Dr Jovina See
Dr Jovina See is a Senior Consultant eye surgeon who sub-specialises in glaucoma, cataract and LASIK. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCS(Edin)) and a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore (FAMS). She also served as the Vice-President of the Glaucoma Surgeons of Singapore from 2008 until recently.
Dr See was the Head of Glaucoma Services at the National University Hospital from 2006 till 2010, and Visiting Consultant at the Singapore National Eye Centre during this time. During the course of her work, she supervised and taught local and overseas Ophthalmology fellows, trainee doctors and medical students. Until 2013, she continued as a Visiting Consultant at the National University Hospital and Clinical Teacher at the National University of Singapore. She was the Clinical Director of Shinagawa Eye Centre from April 2010 to April 2020 where she continued to perform cataract, glaucoma, LASIK and other eye surgeries.
She graduated in 1995 from the University of Cambridge, England, with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees and a Distinction in Surgery. She then went on to train in Ophthalmology in Singapore, during which she spent some time in the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary training in Glaucoma imaging diagnostics. She completed a 1-year fellowship in Glaucoma at the Dalhousie Eye Care Centre in the University of Dalhousie in Halifax, Canada. She is an experienced surgeon, having worked in the eye departments of the National University Hospital, Singapore National Eye Centre, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Changi Hospital and Kandang Kerbau Hospital.
Dr See specializes in performing laser and surgery for glaucoma, cataract, LASIK and a wide variety of other eye conditions. She has special interests in the imaging and early detection of glaucoma progression, as well as in cataract and refractive surgery.
Dr See has won several awards, including the prestigious Canadian Ophthalmology Society/Coherent-AMT Award for Excellence in Research, the Stephen Drance Award for best research, the Young Investigator’s Award at the Singapore National Joint Research Meeting in Ophthalmology and Singapore Excellence Service Awards. She has also been awarded various national research grants both in Singapore and in Canada.
In addition, she has published numerous articles in various Ophthalmology journals and has contributed book chapters in various textbooks of Ophthalmology, including the well-known “Yanoff & Duker’s Textbook of Ophthalmology” (3rd and current editions), “Mastering Phacoemulsification in Difficult Situations” and “New Investigations in Ophthalmogy”. She has also been an Invited Speaker and Course Instructor for numerous local and international Ophthalmology symposiums and conferences in the USA, Switzerland, Germany, Korea, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.
Dr See is multilingual and is fluent in English, Mandarin and Japanese.