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Dr Daphne Han


  • MBBS (Melbourne)
  • MMed (NUS)
  • FRCS (Edinburgh)
  • FAMS (Ophthalmology


  • ReLEx® SMILE
  • Implantable contact lens (ICL)
  • Femtosecond laser microincision cataract and lens implant surgery
  • Complex cataract and iris deficiency.
  • Glaucoma and retina diseases
  • Childhood myopia management
  • Dry eyes, eye allergies and eye screening


Dr Daphne Han is SMG’s Medical Director and Consultant Ophthalmologist at SMG Vision Center, Gleneagles Hospital.

Dr Han embraces judicious use of meaningful technologies in eyecare. She is skilled in an extensive range of subspecialty cataract, lens implant and laser refractive surgeries. She is a certified surgeon for Humanoptics artificial iris, trained by USA’s FDA investigator. She was previously Consultant Ophthalmologist at SNEC Cataract and Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Refractive Surgery Departments, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Duke-NUS.

Dr Han lectured and taught cataract surgery and LASIK to fellow doctors. A clinician investigator at Singapore Eye Research Institute, she was awarded an NMRC grant in myopia research. She authored scientific articles and textbook, and presented and chaired sessions at local and international meetings.

Dr Han held scholarships since age 15 (ASEAN, PSA and Australian Equity and Merit Scholarships). In 1997, she graduated from University of Melbourne Medical School. Thereafter, she trained in several hospitals in England including Neurosurgery at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. She was first choice candidate for London’s King’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital Ophthalmology rotations in 2000. She joined SNEC in 2001, where she served for 14 years. She was awarded Singhealth excellence and long service awards.

In 2013, she understudied Professor Theo Seiler, inventor of corneal cross-linking and world renowned refractive surgeon at the Institute of Refractive and Ophthalmic Surgery (IROC), Switzerland. She subsequently attended Cincinnati Eye Institute, USA in 2014 for an Observership in Cataracts and Anterior Segment Reconstruction with Dr Robert Osher and Dr Michael Snyder.

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Malay