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Dr Livia Teo

Dr Livia Teo

Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist


MBBS, MMED (Ophthalmology) MRCSEd (Ophthalmology), FRCSEd (Ophthalmology), FAMS (Ophthalmology)etrereet

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Dr Livia Teo is a Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist who graduated on the Dean’s list from the National University of Singapore and was awarded book prizes in Surgery and Dermatology. She obtained Fellowships from the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) and the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. She received gold medals as the top candidate in Oculoplastic and Adnexal Disease as well as Corneal and Refractive Surgery. She is a recipient of the Health Manpower Development Plan award, and further advanced her training and completed Oculoplastics Fellowships at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, USA and Severance Hospital, Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea.

Dr Teo has expertise in managing a range of eye conditions including cataract, glaucoma, retina conditions like age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, myopia and dry eyes. She has a special interest in paediatric and adult ptosis and related eyelid conditions like entropion, epiblepharon, chalazions and eyelids tumours. She also specialises in ophthalmic plastics and reconstructive surgery of the face and orbit and manages orbital conditions  e.g. thyroid eye disease, fractures and tumours of the orbit, and performs lacrimal surgery for blocked nasolacrimal ducts and lacrimal duct tumours. She also performs regular eye screening for common eye diseases.


  • 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


“To provide holistic and affordable eye care for the family”

She was a former senior consultant at the Singapore National Eye Centre. She also served as the Head of the Ophthalmic Imaging Department at the centre.

She is a member of the Singapore Medical Association, Singapore Society of Ophthalmologists, Asia Pacific Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Singapore Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Council, and Association of Women Doctors.

Academic and 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”

Her research interest and publications include

  • 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.

Accepted Insurance Panels

  • Adept
  • Alliance
  • IHP
  • iXchange
  • MHC
  • Fullerton
  • Singlife Aviva
  • HSBC Life
  • Great Eastern Life
  • Prudential

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