CUHK Jockey Club Ophthalmic Microsurgical Training Programme

CUHK Jockey Club Ophthalmic Microsurgical Training Programme

About CUHK JC OMTP | Message from the Director | Advisory board | Facilities | Programme Overview | Programme Details | News | Contact us

 

 

About CUHK JC OMTP

Ophthalmic surgeries are highly sophisticated, skill-dependent, and technologically driven. The standard and quality of surgical training is crucial for providing safe and effective patient services.

Fully sponsored by the Hong Kong Jockey Club, and established by the Faculty of Medicine of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), the CUHK Jockey Club Ophthalmic Microsurgical Training Programme (CUHK JC OMTP) aims to raise the standard of ophthalmic microsurgical training and education in Hong Kong to be amongst the very best in the world.

At the CUHK, we are proud to offer the best and safest ophthalmic microsurgical training for both basic and advanced eye surgery in Hong Kong. Our training will also be extended to overseas eye doctors in future for Hong Kong to become an internationally-recognized hub for top-notch ophthalmic microsurgical training.

 

Vision and Mission

– To foster cutting edge ophthalmic microsurgical skills transfer to local and regional specialists.

– To provide a training venue for surgical trainees in Hong Kong in the full range of surgical skills.

– To enhance the quality of eye surgical outcomes through high quality training and practice.

– To offer cost effective and high quality ophthalmic microsurgical skills transfer courses to local and regional participants.

 

Message from Director of CUHK JC OMTP

Our programme aims to raise the standard of ophthalmic microsurgical training and education in Hong Kong to be amongst the very best in the world. It provides hands-on learning and practicing of ophthalmic microsurgical skills for eye doctors in a safe, simulated environment, without disrupting routine clinical services and risking complications to patients.

We are dedicated to offer high fidelity and comprehensive ophthalmic microsurgical simulation training for both basic and advanced subspecialty eye surgeries in Hong Kong. Ophthalmologists from worldwide are welcomed to participate in our programme as we intend to become an internationally recognized hub for top-notch ophthalmic microsurgical training.

Professor Clement CY Tham
Director, CUHK Jockey Club Ophthalmic Microsurgical Training Programme
Chairman & SH Ho Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

 

Advisory Board

Prof Michael BELIN

Clinical Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Science, University of Arizona, USA

 

 

 

Mr John FERRIS

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Gloucestershire Eye Unit
Head, School of Ophthalmology, The Severn Deanery, United Kingdom

 

 

Prof Robert GOLDBERG

Chief, Orbital and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Stein Eye Institute, USA
Director, UCLA Aesthetic Center, Stein Eye Institute, USA
Karen and Frank Dabby Professor of Ophthalmology, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, USA

 

 

Ronald R. KruegerProf Ronald KRUEGER

Medical Director of Refractive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute, Ohio, USA Professor of Ophthalmology, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, USA

 

 

 

Prof Dennis LAM

Clinical Professor (Honorary), Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

 

 

Christopher Liu2Prof Christopher LIU

Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for Services to Ophthalmology
Senior Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Sussex Eye Hospital, United Kingdom

 

 

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Clinical Professor, Departments of Paediatrics and Child Health and Ophthalmology, University of Sydney, Australia
Visiting Medical Officer in Ophthalmology, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, Sydney Eye Hospital and Royal Darwin Hospital, Australia

 

 

William F MielerProf William MIELER

Vice-Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Cless Family Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

 

 

 

Mr George SALEH

Consultant Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon, Director of Simulation Training, Moorfields Eye Hospital, United Kingdom

 

 

 

 

Tarek Shaarawy

Prof Tarek SHAARAWY

Head of the Glaucoma unit, University of Geneva Hospitals, Switzerland

 

 

 

 

Prof Shameema Sikder2

Dr Shameema SIKDER

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA
Director, Center of Excellence for Ophthalmic Surgical Education and Training (OphSET), The Johns Hopkins Hospital, USA

 

 

 

Programme Advisors
Prof Clement C.Y. Tham

Prof Clement Chee Yung THAM

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 Chief-of-Service, Hong Kong Eye Hospital
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)
Treasurer, International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO)
Vice President, Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society (APGS)
Chair, Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis (AOI)

