Mr Beng Ong

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

MA BM BCh, FRCOphth

Personal profile

Mr Ong is one of a handful of British doctors having had the privilege of training at both Cambridge and Oxford medical schools, graduating with a MA degree from Cambridge and medical degree from Oxford.

Following this he spent time at the famous John Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute, before then training in the prestigious North London Ophthalmology training programme and at the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital and Western Eye Hospital in London.

He is fellowship-trained in retinal diseases and cataract surgery. He has also published research and presented academic work at international conferences (such as the World Ophthalmology Congress) in places as varied as Seattle, Abu Dhabi and Budapest on age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

In addition to the services Mr Ong provides at Shirley Oaks Hospital, he also works for the NHS as a substantive Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust. He derives pleasure from being a surgical trainer to junior ophthalmic surgeons.

He prides himself in always striving to achieve the best possible outcomes for my patients by devising individual care plans for every individual he meets.

Mr Ong is married with two children who keep him busy!

Clinical Interests

  • Micro-incision cataract surgery, including premium lens implantation
  • Retinal diseases (age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy)
  • Glaucoma
  • Lasers (YAG, argon, SLT, diode)
  • Periocular lid lesions biopsy and removal (including cysts, styes and chalazions)

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • British Medical Association
  • Medical Protection Society

Year qualified:

2011