Dr Hoh Sek Tien

MBBS (S’pore), FRCS (Edinburgh), FAMS (Ophthalmology)

Dr Hoh Sek Tien is a Consultant Eye Surgeon subspecialising in glaucoma and cataract surgery at Ophthalmic Consultants at the Gleneagles Medical Centre, Singapore.

As the first ophthalmologist in Singapore and South-East Asia to use the Optical Coherence Tomography for evaluating optic nerve damage, Dr Hoh is a recognised authority in the field of glaucoma.

In 1996, Dr Hoh won a competitive grant from the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in the US to undergo subspecialty training and research. He also worked on the pathogenesis of glaucoma at the Laboratory of Myopia and Ocular Development, City University of New York. Dr Hoh rose through the ranks as Chief Resident, Glaucoma Fellow and Consultant at the Singapore National Eye Centre prior to joining Ophthalmic Consultants in 2008.

His past appointments include the posts of Visiting Consultant, Singapore National Eye Centre, Clinical Teacher, National University of Singapore and Adjunct Research Fellow, Singapore Eye Research Institute.

He currently sits on the Gleneagles Hospital Medical Advisory Board and has been the Group Representative of the Ophthalmology Specialty Group and the Chairman of the Therapeutics and Infection Control Committee of the hospital since 2009.

He is a frequent invited speaker on subjects related to glaucoma and has published over 80 scientific papers and abstracts since 1990. He sits on the Board of Reviewers of international journals such as the American Journal of Ophthalmology and the British Journal of Ophthalmology and is a key opinion leader in Glaucoma in the Asia-Pacific region.

Known for his dedication and commitment to patients, Dr Hoh was awarded the Excellence Service Award (Gold) in 2005 and the SNEC Care Sparks Award in 2006.

Dr Hoh is fluent in English, Mandarin and Malay. Married with two children, Dr Hoh enjoys swimming, basketball and a good meal in the company of family and close friends.