The founder of Southern Specialist Eye Centre (formerly known as KC Yeo Eye Specialist Centre), Dr Robert Yeo now serves as its Medical Director, and plays a pivotal role in charting the course and direction of the Centre.
After obtaining his MBBS from the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur in August 1987 and completing his internship at Melaka Hospital, he served in various medical and surgical capacities including ophthalmology postings at Melaka Hospital and University Hospital, Kuala Lumpur. His portfolio also includes a brief stint with the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC).
In March 1993, he obtained his Fellowship (FRCS, Edinburgh, Scotland) and Masters of Medicine,S’pore (Ophthalmology), having completed 3 years of intensive Ophthalmology training with University Hospital before proceeding to undertake the Singapore and UK-based exams. Further exposure and training in the United Kingdom subsequently led him to being attached to the Princess Alexandria Eye Pavilion, Edinburgh, for 6 months and subsequently as a Registrar of Ophthalmology in the Eye Department, Salisbury Hospital and Royal Bournemouth Eye Hospital.
Upon completion of the UK stint in 1995, he returned home to Malaysia to the post of Clinical Specialist in the Eye Department, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, after which he was assigned to Hospital Kuala Terengganu as Consultant and Head of the Eye Department.
In August 1996, he resigned from the Health Ministry and began a consultancy at Southern Hospital Melaka (now known as Putra Specialist Hospital).
In 1998, he left Southern Hospital to join Mahkota Medical Centre (MMC) as Consultant Eye Surgeon where he served for 7 years before venturing out on his own in his quest to provide comprehensive and complete eye care services for those in need.
Having established Southern Specialist Eye Centre in Melaka Raya in November 2006, Dr Yeo aims to ensure comprehensive eye care service with various sub-specialities to cater to the needs of the people in Melaka and the surrounding regions. In March 2012, the Centre was accorded the Day Care Ambulatory status.
Especially close to his heart is oculoplastic surgery and premium lens surgery (multifocal lens, toric lens, toric multifocal lens, trifocal lens). Apart from his passion in active clinical work, he also engages himself with the macro management of the Eye Centre.