About Dr. Daniel Su Hsien Wen

MBBS(S'pore) , MMed(Ophth) , FRCS(Edin) , FAMS
Ophthalmologist
Partner and Senior Consultant

#13-03 Camden Medical Centre
1 Orchard Boulevard
Singapore 248649

Tel: (65) 6738 2000
Fax: (65) 6738 2111

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Dr Daniel Su is a Partner and Senior Consultant at Eye & Retina Surgeons, Camden Medical Centre. He was previously Senior Consultant, Glaucoma Service and Deputy Head, Training & Education Department at Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC).

He attended Medical School at the National University of Singapore (NUS) during which he was awarded the Hoops Medal (Obstetrics & Gynaecology), Beecham Book Prize (Biochemistry) and Dean’s List Award twice. He graduated as one of the top students of his class and earned the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery.

During Ophthalmology training, he became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and was awarded the Master of Medicine by NUS. He was later admitted as a Fellow to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. Dr Su then undertook fellowship training in Glaucoma at SNEC. He was awarded the Health Manpower Development Plan scholarship to undergo Glaucoma fellowship training at the Duke Eye Centre (Duke University Health System) in Durham, North Carolina. This allowed him to hone his clinical expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma under the mentorship of pre-eminent Glaucoma specialists such as Prof Rand Allingham, Prof Paul Lee and the late Prof David Epstein at one of the top 10 Eye Centres in USA.

Dr Su has been involved in many Ophthalmology research studies and clinical trials and authored several publications in leading peer-reviewed journals. He previously held a research grant from the National Medical Research Council to investigate the role of vascular disease in the development of primary glaucoma. He has presented his work in numerous scientific meetings and won the Top 10 Poster Award at the World Glaucoma Congress in 2007. Dr Su has also contributed many book chapters that have been included in textbooks and colour atlases of Ophthalmology.

Dr Su has made significant contributions to Ophthalmology education. He was appointed Senior Clinical Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and has taught many Medical Students. As Associate Program Director, Singhealth Ophthalmology Residency Program, he helped establish the new Ophthalmology residency training curriculum in Singapore. He is a much sought-after teacher, having taught in many local and international courses covering Glaucoma diagnosis, laser and surgical techniques as well as cataract surgery. Dr Su was voted “Best Cataract Surgery Teacher” in 2013 at SNEC. In 2012, Dr Su led a project to develop a smartphone app to help improve patients’ compliance with their glaucoma medication regime and their understanding of various eye diseases.

In addition to practicing general ophthalmology, cataract surgery and treating many adult and childhood eye diseases, Dr Su’s clinical interests lie in the diagnosis and treatment of all forms of glaucoma. He is experienced in performing peripheral laser iridotomy, selective laser trabeculoplasty, laser cyclophotocoagulation, combined cataract surgery and trabeculectomy with mitomycin C, glaucoma drainage tube implant surgery and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery. He also employs advanced imaging techniques to aid diagnosis and follow-up of treatment.



ACADEMIC / CLINICAL :

Hospital / Institution Rank /Title / Position Date/ Period
Eye & Retina Surgeons Senior Consultant 1 Nov 2014 to date
Singapore National Eye Centre Visiting Consultant 1 Nov 2014 to date
Singapore National Eye Centre Senior Consultant 1 May 2014 to 31 Oct 2014
Singapore National Eye Centre Consultant 1 May 2009 to 30 Apr 2014
Duke Eye Centre Clinical Fellow 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009
Singapore National Eye Centre Assoc Consultant 1 May 2007 to 30 Apr 2009


ADMINISTRATIVE :

Hospital / Institution Rank /Title / Position Date/ Period
Singapore National Eye Centre Deputy Head, Training & Education Dept 2010 to 31 Oct 2014
Singapore National Eye Centre Assoc Program Director,
Residency Program
2010 to 31 Oct 2014
NUS YLL School of Medicine Senior Clinical Lecturer 2012 to date
Singapore Eye Research
Institute
Adjunct Clinician Investigator Apr 2011 to date
Singapore Eye Research
Institute
Member, Scientific Review Panel Dec 2011 to 31 Oct 2014
Duke NUS Academic Medicine
Educational Institute
Full Member 3 Jan 2013 to date
Singapore National Eye Centre Clinician Investigator 1 Oct 2009 to 31 Mar 2011
Singapore National Eye Centre Chief Resident 1 Nov 2003 to 01 May 2004
Tan Tock Seng Hospital Chief Resident 1 Nov 2002 to 30 May 2003


  1. Courage Star, 2003 – awarded for clinical duties performed during the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak in Singapore from March to May 2003.
  2. World Glaucoma Congress 2007 Top 10 poster award
  3. Singhealth Health Manpower Development (HMDP) award 2008/09 for clinical glaucoma fellowship at Duke Eye Centre
  4. NHG Eye Institute – Alcon Merit Prize (Senior Category) 2009
  5. NMRC New Investigator Grant (NIG) in June 2009 for the research project “Retinal Microvascular Changes and Asian Glaucoma: Understanding Early Vascular Mechanisms in Glaucoma”
  6. Singapore Health Quality Service Silver Award 2011
  7. SNEC HREF Grant March 2011 to 2013 for the research project: “Changes in macular thickness in glaucoma: a study with Spectralis spectral domain optical coherence tomography”
  8. Singapore Health Quality Service Gold Award 2012
  9. Singapore National Eye Centre Residency Best Teacher Award 2012
  10. Singapore Health Quality Service Star Award 2013
  11. Singapore National Eye Centre Residency Best Cataract Surgery Teacher Award 2013
  12. Hospital Management Asia 2013 Gold Award for the MyEyeDrops app in the Marketing, PR or Promotional Project category
  13. Singhealth Ophthalmology Residency Faculty Appreciation Award 2015