Dr Yuen was an ASEAN scholar who graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2008. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, NUS.
As the Deputy Director of Undergraduate Education for the Department of Ophthalmology, he is actively involved in undergraduate education and is the recipient of the Junior Doctor Teaching Award and Young Teacher Award (2014 to 2017) for his work. He is also part of the Core Faculty for the National University Health System (NUHS) Ophthalmology residency programme involved in training the next generation of ophthalmologists.
In addition, Dr Yuen is the designated specialist advisor for the National University Polyclinics and runs several well received courses for his Internal Medicine and Family Medicine colleagues to further their capabilities in primary eye care.
He is an accreditated femtosecond laser cataract surgeon with sub-specialty training in both VitreoRetinal Surgery and Uveitis and is the recipient of the Ministry of Health - Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) award. In this capacity, he has been invited to giving talks in both local and international meetings, including Euretina and the International Ocular Inflammation Society. Besides his work at the National University Hospital, he is also a visiting consultant to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital where he contributes to the management of retina and uveitis cases.
The bulk of his clinical work lies in the management of complex cataracts usually associated with uveitis patients, medical and surgical management of diabetic eye disease, age-related macular degeneration and retinal detachments.
He is fluent in English, Mandarin and Malay.