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Dr Wong Meihua Wendy

Designations:
  • Associate Consultant, Department of Ophthalmology, National University Hospital
  • Associate Consultant, Healthy Ageing Programme (Age Better), Alexandra Hospital
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 an Associate Consultant at the NUHS Department of Ophthalmology.  She obtained her medical degree 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 in the NUHS Ophthalmology Residency Programme.  In 2019, she obtained both her Master of Medicine (Ophthalmology) qualification and her fellowship from the Royal College of Ophthalmology.  In the Specialist Accreditation Examination in 2021, she was conferred gold medals for being the best candidate in the categories of Glaucoma, Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Dr Wong subspecialises in the field of Medical Retina, and has a special 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 ExxonMobil-NUS Research Fellowship and the NUSMed B2B Collaboration Grant Award to support her research work.

Aside from being actively involved in clinical work and research, Dr Wong is also passionate about nurturing medical students.  She is a clinical tutor with the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and fosters professional development of medical students through the EnRICH Mentorship Program.  In recognition of her excellent teaching, she received the 2021 NUHS Young Clinician Mentor Award.

Awards

  • 2021 - Best candidate medals for Glaucoma, Cataract and Refractive surgery in the Specialist Accreditation Examination
  • 2021 - NUSMed B2B Collaboration Grant Award
  • 2021 - Young Clinician Mentor Award
  • 2021 - ExxonMobil-NUS Research Fellowship
  • 2017 - Award winner at the NUH Department of Ophthalmology Research Symposium
  • 2016 - Award winner at the 4th National Ophthalmology Residents’ Research Day

Journals & Publications

​1. 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]
2. W Wong, G Sundar, C Chee, et al. Clinical spectrum, treatment and outcomes of uveal melanoma in a tertiary centre. Singapore Medical Journal 2019; 60(9): 474-478 [IF - 1.858]
3. 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]
4. W Wong, L Gopal, CC Yip. Hypertensive retinopathy and choroidopathy. Canadian Medical Association Journal 2020; 192(14):E371-E371 [IF - 8.262]
5. W Wong, C Chee, M Bhargava, et al. Systemic Factors Associated with Treatment Response in Diabetic Macular Edema. Journal of Ophthalmology 2020; 2020: 1875860 [IF - 1.909]
6. 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]

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)


 

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