MBBS, FRCS - General Surgery, MRCOphth, M Med (Ophthalmology), FAMS (Ophthalmology)
24 Years Experience Overall
Dr Leonard Ang is the Medical Director at Lang Eye Centre and Eye Max Centre. He was formerly Associate Professor at the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) and the Dept of Ophthalmology, National University of Singapore, and was the Principal Investigator of the ocular surface stem cell and tissue engineering programme at Singapore Eye Research Institute. He was formerly the Medical Director at The Eye & Cornea Transplant Centre (TECTC) and the Premium Lasik Surgery Clinic (PLSC).Dr Ang specialises in cataract surgery, cornea disease treatment, cornea transplantation, glaucoma treatment, retinal disease treatment, stem cell transplantation, and refractive surgery (LASIK, Epi-LASIK, Implantable Contact Lens). He completed advanced training fellowships at prestigious eye centres around the world, including University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in USA, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine in Japan, and Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in USA. Dr Ang's achievements include pioneering new methods for cornea and stem cell transplantation, and bioengineering of eye tissues for eye disease treatment. His group pioneered the use of serum-free derived bioengineered conjunctival tissues for treating eye diseases. He has also published extensively on glaucoma and its treatment. He specialises in treating complex blinding eye diseases. He is one of the few surgeons specially trained to perform the Boston keratoprosthesis artificial cornea transplant in adults and children in Singapore and South East Asia. He was the first surgeon outside Japan to perform bioengineered oral (mouth) stem cell transplantation and pioneered this procedure for the treatment of severe eye diseases in Singapore. Dr Ang was awarded the prestigious Singapore National Academy of Science Young Scientist Award in 2005, Singapore's highest honour in Science and Technology. He has won 30 international and local scientific awards for his outstanding work in ophthalmology, including the NUS Young Scientist Award, NUS Research Excellence Award and the Singapore Clinician Investigator Award. He has written more than 90 articles in international journals and scientific publications, 7 book chapters and has given more than 130 conference presentations.