"My grandfather died because he couldn't get access to medical care, so my dad decided to become a doctor and most of my siblings are in the healthcare profession. Ophthalmology covers both medicine and surgery, making it an attractive option for me.
I've had lots of memorable cases, and those that I enjoy the most, are the transplant cases as the patients often had very poor vision previously. When they can see again, it really makes our work worthwhile.
The people I deal the most with at work are the nursing staff. The dedication and commitment of the nurses in our Corneal and Refractive departments always amazes me. The care they offer to patients is outstanding, and always inspires me to do my best as part of the team."
Assoc Prof Jodhbir Singh Mehta Head (Research) and Senior Consultant, Corneal and External Eye Disease Department, Senior Consultant, Refractive Surgery Department, Senior Consultant, General Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology Department Singapore National Eye Centre