Chan Hwei Wuen

Chan Hwei Wuen

Dr Chan is a Senior Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the National University Hospital and Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS. She serves as Program Director of the Ophthalmology Residency Program, National University Health Systems. Dr Chan is a specialist in medical retina, vitreoretinal surgery and complex cataract. Her subspeciality interest is in Ophthalmic Genetics and Inherited Retinal Diseases (IRD). She leads Singapore’s first dedicated IRD service for local and international patients. Her main research areas include phenotype-genotype correlation studies in IRD with a special interest in ABCA4-related retinopathy for which she was awarded the NMRC grant (CS-IRG-NIG) and RNA-based therapeutics. Dr Chan is a founding member of the EURETINA IRD & Paediatric Retina Subspecialty Group. She jointly leads the Asia Pacific Inherited Eye Diseases (APIED) network with Prof Guy Chen, focused on standardisation of phenotyping & genotyping, establishing unified data registry and harnessing therapeutic development in IRD within the Asia Pacific region.

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