Dr Jason Cheng is a specialist ophthalmologist and eye surgeon, with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma and cataract surgery
He completed his 6 years ophthalmic training in the UK, which included 2 years at Moorfield’s Eye Hospital. He then completed 2 separate Glaucoma Subspecialty Fellowships, one at St Thomas Hospital, London, and a second at the University of Toronto, Canada which was funded by a Royal College of Ophthalmologist Scholarship and the Ethicon travel grant.
Dr Cheng then went on to work in Singapore as a glaucoma consultant in a public hospital for 3 years, where he was appointed to the board of the Operating Theatre Committee and Medical Care Quality Committee. He was also a clinical lecturer at the University of Singapore where he received a “Teaching Excellence” award as voted by medical students. He received an innovation research grant to develop new technology and was a part of a team who developed an ophthalmic mobile app that won an IT excellence award from the Singapore Ministry of Health.
He has extensive experience in managing complex glaucoma and cataracts and performs many forms of glaucoma lasers and operations including the new generation of Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS).He is an active researcher and has published many articles and book chapters. His research team has been recognised by the Canadian Ophthalmology Society with the Stephen Drance Award for excellence in glaucoma research. He was awarded a Singapore NMRC research grant to perform the first ever randomised controlled trial of a MIGS procedure in angle closure glaucoma. He has also been the site principal investigator for multi-centre and commercial trials. Enjoying medical missions, he has volunteered in India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Vietnam and Ghana and regularly performs community eye screening. He also raised $3000 for “Flight for Sight UK” when he completed the London Marathon in 2010.
He speaks Cantonese and basic Mandarin.