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Dan Milea


Head, Visual Neuroscience Group, SERI

Senior Clinician, Neuro-Ophthalmology Department, Singapore National Eye Centre


Education Qualifications: MD, PhD (Paris)

Professor Dan Milea is a Neuro-ophthalmologist and a Clinician Scientist who holds a MD and a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France. He was successively a Neuro-Ophthalmology consultant at the Pitie Salpetriere University Hospital in Paris, then a Professor of Neuro-Ophthalmology in Copenhagen, Denmark, before being the Chairman and Professor of Ophthalmology at the Angers University Hospital, France. In Singapore since 2012, he is currently a Senior Clinician in the Department of Neuro-ophthalmology at SNEC. He has published over 180 articles in peer-reviewed journals and he is a Principal Investigator for several studies in Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology and Visual Neuroscience.  

Professor Milea is also a member of the faculty staff at Duke-NUS Medical School, and Head of the Visual Neuroscience group at the Singapore Eye Research Institute. He is involved in the Neuro-Ophthalmology teaching programmes and mentoring of residents, trainees and research staff.


Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships:

  • Member, Research Committee, Singapore National Eye Centre (2014 – present)


  • Asia Academy of Ophthalmology Distinguished Award, Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO), Mar 2019
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Silver Award, Jan 2019.

Research Interests:  Artificial Intelligence in Neuro-Ophthalmology, Non-visual ocular responses, Pupillometry, Genetics of Optic Neuropathies

Selected Publications:

Association of Genetic Variants With Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma Among Individuals With African Ancestry. JAMA 2019, in press.  

Chougule PS, Najjar RP, Finkelstein MT, Kandiah N, Milea D. Light-Induced Pupillary Responses in Alzheimer's Disease. Front Neurol. 2019 Apr 12;10:360. 
Teikari P, Najjar RP, Schmetterer L, Milea D. Embedded deep learning in ophthalmology: making ophthalmic imaging smarter.. Ther Adv Ophthalmol. 2019 Mar

Najjar RP, Sharma S, Atalay E, Rukmini A, Sun C, Lock JZ, Mani B, Perera S, Husain R, Lamoureux E, Gooley J, Aung T, Milea D. Pupillary responses to full-field chromatic stimuli are reduced in patients with early-stage primary open-angle glaucoma. Ophthalmology, 2018 Sep;125(9):1362-1371

Teo KY, Tow SL, Haaland B, Gosavi TD, Loo JL, Lo YL, Milea D. Low conversion rate of ocular to generalized myasthenia gravis in Singapore. Muscle Nerve. 2017 Oct 5 

Sharma S, Ang M, Najjar RP, Sng C, Cheung C, Milea D. Optical coherence tomography angiography in acute non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy. Br J Ophthalmol. 2017 Aug;101(8):1045-1051 

Najjar RP, Sharma S, Drouet M, Leruez S, Baskaran M, Nongpiur ME, Aung T, Fielding J, White O, Lamirel C, Milea D. Disrupted Eye Movements in Preperimetric Glaucoma. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 2017 Apr 1;58(4):2430-2437 

Loo JL, Singhal S, Tow S, Amati-Bonneau P, Procaccio V, Bonneau D, Reynier P, Ferre M, Milea D. Multi-ethnic involvement in autosomal dominant optic atrophy in Singapore. Eye (London), 2017 Mar;31(3):475-480