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Three Singapore docs among top 100 most influential people in ophthalmology

They are among top 100 most influential people in ophthalmology

Published on May 2, 2014 8:07 AM
 
Professor Donald Tan, medical director of the Singapore National Eye Centre, is third on the list. He is cited for his roles in myopia trials, cornea surgery and transplant. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN

Three doctors in Singapore have made it to the list of the world's 100 most influential people in ophthalmology by a British professional journal.

Professor Donald Tan, medical director of the Singapore National Eye Centre, is third among the Who's Who in eye care. He is cited for his roles in myopia trials, cornea surgery and transplant. Prof Tan holds the patent to an instrument that is now widely used in eye transplants.

Singapore is a leading eye transplant centre, and Prof Tan said it has trained more than 70 surgeons from 16 countries in the technique.

Only the top 20 people are ranked.

 
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