Raffles Shield Panel Specialists

Dr Don Pek

Clinic Details


Clinic Address: 6A Napier Road Gleneagles Hospital Annexe Block #02-36A/B Singapore 258500

Clinic Number: 6266 2088

Operating Hours: Mon – Fri: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Sat: 8:30am – 12:30pm

Dr Don Pek is a senior consultant in the Anterior Segment and Cataract service in Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH). He is also the Surgical Director (Ophthalmology) for Ang Mo Kio Specialists Centre (AMKSC) and in charge of the Pre-Admissions Counselling and Evaluation (PACE) for Ophthalmology. He is a fellow of the Royal college of Ophthalmologists in Edinburgh (UK) and serves in the Young Ophthalmologists (YO) chapter for the Singapore Society of Ophthalmologists (SSO) and regularly volunteers with Global Clinic (www.global-clinic.org) to deliver free eye care to countries such as India, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia and Thailand.

He started his medical training in Glasgow medical school, Scotland and received a first class honours in the Bachelor of Medical Science for his project on gene therapy with the Glasgow Cardiovascular Research centre in 2001. Upon completion of his MB ChB in University of Glasgow in 2022, Dr Don returned to Singapore to complete his training in Ophthalmology before being awarded a Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) to be awarded a clinical fellowship at McMaster’s University (Canada) for skills such as anterior segment reconstruction and iris repair, complex cataract surgery, management of artificial intraocular lens (IOL) complications and refractive cataract surgery focussing on premium IOL use, design and material. He was also trained in minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS).

Dr Don was awarded the Healthcare Humanities Award 2011, from the Courage Fund, National Healthcare Group (NHG), Singapore from the late president Nathan in the Istana for his work with Global clinic. He has also received “Best project in category” awards from the NHG Clinical Practice Improvement Programme (CPIP) in 2019 and 2021 for Transforming Hindrances into Opportunities and Resources (THOR) (Developing a flexible and sustainable workforce) for transforming patient health care provision, optimising cataract workflows and maximising utility of surgical theatres. He is a Clinical Teacher for Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and a clinical tutor for the Singapore Polytechnic-Optom program.

He regularly teaches at the AAO surgical wetlab skills transfer for Scleral Fixation Intraocular Lens techniques and has been invited to speak in his expertise in the use of i-Stent, Mi-Loop, Complex cataract surgeries, optimising public cataract services and his humanitarian work.

BSc MedSci (Hons), MB ChB(Glasgow), MMed (Ophthalmology) FRCS (Edinburgh), FAMS (Ophthalmology)