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Ophthalmology Residency Programme

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About the Programme

Ophthalmology is the field of medicine that deals with the anatomy, functions and diseases of the eye. Being both a medical and surgical discipline, it allows the clinician to not only identify and treat the eye problem, but also operate on the eye. 

The complexity of the human eye and the myriad of tests and subspecialties needed to manage such a small organ is what makes Ophthalmology an intriguing profession for aspiring eye doctors. 

We are looking for young, confident and dynamic Residents to join us. If you have a keen interest to learn and have good dexterity, Ophthalmology may be for you. 

Our Subspecialty Areas

  • Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Corneal & External Eye Disease
  • Vitreo-Retina
  • Glaucoma
  • Paediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus
  • Refractive Surgery/LASIK
  • Oculoplastics & Aesthetic Eyeplastic
  • Ocular Inflammation & Immunology
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology 

Why Choose Ophthalmology?

Unparalleled exposure at SNEC

The large volume of clinic patients and surgical cases at the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC), spanning nine ophthalmic subspecialties offers Residents unparalleled training opportunities. SNEC is also equipped with every ophthalmic investigation modality available, so Residents can follow through the management of the patients and develop a deeper understanding of ocular conditions with real time feedback from senior staff. 

The best of both worlds

Ophthalmology is one of the few specialties which comprise both a medical and surgical discipline. With world-class facilities and nine operating theatres to manage routine and emergency cases, Ophthalmic Residents have no shortage of clinical and surgical opportunities.

Abundant research opportunities 

The Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) has strong links with SNEC, and Residents have many opportunities to participate in research work under the guidance of our renowned clinician-investigators and Clinician Scientists. We also have collaborations with a multitude of external agencies, including A-star, Biopolis, Genomic Institute of Singapore to enhance your research skills. 

Distinguished and dedicated physician Faculty

We have a strong tradition of teaching, and have a large physician Faculty who are deeply committed to Education. Many of our clinicians are established regionally and internationally in their own subspecialties, and are always ready to impart their knowledge and expertise to the juniors. 

Access to world-class resources

SNEC is a fully- equipped, fully-staffed tertiary ophthalmic training centre with strong links with many leading ophthalmic centres around the world. Our Residents are able to undergo fellowship training in various subspecialties at these centres of excellence.

Your Career Prospects & Development

SNEC offers local subspecialty fellowships for our Residents and provide doctors with opportunities for overseas training in diverse clinical, research, education and administrative areas.

Our Clinicians are also exposed to HMDP training to enhance their clinical skills and to help them stay ahead of the latest in Ophthalmic technology.

As we continue to expand, there will be demand for ophthalmic services to the newer regional hospitals and more career opportunities for our Ophthalmologists.