Dr Niall Crosby
|Credentials||MBChB (Birmingham), FRCOphth (London)|
Dr Crosby graduated from the University of Birmingham, UK with BMedSci (Hons) in Neuroscience (1999) and MBChB (2002), achieving honours in several subjects including ophthalmology. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists of London (2011).
He undertook nine years of ophthalmology training in the West Midlands, UK. Dr Crosby then undertook two fellowships in vitreoretinal surgery in the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield, UK and at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, both centres of excellence for ophthalmology. He followed this with a third fellowship in medical retina and uveitis at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, the oldest eye hospital in the world and the largest in Europe. Before relocating to Singapore, Dr Crosby worked as a Consultant vitreoretinal surgeon in the UK National Health Service (NHS).
Dr Crosby was previously an Associate Consultant for three years at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Jurong Medical Centre. For two and a half years, he was the only full-time fellowship-trained retinal specialist in the hospital, and during this time he was on-call daily for out-of-hours and emergency retinal problems and trained a team of three Consultants and Associate Consultants in retinal surgery.
Dr Crosby sees patients with all ophthalmic problems. He has a particular interest in and training in eye problems involving the retina, and is able to treat these by means of surgery, laser or eye drops. He also has an interest in uveitis (eye inflammation), as well as dry eyes and blepharitis, and the management of myopia in adults and children.
• Routine and complex cataract surgery: computer-assisted cataract surgery, combined cataract and retinal surgery, premium intraocular lenses for correction of presbyopia and astigmatism
RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS (PEER-REVIEWED):
1. Crosby NJ, Westcott M, Michael E, Cunningham WJ, Welch S, Polkinghorne PJ.
2. Crosby NJ, Kim B, McGhee C, Welch S, Riley A, Polkinghorne PJ. Mortality after
3. Cunningham WJ, Michael E, Welch S, Crosby NJ, Host BKJ, Polkinghorne PJ. The
4. Crosby NJ, Pedersen K, Price NJ. Anaesthesia in patients undergoing vitreoretinal
5. Mushtaq B, Crosby NJ, Dimopoulos A, Lip P, Stavrou Y, El-Sherbiny S, Yang YC. Effect
6. Crosby NJ, Shepherd D, Murray A. Mechanical testing of lid speculae and relationship to
7. Crosby NJ, McDonnell P, Shah P. Iridoschisis associated with nanophthalmos and
8. Crosby NJ, Shah P. Don’t forget the herbal remedies. Ophthalmic Anaesthesia 2013; 1:
9. Makhzoum O, Crosby NJ, Hero M. Secondary angle closure glaucoma due to late onset
10. Williams TA, Crosby NJ, Sii F, Chiang M, Lockwood A, Shah P. Long term outcome of
11. Crosby NJ, Gillow T. Response to Jones et al. Eye 2007; 21(5):676.
12. Crosby NJ, Ramaker C, Deane KHO, Clarke CE. Amantadine for dyskinesia in
13. Crosby NJ, Deane KHO, Clarke CE. Amantadine in Parkinson’s disease (Cochrane
14. Crosby NJ, Deane KHO, Clarke CE. Beta-blocker therapy for tremor in Parkinson’s
PUBLICATIONS IN NON-PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS:
2. Crosby NJ, Bowyer J, Jordan TL. Tips on Letter Dictation. Eye News 2006; Volume
AUTHORSHIP OF TEXTBOOKS:
Dr Crosby brings with him experience of having worked in 15 different eye departments. He has mentored and trained several surgeons in retinal and cataract surgery and is actively involved in research, having authored numerous publications and delivered lectures to other eye specialists both within Singapore and abroad. He also participates as a peer-reviewer for international scientific journals. He was previously nominated to the Clinical Faculty Scheme at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore teaching ophthalmology to medical students, and also devised and instigated the ophthalmology module of the Physician’s Assistant Degree Course at the University of Birmingham Medical School, teaching ophthalmology to five academic year groups.
His specialist areas of research are focused around the medical and surgical management of retinal disease, in particular on retinal imaging technology, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments and the surgical management of endophthalmitis. He is also working with the Birmingham Institute for Glaucoma Research on optimising patient safety in ophthalmic surgery, ophthalmic anaesthesia and elite performance in ophthalmic surgery. He has recently co-authored his first book, ‘Foundations of Intraocular Microsurgery: Principles for Elite Performance’ which deals with the foundational skills to make ophthalmic microsurgery safe.
|Awards and Honours||
Dr Crosby has received honours and awards throughout his career, including a competitive scholarship at medical school and a Merit Award from NUHS for increasing the safety and efficiency of cataract surgery. He has volunteered with the ORBIS International Flying Eye Hospital programme in India helping to train local surgeons, and led the Diabetic Retinal Photography screening during the World Diabetes Day event in Singapore in 2019.
|Fellowships and Accreditations||
– Fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London (FRCOphth), 2012