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Eye doc fined $10,000 for putting way too powerful lens into patient's eye

Published on May 2, 2014 12:13 PM

An eye doctor has been censured and fined $10,000 for giving a patient an implanted lens that was too powerful five years ago.

Dr Cheah Way Mun, 65, who practises at The Eye Centre at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, has also been censured and has to pay the cost of the hearing.

A statement from the Singapore Medical Council said: "Dr Cheah had caused harm to his patient, who had to undergo the pain, risk and anxiety of a second operation to correct the mistake."

In February 2009, it said, Dr Cheah used "inadequate", "improper and/or erroneous" measurement techniques when performing cataract surgery on the patient.

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