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Dr David Chan Pai Ling

Dr David Chan

Dr David Chan Pai Ling
Senior Consultant Eye Surgeon
Medical Director MB ChB (UK), M Med, FAMS, MRCS (Edin), FRCS (Edin)

Dr David Chan graduated from the University of Leicester Medical School, United Kingdom. He obtained his Masters of Medicine from the National University of Singapore and holds postgraduate degrees in Ophthalmology from both Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, Scotland and National University of Singapore.

Dr Chan completed his fellowship surgical training in Complex Cataract surgery, Anterior Segment surgery and Refractive surgery at the Singapore National Eye Centre and the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada under the direct tutelage of Professor Howard V Gimbel.

His training in the field of Anterior segment surgery involves dealing with surgical repairs to eyes with complex problems such as high risk cataracts, lens replacement or exchange, lens capsular bag support and iris repair. His other area of sub-specialization involves refractive surgery specifically: collagen cross linking, laser vision correction, implantable collamer lens and refractive lens exchange.

Dr Chan is fully registered with both the British General Medical Council and the Singapore Medical Council. During his practice in Canada, he was registered with the Medical Council of Canada and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. He is fully accredited as a specialist in ophthalmology by Ministry of Health, Singapore.

With multiple years of surgical experience, he was engaged as Clinical Tutor at the National University of Singapore and as Course Coordinator and Surgical Instructor for surgical training courses at both SNEC and the University of Calgary, training numerous eye surgeons around the world.

Having practiced ophthalmology since 1999, he engages in researches involving new cataract surgical devices utilizing nanotechnology. He has published reports on ocular pathology, including ophthalmic complications of dengue and agerelated macular degeneration. He has also co-authored several books and publications in the field of refractive surgery and complex cataract surgery.

As a member of several ophthalmological organizations, he has presented on his research efforts and acted as reviewer in their respective peer-reviewed journals. These include American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and Asia Pacific Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

In 2003, Dr Chan received the Courage STAR Award from the Ministry of Health, Singapore, for his involvement at the frontline of Singapore’s battle against the SARS epidemic. He has also been involved in charity missions, performing surgery in various parts or South East Asia, Canada and Singapore.

Dr Chan believes in utilizing evidence-based medicine to provide his patients a better vision tomorrow. Ophthalmic surgery combines cutting edge technology with precision microsurgery, often results in very successful surgical outcomes and significant improvements to patients’ quality of life. He derives great fulfillment in the intellectual challenges of surgery and joy in making a positive contribution to his patients’ lives.

“I am humbled by my patients’ struggles and find deep personal satisfaction and meaning when I am able to relieve them of their pain of loss and burden of disability.”

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