Prof Alvin Lerrmann YOUNG

Clinical Professor (Honorary), Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Deputy Hospital Chief Executive (Professional Development & External Relations), Prince of Wales Hospital
Chief of Service & Cluster Co-ordinator (O&VS), NTEC
Prince of Wales Hospital & Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital

jlaiProf Jimmy LAI

Clinical Professor and Acting Head, Department of Ophthalmology, The University of Hong Kong
George and Paulette Ho Professor in Visual Science, The University of Hong Kong
Chief of Service, Department of Ophthalmology, Queen Mary Hospital and Grantham Hospital
Chief of Service, Department of Ophthalmology, Shenzhen-HKU Hospital Honorary Clinical Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Honorary Consultant, Queen Mary Hospital
Honorary Consultant, Hong Kong Glaucoma Patients’ Association
President, College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong
Executive member, Asian Foundation for the Prevention of Blindness

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Dr John CHANG

Director, Guy Hugh Chan Refractive Surgery Centre,Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital
Honorary Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology (HKU)
Clinical Associate Professor (Honorary), Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Specialist in Ophthalmology

YUEN_HunterDr Kwok Lai Hunter YUEN

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Hong Kong Eye Hospital
Head, Orbital &Oculoplastic Surgery Service, Hong Kong Eye Hospital
Consultant Ophthalmologist at Hong Kong Eye Hospital and Head of Orbital &Oculoplastic Surgery Service
Clinical Associate Professor (Honorary), Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
President of Asian Pacific Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (APSORPS)
Vice President, International Society of Daryology and Dry Eye (ISDDE)
Secretary of Asia-Pacific Society of Ocular Oncology and Pathology (APSOOP)
Council member of The College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong

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Dr Simon KO

Chief of Service of the Ophthalmology Department at Pamela Youde Nethersole Hospital and Tung Wah Eastern Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor (Honorary), Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

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Prof Wai Ching LAM

Clinical Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Hong Kong

 

 

 

Programme Directors
Dr Tommy CHAN 陳頌恩醫生

Dr Tommy Chung Yan CHAN

Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Deputizing Director, CUHK Refractive Surgery Centre
Honorary Associate Consultant, Hong Kong Eye Hospital

 

 

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Dr Ka Wai KAM

Associate Consultant, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Prince of Wales Hospital & Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital
Honorary clinical tutor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

 

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Dr Poemen CHAN

Associate Consultant, Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

 

 

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Prof Vishal JHANJI

Clinical Professor (Honorary), Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

 

 

 

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Dr Kelvin Kam Lung CHONG

Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Coordinator, Orbital and Oculoplastic Surgery Service, New Territories East Cluster Ophthalmology Service
Honorary Associate Consultant, Hong Kong Eye Hospital
Honorary Associate Consultant, New Territories East Cluster Ophthalmology Service

 

 

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Dr Jason Cheuk Sing YAM

Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Coordinator, Pediatric Ophthalmology Services, CUHK Eye Centre
Academic Coordinator, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Service, Hong Kong Eye Hospital
Coordinator, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Service, CUHK Eye Centre

 

 

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Dr Mårten BRELÉN

Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Director, Pao So Kok Macular Disease Treatment and Research Centre Coordinator, Vitreo-Retinal Service, CUHK Eye Centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facilities

Our centre provides the best and safest ophthalmic microsurgical training for both basic and advanced eye surgery, and equipped with the advanced facilities and hardware. The facilities include:

Surgical microscope for ophthalmology Leica M844 F20

    • 6 Versatile Operating Workstations with Operating Microscopes

Each workstation is equipped with an operating microscope with eye pieces for the trainee and an instructor. It also provides ergonomically designed surgeon’s chairs to simulate the real operating theatre and to facilitate correct posturing of both trainees and trainers. There are headholder, suction and ventilation. These are versatile training stations used for multiple tasks, including simulated microsurgical training and wet labs which involve animal parts.

 

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    • Three-dimensional Visual System connected to the instructor’s microscope

The workstation accommodates 3D visual system on ophthalmic microsurgery which allows trainers to share the same 3D perspective on the surgical field as the operating surgeon. 3D visualization of anatomical structures improves understanding of surgical maneuvers in relation to anatomical structures. The teaching material presented can also be more engaging for the spectators, raising the caliber of the teaching curriculum.

 

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    • Phacoemulsification System

Each of the 6 workstations will be equipped with a CENTURION® phacoemulsification system. It provides control and improved efficiency during the minimally invasive cataract phacoemulsification procedure. The phacoemulsification system is the current model used in public hospitals. Trainees will learn to use the most up-to-date system and also enhance their experience and performance.

