Department of Ophthalmology

http://www.eyeinst.hku.hk

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Major Research Areas

Diabetic retinopathy screening
Glaucoma surgery

  • Surgical options for primary angle-closures
  • Augmentation and modification of trabeculectomy
  • Minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries
  • Glaucoma medications compliance issues

Contact Person
Dr J.C.H. Chan
Tel: 3962 1405
Email: jonochan@hku.hk

Neuroregeneration in the retina of neurodegenerative diseases:

  • Electrical stimulation effect in traumatic optic neuropathy, glaucoma and retinitis pigmentosa.
  • Immune modulation on retinal ganglion cell survival in traumatic optic neuropathy and glaucoma.
  • Optogenetic therapy in retinal degenerative diseases.
  • Continuous monitor of retinal function using wireless apparatus.

Contact Person
Dr K. Chiu
Tel: 2831 5356
Email: datwai@hku.hk

Glaucoma:

  • Prevention of glaucoma progression with new treatment modalities and life-style modification.
  • Collagen cross-linking – its clinical application in glaucoma-related diseases and others.
  • Enhancement of disease detection and monitoring.

Contact Person
Dr B.N.K. Choy
Tel: 2255 5632 / 3962 1405
Email: bnkchoy@hku.hk

Glaucoma:

  • Treatment of acute and chronic angle closure glaucoma.
  • Risk factors and neuroprotection in Normal tension glaucoma.

Contact Person
Professor J.S.M. Lai
Tel: 3962 1413
Email: laism@hku.hk

Neuroprotection in eye and brain diseases:

  • Retinal and cerebral ischaemia – biology and therapeutics.
  • Ocular angiogenesis – disease, mechanism and therapeutics.
  • Diabetic retinopathy – mechanism and therapeutics.
  • Bioengineering – intraocular drug delivery.
  • Development of novel molecular and cellular therapeutic approaches.

Contact Person
Dr A.C.Y. Lo
Tel: 2831 5363
Email: amylo@hku.hk

Anterior segment:

  • Refractive cataract surgery.
  • Corneal collagen cross-linking – effect on corneal biomechanical properties and clinical applications.
  • Diagnosis and treatment of ocular surface disorders.
  • Myopia progression. 

Contact Person
Dr A.L.K. Ng
Tel: 2255 5632 / 3962 1405
Email: nlk008@hku.hk

(1)  Anterior Segment

  • Epidemiology and Novel Treatment Methods in dry eye disease
  • In-vitro Modelling of Dry Eye Disease
  • Pathophysiology and Treatment of Corneal Neuropathy
  • Treatment of Sigh-Threatening Ocular Surface Disease

(2)  Retinal Neuroprotection

  • Transcorneal Electrical Stimulation as a Neuroprotective Strategy in Retinal Disease
  • In-vitro Modelling of Effect of Retinal Electrical Stimulation

Contact Person
Dr K.C. Shih
Tel: 2255 5632 / 3962 1405
Email: kcshih@hku.hk

Glaucoma and neuroprotection:

  • Continuous intraocular pressure measurement.
  • Normal tension glaucoma risk factors.
  • Neuroprotection and optic nerve regeneration.

Ophthalmic public health:

  • Spectrum and prevalence of eye diseases of Osteogenic imperfecta subjects
  • Acceptance and impact of patient decision aid in open glaucoma patients

Contact Person
Dr J.W.H. Shum                                                                        
Tel: 2255 5632 / 3962 1405
Email: jenni101@hku.hk

Laboratory basic research:

  • The use of an animal model to investigate the dosing and fluence effect on choroidal vasculature.

Posterior segment:

  • Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography imaging of the retina and choroid and its application in ophthalmic epidemiological studies.
  • The use of photodynamic therapy in the treatment of macular degeneration.

Ophthalmic epidemiology:

  • The prevalence of common eye diseases in Hong Kong.
  • The risk factor profile of common eye diseases in Hong Kong.
  • Correlation of retinal changes and systemic diseases using multimodal imaging of the eye.

Contact Person
Dr I.Y.H. Wong
Tel: 2255 5632 / 3962 1405
Email: wongyhi@hku.hk

Departmental Postgraduate Admission Advisor
Dr A.C.Y. Lo
Tel: 2831 5363
Fax: 2817 0491
Email: amylo@hku.hk

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