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Arthur Lim, prominent eye surgeon, has died


Pioneering eye surgeon Arthur Lim, MD, has died at the age of 80.

Singapore-Pioneering eye surgeon Arthur Lim, MD, has died at the age of 80.

Dr. Lim had previously served as the director and medical professor of the Department of Ophthalmology in Singapore National University and as the chairman of the Singapore Eye Research Institute.

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Among his various achievements, Dr. Lim helped establish the Singapore National Eye Centre.

Earlier this year, the center and Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School set up an ophthalmology professorship named after him.

“Professor Arthur Lim, a giant father figure to an entire generation of ophthalmologists has just left us,” wrote Vivian Balakrishnam, Singapore’s minister for the environment and water resources, in a Facebook post Saturday. “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 love on,” Balakrishnam continued. “May God bless his soul always.”


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