Assoc. Prof Shamira Perera qualified from University of London, with a BSc(Hons) First Class (1994) and MBBS(Hons) in 1997. In 2020 he became a Fellow in Glaucoma Surgery (FGS). Following 2 fellowships he came to Singapore in 2008.
A/Prof Shamira Perera is a Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist in the Glaucoma Service at SNEC with an interest in novel surgeries and imaging. He has commercialized two devices for cataract surgery which are licensed to companies in India and Germany. Supported by competitive research grants totaling over S$1.5M as PI, his core work has yielded 9 patents. A/Prof Perera has been an invited lecturer for over 100 conferences, written 5 book chapters and 138 peer reviewed publications. His most recent role as the deputy director of the Med Tech office for SingHealth seeks to promote this promising area to other specialties, now disbursing $6M of catalyst grant funding.