Dr Steve Seah
Senior Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
MBBS, FRCS (G), M Med (Ophth)
FRCS (Ed), FRCOphth, FAMS
Dr Steve Seah obtained his basic medical degree in 1984 and 3 fellowship degrees in ophthalmology in 1989 including a Master of Medicine degree in ophthalmology. In 1993, he was admitted to the Academy of Medicine as a fellow. He was appointed as the head and senior consultant of glaucoma service in Singapore National Eye Centre and the head of glaucoma research unit in Singapore Eye Research Institute from 1993 to 2005; He was also the clinical senior lecturer in the National University of Singapore from 1999 to 2006. In Singapore Armed Forces, he is Commanding Officer of a Combat Support Hospital, holding a rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He served as the president of Singapore Society of Ophthalmology from 2002 to 2007. He is a member of many committees including the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Council member of the Asia-pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, complaint panel of Singapore Medical Council and Ministry of Health drug evaluation panel.
Dr Seah is active in research and teaching. His interests include glaucoma wound healing, epidemiology and angle closure glaucoma. He had secured more than two millions dollars for numerous grants from the National Medical Research Council and other funding agencies. He has co-authored book chapters, many scientific papers, articles and abstracts in various scientific journals. He has attracted overseas fellows from many countries including China, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, and India.
Internationally, he is the founding executive member of the Asian Oceanic Glaucoma Society (AOGS). He was the organizing chairman of the inaugural scientific meeting of the Asia-Oceanic Glaucoma Society held in Singapore in 1997, and the organizing chairman of the Conference of Asia-pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, which was attended by more than 3,000 delegates in Singapore in 2006. He has been invited to speak in many regional and international conferences, symposia and teaching courses. He has performed live surgery demonstration on phacoemulsification and glaucoma surgeries both locally and abroad. He is especially active in China, and he has been appointed the international scientific advisor to the Tianjin Eye centre and consultant to Xiamen Eye Centre. He was invited to co-chair for The Association for the International Glaucoma Societies (AIGS) committee on Global Glaucoma Research, WHO, and Prevention Glaucoma Blindness with Prof Harry Quigley, and nominated as a member of the Glaucoma Research Society, a prestigious organization with membership limited to only 50 prominent glaucoma specialists in the world.
Dr Seah has very rich clinical experience in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, cataract and refractive errors including presbyopia. He has performed more than 18,000 cataract surgeries, he had invented a divide and scoop?technique which make phacoemulsification surgery faster and safer. With this technique, he is one of the fastest surgeons in Asia.
Dr Seah has also performed many glaucoma procedures including the complicated glaucoma drainage implant surgeries as he handles many tertiary glaucoma referral cases.
Dr Seah received training by a world-renowned presbyopia Lasik expert, Dr Alain Telandro in 2004 and was the pioneer surgeon to perform PAC Lasik in Asia for the treatment of presbyopia. He has since performed many surgeries and achieve good results. Many patients with refractive errors and presbyopia achieve good distant and near visual acuity after the PAC Lasik surgery.