Dr Yong graduated from the Royal Free and University College Medical School, University College London in 2000, having been awarded the degrees of Bachelor of Medical Science with 1st Class Honours, and MBBS with Distinction.
Following completion of his internship in London, Dr Yong returned to Singapore for his training in Ophthalmology, where he worked at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Alexandra Hospital and the Singapore National Eye Centre.
Dr Yong completed his General Ophthalmology training in 2008, and was subsequently admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, as well as the Academy of Medicine Singapore. He then underwent subspecialty training in both Surgical and Medical Vitreoretinal diseases in Singapore and at the University of Toronto, Canada under a Ministry of Health HMDP Scholarship.
Dr Yong’s clinical interests are in phacoemulsification cataract surgery and management of complicated cataracts / complications of anterior segment surgery, as well as vitreoretinal conditions such as retinal detachments, vitreomacular interface disorders (macular holes and epiretinal membranes), age-related macular degeneration (AMD), retinal vein occlusions (RVOs), diabetic eye disease and myopia control. He is also trained as a comprehensive ophthalmologist with extensive experience in treating other eye diseases. He continues to serve as a Visiting Consultant to Tan Tock Seng and Ng Teng Fong General Hospitals.
Dr Yong was heavily involved in both undergraduate medical education as a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the NUS-YLL School of Medicine, as well as postgraduate training in Ophthalmology as a Clinical Core Faculty Member in the NHG-AHPL Residency Programme. He was the Deputy Head of Training and Education at the NHG Eye Institute – TTSH Ophthalmology Department, and is a current Member of the Examinations Committee for Ophthalmology at the Division of Graduate Medical Studies, YLL-School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.