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Wong Yick Mun Edmund

Clinical Associate Professor

Vice Chair, Clinical Innovation, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Academic Clinical Programme

Deputy Medical Director, Clinical Services, Singapore National Eye Centre


Education Qualifications: MBBS, MMed(Ophth), FRCS(Ed), FAMS

Dr Edmund Wong is the Deputy Medical Director (Clinical Services) and Head of the Surgical Retina Department at the Singapore National Eye Centre. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree in 1991. He obtained his Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1998, and in the same year, obtained the Master of Medicine (Ophthalmology) degree from the National University of Singapore.  He completed his fellowship with the Vitreo-retinal Department in Singapore National Eye Centre in 2001 and a fellowship in advanced vitreo-retina at Beetham Eye Institute, Joslin Diabetes Centre, Harvard Medical School in 2003.

Dr Wong has a distinguished academic track record in Ophthalmology. A Gold Medal award winner, he continues to serve as Examiner in Ophthalmology, National University of Singapore and the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. He also holds concurrent appointments as Clinical Lecturer in Ophthalmology, National University of Singapore, and Clinical Adjunct Fellow, Singapore Eye Research Institute. He is Principal Investigator in several studies of the retina involving diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment and age-related macular degeneration.

Dr Wong's subspecialty training in diseases of the vitreous and retina with special focus on diabetic retinopathy at the Singapore National Eye Centre and Harvard Medical School have equipped him with a strong base to treat patients with diseases such as complicated diabetic eye disease, age-related macular degeneration and retinal detachment. He is well-experienced with state-of-art investigations, laser and surgery for the retina including sutureless, small-gauge vitrectomy. He is often invited to give lectures and demonstrations on retinal surgery regionally and internationally.

In addition to diseases of the retina, Dr Wong also has a strong interest in Cataract surgery and uses the most current small incision phacoemulsification techniques and intraocular lenses after consideration of each individual’s special circumstances.

Dr Wong believes that effective communication of findings, diagnosis, special features, and treatment options enhances a patient’s understanding of his or her unique condition and facilitates proper management.


Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships:


  • Head and Senior Consultant, Surgical Retina Department, Singapore National Eye Centre
  • Head, Infectious Disease Outbreak and Emergency Planning Committee, Singapore National Eye Centre (2013 – present)
  • Chair, Outpatient Clinics Committee, Singapore National Eye Centre
  • Member, Drug Advisory Committee, Ministry of Health (2013 - present)
  • Member, Higher Technology Advisory Committee subcommittee on IOL (2013 - present)
  • Director, Lions Save Sight Centre (2009 - present)


  • Honour Award Recipient, 34th Annual Meeting of American Society of Retinal Specialists (ASRS) (2016)
  • Dean’s Award for Best Teacher (undergraduates) (2011)
  • Outstanding Service in Prevention of Blindness Award, Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) (2009)
  • Distinguished Service Award, Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) (2005)
  • Gold Medal (for most outstanding candidate), Master of Medicine (Ophthalmology) (1998)

Selected Publications:

Choroidal Remodelling in Age-related Macular Degeneration and Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy: A 12-month Prospective Study. Ting DSW, Yanagi Y, Agrawal R, Teo HY, Seen S, Yeo IYS, Mathur R, Chan CM, Lee SY, Wong EYM, Wong D, Wong TY, Cheung GCM Sci Rep. 2017 Aug 11;7(1):7868. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-08276-4

Conversion to aflibercept for diabetic macular edema unresponsive to ranibizumab or bevacizumab. Lim LS, Ng WY, Mathur R, Wong D, Wong EY, Yeo I, Cheung CM, Lee SY, Wong TY, Papakostas TD, Kim LA. Clin Ophthalmol. 2015 Sep 16; 9:1715-8. doi: 10.2147/OPTH.S81523

A surprising visual improvement following a prolonged 5-month retained subfoveal perfluorocarbon liquid. Ting DS, Lu VH, Tan GS, Wong EY. Int J Ophthalmol. 2016 Jul 18;9(7):1079-81. doi: 10.18240/ijo.2016.07.24

Scleral buckling versus vitrectomy in the management of macula-off primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachment: a comparison of visual outcomes. Wong CW, Yeo IY, Loh BK, Wong EY, Wong DW, Ong SG, Ang CL, Lee SY. Retina. 2015 Dec;35(12):2552-7. doi: 10.1097/IAE.0000000000000642

Myopic Retinoschisis In Asians: Structural Features And Determinants Of Visual Acuity And Prognostic Factors For Progression. Cheng C, Teo K, Tan CS, Lee SY, Loh BK, Wong E, Wong D, Wong TY, Cheung CM. Retina. 2015 Sep 21. [Epub ahead of print]

Prognostic factor analysis of vitrectomy for myopic foveoschisis. Lim LS, Ng WY, Wong D, Wong E, Yeo I, Ang CL, Kim L, Vavvas D, Lee SY. Br J Ophthalmol. 2015 Dec;99(12):1639-43. doi: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2015-306885. Epub 2015 Jul 2

Improved Specificity Of Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy Diagnosis Using A Modified Everest Criteria. Cheung CM, Laude A, Wong W, Mathur R, Chan CM, Wong E, Wong D, Wong TY, Lim TH. Retina. 2015 Jul;35(7):1375-80. doi: 10.1097/IAE.0000000000000482

Three-Year Results Of Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy Treated With Photodynamic Therapy:  Retrospective Study And Systematic Review. Wong CW, Cheung CM, Mathur R, Li X, Chan CM, Yeo I, Wong E, Lee SY, Wong D, Wong TY. Retina. 2015 Aug;35(8):1577-93. doi: 10.1097/IAE.0000000000000499

Dynamic responses in retinal vessel caliber with flicker light stimulation in eyes with diabetic retinopathy. Lim LS, Ling LH, Ong PG, Foulds W, Tai ES, Wong E, Lee SY, Wong D, Cheung CM, Wong TY. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Jul 15;55(8):5207-13. doi: 10.1167/iovs.14-14301

A prospective study of treatment patterns and 1-year outcome of Asian age-related macular degeneration and polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy. Cheung CM, Li X, Mathur R, Lee SY, Chan CM, Yeo I, Loh BK, Williams R, Wong EY, Wong D, Wong TY. PLoS One. 2014 Jun 30;9(6):e101057. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0101057. eCollection 2014