Chairman’s Message

Prof Clement C.Y. Tham

Chairman’s Message

The Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences (DOVS) of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) was the first academic ophthalmology department in Hong Kong, with Prof. Mark O.M. Tso as our Founding Chairman in 1994. Prof. Mark Tso was succeeded by Prof. Dennis S.C. Lam as Chairman in 1998, and then by Prof. Calvin C.P. Pang from 2012 to 2015.

DOVS consists of two main functional units: the CUHK Eye Centre and the CUHK Ophthalmic Research Centre, as the clinical arm and research arm of the department, respectively.

The CUHK Eye Centre includes the CUHK Private Eye Clinic which provides subspecialty-based clinical ophthalmic care to the public, the CUHK Laser Refractive Surgery Centre which receives the Trusted Brand Award from the Reader’s Digest 5 years in a row, the Clinical Drug Trial Centre which is accredited by the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) for clinical drug trials, as well as the Pao So Kuk Macular Diseases Treatment and Research Centre.

The CUHK Ophthalmic Research Centre includes the Lim Por Yen Eye Genetics Research Centre, as well as the clinical and visual sciences research laboratories and facilities of the Department. The Lee Wing Kit Advanced Ophthalmic Training and Education Centre (AOTEC), officially opened at Hong Kong Eye Hospital in 2012, raises the standard of our ophthalmic training and education to world class.

DOVS endeavors to achieve international excellence in clinical ophthalmology and visual sciences. Over the past decade, through concerted professional and academic efforts of DOVS and associated institutions, Hong Kong has become a regional hub for advanced ophthalmic clinical services, research, and education.

Prof Clement C.Y. Tham
BM BCh (Oxon), FCOphth (HK), FHKAM (Ophth), FRCOphth, FRCS (Glas), FCSHK

S.H. Ho Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Director, CUHK Eye Centre
Honorary Consultant, New Territories East Cluster Ophthalmology Service
Vice President and Fellowship Examiner, The College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong (COHK)
Deputy Director, Joint Shantou International Eye Center
Secretary General & CEO, Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO)
Vice President, Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society (APGS)
Chair, Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis (AOI)