- FAMS (Ophth)
Awards and Achievements
- Distinction and Gold Medal from the National University of Singapore in 2004
Dr Claudine Pang graduated with a Double Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) with Distinction and Gold Medal from the National University of Singapore in 2004. She completed 6 years of ophthalmology training at the Singapore National Eye Centre, during which she received her post-graduate degrees in Ophthalmology including the Membership to the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh (MRCSEd), Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh (FRCSEd) and Fellowship of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS); and specialist accreditation in Ophthalmology with the Ministry of Health.
Dr Pang received extensive overseas training in the subspecialty fields of both Medical Retina and Vitreo-retinal Surgery. She completed an 18-month fellowship at the renowned Vitreous-Retina-Macula Consultants of New York, Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital, New York, where she trained under the mentorship of Dr Lawrence Yannuzzi, a highly respected pioneer in the ophthalmic-retinal community.
Following, Dr Pang was the first and only female in the world to receive the highly coveted 1-year William H Ross Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Dr Pang also trained under Professor Graham Holder at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, United Kingdom for electrophysiology and inherited retinal diseases.
Dr Pang has more than 15 years of ophthalmology experience and in addition to cataract surgery and glaucoma, her fortes include retinal detachment surgery, macular surgery, myopia diseases, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular diseases, age-related macular degeneration, polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy, central serous chorioretinopathy, inflammatory retinopathies and inherited retinal diseases. Dr Pang is a firm believer in eye wellness which embodies treatment of dry eyes symptoms and preventative eye care.
Dr Pang has a keen interest in research and has more than 30 publications in leading international ophthalmology journals. She has been an invited speaker at numerous local and international conferences including in Rome and Milan. She also contributed multiple chapters to the second edition of the award-winning Retinal Atlas.
Outside of work, Dr Pang is Mother to 2 adorable kids and spends almost all her time away from work with them. Her hobbies include dancing, baking and golfing.
Of course cataract surgery can correct your astigmatism! Nowadays with the advent of technologically advanced toric intraocular lens implants, I always take the opportunity to correct all my patients' astigmatism during cataract surgery. Not only do I correct astigmatism, I also take the opportunity to correct my patients' residual powers to allow them to be as spectacle-independent as possible! I believe that cataract surgery is a great opportunity to correct your eye degree to best suit your lifestyle so that you can function well without spectacles for the majority of the time!
Yes you will still be able to have cataract surgery after LASIK. The procedure requires more detailed measurements and calculations of your eye, which your experienced cataract surgeon should be able to perform. What is important is that the eye clinic you visit has the appropriate and updated equipment and technology to make the necessary precision calculations for you.
A cataract surgery should only be performed if the patient's quality of vision is troubled significantly by the cataract to warrant a surgery. Because every surgery its risks, no matter how small or minute the risks may be, therefore the decision to undertake surgery must be carefully considered. Cataract surgery itself has very small risks and has an excellent safety profile. Hence there are not many reasons to avoid cataract surgery completely. Usually we like our patients optimized for surgery so that they can achieve the best outcome.
Dr Claudine Pang is a Consultant Ophthalmologist who graduated with a Distinction and Gold Medal in Medical Ethics. She was the was the first and only female in the world to receive the highly coveted 1-year William H Ross Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.