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Your Learning Experience

A robust five-year programme, the Ophthalmology Residency Programme at SingHealth covers all aspects of general Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic subspecialties. 

Year 1 provides you with the foundation in ophthalmic training and introduction to a wide spectrum of ophthalmic investigations. You are be expected to practice general ophthalmology in Year 2 and Year 3, with concurrent subspecialty rotations. 

You will also learn to perform extracapsular cataract surgery (ECCE), which is invaluable to future surgical management of trauma and complementary to modern cataract surgery. You will then progress on to performing phacoemulsification and pterygium surgery, as well as learning various laser and outpatient procedures commonly performed in Ophthalmology.

In Year 4 and 5 of Residency, you will continue to hone your clinical and surgical skills in all subspecialties before attaining full specialty registration in Singapore. 

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Clinician Scientist Residency Track

We welcome any aspiring Resident with a keen interest in becoming a Clinician Scientist (CS) to join us. CS further our understanding and management of disease through conducting rigorous research. If you have a keen and passionate interest in clinical and academic research, you may consider joining our CS Residency Track. 

There are a number of considerations prior to undertaking this highly rewarding but demanding track. Alternatively, you can opt for the Clinician Residency Programme. In the Clinician Residency Programme, Residents are exposed to research methodologies and also given opportunities for research. If you are then keen to convert to the CS track, you may speak to the Programme Director for more information. 

Click here for more information on the CS Residency Track.