​Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) will launch an inaugural Professorship for a world-class doctor to join the SNEC team focusing on research. This Professorship honours Professor Arthur Lim and recognises his medical contributions. SNEC and Duke-NUS will each donate $2.5 million to fund the Professorship. Medical Director Donald Tan acknowledged the significance of this Professorship as it honours a medical visionary – Arthur Lim. He said that Prof Arthur Lim founded SNEC over 20 years ago and put ophthalmology in Singapore at a world-class level. Prof Donald went on to say that the SNEC focuses on teaching and research and they are now ready to bring in another Professor to further enhance their program. The Professorship could be awarded to a local or a foreigner, though it is more likely to be a foreigner as they believe that the best locals in the medical field have already been recognised for their achievements. The team hopes that this professorship will take SNEC another step further in ophthalmology. Prof Wong Tien Yin added that they are looking for a well-rounded candidate capable in several fields of study in ophthalmology. Both interviewees shared that they have already sourced two to three potential candidates from the UK, USA and Japan. However, they said that the selection process will take a while as they want to secure the best possible candidate to receive the prestigious Professorship.