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Dr Janice Lam

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  • Consultant, Department of Ophthalmology, National University Hospital
  • Consultant, Healthy Ageing Programme (Age Better), Alexandra Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore


MBBS (Spore), MMed (Ophth), FAMS (Ophth)



Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Cataract, General Ophthalmology, Healthy Ageing Programme (Age Better), Paediatric Ophthalmology


Dr Janice Lam is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Department of Ophthalmology, National University Hospital (NUH) and Alexandra Hospital (AH). She received her formal medical training at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS) and completed her Ophthalmology specialist training at the National University Hospital (NUH). 

Having received the NUHS Learning Development Award, Dr Lam completed a prestigious clinical fellowship in Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and served as an honorary fellow at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, specialising in paediatric cataract surgery and complex squints in children and adults. During her year in London, she also completed a 6-month fellowship at the Retinoblastoma Unit at Royal London Hospital and is currently part of the Ophthalmic Oncology team at NUH. Her current clinical work also includes the management of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and myopia in children.

In addition, Dr Lam practices general ophthalmology and performs cataract surgery at both NUH and AH on a weekly basis. She has an interest in clinical and academic research and has authored several publications. For her research excellence, she was awarded the Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology (ARVO) Travel grant to Seattle, USA in 2013.

Aside from clinical work and research, Dr Lam also actively supports the education of medical students, junior doctors and residents. She is the Undergraduate Medical Deputy Education Director of Ophthalmology and a member of the Undergraduate Curriculum committee at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. For her work in undergraduate and post-graduate medical education, Dr Lam has received several awards, including the NUHS Young Clinician Mentor Award (2018), the NUS Junior Doctor Teaching Award (2017 to 2018) and the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence (2019). She currently also serves as the Co-Lead for Optometry Education at the NUS Centre for Innovation and Precision Eye Health.

Dr Lam strongly believes in giving back actively to society. She has participated in pro bono cataract trips to remote areas in need of eye care and surgery in China, Indonesia, Nepal and Cambodia.


  • 2021 - NUHS Learning Development Award
  • 2021 - NUHS/AH Above & Beyond Award (for outstanding service to patient care)
  • 2021 - NUS Teaching Enhancement Grant
  • 2020 - NUS Fortitude Award
  • 2019 - Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence (NUS Yong Loo School of Medicine)
  • 2018 - NUHS Young Clinician Mentor Award (National University Health System Teacher's Day 2018)
  • 2017/2018, 2016/2017 - NUHS Young Teacher Award (Department of Ophthalmology, National University Health System)
  • 2016/2017 - NUS Junior Doctor Teaching Award (NUS Yong Loo School of Medicine)

Journals & Publications

  1. J Lam, C Ngo, TS Surendran, G Sundar. Strabismus & Amblyopia - a conceptual approach. Indian Journal of Practical Paediatrics. 2018; 20(2): 141.
  2. D Chen, J Lam et al. Axial length elongation profiles from 3 to 6 years olds in an Asian Paediatric Population: the Growing UP in Singapore Towards Health Outcomes birth cohort study (GUSTO). BJO. Accepted for publication Aug 2023
  3. ZW Lim, J Lam et al. Benchmarking large language models’ performances for myopia care: a comparative analysis of ChatGPT-3.5, ChatGPT-4.- and Google Bard. EBioMedicine. 2023 Aug 23;95:104770
  4. C Lim, N Carnt, M Farook, J Lam, J Mehta, D Tan, F Stapleton. Risk factors for contact lens-related microbial keratitis in Singapore. Eye (2016) 30, 447 - 455.
  5. EW Chan, PP Chiang, J Liao, G Rees, TY Wong, JS Lam, T Aung, E Lamoureux. Glaucoma and associated visual acuity and field loss significantly affect glaucoma-specific psychosocial functioning. Ophthalmology. 2015 Mar;122(3):494-501.
  6. Q Li, J Lam et al. Genome-wide association study for refractive astigmatism reveals genetic co-determination with spherical equivalent refractive error: the CREAM consortium. CREAM Consortium. Hum Genet. 2015 Feb; 134(2):131 - 46.
  7. J Lam, TT Wong, L Tong. Ocular surface disease in post-MMC/ Trabeculectomy patients. Clin Ophthalmol. 2015 Jan 29;9:187-91.
  8. JSH Lam, WT Tay, T Aung, SM Saw, TY Wong. Female reproductive factors and major eye diseases in Asian women - the Singapore Malay Eye Study. Ophthalmic Epidemiology, 2014 Apr; 21(2): 92-8.
  9. JSH Lam, G Tan, DT Tan, JS Mehta. Demographics and behaviour of patients with contact lens-related infectious keratitis in Singapore. Ann Acad Med Singapore, 2013 Oct; 42(10): 499-506.
  10. J Lam, C Ngo. Essentials of Ophthalmology - For Medical School and Beyond (Textbook for Medical Students). Chapters on Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Approach to Leukocoria and Cover Test

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus (AAPOS)
  • Asia-Pacific Strabismus and Paediatric Ophthalmology Society (APSPOS)
  • Asia Pacific Ophthalmic Trauma Society (APOTS)

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