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Prof Aung Tin

Executive Director
Singapore Eye Research Institute


Professor Aung is a clinician scientist, with clinical practice focusing on glaucoma and research interests in angle closure glaucoma and glaucoma genetics. With more than 450 publications, Professor Aung has been awarded more than US$20 million in competitive research grant funding. He has received numerous awards including the Singapore Translational Research (STaR) Investigator Award in 2014, the Singapore National Medical Research Council-Clinician Scientist Awards in 2005 and 2008, the President’s Science Award in 2009, the Nakajima (2007) and De Campo Awards (2013) from the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology and the Alcon Research Institute Award in 2013. Professor Aung is a member of the Editorial Boards of Ophthalmology, Journal of Glaucoma, Eye, Graefe’s Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, and 6 other journals. He is currently President of the World Glaucoma Association and also serves as a Board member of the Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society and the Asian Angle Closure Glaucoma Club. Deputy Medical Director (Research), Singapore National Eye Centre Senior Consultant and Head, Glaucoma Department Academic Vice Chair (Research), Academic Clinical Program for Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, SingHealth / Duke-NUS Medical School Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

Research Interest

Angle Closure Glaucoma, Ophthalmic genetics, genetic basis of glaucoma, Quantitative traits of ocular diseases, endophenotype gene mapping

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