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Dr Livia Teo

Nobel Eye & Vision Centre (Gleneagles Hospital)

6A Napier Road, Gleneagles Hospital, Annexe Block Unit #02-37 Singapore 258500

Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am to 12:30pm
Sunday or Public Holidays: Closed

Designation

Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist

Qualifications

MBBS, MMED (Ophthalmology) MRCSEd, FRCSEd, FAMS

Conditions Treated
  • Cataract
  • Pterygium
  • Glaucoma
  • Retina conditions e.g. diabetic retinopathy, age related macular
    degeneration
  • Dry eyes
  • Myopia in both adults and children
  • Eyelid conditions e.g. chalazion, ptosis (droopy eyelids), eyebags,
    entropion, epiblepharon, eyelid tumors
  • Orbital conditions e.g. thyroid eye disease, tumors of the orbit
  • Lacrimal conditions e.g. nasolacrimal duct obstruction
  • Eye screening
Medical Philosophy

“To provide holistic and affordable eyecare for the family”

Education
  • MBBS : National University of Singapore
  • MRCSEd and FRCSEd : Membership and Fellowship from the Royal
    College of Surgeons Edinburgh
  • FAMS: Fellow of the Academy of Medicine
Background
  • Graduated from the National University of Singapore on the Dean’s list
  • Awarded Book Prizes in Surgery and Dermatology
  • Completed her specialist training and obtained Fellowships from The
    Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) and Academy of Medicine
    (Singapore)
  • Awarded Gold Medals in Oculoplastic & Adnexal Disease, as well as
    Corneal & Refractive Surgery
  • Subspecialised in Oculoplastics with a Ministry of Health HMDP
    postgraduate scholarship
  • Completed fellowship at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard
    Medical School
  • Completed fellowship at Severance Hospital, Yonsei University in Seoul
Academic & Research Contributions
  • Served in the following capacities:
    • Programme Director of the Singhealth Ophthalmology Residency Program
    • Associate Programme Director and Core Faculty member
    • Head of Ophthalmic Imaging Department in Singapore National Eye Centre
    • Oculoplastics Subspecialty Committee Member for the College of Ophthalmologists
  • Received Singhealth Research Foundation Grant Award 2011
    • “Evaluation of OsteoMesh Implant for Eyelid Reconstruction: Pilot Study”
  • Received HREF grant award in 2011 for her multicenter collaboration project entitled
    • “Measurement of Axial Globe Position, A Prospective Evaluation”
  • Lavanya R, Teo L, Friedman DS, Aung HT, Baskaran M, Gao H, Alfred T, Seah SK, Kashiwagi K, Foster PJ, Aung T. Comparison of anterior chamber depth measurements using the IOLMaster, scanning peripheral anterior chamber depth analyser, and anterior segment optical coherence tomography. Br J Ophthalmol. 2007 Aug;91(8):1023-6.
  • Teo L, Chee SP. Retained lens fragment in the anterior segment as a cause of recurrent uveitis. Int Ophthalmol. 2010 Feb;30(1):89-91. Epub 2008 Nov 20.
  • Teo L, Lim L, Tan DT, Chan TK, Jap A, Ming LH. A survey of contact lens complications in Singapore. Eye Contact Lens. 2011. Jan;37(1):16-9.
  • Teo L, Mehta JS, Htoon HM, Tan DT. Severity of Pediatric Blepharokeratoconjunctivitis in Asian Eyes. Am J Ophthalmol. 2012 Mar;153(3):564-570.e1.
  • Bingham CM, Sivak- Callcott JA, Gurka MJ, Nguyen J, Hogg JP, Fedon Se, Fay A, Seah LL, Osaki TH, Looi A, Teo L, Davies BW, Elefante A, Shen S, Realini T, Fischer W, Kazim M. Axial Globe Position Measurement: A Prospective Multicenter Study by the International Thyroid Eye Disease Society. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Feb 25
  • Teo L, Pham C, Mannor G, Glass L, Freitag S. Mullers Muscle Conjunctival Resection for Treatment of Contact Lens Induced Ptosis. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. Jul-Aug 2016;32(4):257-60
  • Teo L, Bleier B, Lim L, Freitag S. Use of a retinal sponge for silicone tube fixation after bicanalicular lacrimal intubation or dacryocystorhinostomy. Orbit.2016 Feb 18:1.
  • Teo L, Lee SY, Kim CY. Effect of Upgaze on lower eyelid position in Korean patients with congenital ptosis. J Plast Reconstr Aesthetic Surg. 2017 Mar; 70(3): 380-384
  • Choi CJ, Oropesa S, Callahan AB, Glass LR, Teo L, Cestari DM, Kazim M, Freitag SK. Patterns of visual field changes in thyroid eye disease. Orbit. 2017 Aug;36(4):201-207.
Professional Memberships
  • Singapore Medical Association Member
  • Singapore Society of Ophthalmologists Member
  • Fellow of the Academy Medicine of Singapore
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
  • Asia Pacific Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Member
  • Singapore Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Council, Member
  • Association of Women Doctors, Member
Achievements
  • 2021 Singapore Health Quality Service Gold Award
  • 2018 Singapore Health Quality Service Star Award
  • 2017 Singhealth 10 year Long Service Award, Singapore Health Quality Service Gold Award
  • 2016 Singapore Health Quality Service Silver Award
  • 2015 Singapore Health Quality Service Silver Award
  • 2019 Best Teaching Faculty Award
  • 2016 Outstanding Faculty Award and
  • 2013 Best Teacher Award
  • 2012 Gold Medal for best candidate in Oculoplastics and Adnexal Disease, Gold Medal for best candidate in Cornea and Refractive Surgery
  • 2014 Ministry of Health (MOH) Health Manpower Development Plan postgraduate scholarship
  • 2005 Dean’s List
    • 2nd Mekie Book Prize in Surgery
    • Dermatology Book Prize