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Cheung Chui Ming Gemmy


Head & Senior Consultant, Medical Retina Department, Singapore National Eye Centre

Senior Consultant, Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology Department, Singapore National Eye Centre


Education Qualifications: MBBS, FRCOphth, FAMS, MCI

Professor Cheung is currently Professor of Duke-NUS Medical School, National University of Singapore (NUS). She is the Head and Senior Consultant of the Medical Retina Department, at SNEC and Head of the Retina Research Group at the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI). 
Professor Cheung has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles mostly in age-related macular degeneration and polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy. Prof Cheung has completed a number of clinical trials in anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapies in the capacity of principle investigator. She is principle investigator for 2 on-going large research programmes funded by Singapore National Medical Research Council and Biomedical Research council. She has been given >100 invited lectures and served as Instructor on courses at the APAO, AAO congress.

Professor Cheung has received a number of prestigious awards, including Secretariat Award and Achievement Awards from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Macula Society Young Investigator Award, the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement award, Nakajima Award and Outstanding Service in Prevention of Blindness Award.


Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships:

  • Editorial Board member: Retina, PLoS One, Eye
  • Steering Committee member, International Retinal Imaging Society
  • Steering Committee member, Asia-Pacific Ocular Imaging Society
  • Steering Committee member, Fight Retinal Blindness Program
  • Steering Committee member, International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement
  • Subspecialty committee: Singapore College of Ophthalmology (Medical Retina)
  • Credentialing committee member: Macula society


  • Asia Pacific Vitreo-retina Society (APVRS) Constable Lecture, 12th Asia-Pacific Vitreo-retina Society (APVRS) Congress (2018)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Secretariat Award (2018)
  • World Ophthalmology Congress 2018. Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding abstract (2018)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award (2017)
  • Macula Society Young Investigator Award (2017)
  • Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award (2017)
  • Singapore Eye Foundation Lecture, SNEC 25th Anniversary International meeting (2015)
  • Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Nakajima Award (2014)
  • Outstanding Service in Prevention of Blindness Award, Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (2013)
  • SingHealth GCEO Clinical Excellence Award 2013: Outstanding Clinical Researcher, Honorable Mention (2013)

Leadership positions / roles in Education: 

  • Examiner, Royal College of Ophthalmologists, UK
  • Examiner, College of Ophthalmology, Singapore
  • Examiner, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Research Interests: Asian retinal diseases, specifically age-related macular degeneration (AMD), polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) and myopic macular degeneration.

Selected Publications:

Cheung CM, Grewal DS, et al.
The Evolution of Fibrosis and Atrophy and their relationship with visual outcomes in Asian persons with neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Ophthalmol Retina 2019.

Cheung CM, Gan A, Wong TY, Spaide R.
Association between choroidal thickness and drusen subtypes in age-related macular degeneration.
Ophthalmology Retina 2018.

Yanagi Y, Mohla A, Cheung CMG.
Incidence of Fellow Eye Involvement in patients with unilateral exudative age-related Macular degeneration.
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2018

Cheung CMG, Yanagi, et al.
Improved detection and diagnosis of polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy using a combination of OCT and OCT angiography.
Retina 2018.

Ohno-Matsui K, Ikuno Y, Lai TYY, Gemmy Cheung CM.
Diagnosis and treatment guideline for myopic choroidal neovascularization due to pathologic myopia
Prog Retin Eye Res. 2018 Mar;63:92-106.

Cheung CMG, Lai TYY, Ruamviboonsuk P, et al. Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy: Definition, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Management. Ophthalmology. 2018 May;125(5):708-724.

Cheung CM, Ong PG, Neelam K, et al. Six Year Incidence of age-related macular degeneration in Asian Malays: the Singapore Malay Eye Study. Ophthalmology. 2017 Sep;124(9):1305-1313.

Regula JT, Lundh von Leithner P, Foxton R, Barathi VA, Cheung CM, et al. Targeting key angiogenic pathways with a bispecific Cross MAb optimized for neovascular eye diseases. EMBO Mol Med 2016 Nov; 8(11): 1265–1288

Wong CW, Yanagi Y, Lee WK, Ogura Y, Wong TY, Cheung CM. Age-related macular degeneration and polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy in Asians.  Prog Retin Eye Res 2016 Jul;53:107-39