About Doctor Lee Hung Ming

Dr Lee Hung Ming

Medical Director and Senior Consultant,
Parkway Eye Centre (a facility of Gleneagles Hospital)

ParkwayHealth is proud to collaborate with Dr Lee Hung Ming - in establishing the new Parkway Eye Centre at Gleneagles Hospital – the first private hospital to offer blade-free LASIK* surgery.

Dr Lee’s recent appointment by ParkwayHealth as Medical Director, Senior Consultant and strategic partner is to spearhead Parkway Eye Centre as a provider of eye care both locally and internationally.

Prior to his current appointment, Dr Lee was formerly the Head of LASIK surgery in 2 of Singapore’s premier hospitals – Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) and National University Hospital (NUH). Dr Lee made a mid-career switch from public to private service recently in May 2007 and he quipped it as ‘a mid-life crisis’ decision.

Dr Lee is Singapore’s ‘Everest ‘LASIK surgeon – having performed LASIK for Mr Khoo Swee Chiow, as well as the Singapore Women Everest Team members who climbed Mt Everest in 2009.

He is also one of only 3 Asian surgeons who sit on the 10-member Global Advisory Board for Refractive Surgery, Bausch & Lomb. A sought-after speaker at many international and regional eye meetings, Dr Lee was awarded the ACE Award, the highest educator award for training Asia-Pacific surgeons in cataract and refractive surgery, by the Asia-Pacific Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery in 1994.

Unknown to many, he decided to be an eye doctor after losing his grandmother to eye disease and blindness.

Born in Kelantan, Malaysia, Dr Lee was the state badminton player for Kelantan. Educated in Singapore as an ASEAN Scholar, he was a versatile sportsman who played 6 sports for NUS Medical Faculty and captained the NUS Badminton Team.

Apparently, he spent all his time either on a badminton court or courting his wife - Dr Janet Lee. They are now happily married with 4 children.

Dr Lee Hung Ming was also the president of the student union in King Edward VII Hall in NUS and was awarded the “Mr KE VIIian” award for an all-round achievement in leadership and sports.