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Louis-MG Tong graduated in 1993 with basic medical degree from the National University of Singapore, registered as a medical practitioner in 1994 and achieved accreditation as an ophthalmologist by the Singapore Medical Council in November 2004. He completed in training in ophthalmology at various centers in the United Kingdom (1996-2000) and in Singapore (2000-2004). He completed a 2 year overseas cornea research fellowship at the Ocular Surface Center, Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, as part of A*STAR national science scholarship. Assoc Prof Tong holds a tenured track position at the office of clinical academic and faculty affairs in the Duke-NUS medical school and an adjunct joint appointment at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He is currently head of ocular surface research group and co-head of ocular inflammation and immunology research groups at the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI). He is involved in advisory board meetings in several pharmaceutical companies, is a subcommittee member of international dry eye workshop II, and a co-inventor in a few patents. Assoc Prof Tong has been awarded the Clinician Scientist Award from National Medical Research Council (Senior investigator category). He runs a dedicated dry eye service at the Singapore National Eye Center, focusing on tear dysfunction and Meibomian gland disease, as well as a general eye clinic focusing on cataract surgery.