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Dr Oen Tuck Soon, Francis

Dr Oen Tuck Soon, Francis
Dr Oen Tuck Soon, Francis
  • Specialty

    • Ophthalmology
  • Languages Spoken

    • Cantonese
    • English
    • Hokkien
    • Mandarin


  • Dr Francis Oen is a Medical Director at Singapore Eye and Vision. He is a Senior Consultant Surgeon in Cataract and Comprehensive Ophthalmology and his subspecialty expertise is in the field of Glaucoma.
  • An old boy of St. Joseph's Institution and Catholic Junior College, he was awarded a Public Service Commission Local Merit Scholarship to study Medicine in 1980. He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1985 and went on to do his post-graduate training in Ophthalmology in 1987.
  • He obtained his Masters in Medicine-Ophthalmology (M.Med), and was admitted as a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (FRCSEd), Royal College of Ophthalmologist UK (FRCOphth) in 1990 and Academy of Medicine (FAMS). He also served as a Staff Medical Officer with a rank of Major in the Singapore Armed Forces, after which he joined Singapore National Eye Centre in 1993.
  • In 1996, he was awarded a HMDP Fellowship by the Ministry of Health to undergo further training in Glaucoma at the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. Upon returning to a Consultant position in SNEC, he has been involved in many of the research projects that the Glaucoma Service has undertaken. He was also a Clinical Lecturer with National University of Singapore and an examiner for the joint M.Med/FRCS examinations.
  • Dr Oen was made Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist in 2003 and took over as Head, Glaucoma Service, Singapore National Eye Centre in April 2005, a position which he held till April 2008. He then returned to Singapore National Eye Centre on a part-time basis to teach and mentor Ophthalmology Residents and Fellows in their training programmes from 2008-2012. He is also the current President of Glaucoma Surgeons Singapore.
  • Dr Oen is a keen technophile who keeps up with all things digital and IT-related. He enjoys a round of golf, and is always optimistic that the latest technology will also help him improve his game and lower his scores!

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