency programme
Senior House Tutor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (NTU)

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Accredited Hospitals

Gleneagles Hospital
Mount Alvernia Hospital
Mount Elizabeth Hospital
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National Neuro-Science Institute
National University Hospital
Parkway East Hospital
Tan Tock Seng Hospital

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Insurances Accepted

Adept Insurance
Parkway Shenton
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Shenton Insurance
Great Eastern

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