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Dr Wong Meihua Wendy

Designations:
  • Consultant, Department of Ophthalmology, National University Hospital
  • Consultant, Department of Ophthalmology, Alexandra Hospital
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
Qualifications:
MBBS (S'pore), MMed (Ophth), FRCOphth, FAMS
Specialties:
Ophthalmology (Eye)
Sub-Specialties:
Cataract, Healthy Ageing Programme (Age Better), Retina (Medical)
Special Interests:
Age-related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Macular Oedema, Inherited Retinal Diseases

Biosketch

Dr Wendy Wong is a Consultant with the Department of Ophthalmology at the National University Hospital and Alexandra Hospital.  She graduated from the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine with consecutive Dean’s List awards between 2010 to 2014, as well as the Merchant Medal and Prize in Geriatric Medicine.  She went on to receive the MOH training award for her specialist training and holds a Master of Medicine (Ophthalmology).  In her year for the Specialist Accreditation Examination, she was conferred gold medals for being the best candidate in the categories of Glaucoma, Cataract and Refractive Surgery.  Dr Wong has also been selected to join the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Rising Star Programme.

Dr Wong subspecialises in the field of Medical Retina, and has a keen interest in age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular oedema, and inherited retinal diseases.   She has published multiple papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and is a recipient of several research awards.  This includes the Young Investigator Award at the 10th Asia Pacific Conference on Human Genetics, the Abbott Research Prize and the NHG Eye Institute Award of Distinction. Dr Wong has also been awarded the National Medical Research Council Research Training Fellowship, the NUSMed B2B Collaboration Grant Award and the NUHS Clinician Scientist Programme grant to support her research work.

Dr. Wong's passion in contributing to the medical community extends beyond her clinical and research roles. She currently serves as the vice-chairperson of the Singapore Society of Ophthalmology, Young Ophthalmologist’s Chapter. Dr Wong also holds joint appointments as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Clinical Practice Facilitator with the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. In recognition of her excellent teaching, she has received the NUHS Great Teacher Award and the NUHS Young Clinician Mentor Award.

Awards

  • 2023 - NUH Incredible Care Quality Improvement Award for Process Excellence and Service Experience
  • 2023 - Great Teacher Award
  • 2023 -  Above & Beyond Service Award 
  • 2023 - APAO-APOIS Imaging Competition: Imaging the Eye
  • 2022 - National Medical Research Council Research Training Fellowship
  • 2022 - NUHS Clinician Scientist Programme Grant Award
  • 2022 - NUH Great Teacher Award
  • 2022 - NUS Clinician Scientist Development Unit Grant Award
  • 2021 - NUSMed B2B Collaboration Grant Award
  • 2021 - ExxonMobil-NUS Research Fellowship
  • 2021 - Best candidate medals for Glaucoma, Cataract and Refractive surgery in the Specialist Accreditation Examination
  • 2021 - Young Clinician Mentor Award

Journals & Publications

  1. W Wong, YC Tham …, HW Chan. Rationale and protocol paper for the Asia Pacific Network for inherited eye diseases. Asia Pac J Ophthalmol (Phila). Dec 2023 [IF - 4.2]
  2. RR Lenin, …, W Wong, XY Su. Dysfunctional Autophagy, Proteostasis, and Mitochondria as a Prelude to Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Int J Mol Sci. 2023 [IF - 5.6]
  3. W Wong, W Sun et al. Analysis of the pachychoroid phenotype in an Asian population: methodology and baseline study population characteristics. British Journal of Ophthalmology 2023. [IF - 5.907]
  4. W Wong, SY Lim, et al. Treat and Extend Regimen for Diabetic Macular Oedema – A Systematic Review and Meta Analysis. Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology 2022. [IF -  3.535]
  5. X Zhao, I Seah, K Xue, W Wong, et al. Anti‐Angiogenic Nanomicelles For the Topical Delivery of Aflibercept to Treat Retinal Neovascular Disease. Advanced Materials 2021; Nov 2;e2108360 [IF -30.85]
  6. S Lingam, ZP Liu, BX Yang, W Wong, et al. cGMP-grade human iPSC-derived retinal photoreceptor precursor cells rescue cone photoreceptor damage in non-human primates.  Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2021 Aug 19;12(1):464 [IF - 5.985]
  7. W Wong, HW Chan, B Yang, et al.  A Pilot Study on MicroRNA Profile in Tear Fluid to Predict Response to Anti-VEGF Treatments for Diabetic Macular Edema. Journal of Clinical Medicine 2020; 10;9(9):2920. [IF - 4.241]
  8. W Wong, L Gopal, CC Yip. Hypertensive retinopathy and choroidopathy. Canadian Medical Association Journal 2020; 192(14):E371-E371 [IF - 8.262]
  9. W Wong, X Su, MJ Tan, Z Li, et al. Recent Progress in Using Biomaterials as Vitreous Substitutes. Biomacromolecules 2015; 16(10) :3093-102 [IF - 6.988]

Professional Memberships

  • ​European Society of Retina Specialists (EURETINA)
  • Asia Pacific Association of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (APACRS)
  • Asia-Pacific Ocular Imaging Society (APOIS)
  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth)
  • College of Ophthalmologists, Academy of Medicine, Singapore (AMS)


 

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