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Dr Chen Peiwen, Ruth

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  • Consultant, Department of Ophthalmology, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital


MBBS (London), FRCOphth (London)

Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Cataract, General Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Ophthalmology (Eye)


Dr Ruth Chen is a Consultant in the Department of Ophthalmology in Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH), with a special interest in cataract and glaucoma. 

She went to medical school and graduated from St. George's, University of London. Thereafter she did her postgraduate training in Ophthalmology in Nottingham, United Kingdom (UK). Upon completion of her residency training, she went on to pursue the highly esteemed Glaucoma Fellowship at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, United Kingdom. Thereafter, she returned to Singapore to practise at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Jurong Medical Centre under the umbrella of the National University Health System (NUHS).

Apart from managing general ophthalmic conditions and complex glaucoma cases, which often require surgical management including minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, she also has a special interest in Medical Education and has attained a Masters in Medical Education from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom (UK). 


  • 2018 - Pioneer Recipient of the WCSM Education Trust Travel Award 
  • 2015 - The Vernon Prize, Best Oral Presentation for Clinical Category; Nottingham Eye Symposium, UK

Journals & Publications

  1. Chen R, King AJ. Lifetime visual outcomes of patients undergoing trabeculectomy. Br J Ophthalmol. 2021 Nov;105(11):1566-1570
  2. Stringa F, Chen R, Agrawal P. One-year Outcomes Following Internal Ligation Suture Removal in 350 mm2 Baerveldt Tube Implant Surgery. Journal of Current Glaucoma Practice. 2022 Jan-Apr;16(1):20-23. 
  3. Sim D, Chen R, M Hove, S Verma. Acute irreversible cortical cataracts in prolonged topical corticosteroid overuse for chronic eczema. Eye (London) 2009 Apr; 23(4):984. 

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  • National University Centre for Oral Health, Singapore
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  • Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
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