Dr Yong Shao Onn

Bsc (Hons), MBBS (Dist.)(London), MMed (Ophthalmology), FRCSE, FAMS

Dr Yong graduated from the Royal Free and University College Medical School, University College London in 2000, having been awarded the degrees of Bachelor of Medical Science with 1st Class Honours, and MBBS with Distinction. Following completion of his internship in London and Singapore, Dr Yong remained in Singapore for his training in Ophthalmology, where he worked at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Alexandra Hospital and the Singapore National Eye Centre. Dr Yong completed his General Ophthalmology training in 2008, and was subsequently admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College Surgeons of Edinburgh, as well as the Academy of Medicine Singapore. He then underwent subspecialty training in both Surgical and Medical Vitreoretinal diseases in Singapore and at the University of Toronto, Canada under a Ministry of Health HMDP Scholarship.

While at TTSH, Dr Yong was also heavily involved in both undergraduate medical education as a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the NUS-YLL School of Medicine, as well as postgraduate training in Ophthalmology as a Clinical Core Faculty Member in the NHG-AHPL Residency Programme. He was also appointed Deputy Head of Training and Education at the NHG Eye Institute - TTSH Ophthalmology Department.

Dr Yong is currently a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Eye Surgeons Novena and Eye Surgeons Napier. His clinical interests are in phacoemulsification cataract surgery (including complex cataracts), and vitreoretinal conditions such as retinal detachments, vitreomacular interface disorders (macular holes and epiretinal membranes), medical and surgical management of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), retinal vein occlusions (RVOs) and diabetic eye disease. He is also trained as a comprehensive ophthalmologist and has extensive experience treating other eye diseases.

Dr Yong has also presented and published in numerous local, regional and international Ophthalmology conferences and publications. He is currently a member of the Surgical Vitreoretina subcommittee of the College of Ophthalmologists, Academy of Medicine Singapore, and also Medical Advisory Board member at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital. Dr Yong is fluent in English and Mandarin, and is conversational in several dialects (Cantonese, Hokkien, Hakka).