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To ensure patients receive comprehensive care, we have established a panel of trusted specialists consisting of medical experts from Singapore Paincare group as well as partnering clinics to offer various sub-specialty services.
By providing direct referrals to these specialists clinics and assisting patients in getting quick appointments and follow-up consultations, we strive to provide seamless service and quality care for our patients.
Dr Desmond Quek is a Senior Consultant eye surgeon and Director of Glaucoma Services at Eagle Eye Centre
He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, cataracts, refractive errors (myopia, astigmatism, presbyopia), as well as general ophthalmological conditions such as diabetic eye disease, age related macular degeneration, and dry eyes.
Dr Quek graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2001, where he was awarded the NUS Undergraduate Scholarship and received the Dean’s List Award for academic excellence. He went on to complete his residency in Ophthalmology at the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) under the Ministry of Health Postgraduate Scholarship, and was appointed as a member (2008) and fellow (2011) of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and a fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore (2011). He then underwent sub-specialty fellowship training in glaucoma at SNEC, before pursuing an executive Masters of Business Administration at INSEAD in 2013.
Prior to joining Eagle Eye Centre, Dr Quek held numerous leadership positions at SNEC including Chief Resident, Chief Registrar, and was Director of Medical Informatics, Chair of IT Committee and Director of Strategy and Resource Management. He was also actively involved in research as Principal Investigator in multiple research trials, including the association of obstructive sleep apnoea with glaucoma, the Asia tube-vs-trabeculectomy surgical trial, and the delivery of sustained-release eye pressure lowering medication via a microstent injection. He is the first-author of numerous scientific journal articles, and has given multiple research presentations at international eye conferences.
His current clinical interests are mainly in glaucoma, cataract and refractive surgery. These include laser treatment for eye pressure control, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), trabeculectomy and tube shunt surgeries, phacoemulsification and femtosecond laser cataract surgery, implantation of multifocal and toric lenses for the correction of myopia, presbyopia and astigmatism, and LASIK.
Dr Quek believes in good work-life balance. Despite his hectic schedule he finds time to swim and gym regularly and indulges selectively in hawker food. Fluent in English, Mandarin and Teochew, he is trying to learn conversational Japanese.
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Dr Harold strives to be current with medical technology and surgical techniques to enhance patient care, whilst holding fast to age-old values of making his patients’ health and safety his foremost consideration.
Dr Harold Choi graduated from the National University of Singapore and obtained his Masters in Medicine (Ophthalmology), and Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. He was a clinical lecturer at the NUS.
He is trained in general ophthalmology, and has special interests in cataract surgery, pterygium surgery, LASIK and other corrective eye surgery, corneal diseases, inflammatory eye conditions, glaucoma, diabetic retinal disease and age-related macular degeneration. He has received formal accreditation in performing LASIK, toric and multifocal intraocular lens implant surgery, laser for diabetes, retinal vascular diseases and glaucoma, and intravitreal treatments for age-related macular degeneration. He has received grants for research involving screening for angle closure glaucoma, and genetic analysis of extraocular muscle tissue in eye movement disorders and droopy eyelids. His published research includes topics from allergic keratoconjunctivitis, diabetic macular disease, microscopic findings in droopy eyelids, cataract assessment and grading, and angle closure glaucoma. He has spoken at international conferences on topics ranging from squints in children, eye tumours in children, prevention of myopia progression and astigmatism correction with surgery.
He is active in not-for-profit voluntary health service; he was the organizer of public health screening services in conjunction with World Glaucoma and World Diabetes Day. He has travelled to Bangladesh to treat patients who would otherwise not have had access to medical care. He is a strong advocate of preventive medicine, and has performed voluntary eye screening for thousands of patients. He believes that proper eye care starts young, and has given talks to primary school children and medical school undergraduates.