'Father of ophthalmology' Arthur Lim dies, aged 80

Pioneering eye surgeon Arthur Lim has died, aged 80.
PHOTO: 'Father of ophthalmology' Arthur Lim dies, aged 80

SINGAPORE - Pioneering eye surgeon Arthur Lim has died, aged 80.

He played a key role in establishing the Singapore National Eye Centre, and put Singapore on the world map with his many international appointments and collaborations.

Earlier this year, the centre and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School set up an ophthalmology professorship named after him.

In a Facebook post on Saturday, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan wrote: "Professor Arthur Lim, a giant father figure to an entire generation of ophthalmologists has just left us. I will never be able to thank him enough for all that he gave us so generously. All the institutions he established, the lessons and the memories will live on. May God bless his soul always."


This article was first published on August 31, 2014.
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