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Dr Chris Lim

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  • Associate Consultant, Department of Ophthalmology, National University Hospital


BSc (Med) (Hons 1), BMed, MD, MMed (Ophth), FAMS



Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Cornea, General Ophthalmology, Refractive Surgery

Special Interests:

Ocular surface disorders, dry eye disease, corneal ectasias, keratorefractive surgery, infective keratitis

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Dr Chris is a full-fledged early career Ophthalmologist with subspecialty interests in cornea, refractive surgery, and ocular surface conditions. He was fundamental in setting up the dry eye service at the National University Hospital in Singapore and leads ongoing efforts to expand the ocular surface service. 

He is the successful recipient of several competitive grants. His team collaborates with an international group of multidisciplinary experts to address important unanswered clinical questions. He also consults for industry partners on upcoming devices and therapeutics.

He further spearheads departmental efforts as the Sustainability Lead to bring our practice in alignment with an increasing global awareness and emphasis on sustainability in healthcare.  

Dr Chris has military and healthcare administrative leadership experience and served as the previous Chief Resident of the Department of Ophthalmology at the National University Hospital in Singapore, amongst other portfolios. He is actively involved with the Singapore Armed Forces as a national serviceman and currently serves as the Officer Commanding of a combat support company.

Dr Chris is extremely passionate about teaching and mentoring medical students, and has received several awards in recognition of his teaching and mentoring efforts.


  • 2020-2022 - Junior Doctor Teaching Award, National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • 2022 - Singapore Medical Association Charity Fund Outstanding Mentor Award
  • 2021 - Best Ophthalmology Mentor Award, National University Hospital
  • 2021 - Young Eye Care Ambassador, Eye and Vision Health Awards, Singapore
  • 2021 - NUHS Young Clinician Mentor Award

Journals & Publications

  1. Seow WH, Lim CHL, Lim BXH, Lim DKA. Uveitis and glaucoma: a look at present day surgical options. Curr Opin Ophthalmo. 34(2):p 152-161. doi:10.1097/ICU.0000000000000940 PMID: 36752602
  2. Wu D, Lim BXH, Seah IYJ, Xie S, Jaeger JE, Symons RK, Heffernan AL, Curren EE, Leong SCY, Riau AK, Lim DKA, Stapleton F, Ali J, Singh S, Tong T, Mehta JS, Su X, Lim CHL. Impact of microplastics on the ocular surface. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2023, 24(4), 3928;
  3. Yeoh CHY, Lee JJR, Lim BXH, Sundar G, Mehta JA, Manotosh R, Lim CHL. The Management of Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia (OSSN). Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2023, 24(1), 713;
  4. Wu D, Daniel BS, Lai AJX, Wong NJY, Lim DKA, Murrell DF, Lim BXH, Mehta JS, Lim CHL. Proposed management algorithm for dupilumab-associated ocular side effects: a collaborative effort between dermatologists and ophthalmologists. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2022 Jul. doi:10.1016/j.jtos.2022.05.005 PMID: 35790032
  5. Govindasamy G, Lim CHL, Riau AK, Ramachandran V, Tong L. Limiting plastic waste in dry eye practice for environmental sustainability. Ocular Surface. 2022 Jul. doi:10.1016/j.jtos.2022.05.005. PMID: 35613675
  6. Wu D, Daniel BS, Lai AJX, Wong NJY, Lim DKA, Murrell DF, Lim BXH, Mehta JS, Lim CHL. Dupilumab-induced ocular manifestations: a review of clinical presentations and management. Surv Ophthalmol. 2022 Feb. PMID: 35181280
  7. Wu D, Lim DKA, Lim BXH, Wong NJY, Hafezi F, Manotosh R, Lim CHL. Corneal Cross-Linking: The evolution of treatment for corneal diseases. Frontiers in Pharmacology. 2021 July.
  8. Stapleton F, Lim CHL, Kweon S, Tan D, Mehta JS. Cosmetic Contact Lens-Related Corneal Infections in Asia. Am J Ophthalmol. 2021 Sept. 229; 176-183 doi:10.1016/j.ajo.2021.03.005
  9. Lim BX*, Lim CHL*, Lim DK*, Evans JR, Bunce C, Wormald R. Prophylactic non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for the prevention of macular oedema after cataract surgery. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD006683. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006683.pub3.
  10. Lim CHL, Lim BXH, Turner A. Patching for corneal abrasion. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Jul. 7:CD004764. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD004764.pub3

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