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Asst Prof Danny CHEUNG Ning


Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology,

Duke-NUS Medical School


Associate Consultant, Surgical Retina,
Singapore National Eye Centre


Clinician-Scientist, Singapore Eye Research Institute

• Speaker, Ophthalmology Symposium II, 22 Sep 2018


Asst Prof Danny Cheung is a Retinal Surgeon, managing both medical and surgical retinal conditions at the Singapore National Eye Centre. He is also an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Duke-NUS Medical School and a Clinician-Scientist at the Singapore Eye Research Institute.

Asst Prof Cheung has strong research interest and outstanding academic track record in the fields of ophthalmic epidemiology, retinal imaging, diabetic retinopathy and other retinal diseases. He has published over 100 scientific papers and several book chapters. These include articles in the Lancet, British Medical Journal, Diabetes Care, Brain, Annals of Neurology, and Progress in Retinal and Eye Research. His publications are well cited, with a personal H-index of 39. He is currently the lead investigator for a number of eye studies in Singapore, including a clinical trial on neuroprotective therapy for retinal detachment, as well as clinical and laboratory studies on novel therapeutic targets for diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration and retinal vein occlusion. He is also developing new surgical instruments to improve surgery for retinal detachment. His research work has received national and international recognition with several awards, such as the Australian Society for Medical Research High Commendation, Bayer’s Global Ophthalmology Award, Diabetes Research Innovation Award, and SingHealth Outstanding Research Award.