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Prof. Pearse Keane

Pearse Keane is a consultant ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and an associate professor at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. He is originally from Ireland and received his medical degree from University College Dublin (UCD), graduating in 2002.

In 2016, he initiated a formal collaboration between Moorfields Eye Hospital and Google DeepMind, with the aim of developing artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms for the earlier detection and treatment of retinal disease. In August 2018, the first results of this collaboration were published in the journal, Nature Medicine. In May 2020, he jointly led work, again published in Nature Medicine, to develop an early warning system for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), by far the commonest cause of blindness in many countries.

In October 2019, he was included on the Evening Standard Progress1000 list of most influential Londoners.

In 2020, he was listed on the "The Power List" by The Ophthalmologist magazine, a ranking of the Top 100 most influential people in the world of ophthalmology (https://theophthalmologist.com/power-list/2020).


Prof. Wong Tien Yin

Arthur Lim Professor of Ophthalmology Medical Director & Senior Consultant, Singapore National Eye Centre Deputy Group CEO, Research & Education, SingHealth Vice Dean, Duke-NUS Medical School, National University of Singapore Chairman, Singapore Eye Research Institute

Prof Wong completed medical school at the National University of Singapore (NUS) as a Presidential Scholar. He obtained a MPH and PhD from the Johns Hopkins University, USA and received his clinical residency training in ophthalmology at the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC), with retinal fellowships at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA and Westmead Hospital, University of Sydney, Australia.

Prof Wong is currently Arthur Lim Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology and Medical Director of the Singapore National Eye Center (SNEC), one of the largest tertiary eye hospital in Asia, with a faculty of >80 ophthalmologists managing >400,000 outpatient visits and >40,000 surgeries annually. In his other concurrent role as Deputy Group CEO and Vice-Dean of the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Center, his office plans and coordinates clinical and translational research strategy and execution as well as medical, nursing and allied health training across a cluster of 11 healthcare institutions. Prof Wong was previously Managing Director of the Centre for Eye Research Australia and Head of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Prof Wong is a retinal specialist, with a clinical and research focus on macular and retinal diseases, particularly on diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration and retinal imaging. He has published >1,300 peer-reviewed papers (h-index of 148), including papers in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and Nature. He is a 2018 Highly Cited Researcher (top 1% of all citations globally). He has given >400 invited named, plenary, and symposium lectures globally, and received >US$50 million in grant funding. He is a two-times recipient of the Singapore Translational Researcher (STaR) Award (2008 and 2014), the highest national awards for senior clinician-scientists in Singapore.

Prof Wong is currently on the Editorial Board of JAMA-Ophthalmology and previously on Boards of American Journal of Ophthalmology, Diabetes Care, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (IOVS) and British Journal of Ophthalmology. He has served as a Board or Council member of the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO), the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO), the Asia Pacific Vitreo-Retinal Society (APVRS), the Macula Society, the Academy of Medicine Singapore, the Singapore Medical Council, and the National Medical Research Council Singapore. He was a past President of the College of Ophthalmologists, Singapore. He is currently the President of the Asia Pacific Ocular Imaging Society (APOIS). He is an elected Fellow of the Singapore National Academy of Sciences, one of two physicians on the Academy. For his contributions, Prof Wong has been recognized with numerous awards, such as the Australian Commonwealth Health Minister's Award, the Arnall Patz Medal from the Macula Society, the Alcon Research Institute Award, the Eisenhower Fellowship, and the Senior Achievement Awards from the American and Asia Pacific Academies of Ophthalmology. He has given numerous named lectures, including the De Ocampo Lecture from APAO, the Tano Lecture from the APVRS, the EURETINA Lecture, the Fred Hollows Lecture from the Australian Ophthalmic and Visual Sciences, the Sir Runme Shaw Memorial Lecture of the Academy of Medicine Singapore, the Jose Rizal Medal Lecture from APAO and the Norman McAlister Gregg Lecture, Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO). He has been recognized as the top researcher from NUS (Outstanding Researcher Award on two occasions, 2004, 2009) and the University of Melbourne (Woodward Medal). He has received the National Outstanding Clinician Scientist Award and the President's Science Award in 2010, and the President's Science and Technology Award in 2014, the highest awards for healthcare and scientific contribution in Singapore.

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