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Dr Beau Fenner

Dr Fenner Beau

​MD, M Med(Ophth), FRCOphth, FAMS


Singapore National Eye Centre

Specialty: Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Sub-specialties: Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology Department Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre


​Beau Fenner, MD, PhD, is an Associate Consultant at the Singapore National Eye Centre. He completed his bachelor and doctoral studies in molecular biology in Western Australia in 2003 prior to undertaking postdoctoral research in molecular virology at the National University of Singapore and in molecular neuroscience at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He completed his MD studies at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in 2014 and Ophthalmology residency at the Singapore National Eye Centre in 2020. He is currently completing a clinical fellowship in Medical Retina at Singapore National Eye Centre. In addition to his clinical work, he is actively engaged in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and in both basic and clinical research in the areas of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and inherited retinal diseases.


  • FRCOphth (2020)
  • FAMS (2020)
  • M Med(Ophth) (2018)
  • MD (2014)
  • PhD (2003)
  • BSc (1999)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • ​Adjunct Clinical Research Fellow, SingHealth Duke-Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Academic Clinical Programme (2020-present)
  • Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2020–present)
  • Fellow, Royal College of Ophthalmologists (2020–present)
  • Chief Resident, Singapore National Eye Centre, 2020–present)
  • Member, Forward Planning Committee, Singapore National Eye Centre (2020)
  • Senior Lead Resident, Singapore National Eye Centre (2019–2020)
  • Member, Outpatient Services Committee, Singapore National Eye Centre (2018–2020)


Research Interests


  1. Fenner BJ, Moriyama A, Mehta JS (2021). Inlays and the cornea. Exp Eye Res DOI: 10.1016/j.exer.2021.108474

  2. Song YS, Tham YC, Chong C., Ong R, Fenner BJ, Cheong KX, Takahasi K, Jordan-Yu JM, Teo KYC, Tan ACS, Cheng CY, Wong TY, Chakravarthy U, Yanagi Y, Cheung CMG (2020). Patterns and Determinants of Choroidal Thickness in a Multiethnic Asian Population: The Singapore Epidemiology of Eye Diseases Study. Ophthalmology Retina DOI: 10.1016/j.oret.2020.08.012

  3. Fenner BJ, Ting DSW, Tan ACS, Teo K, Cah CM, Mathur R, Yeo IYS, Wong TY, Cheung GCM (2020). Real-world Treatment Outcomes of Age-related Macular Degeneration and Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy in Asians. Ophthalmology Retina 4, 403–414.

  4. Fenner BJ, Kumar A, Tan NYQ, Ang MHN (2019). Case of isolated Rhizobium radiobacter contact lens-related infectious keratitis: a plant microbe now emerging as a human pathogen. Am J Ophthalmol Case Reports 15, 100476.

  5. Fenner BJ, Liu YC, Koh SK, Gao Y, Deng L, Beuerman RW, Zhou L, Theng JTS, Mehta JS (2019). Mediators of corneal haze following implantation of presbyopic corneal inlays. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 60, 868–876.

  6. Fenner BJ, Yusoff NZBM, Fuest M, Zhou L, Bandeira F, Cajucom-Uy HY, Tan HK, Mehta JS, Yam GHF (2019). A cellular and proteomic approach to assess proteins extracted from cryopreserved human amnion in the cultivation of corneal stromal keratocytes for stromal cell therapy. Eye Vis 6, 1–14.

  7. König HG, Watters O, Kinsella S, Ameen M, Fenner BJ, Prehn JHM (2018). A constitutively active IKK complex at the axon initial segment. Brain Res 1678, 356–366.

  8. Fenner BJ, Wong RLM, Lam WC, Tan GSW, Cheung GCM (2018). Advances in Retinal Imaging and Applications in Diabetic Retinopathy Screening: A Review. Ophthalmol Therap 7, 333–346.

  9. Fenner BJ, Tan GSW, Tan ACS, Yeo IYS, Wong TY, Cheung CMG (2018). Identification of imaging features that determine quality and repeatability of retinal capillary plexus density measurements in OCT angiography. Br J Ophthalmol 102, 509-514.

  10. Fenner BJ, Cheung GCM (2017). When to change course: timing of treatment change in the management of diabetic macular edema. Eye Sci 32, 16–18.

  11. König HG, Schwamborn RF, Andresen S, Watters O, Kinsella S, Fenner BJ, Prehn JHM (2017). NF-kappaB regulates neuronal ankyrin-G via a negative feedback loop. Sci Rep 7, 42006.

  12. Fenner BJ, Tong L (2015). More to stable tears than thickness of the tear film lipid layer. Inv Ophthalmol Vis Sci 56, 1601.

  13. Fenner BJ, Tong L (2013). Corneal staining characteristics in limited zones compared to whole cornea documentation for detection of dry eye subtypes. Inv Ophthalmol Vis Sci 54, 8013–8019.

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