Dr Theng is the founder, Group Chairman and Medical Director of Eagle Eye Centre. He graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1992 with MBBS degree. Obtained post graduate qualifications, MMED (Ophth), FRCS (Edinburgh) and FRCOhpth (London).
As a cornea specialist, Dr Theng is renowned as a high volume surgeon in the areas of LASIK & refractive surgery, cornea transplants, as well as cataract surgery, performing few thousands of such surgeries each year alone. He and EEC were awarded surgeon and centre of excellence in femtosecond LASIK surgery in 2012 by Ziemer, a German company specializing in femtosecond LASER.
With special interest in the field of Presbyopia treatments, Dr Theng is well-regarded for his expertise in performing multifocal Intra-Ocular Lens (IOL) implant surgeries. In 2008, he was selected to be Singapore’s representative surgeon to conduct the Phase 4 Clinical FDA Approval Trial for the new Restor +300ADD Multifocal lens implant and has performed over 1,000 multifocal lens implants in cataract surgery and he has also written a book on Presbyopia. He has also been one of the pioneers of KAMRA inlay surgeries through Femtosecond Laser assisted pocket technique in 2013 and is also the 1st surgeon in Asia to perform Raindrop inlay surgeries for Presbyopia in 2013.
A sought-after speaker who has spoken at global conferences, such as the World Ophthalmology Congress and many more, Dr Theng travelled the world to lecture and teach on LASIK, cataract and presbyopia treatments, he is also a member of Editorial Board for the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today (CRST) Europe.
He represents Asia as a key opinion leader in the field of Cataract and refractive surgery for Alcon, AMO and Ziemer.
Accolades and Achievements
- Author of “A Long Sighted Look at Presbyopia (Lau Hua Yan) Facts, Fiction and Hope”, a charity initiative to benefit Straits Times Pocket Money Fund
- One of the only two surgeons in Singapore involved in the FIRST Breakthrough “tooth-in-eye” surgery and successfully restoring sight to a blind teenager
- Representative Surgeon for Singapore to to conduct Phase 4 Clinical Trials on the Latest Designed Multifocal Lens Implant
Despite his busy schedule, Dr. Theng remains a devoted Christian. He is also a loving husband and father to his family. He believes in a balanced lifestyle and has varied hobbies and interests, sports being one of his great passions. He has represented his schools (Anglo-Chinese Junior School and Anglo-Chinese School, and the National Junior College) in athletics, table-tennis and tennis. He captained the NUS tennis team for three years and was once part of the Singapore National Tennis Team. Today, he still plays tennis competitively.
Dr Theng’s other passion is his love for music and singing – he performs frequently at weddings, hospital functions and many other events. He has also participated in many commercial as well as church drama-musical productions. He has also served as a deacon in Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church. Some of Dr Theng’s other hobbies are fishing, painting (both oil and acrylic), cooking and DIY activities around the house.