Group Medical Director
Director of Corneal Services
Dr Julian Theng Thiam Siew
Dr Julian Theng Thiam Siew graduated from the National University of Singapore
(NUS) in 1992 with MBBS degree. Obtained post graduate qualifications, MMED (Ophth),
FRCS (Edinburgh) and FRCOhpth (London), which included a special module in optics and refraction.
As a cornea specialist, Dr. Theng is renowned in the areas of corneal transplants, LASIK & refractive
surgery as well as cataract surgery, having performed many of such surgeries.
With special interest
in the field of Presbyopia treatments, Dr. Theng is well-regarded for his expertise in performing
multifocal Intra-Ocular Lens (IOL) implant surgeries. In 2008, he was selected to be Singapore's
representative surgeon to conduct the Phase 4 Clinical FDA Approval Trial for the new Restor +3.00ADD
multifocal lens implant and was also Asia's representative to implant the first pair of Acrysof
Phakic IOL Lens in Singapore.
A sought-after speaker who has spoken at global conferences, such as
the World Ophthalmology Congress and many more. He has travelled the world to lecture and teach on
such presbyopia treatments, Dr Theng is also a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of
Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today (CRST) Europe.
Author of "A Long Sighted Look at Presbyopia (Lau Hua Yan) Facts, Fiction and Hope", a charity initiative to benefit Straits Times Pocket Money Fund
One of the only two surgeons in Singapore involved in the FIRST Breakthrough "tooth-in-eye" surgery and successfully restoring sight to a blind teenager
Representative Surgeon for Singapore to to conduct Phase 4 Clinical Trials on the Latest Designed Multifocal Lens Implant
More about Dr. Julian Theng
Despite his busy and hectic professional life, Dr Theng remains a devoted Christian. He is also a loving husband and father to his family. He believes in a balanced lifestyle and has varied hobbies and interests, sports being one of his great passions. He has represented his schools (Anglo-Chinese Junior School and Anglo-Chinese School, and the National Junior College) in athletics, table-tennis and tennis. He captained the NUS tennis team for three years and was once part of the Singapore National Tennis Team. Today, he still plays tennis competitively.
Dr Theng's other passion is his love for music and singing - he performs frequently at weddings, hospital functions and many other events. He has also participated in many commercial as well as church drama-musical productions. He has also served as a deacon in Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church. Some of Dr Theng's other hobbies are fishing, painting (both oil and acrylic), cooking and DIY activities around the house.