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Dr Sun Chen-Hsin

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  • Consultant, Department of Ophthalmology, National University Hospital
  • Consultant, Department of Ophthalmology, Alexandra Hospital


BS, MSc, Johns Hopkins, M.D, Duke-NUS, MMed (Ophth), NUS, FAMS



Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Cataract, Paediatric Ophthalmology

Special Interests:

Management of progressive myopia


Dr Sun Chen-Hsin is a clinician-engineer. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering, and Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2009. In 2013, he received Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School. After completing his Ophthalmology residency clinician-scientist training in 2019, he was accredited by the Specialists Accreditation Board as a specialist in Ophthalmology by Ministry of Health of Singapore.
As he has special interests in managing progressive myopia in children and developing paediatric Ophthalmology medical devices, he developed a wearable device to track outdoor time and near reading. These are both important factors in determining myopia progression. He is also developing an ambulatory biometer to measure the elongation of eyeball in children. This will allow precise monitoring of the myopia progression of children, optimising their course of treatment.


  • 2020 NUHS Clinician Scientist Program - Summit Research Program Award

Journals & Publications

  1. Li M, Tan CS, Xu L, Foo LL, Yap F, Sun CH, Tham EKH, Cai S, Ang M, Saw SM, Sabanayagam C. Sleep Patterns and Myopia Among School-Aged Children in Singapore. Front Public Health. 2022 Mar 25;10:828298
  2. Li M, Tan CS, Foo LL, Sugianto R, Toh JY, Sun CH, Yap F, Sabanayagam C, Chong FM, Saw SM. Dietary intake and associations with myopia in Singapore children. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 2021 Dec 3.
  3. Lanca C, Sun CH, Chong R, Wong YL, Nongpiur ME, Htoon HM, Thakur S, Quek DQY, Cheng CY, Hoang QV, Sabanayagam C, Saw SM, Wong CW. Visual field defects and myopic macular degeneration in Singapore adults with high myopia. Br J Ophthalmol. 2021 Apr 22:bjophthalmol-2020-318674.
  4. Li M, Lanca C, Tan CS, Foo LL, Sun CH, Yap F, Najjar RP, Sabanayagam C, Saw SM. Association of time outdoors and patterns of light exposure with myopia in children. Br J Ophthalmol. 2021 Apr 15:bjophthalmol-2021-318918.
  5. Tan GX, Schoo DP, Della Santina CC, Rahman MA, Valentin Contreras NS, Sun CH, Chiang B. Automated head motion system improves reliability and lessens operator dependence for head impulse testing of vestibular reflexes. IEEE Int Symp Med Meas Appl. 2017 May;2017:94-99.
  6. Kuehlewein, L., Kitiratschky, V., Gosheva, M., Edwards, T.L., MacLaren, R.E., Groppe, M., Kusnyerik, A., Soare, C., Jackson, T.L., Sun, C.H. and Chee, C., 2017. Optical coherence tomography in patients with the subretinal implant retina implant Alpha IMS. Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina, 48(12), pp.993-999.
  7. Tun, T. A., Sun, C. H., Baskaran, M., Girard, M. J., de Leon, J. M. S., Cheng, C. Y., ... & Strouthidis, N. G. (2015). Determinants of optical coherence tomography–derived minimum neuroretinal rim width in a normal chinese population. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science, 56(5), 3337-3344.
  8. Kashiwagi, M., Liu, L., Chu, K.K., Sun, C.H., Tanaka, A., Gardecki, J.A. and Tearney, G.J., 2014. Feasibility of the assessment of cholesterol crystals in human macrophages using micro optical coherence tomography. PloS one, 9(7), p.e102669.

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