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Dr Jason Cheng is a fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist. He is an experienced surgeon who performs complex glaucoma surgery, including trabeculectomy, tube implant, angle surgery and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS). He is a highly skilled cataract surgeon and frequently combines cataract and glaucoma surgery.
Dr Cheng speaks fluent Cantonese and basic Mandarin.
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Conjoint Lecturer, University of New South Wales
Visiting teaching faculty, Pacific Eye Institute/Fiji National University, Fiji (RANZCO and Fred Hollows Foundation NZ)
Clinical Lecturer, YL School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (2013–2016)
Board and committee memberships
Board of Ophthalmic Basic Competency and Knowledge (OBCK) Examiner, RANZCO
Specialist International Medical Graduate (SIMG) Committee, RANZCO
Board member, Operating Theatre Committee and Medical Care Quality Committee, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore
Organising committee, Alexandra Health Forum 2016, Singapore
Other professional achievements
Visiting Medical Officer in glaucoma, Liverpool Hospital
Invited speaker at national and international conferences
Reviewer for several leading ophthalmology journals
Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmology, London
Member of the American Glaucoma Society
Member of the Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society
Dr Cheng has strong research interests – he has been awarded over $100,000 in research grants since 2012 – and is currently involved in research projects looking to improve laser and surgical treatments for glaucoma.
He has also been part of several commercial and multicentre trials as both principal and co-investigator, as well as co-authoring multiple scientific articles and book chapters.
Community involvement & charitable work
Providing his services for the benefit of charitable causes is important to Dr Cheng. He has volunteered his services in Indonesia (Blue Mountains Social Enterprise), Vietnam (Orbis), India (Global Eye Clinic and Tarabai Desai Eye Camp), Ghana (Touch of Light Charity Eye Camp), Pakistan (Al-Farooq Eye Camp), Cambodia (Khmer Sight Foundation) and China (China Vision Australia).
He has also recently published a children's book, 'Amazing Amber and her Lazy Laser Eye' on eye patching in amblyopia, which is being translated into several languages and made into an animation.
Teaching Excellence Award, National University of Singapore (2015)
Stephen Drance Award for Excellence in Glaucoma Research, Canadian Ophthalmology Society (team member, 2015)
Health IT Excellence Award: IT Excellence in Providing Quality of Care, Singapore Ministry of Health (team member, 2014)
European Board of Ophthalmology Residency Grant (2013)
Pfizer Fellowship Award, Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London (2012)
Ethicon Travel Award, Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London (2011)
Sir William Lister Travel Award Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London (2010)
Goldberg-Schachmann Award, Imperial College London (2001)
Education & training
Bachelor of Science, Imperial College London, UK
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Imperial College London, UK
Ophthalmology training, Western Eye Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital, UK
Fellowship in glaucoma, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, UK
Fellowship in glaucoma, Toronto Western Hospital, Canada
Additional languages spoken
Cantonese – 广东话
Mandarin (basic) – 普通话
Dr Cheng enjoys snowboarding, scuba diving, hiking and photography.
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