Areas of Expertise
Cataract surgery. Eyelid lesions (‘see and treat’). Eyelid surgery (eyelid malposition, droopy eyelid/ptosis, facial nerve palsy, periocular skin cancer surgery and reconstruction, aesthetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)). Brow lift. Oculofacial aesthetics (fillers, botox). Watery eye disorders. Dry eye disorders. Facial dystonia. Orbital disorders including thyroid eye disease. Orbital decompression. Evisceration enucleation. Socket rehabilitation.
Education & Experience
Ms. We Fong Siah graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2005. She has worked in eye departments at teaching hospitals in Dublin, Galway and Waterford. She completed her ophthalmic higher surgical training in Ireland in 2014.
Ms. Siah underwent a six-month fellowship training in cornea and external eye disease in Newcastle Upon Tyne before undertaking a one-year fellowship training in oculoplastic, lacrimal and orbital surgery at the prestigious Corneo-Plastic Unit at Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, East Grinstead. She obtained further experience in oculofacial aesthetics and ophthalmic plastic reconstructive surgery as a visiting fellow at the Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City.
Ms. Siah was the first consultant orbital surgeon to be appointed at the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. During her time at the Trust, she set up the orbital service and developed the lacrimal service respectively. Ms. Siah provided a fellowship training programme in oculoplastic, lacrimal and orbital surgery. She has trained two international fellows and they are now practising consultant ophthalmologists specialising in eyelid surgery.
Ms. Siah’s subspecialty interests include cataract surgery, eyelid surgery (eyelid malposition, eyelid lumps, eyelid cancer, facial nerve palsy, aesthetic eyelid surgery), oculofacial aesthetics (non-surgical), watery eye disorder, dry eye disorder, facial dystonia (blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm), orbital disorder (including thyroid eye disease) and socket reconstruction.
Clinical Research & Professional Memberships
Ms. Siah has over 20 publications in reputable peer-reviewed journals and has presented her work at national and international ophthalmology conferences. She is a member of the British Oculoplastic Surgery Society, the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the Irish College of Ophthalmologists.
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