Dr. Tina WongSENIOR CONSULTANT AND ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Specialty: Glaucoma, General Cataract , Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Associate Professor Tina Wong is the Head and Senior Consultant of the Glaucoma Department at Singapore National Eye Centre. Previously, she trained at the Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK. She combined her clinical training with academic research and was awarded the prestigious Wellcome Trust Vision Research Fellowship to pursue and complete a PhD at the Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London in Professor Sir Peng T. Khaw' laboratory. The work of the thesis was in the area of matrix metalloproteinase and conjunctival wound healing in relation to post-operative scarring from glaucoma surgery. Her research lead to the award of the Founders Cup in the Oxford Ophthalmological Congress and the Moorfields Research Medal.

Associate Professor Wong is also the head of the Ocular Therapeutics and Drug Delivery Research Group at the Singapore Eye Research Institute. She holds adjunct faculty appointments at the National University Hospital System (NUHS) and the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University, where she is also Director to the Ocular Therapeutic Engineering Centre (OTEC).

Associate Professor Wong's research interests lie in wound repair and discovering novel drug targets as well as the innovative application of materials science and engineering to develop cutting edge solutions to improve on current medical and surgical treatments in glaucoma and other ophthalmic diseases. Associate Professor Wong has published widely in these areas and has nationally funded research grants amounting to $8M. She holds 8 patents to her name and is a co-founder of a recent spin off biotech company originating from her research. This research also led to her being awarded the prestigious President's Science and technology Award (Technology) in 2014. She is also the recipient of the MOH Clinician Scientist Award, the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology distinguished Service Award and the SingHealth GCEO Excellence Award.

Additionally, Associate Professor Wong has presented at numerous international scientific and ophthalmological meetings and has also been invited as a speaker at international conferences as well as academic institutes and universities. She has supervised 4 PhD students from NTU, and medical students from Duke NUS Graduate medical school.

She also serves on the Vision Save Philanthropy committee. Associate Professor Wong is a member of the World Glaucoma Association, and examiner to the Royal College of Edinburgh of Surgeons (Ophthalmology), UK.