Siah, Miss We Fong

MB BCh BAO, BA, MRCPI, FRCSI(Ophth), FRCOphth

Specialty

Ophthalmology

Sub-specialties

  • Eyelid, lacrimal and orbital disorders
  • Cataract surgery

Training and education

  • MB BCh BAO (medical degree), BA  - Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 2005
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland - 2007
  • Member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists - 2008
  • Lecturer in ophthalmology - University College Dublin, Ireland, 2009
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland (ophthalmology) - 2013
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists - 2014

Fellowships

  • Fellowship in cornea and external eye disease - Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, 2014
  • Fellowship in oculoplastic, lacrimal and orbital surgery - Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, 2015
  • Visiting fellow (observership) in oculoplastic, lacrimal and orbital surgery - Moran Eye Center, University of Utah Health, Salt Lake City, USA, 2016

Experience

Miss Siah is a full time consultant ophthalmic and oculoplastic surgeon who joined the Trust in April 2017. She specialises in the management of oculoplastic (eyelid), lacrimal (relating to the production and drainage of tears) and orbital (eye socket) disorders. 

In her practice, Miss Siah manages a variety of oculoplastic disorders including skin cancer, thyroid eye disease and facial nerve palsy, and performs reconstruction surgery. She also performs both endonasal endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR), a minimally invasive operation to create a new channel for tears to drain into, and external DCR surgeries. These procedures are used to treat patients who have watery eyes caused by blocked tear ducts. 

Miss Siah has experience with periocular autologous fat grafting, a procedure to treat hollows around the eyelids, and also with botulinum toxin (botox) and dermal filler injections. She has a broad general ophthalmology background and also performs cataract surgery.

Miss Siah is registered on the GMC specialist register. She is a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and a full member of the British Oculoplastic Surgical Society (BOPSS).

Key achievements

  • Development of the orbital service at University Hospital Southampton 

Awards and prizes

  • HRB student research grant - 2003 
  • Henry Cooke Drury Scholarship - 2004
  • Duke-Elder UK Undergraduate Ophthalmology Prize (fourth place) - 2005
  • Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology travel grant - USA, 2009
  • Pfizer Fellowship research grant - 2010
  • Howard Foundation grant - 2013

Research

Miss Siah has presented her research work at national and international conferences. She has multiple peer-reviewed publications in major international ophthalmology journals.

Find out more about Miss Siah’s publications

Contact

You can contact Miss Siah via her secretary Anne McAlpine - call 023 8120 4761 or send an email.