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Dr Anna Tan

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  • Senior Consultant, Department of Ophthalmology, National University Hospital
  • Head of Cornea Service
  • Head of Refractive Surgery
  • Program Director, Ophthalmology Residency Program
MBBS (S'pore), MMed(Ophth), MRCSEd
Ophthalmology (Eye)
Cataract, General Ophthalmology, Refractive Surgery


Dr Anna Tan is a Senior Consultant and Head of Cornea and External Eye diseases in the Department of Ophthalmology at the National University Hospital. She routinely performs corneal transplants, amniotic membrane transplants, pterygium excisions as well as the medical management of corneal diseases. Her other areas of expertise include femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery and laser refractive surgery like bladeless LASIK and ReLEx SMILE.

Dr Tan is also an Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and the Program Director at NUH’s Eye Residency Program in charge of training future eye doctors for the nation.

Journals & Publications

Dr Anna is involved in various clinical research in cornea diseases and cataract. Her latest list of publications include:

1) HO D, Chai C, Lin H, Htoon HM, Tan AM, Manotosh R, Tan D. Optical and Tectonic Corneal Transplant Outcomes in a Tertiary Hospital in Singapore, within the Singapore corneal Transplant Registry. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2019 Mar;47(3):92-100

2) W.W.D. Yong, H.C. Chai, L.Shen, R.Manotosh, W.T. Anna Tan. Comparing outcomes of phacoemulsification with femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery in patients with fuchs endothelial dystrophy. Am J Ophthalmol, 196 (2018), pp. 173-180

3) H.C. Chai, W.T. Anna Tan. Reply. Am J Ophthalmol, 199 (2019), pp. 259-260

4) Chen D, Tong WH, Chai C, Tan A, Ray M. Contact lens wear significantly alters the disease patterns in microbial keratitis in an Asian population. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 2018 Jul 13;59(9):3689-3689.

5) David Justin Hernstadt, Charmaine Chai, Anna Tan, Ray Manotosh. Three-year outcomes of Descemet’s stripping endothelial keratoplasty in eyes with pre-existing glaucoma drainage devices, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, 2019. ISSN 0008-4182.


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+65 6777 7161