Dr Niall Crosby
Dr Niall Crosby
MB ChB (Birmingham), FRCOphth (London)
Dr Crosby obtained his undergraduate medical degree (MBChB) and a research degree in Neuroscience (BMedSc) from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom (UK), achieving honours in several subjects including ophthalmology.
He worked in accident & emergency and neurosurgery, and taught anatomy at the University of Leicester Medical School, before undertaking nine years of ophthalmology training in the West Midlands, UK. He was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists of London (FRCOphth) in 2011. Dr Crosby then undertook two advanced specialist fellowships in vitreoretinal surgery at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield, UK and at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, both centres of excellence for ophthalmology. He followed this with a third fellowship in medical retina and uveitis at the renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, the oldest eye hospital in the world and the largest in Europe. Before relocating to Singapore, Dr Crosby worked as a Consultant vitreoretinal surgeon in the UK National Health Service (NHS).
Dr Crosby was previously an Associate Consultant for three years at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Jurong Medical Centre. For two and a half years, he was the only full-time fellowship-trained retinal specialist in the hospital, and during this time he was on-call daily for out-of-hours and emergency retinal problems and trained a team of three Associate Consultants in retinal surgery.
Dr Crosby brings with him a wealth of experience, having worked in 15 different eye departments on three continents. He has mentored and trained several surgeons in retinal and cataract surgery and is actively involved in research, having authored numerous publications and delivered lectures to other eye specialists both within Singapore and abroad. He also participates as a peer-reviewer for international scientific journals. He previously taught ophthalmology to medical students from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, and also devised and led the ophthalmology module of the Physician’s Assistant Degree Course at the University of Birmingham Medical School, teaching ophthalmology to five academic year groups.
His specialist areas of research are focused around the medical and surgical management of retinal diseases, in particular on retinal imaging technology, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments and the surgical management of endophthalmitis. He is also working with the Birmingham Institute for Glaucoma Research on optimising patient safety in ophthalmic surgery, ophthalmic anaesthesia and elite performance in ophthalmic surgery. He recently co-authored his first book, ‘Foundations of Intraocular Microsurgery: Principles for Elite Performance’ which deals with the foundational skills to make ophthalmic microsurgery safe.
Dr Crosby’s approach is to spend time carefully listening to the patient and taking a detailed history and conducting a thorough examination, supported by investigations and imaging using appropriate technology. He strives to provide a friendly, tailored approach to patient care and prides himself on providing clear explanations and involving the patient fully in decision making.
Dr Crosby collaborates closely on the management of his patients with his extensive network of local and international colleagues around the world to ensure that his patients receive the best possible care.
Dr Crosby has received honours and awards throughout his career, including a competitive scholarship at medical school and a Merit Award from National University Health System in Singapore. He has volunteered with the ORBIS International Flying Eye Hospital programme in India helping to train local surgeons, and he led the Diabetic Retinal Photography screening during the World Diabetes Day event in Singapore in 2019.
Dr Crosby’s main areas of interest include:
- General ophthalmology
- Routine and complex cataract surgery: computer-assisted cataract surgery, femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS), combined cataract and retinal surgery, premium intraocular lenses for correction of presbyopia and astigmatism,
- Surgical retina: surgery for retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane, advanced diabetic eye disease, endophthalmitis and ocular trauma
- Medical retina: all areas of medical retina including macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, vein occlusion and genetic retinal disease
- Uveitis: anterior and posterior segment uveitis and scleritis
- Ocular surface disease: dry eye and blepharitis