DR. SHAMIRA PERERA

SENIOR CONSULTANT OPHTHALMOLOGIST

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.

In 2015, whilst Co head of Bioengineering and Devices at SERI, he formed part of a group that won a national engineering award IES- Prestigious Engineering award, and in 2017 an award for innovation: AHIP-GEM Award. He was conferred the AAO and APAO achievement awards in 2015 and 2016 respectively in recognition of his research and clinical work. One of his passions is teaching and in conjunction with Touch Surgery (www.touchsurgery.com) he co-authored a Golden Apple award winning, free app module to teach and test cataract surgery. It has over 750K downloads. He also has teaching awards for Outstanding Faculty in 2018 and Outstanding teacher/mentor in 2010. In 2019 he received the “Gamechanger” award from SingHealth and was recognized by AECOM (ASEAN Economic Community Ophthalmology Meeting) with the Distinguished service award 2018.