Dr Chelvin Sng is a Consultant at the National University Hospital in Singapore, Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore and Honorary Consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. She graduated from Gonville and Caius College in Cambridge University with triple First Class Honours and Distinctions. As a recipient of the Academic Medicine and Development Award, she completed her glaucoma fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital.
Dr Sng has a special interest in the use of glaucoma drainage devices. Besides being trained in the implantation of Ahmed and Baerveldt tube shunt devices, she is amongst the first surgeons in Asia to be accredited in the use of several novel micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) devices. She was awarded a grant to study the outcomes of MIGS in Asian patients, and has conducted training courses on MIGS at ESCRS and APAO meetings. She was the Lead Guest Editor of a Special Edition on MIGS in the Journal of Ophthalmology and is currently working with Springer to edit a book on MIGS.
Dr Sng is also actively involved in research on glaucoma surgery and imaging. She was awarded the New Investigators Grant from the National Medical Research Council for her work on the “Novel Ocular Biometric Risk Factors in Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma”. She is the co-inventor of the Paul Glaucoma Implant, which has attained CE mark and is currently undergoing commercialization.
Dr Sng has received international awards from AAO (Best Poster Prize), ASCRS (Best Paper of Session Prize), ANZGIG (Travel Scholarship) and ARVO (Travel Grant). She was also awarded the Singapore Society of Ophthalmology Young Ophthalmologist Award, and is involved in the Ophthalmology Futures Forums as the Director of the Asian Organising Committee.