Medical Director and Ophthalmic Surgeon
Cataract, Retinal and Implantable Contact Lens Specialist, Dry Eye Doctor
MBBS (Singapore), FRCOphth (UK)
Dr Cheryl Lee brings back with her more than 10 years of international experience in the field of ophthalmology. She received a wide range of specialist training and has worked with the best eye doctors in England, in America and in France at the Pitie-Salpetriere hospital in Paris. Dr Lee returned to Singapore in 2009. Since then her work was recognised by Straits Times and international ophthalmologists. She was inducted into Straits Times Hall of Fame on 3rd May 2015 for expertise in vision care and eye diseases.
Her top eye speciality interest is myopia (short-sightedness) and diseases linked to myopia.
Singapore has the largest number of short sighted people in the world. Our degree of short sightedness is also on average higher than that seen in other countries. The EyeClinic specialises in myopia from childhood to the elderly . My eye clinic has a myopia control program for kids that has been awarded national recognition.(Read on Media section) . The EyeClinic offers both options of atropine or Ortho K and allows for an unbiased discussion to what is better suited to your child. For short sighted adults who want to get rid of glasses, my responsibility is to find the safest and most optimal vision correction option taking into account how short sighted they are as well as their personal visual requirements for their work and hobby . Short sighted people often have retinal problems. I want my patients to have the safest technology. "It is not just about getting rid of glasses. It is finding the safest option for each patient and taking care of their long term needs."
Since returning to Singapore, Dr Lee has increased public awareness of the Implantable Contact Lens™, the superior reversible vision correction option. Dr Lee is also on the expert panel for for the Implantable Contact Lens™, the only lady doctor and South East Asian on the panel who trains the surgeons internationally. She has developed The EyeClinic as the number 1 Implantable Contact Lens™ in South East Asia.
Dr Lee is a retinal surgeon, fully experienced in the management of cataracts, medical retinal conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, macula degeneration and ocular inflammatory disease like uveitis and dry eyes.
Dr Lee’s academic accolades include the Gold Medal and Book Prize in Ophthalmology from the National University of Singapore, the Marie Comer Anglian Prize in Ophthalmology from the University of Cambridge and she distinction in the Alcon Glaucoma UK Competition in 2005.
Dr Lee is an active speaker at the yearly European eye research conferences and is up to date with the best eye technology.
Dr Lee is fully conversant in English, Mandarin, Teochew, Malay, French and Russian.