 

Eyesi simulator

    • Eyesi® Ophthalmic Microsurgical Simulators

Eyesi® is the most realistic virtual reality ophthalmic surgery training device. The system offers state-of-the-art virtual reality simulations for trainee eye surgeons to perform simulated surgery for cataract extraction, vitreoretinal and macular diseases. The device’s hardware includes an interchangeable head on an adjustable platform, control pedals for phacoemulsification. Trainees can be trained under a better simulated environment with the up-to-date technique and instrument delivered.

 

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    • Vitrectomy System with Intraocular Laser

The CONSTELLATION® vitrectomy system delivers an exceptional level of performance through its advanced technologies. The system allows the surgeon to modify duty cycle to control flow independent of vacuum and cut rate. This technology has been designed to optimize their surgical experience and patient outcomes.

 

    • Audio-visual System

The centre is equipped with high definition display monitors for the purpose of multimedia teaching. One of the teaching microscopes is connected to a video system for demonstration of the microsurgical procedure by the instructors and also for digital recording. An integrated teleconference system connected to the main operating theatre at the Hong Kong Eye Hospital is also allowed live surgery demonstration and international teleconferences.

 

 

Programme Overview

To accommodate the different levels of skills required by ophthalmologists at respective stages of professionalism, appropriate training programmes will be tailor-made for different target learners. Below courses for various stages of ophthalmic microsurgical training will be launched per year.

1. Basic Ophthalmic Microsurgical Workshop
This is a hands-on training course using the microscope and Eyesi Surgical Simulator System platform for residents to learn the basic microsurgical skills, such as application of the surgical instruments and handling complications of Extracapsular Cataract Extraction (ECCE). It is comprehensively designed to have participants understand the Eyesi VR system and experience “live surgery” on the pigs’ eyes. Trainees are required to spend 12 hours in the instruction course, a minimum of 10 hours practice on operating workstation, an additional 10 hours of Practice Sessions on the Eyesi system.

2. Phacoemulsification (Cataract Extraction) Workshop
This workshop consists of: ‘Simulated Cataract Surgery Course on Animal Eyes’, ‘Virtual Reality Cataract Surgery Course’, and Practice Sessions. The training will concentrate on hands on training of phacoemulsification and IOL fixation. Each trainee is required to attend the instruction course for 12 hours and to spend an additional 30 hours of practice on an operating workstation, and 30 hours on the Eyesi system.

3. Ophthalmic Subspecialty Surgical Workshops
Fellows would receive specific subspecialty microsurgical training programmes in their respective subspecialties. We would provide below training programmes for the 5 major ophthalmic subspecialties.

– Advanced Cataract Surgery & IOL Fixation Workshop
– LASIK & Refractive Procedures Workshop
– Corneal Grafts Workshop
– Trabeculectomy & Tubes Workshop
– Non-Penetrating Surgery & New Advances in Glaucoma Surgery
– Vitreoretina Surgery Course Programme
– Eyelid & Facial Rejunvenation Course Programme
– Orbital & Lacrimal Surgeries Course Programme
– Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Programme

4. Skills Transfer Workshops / Refresher Workshops
These workshops designed for practicing ophthalmologists are conducted to familiarize them with the latest microsurgical advancements, as well as to refresh the surgical skills in their respective fields of subspecialty interests. For the workshop services, the centre is available for booking to host different kinds of academic activities, including exhibition or workshops. We are welcome to variedly cooperation with the suppliers of ophthalmic surgical equipment and industrial partners.

Standardized Course Structure includes:

– Instruction Lectures
– Video Learning
– Observerships of simulated surgery or in OT
– Supervised learning in simulated environments
(i) Animal eyes (ii) EyeSi VR system
– Self-practice Sessions
– Surgical evaluation by trainers

 

News

CUHK Eye Centre and CUHK Jockey Club Ophthalmic Microsurgical Training Programme Open Day
9-10/2/2018

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The CUHK Eye Centre and CUHK Jockey Club Ophthalmic Microsurgical Training Programme Open Day was organized from 9th to 10th February during the APAO Congress 2018 Hong Kong.

 


 

Delegation from the Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Cambodia
20/11/2017

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We were honoured to have Dr Mam Bunheng, Minister of Health of the Kingdom of Cambodia, leading an entourage of Cambodian University and Healthcare Officials, to visit our Department and Hong Kong Eye Hospital on 20th November 2017.

 

 

 

Contact us

Address: CUHK Eye Centre, 3/F, Hong Kong Eye Hospital, 147K Argyle Street, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Should you require more information about our Programme, please feel free to contact :

Ms Asa Chong at asachong@cuhk.edu.hk or ( 852 ) 3943 5850