Raffles Shield Panel Specialists

Dr Laurence Lim Shen

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

Dr Lim studied medicine at the National University of Singapore and he was on the Dean’s List every year, graduating as the top of his cohort. He was awarded the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal, recognising the best graduate throughout the course of study. He trained at the Singapore National Eye Centre, and was the top-ranked candidate in vitreo-retinal diseases, paediatric ophthalmology, and oculoplastic and adnexal diseases, for the final Academy of Medicine of Singapore Ophthalmology exit examinations .

He subsequently qualified as a Fellow for both the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Academy of Medicine of Singapore. He then pursued advanced training at Harvard Medical School and worked with leaders in the field at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He received further sub-specialty training in paediatric retinal conditions, and valuable exposure to ‘bionic eye’ procedures and technology. He is one of the first in the region to have knowledge and experience in this exciting new field.

Prior to joining National University Hospita, Dr Lim served as a Senior Consultant in the Surgical Retina Department at the Singapore National Eye Centre as well as a Visiting Senior Consultant Retina Surgeon at Changi General Hospital. He was also a Visiting Senior Consultant at FV Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Dr Lim specialises in medical and surgical management of both adult and paediatric retinal diseases which include:
• Age-related macular degeneration
• Diabetic retinopathy
• Floaters & retinal detachment in adults
• Macular surgery (macular holes, epiretinal membranes)
• Retinopathy of prematurity in children

He also practises general ophthalmology and offers cataract surgery and other procedures using the latest surgical techniques.

As a firm believer of translational research which leverages on the development, dissemination and integration of research into clinical practice, he is a keen and active researcher. He has authored more than 50 publications and published in top-tier journals such as The Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of American Medical Association and received grants awarded by the National Medical Research Council.

MBBS, MRCSEd, FRCSEd, FAMS