About Elaine Huang
Dr Elaine Huang is a Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist at Eye Max Centre and is currently practicing in Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital.
Dr Huang was formerly an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School. She graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery (2002). She went on to specialise in Ophthalmology and obtained the Master of Medicine (MMed) in Ophthalmology from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCS). She was also a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS) and was awarded the prestigious Gold Medal for being one of the top candidates at the ophthalmology specialist exit examinations.
She then went on to complete her advanced subspecialty training fellowship in surgical and medical retina at SNEC. She was also a Clinical Lecturer at SNEC and NUS and had been an examiner for the ophthalmology specialist examinations.
Dr Huang specialises in managing general ophthalmology conditions, complicated and advanced cataract surgery, glaucoma, and has subspecialized expertise in managing vitreo-retinal conditions such as retinal detachment, floaters and selective treatment of floaters with laser vitreolysis, macular disorders like epiretinal membrane and macular hole surgery, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, myopia and trauma related conditions.
She has won several awards for her dedication to patient service, academic and research excellence. She was bestowed the SingHealth Junior Doctor Award (2007) and was a recipient of the Silver Award of SingHealth Excellent Service (2013). She also received the Outstanding Faculty Award at the SingHealth Residency RISE Awards (2014). Dr Huang’s dedication to research has earned her the First Prize in Research at the 3rd Research Day at The Eye Institute, Tan Tock Seng Hospital (2007). She was also one of the best presenters at the Best Systematic Review (Surgery) at the 16th Annual Scientific Meeting Evidence-Based Medicine Seminar (2007) held at the Singapore General Hospital.
Her research interests include macular and vitreoretinal disorders as well as cataracts, vascular and inflammatory eye diseases. She has many publications in local and international journals and has spoken at international conferences on topics ranging from cataract surgeries to vitreoretinal disorders. She has also presented at the annual nationwide AMD Awareness Week in Singapore.
Dr Huang is thankful to God for everything she has and is appreciative of the opportunities she has to help others. She remains a supporter of not-for-profit voluntary health service and has participated in numerous eye screenings for the public and in nursing homes. She has great passion in teaching young doctors and optometrists, and strives to inculcate a spirit of life-long learning to her colleagues.
Outside of medical work, she is a happy wife and a mother to 3 lovely children. She treasures serving God on the church music ministry and loves warming the benches as the family cheerleader at tennis matches.
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