Dr Stephanie Young is a Senior Consultant eye surgeon and Director of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Eagle Eye Centre. She has a special interest in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, lacrimal system and orbit. She has a special interest in eyelid surgery for functional and cosmetic indications, and treats many patients with droopy eyelids, eyelid malpositions, double eye lid creation and more. She is also well-versed in General Ophthalmology and manages conditions such as dry eyes, tearing and cataracts, and performs screening for eye disorders like glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.
Dr Young remains a Visiting Consultant at the Ophthalmology Department in National University Hospital (NUH). She was a past Assistant Professor with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS). She has obtained Fellowships from The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (London) and Academy of Medicine (Singapore), won the Gold Medal and Book Prize in Ophthalmology, and received a Distinction Award for Ophthalmology-related research for her Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program.
After completion of her Ophthalmology training at NUH and surgically intensive fellowship in Orbital, Oculofacial surgery and Ophthalmic oncology under Dr Gangadhar Sundar and Prof Shantha Amrith, she spent a year in Samsung Medical Center, in Seoul, South Korea, training with top Oculoplastic surgeons Prof Kim Yoon-Duck and Prof Woo Kyung In. During her time in Seoul, she gained significant exposure to functional and aesthetic eyelid surgery, endoscopic lacrimal surgery and complex orbital surgery.
Dr Young is active in Oculoplastic-related research and has published more than 40 papers on the subject in peer-reviewed journals and several book chapters. She has also won awards including: American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award (2019), Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Best Scientific Paper (2018, 2019), American Academy of Ophthalmology Best Poster Award (2014, 2015 & 2017) and the Wong Hock Boon Society Outstanding Mentor Award 2017.
She strongly believes in giving back actively to society and sits on the executive committee of the Singapore Women’s Association, and is the chairperson of its Singapore Visioncare Programme which provides free eye screening events for the community. She has also been on several cataract and Oculoplastic trips to remote areas in need of eyecare in China, Myanmar and Cambodia.