Dr Steve Seah is a senior consultant ophthalmologist with rich clinical experience in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, cataract and refractive errors including presbyopia. He has invented a divide and scoop technique which make phacoemulsification surgery for cataract faster and safer. In addition, Dr Seah has also performed numerous glaucoma procedures including the complicated glaucoma drainage implant surgeries. On top of that, he also handles many tertiary glaucoma referral cases.
Dr Seah is known for his work in LASIK and received training by world-renowned presbyopia LASIK expert, Dr Alain Telandro in 2004. He has since performed many surgeries and achieve good results. It is also recorded that patients who used to suffer from refractive errors and presbyopia achieve good distant and near visual acuity after the PAC Lasik surgery.
Dr Seah obtained his bachelor or medicine and surgery in 1984 and three other fellowship degrees in ophthalmology in 1989. In the same year, he received his Master of Medicine in ophthalmology. Subsequently, he was admitted as a Fellow to the Academy of Medicine Singapore in 1993.
After which, Dr Seah was appointed head and senior consultant of Glaucoma Service in Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) as well as head of Glaucoma Research Unit in Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) from 1993 to 2005. He was also the clinical senior lecturer in the National University of Singapore (NUS) from 1999 to 2006. In Singapore Armed Forces, he was Commanding Officer of a Combat Support Hospital, holding a rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In addition, he served as the president of the Singapore Society of Ophthalmology from 2002 to 2007. Dr Seah is active in the research of ophthalmology and is a member of many ophthalmic committees including the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Asia-pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, Singapore Medical Council and Ministry of Health drug evaluation panel.
Dr Seah is passionate about research and learning. His interests include glaucoma wound healing, epidemiology and angle closure glaucoma. He had secured more than two millions dollars for numerous grants from the National Medical Research Council and other funding agencies. He has co-authored numerous book chapters, scientific papers, articles and abstracts in various scientific journals. For his work, he has also managed to attract overseas fellows from many countries including China, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, and India.
Internationally, Dr Seah is the founding executive member of the Asian Oceanic Glaucoma Society (AOGS). He was the organizing chairman of the inaugural scientific meeting of the Asia-Oceanic Glaucoma Society held in Singapore in 1997, and the organizing chairman of the Conference of Asia-pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, which was attended by more than 3,000 delegates in Singapore in 2006. He has been invited to speak in many regional and international conferences, symposia and teaching courses. He has performed live surgery demonstration on phacoemulsification and glaucoma surgeries both locally and abroad. He is especially active in China, and he has been appointed the international scientific advisor to the Tianjin Eye centre and consultant to Xiamen Eye Centre. He was invited to co-chair for The Association for the International Glaucoma Societies (AIGS) committee on Global Glaucoma Research, WHO, and Prevention Glaucoma Blindness with Prof Harry Quigley, and nominated as a member of the Glaucoma Research Society, a prestigious organization with membership limited to only 50 prominent glaucoma specialists in the world.