Dr Hoh Sek Tien

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

Dr Hoh Sek Tien is an Eye Surgeon (Ophthalmologist) practising at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital and Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore. He subspecialises in cataract surgery and glaucoma surgery, and also provides care in general and comprehensive ophthalmology.

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.

Dr Hoh graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1991. He rose through the ranks as Chief Resident, Glaucoma Fellow and Consultant at the Singapore National Eye Centre before leaving for private practice in 2008.

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 is a frequent invited speaker on subjects related to glaucoma and has published over 80 scientific papers and abstracts since 1990. He has sat 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.

Dr Hoh has been a board member of the Gleneagles Medical Advisory Board, Chairman of its Credentialing Committee, Chairman of its Therapeutics and Infection Control Committee and Group representative of its Ophthalmology Special Interest group. He currently sits on the Transplant Ethics Committee of the National Organ Transplant Unit.

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.