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Dr Annabel Chew

MBBS (S’pore), MMed (Ophthalmology),
FRCSEd (Ophthalmology), FAMS (Ophthalmology)

Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist
Lang Eye Centre

Past Appointments
Senior Consultant, Singapore National Eye Centre
Clinical Director, Primary Eyecare Clinic and Community Eyecare Clinic
Adjunct Clinician Investigator, Singapore Eye Research Institute
Clinical Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Graduate School of Medicine
Clinical Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

Dr Annabel Chew is the Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist at Lang Eye Centre.

She was formerly a Senior Consultant of the Glaucoma Department at the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC), and is currently a Visiting Consultant at SNEC. She completed her medical training with the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2005. She completed her Ophthalmology residency training in Singapore and was awarded the Ministry of Health Training Award in 2010 for her specialist training. She obtained her Master of Medicine (Ophthalmology) from NUS in 2011, and her specialist accreditation in Ophthalmology. She qualified as a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS), and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and successfully completed her glaucoma sub-specialty fellowship training at SNEC.

Dr Chew specialises in cataract surgery and the treatment of general ophthalmology conditions including retinal and corneal diseases. She sub-specialises in glaucoma and has experience in managing patients with complex glaucoma. Her clinical interests include glaucoma lasers, trabeculectomy, tube shunt surgery, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, cataract surgery, and implantation of toric and multifocal lenses for the correction of myopia, astigmatism and presbyopia.

Dr Chew was the Clinical Director of the Primary Eyecare Clinic and Community Eyecare clinic at SNEC. She was also the lead for community eye investigation units in the Regional Eye Service. She was instrumental in setting up the Glaucoma Observation Clinic (GLOC) at SNEC, and had overseen the planning and implementation of GLOC services at SNEC satellite sites.

Dr Chew held various academic appointments previously which included being the Clinical Assistant Professor of Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and the Clinical Lecturer of Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at NUS. Dr Chew was actively involved in the education of ophthalmology trainees and medical students, as well as paramedical staff including optometrists and nurses. 

In the area of ophthalmic research, Dr Chew was an Adjunct Clinician Investigator at the Singapore Eye Research Institute, and the co-investigator for various research projects. She participated in many presentations, and was an invited speaker at international and local conferences. She has published many scientific papers in respected peer-reviewed medical journals. She won the Best Paper Award at the 5th Congress of the Asia Pacific Vitreo-retina Society and the 26th Singapore-Malaysia Joint Meeting in Ophthalmology in 2010, and the Best Poster Presentation at the National Ophthalmology Residents’ Research Day in 2013.

For delivering quality patient care, Dr Chew was awarded the Singapore Health Quality Service Silver Award in 2019, the Singapore Health Quality Service Gold Award in 2022 and the Singapore Health Quality Service Star Award in 2024.

Dr Chew was the former Vice President and Treasurer of the Association of Women Doctors Singapore (AWDS). Hoping to inspire and motivate women to do more for their own health, Dr Chew was an editor and a co-author of the AWDS book “All about Eve: Your Women’s Health Questions Answered”, which provides comprehensive information about health issues women may have in the different stages of their lives. She is also a member of the Glaucoma Association of Singapore and believes in keeping herself updated on new research findings and clinical guidelines.

Dr Chew is a mother of an active boy and enjoys spending time with her family and travelling during her free time.