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Dr Yong Shao Onn is an ophthalmologist at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Singapore.
His clinical interests are in vitreoretinal conditions such as retinal detachments, vitreomacular interface disorders (macular holes and epiretinal membranes), age-related macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusions, diabetic eye disease and myopia control.
He also specialises in phacoemulsification cataract surgery, management of complicated cataracts and complications of anterior segment surgery.
Dr Yong graduated from the Royal Free and University College Medical School, University College London, UK. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK and the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. He remained in Singapore for his training in ophthalmology, where he worked at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), Alexandra Hospital and the Singapore National Eye Centre. He completed his subspecialty training in both surgical and medical vitreoretinal diseases in Singapore and at the University of Toronto, Canada under the Health Manpower Development Plan award.
While at TTSH, Dr Yong was involved in undergraduate medical education as a senior clinical lecturer at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, as well as postgraduate training in ophthalmology as a clinical core faculty member in the National Healthcare Group (NHG)-AHPL residency programme. He was also appointed deputy head of training and education at the NHG Eye Institute – TTSH ophthalmology department.
He has presented and published in numerous local, regional and international ophthalmology conferences and publications. He is currently a member of the surgical vitreoretinal subcommittee of the College of Ophthalmologists, Academy of Medicine, Singapore, and a medical advisory board member at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital.