Awards and Achievements
- Courage STAR Award from MOH in 2003
Dr David Chan is a specialist in ophthalmology as accredited by the Ministry of Health, Singapore. He has practiced since 1999 with a special interest in cataract surgical devices utilising nanotechnology.
Dr Chan graduated from the University of Leicester Medical School, United Kingdom. He obtained his Masters of Medicine from the National University of Singapore and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, Scotland as well as the Academy of Medicine of Singapore. Post-graduation he received degrees in Ophthalmology from both Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, Scotland and NUS. He completed his Fellowship surgical training in both Anterior Segment Surgery and Refractive Surgery at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada under Professor Howard V Gimbel. He is registered with the British General Medical Council, Singapore Medical Council, the Medical Council of Canada and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.
Dr Chan has had 20 years of clinical and surgical practice in Singapore, the UK and Canada covering complicated eye-related health problems such as cataract surgery and other age-related eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic eye diseases. He currently works at Atlas Eye Specialist Centre, and has sub-speclialisations in refractive surgery.
For patients who have recently undergone ICL surgery, the general advice would be to keep away from contact sports for a month as the eye is still undergoing physical healing. Subsequently, you may return to contact sports. Do keep in mind that whether or not one has had any form of eye surgery done, it is never a good idea to get hit in the eye. That risk, of course, increases with contact sports. There is a whole host of complications that may occur with blunt trauma to the eye, regardless of whether an ICL is in place.
It really depends on how low is your myopia as it could means anything below two to three hundred degrees (-2. 00 to -3. 00). Some individuals with 25 to 75 degrees (-0. 25 to -0. 75) could even perform daily tasks without any form of vision correction. Ultimately, laser vision correction (LVC) is an option available for individuals who wish to be free from glasses or contact lenses. Whether it is surface ablation (i. e PRK, transPRK, epi-LASIK, LASEK), LASIK or SMILE, each LVC technique has their own set of pros and cons.
There are 3 main types of lasers: surface ablation (aka PRK, epi-LASIK, LASEK) LASIK and Relex SMILE. All 3 are able to correct levels of astigmatism of about -4. 00. However, the degree of astigmatism isn't the only limiting factor. More importantly, we also have to consider corneal shape and thickness. All factors are important for consideration before the surgeon decides on what is best for you in terms of safety as well as stability of the cornea after the lasers.
Dr David Chan is a specialist in ophthalmology, and has sub-speclialisations in refractive surgery. He has practiced since 1999 with expertise in research on new cataract surgical devices utilising nanotechnology.
His clinical and surgical practice in Singapore, Canada, and the United Kingdom has covered complicated eye-related health conditions such as advanced cataract surgery and other age-related eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic eye diseases. Dr Chan currently practises at Atlas Eye Specialist Centre.