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Dr Janice Lam

  • Consultant, Department of Ophthalmology, National University Hospital
  • Consultant, Healthy Ageing Programme (Age Better), Alexandra Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
MBBS (Spore), MMed (Ophth), FAMS (Ophth)
Ophthalmology (Eye)
Cataract, General Ophthalmology, Healthy Ageing Programme (Age Better), Paediatric Ophthalmology


Dr Janice Lam received her formal medical training at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS) and completed her Ophthalmology specialist training at the National University Hospital (NUH). She holds a Master of Medicine (Ophthalmology) and is also a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (Ophthalmology).

Dr Lam is currently pursuing her fellowship training in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, and runs several paediatric eye clinics at NUH. She also practices general ophthalmology and performs cataract surgery at NUH weekly. She is involved in clinical and academic research, and has authored several publications. For her research excellence, she was awarded the Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology (ARVO) Travel grant to Seattle, USA in 2013.

Aside from clinical work and research, Dr Lam is also actively involved in the teaching of medical students, junior doctors and residents. She is the Undergraduate Medical Deputy Education Director of Ophthalmology and a member of the Undergraduate Curriculum committee at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. For her work in undergraduate and post-graduate medical education, Dr Lam has received several awards, including NUHS Young Clinician Mentor Award (2018), the NUS Junior Doctor Teaching Award (2017 to 2018) and the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence (2019).

She strongly believes in giving back actively to the society and has been on several pro bono cataract trips to remote areas in need of eye care in China, Indonesia, Nepal and Cambodia.


  • ​2020 - NUS Medicine Fortitude Award
  • 2019 - Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence (NUS Yong Loo School of Medicine)
  • 2018 - NUHS Young Clinician Mentor Award (National University Health System Teacher’s Day 2018)                                                      
  • 2017/2018, 2016/2017 - NUHS Young Teacher Award (Department of Ophthalmology, National University Health System)
  • 2016/2017 - NUS Junior Doctor Teaching Award (NUS Yong Loo School of Medicine)

Journals & Publications

  1. ​JSH Lam, G Tan, DT Tan, JS Mehta. Demographics and behaviour of patients with contact lens-related infectious keratitis in Singapore. Ann Acad Med Singapore, 2013 Oct; 42(10): 499–506.
  2. CW Pan, CY Cheng, C Sabanayagam, M Chew, JSH Lam, M Ang, TY Wong. Ethnic variation in central corneal refractive power and steep cornea in Asians. Ophthalmic Epidemiology, 2014 Apr; 21(2): 99–105.
  3. JSH Lam, WT Tay, T Aung, SM Saw, TY Wong.Female reproductive factors and major eye diseases in Asian women – the Singapore Malay Eye Study. Ophthalmic Epidemiology, 2014 Apr; 21(2): 92–8.
  4. J Lam, TT Wong, L Tong. Ocular surface disease in post-MMC/ Trabeculectomy patients. Clin Ophthalmol. 2015 Jan 29;9:187–91.
  5. Q Li, J Lam et al. Genome-wide association study for refractive astigmatism reveals genetic co-determination with spherical equivalent refractive error: the CREAM consortium. CREAM Consortium. Hum Genet. 2015 Feb; 134(2):131 – 46.
  6. EW Chan, PP Chiang, J Liao, G Rees, TY Wong, JS Lam, T Aung, E Lamoureux. Glaucoma and associated visual acuity and field loss significantly affect glaucoma-specific psychosocial functioning. Ophthalmology. 2015 Mar;122(3):494–501.
  7. C Lim, N Carnt, M Farook, J Lam, J Mehta, D Tan, F Stapleton. Risk factors for contact lens-related microbial keratitis in Singapore. Eye (2016) 30, 447 – 455.
  8. J Lam, C Ngo, TS Surendran, G Sundar. Strabismus & Amblyopia – a conceptual approach. Indian Journal of Practical Paediatrics. 2018; 20(2): 141.


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