dr james pan




Place of Practice

Nobel Eye & Vision Centre

Practice Address

Mount Alvernia Medical Centre A, #05-01,
Mount Alvernia Hospital, 820 Thomson Road,
Singapore 574623

Tel: (65) 6352 7188

Practice Website



Consultant Ophthalmologist



MBBS(S’pore), MRCSEd(Ophth), MMed(Ophth), FRCSEd(Ophth), FAMS(Ophthalmology)

About Dr Pan

Dr James Pan is the Medical Director at Nobel Eye & Vision Centre at Mount Alvernia Hospital. He is a Senior Consultant Eye Surgeon in Cataract and Comprehensive Ophthalmology and subspecialises in Cornea, External Eye Diseases and Refractive Surgery (LASIK).

Dr James Pan graduated from National University of Singapore in 1995 and was awarded the Dean’s List as one of the top students. He went on to be trained in Ophthalmology in Singapore, and then underwent specialty fellowship training in Cornea, External Eye Diseases and Refractive Surgery at Lions Eye Institute, Royal Perth Hospital and Fremantle Hospital, Perth, Western Australia.

Dr Pan has a special interest in Artificial Corneal Transplantation and is one of the few surgeons in the region accredited to implant the AlphaCorTM Artificial Cornea. He is also accredited by Ministry of Health, Singapore to perform human donor corneal transplantation. Aside from his work in corneal surgeries, his practice also consists of LASIK and cataract surgeries.

Dr Pan also has a keen interest in research and teaching pertaining to corneal diseases and LASIK and has presented and published numerous papers both locally and internationally. A Clinical Lecturer of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Dr Pan is involved in the teaching of medical students as well as training of ophthalmologists.

A fellow of College of Ophthalmologists, Academy of Medicine, Singapore and Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Dr Pan is also a member of Asia Cornea Society, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

A loving husband and father to his 3 lovely children, Dr Pan enjoys swimming, gardening and going for walks with his family. Despite his busy professional life, he still manages to volunteer as a Grassroots Leader and a District Councillor with Central Singapore Community Development Council, to assist the needy in our community.

Specialized Services

Clinical services @ Nobel Eye
• Comprehensive Ophthalmology
• Customised cataract surgery
• Suture-less pterygium surgery
• Management of diabetes-related eye diseases including laser treatment
• Medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma
• Treatment of age-related eye diseases
• Presbyopia correction
• Treatment of ocular surface diseases such as dry eyes, blepharitis, eye allergies
• Management of traumatic eye injuries
• Childhood refractive errors and myopia control
• Corneal transplantation
• Amniotic membrane transplantation
• LASIK & refractive surgery

Diagnostic services @ Nobel Eye
• Humphrey automated visual field assessment
• Stratus OCTTM Optical Coherence Tomography
• Galilei Dual Scheimpflug Analyzer
• IOL master
• Ultrasound A/B scan
• Fundus photography
• Colour vision testing
• Automated eye pressure test
• Automated and manifest refraction
• Spectacle power test

Screening services @ Nobel Eye
• Comprehensive screening packages for adult
• Children’s Eye screening packages
• Occupational Eye screening

Eye procedures @ Nobel Eye
• Incision and drainage of stye / chalazion
• Schirmer’s test (Dry eyes assessment)
• Temporary and permanent punctal plugs
• Removal of corneal / conjunctival foreign body
• Tear duct syringing and probing
• Removal of mis-directed eye lashes (epilation)
• Removal of sutures
• Anterior stromal punctures
• Insertion of bandage contact lens


Achievements & Awards}
• Senior Consultant Eye Surgeon
• Fellowship-trained in Cornea, External Eye Diseases and Refractive Surgery
• Accredited Corneal Transplant Surgeon
• One of the few surgeons in the region accredited to implant AlphaCorTM Artificial Cornea
• Clinical Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
• Certified Trainer, Basic and Advanced Specialist Training in Ophthalmology
• Published numerous papers in local and international peer-review journals (e.g. Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, British Journal of Ophthalmology, European Journal of Ophthalmology, Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology)
• Reviewer of National Medical Research Council (NMRC) grant and peer-reviewed journals
• Dean’s List Award, Final Professional Examination M.B.,B.S., National University of Singapore, 1995
• Courage Star Award – Presented by President, Republic of Singapore in recognition of courage, selfless sacrifice and extraordinary dedication to the community in battling SARS and tending to SARS patients
• Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Ethicon Foundation Travel Grant Award, June 2004
• Service Excellence Award EXSA Silver award, 2004
• Tan Tock Seng Hospital Scholarship, 2005
• Singapore Armed Forces Good Service Medal, 2008
• NHG Eye Institute – Pfizer Research Prize, 2008
• The Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare Award 2009-2010