Education Qualifications: MBBS, FRCSEd (Ophth), MMed (Ophth)
Dr Colin Tan is a Senior Consultant ophthalmologist and Clinician-Researcher from the Department of Ophthalmology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He completed a Fellowship in Medical Retina and Retinal Imaging at the Doheny Eye Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA. Dr Tan manages patients with retinal conditions such as age related macular degeneration, retinal vascular diseases, polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy and diabetic retinopathy.
He also treats a variety of eye conditions and performs ocular surgeries such as cataract extraction. Dr Tan has received the National Healthcare Group Clinician Leadership in Research (CLR) and the Researcher Investigator Scientist Enabler (RISE) awards. In addition, he has received numerous academic and scientific awards such as the Clinician Investigator Award and the National Healthcare Group Eye Institute Alcon Research Prize. He has over 50 publications in international journals such as Ophthalmology, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, American Journal of Ophthalmology, British Journal of Ophthalmology, Eye, and the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Dr Tan has also presented at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), American Society of Retinal Specialists, and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS). His research interests include vitreoretinal conditions such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy; myopia and its complications; cataract surgery, epidemiology, and retinal imaging techniques.
In addition to an active clinical practice and research, Dr Tan also has a keen interest in education throughout his career. He is a Clinical Lecturer under the National University of Singapore Clinical Faculty Scheme, and has received education awards such as the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.
Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships:
- Head of the Fundus Image Reading Center
- Deputy Head of Vitreoretina and Head of Research at the NHG Eye Institute, Tan Tock Seng Hospital