Raffles Shield Panel Specialists

A/Prof Victor Koh

Ophthalmology
National University Hospital, Singapore
Clinic Details

National University Hospital, Singapore

Clinic address: 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119074 Clinic Number: 6779 2777 Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 8:30am to 5:30pm, Sat, Sun & PH: Closed

A/Prof Victor Koh is currently Head, Department of Ophthalmology, National University Hospital and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He is also an Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore’s Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.

A/Prof Koh graduated from National University of Singapore’s Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in 2007 and completed his basic and advanced Ophthalmology specialist training in 2016. In the specialist accreditation exams, he passed with several distinction awards and subsequently also obtained his MRCSEd (Ophthalmology) from the Royal College of Ophthalmology, Edinburgh. He finished a 3-year glaucoma fellowship under his mentor, Prof. Paul Chew. In 2018-2019, he underwent further sub-specialisation into childhood glaucoma and complex glaucoma management under Prof. Sir Peng Khaw at Moorfields Eye Hospital, UK, the largest tertiary referral centre in Europe. His clinical expertise is in adult and childhood glaucoma management and complex cataract surgery. He is proficient in a broad range of cataract surgical techniques including femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery, premium intraocular lens implantation and sutureless techniques for the scleral fixation of intraocular lenses.

Between 2016-2018, fueled by his interest in novel medical technologies, he undertook and completed a Masters (Innovation Graduate Program) at National University of Singapore. A/Prof Koh was awarded with translational grants at the national level and currently leads the SPIN (Ophthalmology), the flagship program for translational innovation at National University Health System. His main research interest is in disruptive innovative medical devices designed for community-based ophthalmic diagnostics and new laser/implants for refractory glaucoma. He has published actively and served as a reviewer in multiple peer-reviewed journals. He aimed to engage his patients to provide evidence-based but individualized therapy in his daily clinical duties.

As he has benefited greatly from his teachers, A/Prof Koh strongly believes in educating the next generation of young doctors and medical students to provide a high level of patient care. He was awarded the NUS-NUH Young Educator Award 2014 and NUH Young Clinician Mentor Award 2015 for his contributions. He is the co-editor of the book tilted: Essentials of Ophthalmology- For Medical School and Beyond.

MBBS (S’pore), MMed (Ophth), MRCSEd, MSc, FAMS