Dr Cheong Fook Meng

Current Place of Practice

Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur
Suite 312, Medical Office Block
282 Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: +603-4257 0299



MBBS, University College London Medical School, 1990

MRCOphth, Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London, 1996

FRCS, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 1997

AM, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia, 2005



Comprehensive ophthalmology with predominance of refractive cataract surgery and specialty interest in glaucoma, corneal and external eye conditions.

First in Malaysia to implant the Acrysof range of toric intraocular lenses designed to reduce pre-existing astigmatism following cataract removal. These are the monofocal Toric lens in January 2007, the Aspheric Toric lens in July 2010 and the Multifocal Toric lens in September 2010. First in the world to implant a new low-powered Toric Multifocal lens model with the precision to reduce pre-existing astigmatism as low as 0.50 dioptres coupled with the potential to provide total spectacle freedom to patients for both distance and near vision.

One of the pioneers in Malaysia for sutureless, small incision cataract surgery performed under topical anaesthesia (no injection) and sutureless conjunctival grafting in pterygium surgery, as well as the implantation of single-piece multifocal intraocular lenses which allows patients to be free from spectacles for both distance and near vision.

On the teaching faculty in cataract surgery courses conducted in meetings of the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) and Asia Pacific Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (APACRS) as well as Ministry of Health workshops. Invited on a regular basis by industry partners, to speak on Toric lens implantation and other aspects of advanced cataract surgery.



About Me


Being an all-rounder, I used to worry my teachers in school with my active involvement in sports and extra-curricular activities. Much to their relief, I managed to get good academic grades together with state and school colours for fencing, volleyball, photography and other responsibilities, which allowed me to obtain a scholarship in the UK for my “A” level studies. I was subsequently awarded The Royal Society of Chemistry Prize for outstanding performance in Advanced Level Chemistry.

I then proceeded to study Medicine in University College London, which has a long tradition for clinical, research and teaching excellence, and where my interest in Ophthalmology was kindled. My basic surgical training was obtained in Neurosurgery at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery at Queen Square in London, and in Accident & Emergency at the Westminster Hospital before I embarked on my ophthalmology training at the renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. Other hospitals in the training scheme included the Royal Free Hospital and Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. My higher surgical training in ophthalmology was obtained through the Southeast Thames Deanery training rotation with its bases at St. Thomas’ Hospital, Guy’s and King’s College Hospital.

On my return to Malaysia, I served as lecturer in University Putra Malaysia and was also appointed honorary visiting lecturer in Ophthalmology in University Malaya, and honorary visiting consultant in Ophthalmology at Selayang Hospital and Hospital Kuala Lumpur.

I am currently practicing full time at Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur but I am still involved in teaching, being on the teaching faculty for phacoemulsification (cataract surgery) courses conducted at international meetings in the Asia-Pacific region as well as workshops organized by the Ministry of Health hospitals. I am also a trainer for Toric (astigmatic correcting) intraocular lens implantations, having been the first in Malaysia to implant the Toric, Aspheric Toric and Multifocal Toric intraocular lenses following cataract removal.

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