dr alicia how




Place of Practice

Dr Alicia Eye Specialist

Practice Address

6 Napier Road, #10-06, Gleneagles Medical Centre
Singapore 258499

Tel: (65) 6479 8887

Practice Website


Consultant Ophthalmologist
Specialty Interest: Glaucoma


MBBS (Singapore), MRCSEd (UK, Ophth), MMED (Singapore Ophth), FRCSEd (UK, Ophth), FAMS (Ophth)

About Dr How

Dr Alicia How is Director of Dr Alicia Eye Specialist. She is an eye surgeon in Cataract and Comprehensive Ophthalmology and is a Ministry of Health-accredited ophthalmologist with more than 15 years of medical experience. She subpecializes in glaucoma. Prior to setting up Dr Alicia Eye Specialist, Dr How was a consultant ophthalmologist at the glaucoma unit of the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) and a visiting consultant at the department of Ophthalmology at Changi General Hospital. In addition, she was an adjunct assistant Professor at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Adjunct Clinician Investigator at the Singapore Eye Research Institute and a clinical tutor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

Dr Alicia How completed her medical training at the National University of Singapore. During that year, she was awarded the Dean’s list award for the Final Professional degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery and obtained the Nestle Gold medal in Paediatrics. She became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2004 and obtained her specialist accreditation as an Ophthalmologist in 2007. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCS) and the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS).

Subsequently, Dr How was awarded the Ministry of Health Manpower Development Program Award (2008) to pursue her subspecialty interest in glaucoma in the University of Melbourne and did research on wound healing and novel surgical devices for glaucoma at the Centre for Eye Research, Australia. There, she worked with world-renowned experts in this field. She was also involved in the care of glaucoma patients at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.

Throughout her career, Dr How has been actively involved in research and has published more than 20 scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals. Total research grants awarded to Dr How as principal investigator and co-investigator for her research projects amount to more than $750,000. In addition, she has been invited to give numerous lectures in her field of expertise both locally and internationally, notably at the European Vision and Eye Research Meeting 2011 and at the Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Congress 2012.

Her accomplishments include being awarded the SNEC 18th Anniversary International Meeting-Best Free paper award (2008), World Glaucoma Congress travel grant award (2009), SNEC Clinician Investigator Award (2009), Singhealth Quality Service Silver Award (2009).

Dr How has also been actively involved in volunteer work, to contribute to society with the skills that she has been given. She has performed cataract surgery in Sri Lanka with the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation.

Specialized Services

• Comprehensive Ophthalmology
• Pediatric Eye Examinations
• Myopia Treatment
• Customized Cataract Surgery
• Diabetic Eye Disease and Age-related Macular Degeneration Screening and Treatment
• Glaucoma Diagnosis and Treatment
• Tearing and Dry Eye Treatment
• Eyelid Malposition and Aesthetic Treatments
• Orbital Conditions Diagnosis and Surgery

Professional Associations & Affiliations

• Consultant Ophthalmologist at Dr Alicia Eye Specialist
• Visiting Consultant, Glaucoma Service, Singapore National Eye Centre
• Adjunct Assistant Professor at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School
• Adjunct Clinician Investigator, Singapore Eye Research Institute
• Clinical Tutor, National University of Singapore
• Clinical Physician Faculty Member, Singhealth Ophthalmology Residency Program

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