About Campaign

ends 30 Jun 2022, 11:59 PM
A Teacher Takes a Hand, Opens a Mind, Touches a Heart, Shapes a Future

The medical fraternity lost a giant in ophthalmology on 23 September 2020. Dr James Finbarr Cullen, affectionately known to many in the ophthalmology fraternity as Barry, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home in Scotland. He had been a teacher, a mentor, a guide and friend to many residents, fellows, junior and senior ophthalmologists. He had also shaped the educational landscape of Ophthalmology in Singapore and Malaysia and is renowned for his dedication and contributions to the advancement of Neuro-Ophthalmology worldwide. In memory of Barry, The Barry Cullen International Fellowship serves to pay tribute to one of Singapore's esteemed educators in Ophthalmology. It is to honour his dedicated contribution towards educating numerous generations of ophthalmologists. SNEC is aiming to raise $625,000 in order to establish the Barry Cullen International Fellowship in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. SNEC will match every dollar for dollar that is donated towards this Fellowship.

For those who have missed out or like to re-live the memories of the virtual memorial held on 21 December 2020, please visit the recording of the proceedings for your viewing pleasure

For any enquiries, please contact
Mr Leo Chen Ian
Director, Development & Community Engagement
Email: [email protected]
Contact: 6322 7438

About the Charity

Launched in July 2016, VisionSave is a novel initiative that taps on philanthropic investment to usher in innovative eye care research, treatment and delivery in Singapore and the region. It also aims to save sight and ensure optimal outcome for every patient.

VisionSave aligns with SNEC and SERI's reputation as a centre of eye care and research excellence in Singapore, as well as the philanthropic spirit of the late SNEC founder Professor Arthur Lim, who modelled a giving spirit in both his personal and professional endeavours.

For more information, please visit our websites: https://www.visionsave.sg and https://ww.snec.com.sg


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