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Dr Paul Zhao Songbo

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  • Senior Consultant, Department of Ophthalmology, National University Hospital
  • Head & Senior Consultant, Department of Ophthalmology, Alexandra Hospital
MBBS (S'pore), Mmed, FAMS
Ophthalmology (Eye)
Cataract, General Ophthalmology, Refractive Surgery, Retina (Surgical)


Dr Paul Zhao is a Senior Consultant in the Department of Ophthalmology at National University Hospital, and is concurrently the Head of Ophthalmology at Alexandra Hospital. He is also an Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore and a visiting Senior Consultant at Ng Teng Fong Hospital Department of Ophthalmology.
Dr Zhao graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2002. He went through basic and advanced specialty training in Ophthalmology in Singapore before pursuing his retina fellowship at Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong.
Dr Zhao’s field of sub-specialisation is in Vitreo-Retinal disease and he performs retina surgery for conditions such as retinal detachment, macular holes and epiretinal membranes, diabetic eye disease (tractional retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhage) and vitreomacular traction. He also has a special interest in the management of subluxed and dislocated lenses and the use of sutureless techniques for the scleral fixation of intraocular lenses.
A significant proportion of his clinical work involves the medical management of patients with age-related macular degeneration, retinal vascular disorders, diabetic eye disease, retinal dystrophies and intraocular infections.
Dr Zhao also performs cataract surgery and is trained in the latest technology using femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery and the use of premium intraocular lenses for correction of astigmatism and presbyopia.