Dr Gerard Nah is a Senior Consultant Eye Surgeon trained in the sub-specialty of Cornea, Refractive Surgery and External Diseases. A medical graduate from the University of Aberdeen in the United Kingdom, he underwent and completed his training as an eye surgeon in Singapore under the Singapore Armed Forces Postgraduate Scholarship (Medical) programme. In 2000, he went on to train as a clinical fellow at the University of British Columbia under Professor Simon Holland at the Eye Care Centre, Vancouver, Canada . During his fellowship, he was also tutored by Dr Steve Schallhorn, the founder of Warfighter Refractive Surgery Programme in the US Navy.
After returning to Singapore, Dr Nah founded the SAF Vision Performance Centre as its head and established Singapore’s own Military Corneal Refractive Surgery programmes. This lead to Dr Nah being a designated ophthalmologist to Singapore’s elite. As an active member of the international community of military ophthalmology, he has been the international-chair of the Annual International Military Refractive Surgery Symposium since its inception in 2007.
Other than Ophthalmology, Dr Nah is also trained in Aviation Medicine. It is a subspecialty of Occupational Medicine and he has earned his Diploma in Aviation Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians of London. Furthermore, he was also the head of the RSAF Aeromedical Centre, serving the Republic of Singapore Air Force for close to 20 years. He was conferred the titles of SAF Consultant in Ophthalmology and Aviation Medicine by the Ministry of Defence.
Dr Nah's expertise and dedication had lead to him being part of the National Day Awards in 2011, and again in 2019, he was awarded the Commendation Medal (Military) and Long Service Medal (Military), respectively, for his services to the nation. He is an active Operationally-Ready National Serviceman and holds the rank of Senior Lieutenant Colonel.
Dr Nah’s ethos in cornea and refractive LASIK surgery is rooted in his military pedigree; Enhancing vision performance through medical science whilst maintaining the highest standards of safety.
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