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Dr Khor Wei Boon

Adj Asst Prof Khor Wei Boon
Senior Consultant, Refractive Surgery Department, Corneal & External Eye Disease Department and General Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology Department
MMed(Ophth), FRCS(Ed), FAMS

Dr Khor Wei Boon graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in 2000. After national service, he completed his residency in Ophthalmology with the Singapore National Eye Centre. Dr Khor became a Fellow with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2009, and obtained his specialist accreditation in Ophthalmology in 2010. He then furthered his subspecialty training in Cornea and Refractive Surgery with Professor Donald Tan in SNEC in 2011, and with Drs Terry Kim and Alan Carlson at the Duke University Eye Center in North Carolina, USA in 2012-2013. His current practice is in the field of Cornea and External Diseases and Refractive Surgery.

In 2006, whilst still a resident with the SNEC, Dr Khor was part of the team of ophthalmologists that investigated an outbreak of Fusarium keratitis associated with a specific contact lens solution in Singapore; his published findings contributed to the worldwide alert over what was eventually found to be a global epidemic. In the same year, he, along with the rest of the team, was awarded Singapore's first Minister of Health Award for Outstanding Performance in Public Health for his contributions. He was further appointed Chief Resident in SNEC in 2007.

Dr Khor has a passion for teaching, and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the Duke-NUS Postgraduate Medical School in Singapore, as well as a Clinical Physician Faculty Member with the SingHealth Residency Program. He is also an Adjunct Clinician Investigator with the Singapore Eye Research Institute, with keen interests in corneal infections and component corneal transplantation such as anterior lamellar keratoplasty and Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty. Dr Khor has published in respected peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and the American Journal of Ophthalmology (AJO), and has made presentations at numerous scientific meetings, both locally and internationally.

Publications and Research Trials
  1. An outbreak of Fusarium keratitis associated with contact lens wear in Singapore. JAMA. 2006 Jun 28;295(24):2867-73. Khor WB, Aung T, Saw SM, Wong TY, Tambyah PA, Tan AL, Beuerman R, Lim L, Chan WK, Heng WJ, Lim J, Loh RS, Lee SB, Tan DT.

  2. Risk factors for contact lens-related fusarium keratitis: a case-control study in Singapore. Arch Ophthalmol. 2007 May;125(5):611-7. Saw SM, Ooi PL, Tan DT, Khor WB, Fong CW, Lim J, Cajucom-Uy HY, Heng D, Chew SK, Aung T, Tan AL, Chan CL, Ting S, Tambyah PA, Wong TY.

  3. Acanthamoeba keratitis associated with contact lens wear in Singapore. Am J Ophthalmol. 2009 Jul;148(1):7-12.e2. Epub 2009 Apr 29. Por YM, Mehta JS, Chua JL, Koh TH, Khor WB, Fong AC, Lim JW, Heng WJ, Loh RS, Lim L, Tan DT.

  4. Keratoconus in Asians: demographics, clinical characteristics, and visual function in a hospital-based population. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2010 Nov 11. [Epub ahead of print] Khor WB, Wei RH, Lim L, Chan CM, Tan DT.

  5. Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty with a Graft Insertion Device: Surgical Technique and Early Clinical Results. Am J Ophthalmol. 2010 Dec 17. [Epub ahead of print. Khor WB, JS Mehta, DTH Tan.

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