Dr. Leo Seo Wei

Ophthalmology (Eyes)

Credentials MBBS (Singapore) MRCSEd (Ophth, UK) MMED (Ophth, Singapore) FRCSEd (Ophth, UK) FAMS (Ophthalmology, Singapore)
Language English,Mandarin Chinese,Bahasa Indonesia,Hokkien Dialect,Cantonese Dialect,Teochew Dialect,   Japanese, Hakka dialect

Dr Leo Seo Wei is an ophthalmologist (eye surgeon). She graduated from medical school at the National University of Singapore with Gold Medal & Book Prize in Ophthalmology. She completed 2 intensive clinical fellowships in the USA. The first was an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited clinical fellowship at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. This was followed by a stint with the renowned Dr Kenneth Wright in Los Angeles. She has since published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. She is frequently invited to present or conduct instructional workshops at international conferences in Asia-Pacific, Europe and USA. She has also performed live surgery at various international conferences. Prior to starting private practice she was senior consultant at the Department of Ophthalmology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Head, Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus, NHG Eye Institute. She was also visiting senior consultant, KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital and Clinical Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, National University  of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Accolades for her research work include The Eye Institute-Pfizer Research Prize for Best Original Paper in 2004 and the best of show at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr Leo speaks English, Mandarin, Chinese dialects, Japanese and basic Bahasa Indonesian. 


1) Ministry of Education Scholarship 1989, 1990
2) The Prime Minister’s Book Prize 1989
3) 2 Gold medals, 1 Bronze medal for National Fencing Competition (Pesta Sukan) 1990
4) Gold Medal and Book Prize for Ophthalmology 1994 – 1995, National University of Singapore
5)The Eye Institute-Pfizer Research Prize for Best Original Paper, 2004
6) Ministry of Health HMDP Fellowship Award (2004-2005)
7) EXSA Service Excellence award (Silver), 2008 (a national award that recognises individuals who have delivered outstanding service)
8) EXSA Service Excellence Award ( Gold) 2009
9) Best of show at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology