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A/Prof Heng is currently the Deputy Director and Head of Cornea & Refractive Surgery Service of National Healthcare Group Eye Institute @ Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He is also the Deputy Medical Director of Singapore Eye Bank.

A/Prof Heng joined Tan Tock Seng Hospital in 1996 after his residency. He underwent Cornea & Refractive Surgery Fellowship training at the world-renowned Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. After his fellowship training, he was instrumental in introducing the Hospital Cornea Donation Programme to Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He became Head of Cornea Service in 2004 and subsequently Head of Refractive Surgery in 2007.

A/Prof Heng is an internationally recognised specialist in corneal diseases, cataract and refractive surgery. His areas of expertise include determining suitability of patients for LASIK, in order to achieve excellent outcomes. Patients are often referred from local and overseas eye centres to A/Prof Heng for his opinion and care.

A/Prof Heng has published numerous medical articles as well as co-authored a book entitled Colour Atlas and Synopsis of Cornea and External Eye Diseases. He has been invited to speak in major conferences on Cornea, Refractive and Cataract Surgery major conferences and has performed many live demonstration surgeries. He had been a recipient of numerous awards, including the Ministry of Health Human Manpower Development Plan Overseas Fellowship, Asia Pacific Association of Cornea and Refractive Surgery Educator Award, and Spring Singapore Excellence Service Star Award. He has served on many national committees including the Specialist Training Committee for Ophthalmology, Contact Lens Practitioner Board, College of Ophthalmologists, and Singapore Society of Ophthalmology. He is also an Examiner for local and overseas ophthalmology examinations and an instructor in LASIK and ophthalmic microsurgery courses.

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