Dr Kelvin Lee

Dr Kelvin Lee is the Director of Glaucoma Services at Eagle Eye Centre (EEC) Singapore. He is an eye specialist and surgeon for Cataract and Comprehensive Ophthalmology, sub-specializing in the management of Glaucoma, Cataract and Glaucoma surgeries. Dr Lee also performs implantable contact lens (ICL) and LASIK for the management of refractive errors and presbyopia.

In 2000, Dr Kelvin Lee graduated from the National University of Singapore. After completing specialist training in Ophthalmology, Dr Lee was accredited in 2004 the Master of Medicine (MMED) in Ophthalmology and Member of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (MRCSEd); and in 2008 Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Singapore (FAMS) and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (FRCSEd). Dr Lee previously held appointments as Executive Committee Member in the Singapore Society of Ophthalmology; and Honorary Treasurer and Council Member of the College of Ophthalmologists, Academy of Medicine, Singapore.

While Dr Lee was at Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC), his appointments included Chairman of SNEC’s JCI committee, Member of SNEC’s Quality Assurance Committee, Clinical Physician Faculty Member for Ophthalmology in SingHealth Residency Program, and Clinical Tutor for National University of Singapore and Duke-NUS.

Dr Lee received subspecialty training in glaucoma having completed an overseas (HMDP) Glaucoma Fellowship at the University of Tokyo in 2007 with special focus on management of Normal Tension Glaucoma. This experience was subsequently complemented with a local Glaucoma Fellowship at SNEC.

Dr Lee manages patients with cataracts, using intraocular lens implants (toric, multi-focal/extended depth of field(EDOF) and multi-focal/EDOF toric intraocular lenses). Dr Lee also performs implantable contact lens (ICL), femtosecond LASIK and cornea cross-linking in managing patients with refractive errors like myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia.

As a Glaucoma sub-specialist, Dr Lee performs glaucoma lasers (laser peripheral iridotomy, argon laser iridoplasty, selective laser trabeculoplasty [SLT] and transcleral cyclophotocoagulation [TCP]), as well as glaucoma surgeries and implants.

Dr Lee also organises public talks and CME on eye conditions as he believes public education and awareness of eye diseases like glaucoma is key in preventing blindness.

Accolades and Achievements

  • Awarded Academy of Medicine Silver Medal (First in Examination) – NUS
  • Awarded Beecham Book Prize for Anatomy, Biochemistry and Physiology – NUS
  • Awarded Merit for the final Year Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Project – NUS
  • Received Singhealth Quality Service Award – Gold 2011
  • Received SNEC Mystery Shopper Staff Award – Year 2011
  • Received Best Oral Presentation Award for Neuroprotection Session – Brimonidine is neuroprotective against glutamate-induced neurotoxicity, oxidative stress and hypoxia in purified rat retinal ganglion cell cultures, at 19th Japan Glaucoma Society Meeting, Osaka, September 12-14 2008
  • Awarded Singapore Eye Foundation Grant for participation in ARVO (Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology) 1997 Annual Meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Despite his busy and hectic professional life, Dr Lee remains a devoted Christian. He believes in a balanced lifestyle and has varied hobbies and interests, Sports and Music being one of his passions followed by Travel and Photography. Besides his interests, he also takes time for teaching and as examiner to Singapore Polytechnic, University of Manchester Optometry Diploma students. He also organises public talks and CME on eye conditions as he believes public education and awareness of eye diseases like glaucoma is key in preventing blindness.

Locate us

Mt Alvernia

820 Thomson Road,
Mount Alvernia Hospital,
Medical Centre D, #06-57/58/59/60/61/62
Singapore 574623

Fax: (65) 6456 1006
Mt Elizabeth Orchard

Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre,
3 Mount Elizabeth #08-08,
Singapore 228510

Fax: (65) 6836 0002
Parkway East

Parkway East Medical Centre,
319 Joo Chiat Place,
#05-03 Singapore 427989

Fax: (65) 6348-1001
Mt Elizabeth Novena

38 Irawaddy Road,
Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre,
#08-22/23/24 Singapore 329563

Fax: (65) 6570 1001

Westgate Mall,
3 Gateway Drive,
#02-42A Singapore 608532

Fax: (65) 6250-6066
Royal Square at Novena

Royal Square Novena Medical Centre at Royal Square at Novena,
101 Irrawaddy Road,
#11-07 to 13 Singapore 329565

Fax: (65) 6456-1002
King Albert Park

KAP Residences Mall,
9 King Albert Park,
#01-42/43/44 Singapore 598332

Fax: (65) 6475-1880
StarMed Specialist Centre

12 Farrer Park Station Road,
StarMed Specialist Centre, Singapore 217565