Clinical Research

Clinical Research

Our department is fully committed to clinical research of various eye diseases at the highest standard using state-of-the-art technologies. Clinical research is conducted by our faculty members in collaborations with colleagues at major hospitals in Hong Kong, including Hong Kong Eye Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital, and Alice Ho Nethersole Hospital. The patient pool of the centers cover a population of around 3 million people and together we see over 400,000 outpatient cases and perform over 10,000 eye operations per year. In addition to providing quality services to the patients in need, the huge case number and case-mix provide a lot of good clinical material for research and publication. Clinical staff in all three centers have attended regular good clinical practice (GCP) course to facilitate good quality clinical research. A dedicated clinical research office is available in Hong Kong Eye Hospital for coordinating clinical trials.

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Our major clinical research areas include:

  • Cataract surgery
  • Corneal transplantation including lamella keratoplasty and osteo-odonto keratoprosthesis
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular diseases
  • Myopia
  • Neuroophthalmology
  • Ocular genetics
  • Ocular imaging
  • Ocular surface diseases
  • Ophthalmic epidemiology
  • Pediatric eye diseases
  • Pterygium
  • Refractive surgery techniques
  • Retinal detachment surgery
  • Retinal vascular diseases
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Thyroid associated orbitopathy disease
  • Visual electrophysiology