Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship Programme

CUHK-HKEH-PWH International Ophthalmology Fellowship
Pediatric Ophthalmology

Pediatric Ophthalmology Programme Director:

Dr Wilson WK Yip

Dr Wilson WK Yip

Clinical Assistant Professor (Honorary), CUHK
Associate Consultant, PWH

Faculty:

Dr YAM Cheuk Sing, Jason

Dr YAM Cheuk Sing, Jason

Assistant Professor, CUHK

Dr Henry HW Lau

Dr Henry HW Lau

Clinical Assistant Professor (Honorary), CUHK
Associate Consultant, AHNH

Introduction

The Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Service of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences operates at both the Hong Kong Eye Hospital and the Prince of Wales Hospital, the teaching hospital of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Our four Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Subspecialty Clinics serve the populations living in Kowloon and the eastern region of the New Territories in Hong Kong, and are well attended by over 150 patients each week.
Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Fellows of the CUHK-HKEH Joint International Ophthalmology Fellowship Programme will actively participate in all clinical services and various research projects. During the Fellowship, each Fellow should aim to be the Principal Investigator of at least 1 pediatric ophthalmology research project at CUHK. At the conclusion of the Fellowship, each Fellow should be confident in the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders of childhood and adult strabismus problems, and should have at least 1 publication as first author arising from research done during his / her CUHK Fellowship.

Clinical Attachment for Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus

  • Up to 4 Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Clinics per week at Hong Kong Eye Hospital and Prince of Wales Hospital
  • At least 1 Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Operating List per week
  • At least 2 Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) screening sessions per month
  • At least 2 Orthoptic sessions per month
  • Multidisciplinary Retinoblastoma clinic once a month

Surgical Procedures at Hong Kong Eye Hospital and Prince of Wales Hospital

  • Horizontal extraocular muscle surgery
  • Vertical extraocular muscle surgery
  • Extraocular muscle transposition
  • Pediatric cataract operation

Laser or Cryotherapy Procedures at Hong Kong Eye Hospital and Prince of Wales Hospital

  • Laser photocoagulation for ROP
  • Laser photocoagulation or cryotherapy in management of retinoblastoma

Main Areas of Research Interest

Pediatric cataract and ectopia lentis

The CUHK Pediatric Ophthalmology Subspecialty has strong track record in research on the treatment of pediatric cataract and ectopia lentis. We have carried out studies on primary intraocular lens implantation for infants, prevention and management of posterior capsule opacification and management of uveitic cataract in children. We also published a series of study on management of ectopia lentis from scleral fixation of intraocular lens to the use of capsular tension ring. We also have written review article on the subject.

Major Recent Publications:
  1. Fan DSP, Rao SK, Yu CBO, Wong CY, Lam DSC
    Changes in refraction and ocular dimensions after cataract surgery and primary intraocular lens implantation in infants
    J Cataract Refract Surg 2006;32:1104-8.
  2. Fan DS, Chan CK, Cheung AC, Rao SK, Yu CB, Lam DS
    Multi-stage approach to uveitic cataract management in children
    J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 2006;43:172-5.
  3. Fan DSP, Tang EWH, Rao SK, Zhao XQ, Lam DSC
    The use of peribulbar anaesthesia in paediatric cataract surgery (age 7 to 15) in mobile eye camp in China
    Acta Ophthalmologica 2006;84:384-7.
  4. Fan DSP, Yip WWK, Yu CBO, Rao SK, Lam DSC
    Updates on the surgical management of paediatric cataract with primary intraocular les implantation
    Annuals Acad of Medicine Singapore 2006;35:564-70.
  5. Lam DSC, Fan DSP, Shaheeda M, Yu CBO, Zhang S, Chen W
    25-gauge transconjunctival sutureless vitrectomy system (TSV) in surgical management of children with posterior capsule opacification
    Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2005;33:495-8.
  6. Zhang L, Gong B, Tong J, Fan DS, Chiang S, Lou D, Lam DS, Yam GH, Pang CP
    A Novel γD-Crystallin Mutation Causes Mild Changes in Protein Properties but Leads to Congenital Coralliform Cataract
    Mol Vis 2009;15:1521-9.
  7. Zhang L, Yam GH, Tam PO, Lai RY, Lam DS, Pang C, Fan DS
    An αA-crystallin gene mutation, Arg12Cys, causing inherited cataract-microcornea exhibits an altered heat-shock response
    Mol Vis 2009;15:1127-38.
  8. Zhang LY, Yam GH, Fan DSP, Tam PO, Lam DS, Pang CP
    A novel deletion variant of gamma D-crystallin responsible for congenital nuclear cataract
    Mol Vis 2007 Nov 7;13:2096-104.
Strabismus
Major Recent Publications:
  1. Lau FH, Fan DS, Sun KK, Yu CB, Wong CY, Lam DS
    Residual torticollis in patients after strabismus surgery for congenital superior oblique palsy
    Br J Ophthalmol 2009 Jul 7. [Epub ahead of print]
Retinoblastoma
Major Recent Publications:
  1. Lau CS, Choy KW, Fan DSP, Yu CB, Wong CY, Lam DS, Pang CP
    Prenatal screening of retinoblastoma and the incidence of retinoblastoma in the Hong Kong Eye Hospital in 2001-2006
    Hong Kong Med J 2008;14:391-4.
  2. Choy KW, Lee TC, Cheung KF, Fan DSP, Lo KW, Beaverson KL, Abrason DH, Lam DSC, Yu CB, Pang CP
    Clinical implications of promoter hypermethylation in RASSF1A and MGMT in retinoblastoma
    Neoplasia 2005;7;200-6.

Instruction Course Presentations by Faculty at Major International Scientific Conferences

  1. Fan DS, Yu CBO, Raghukant A, Rao SK, Lam DSC, Zhang MZ
    Course title: Primary IOL implantation for Infant and Pediatric Cataracts
    American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), November 2006, Las Vegas, USA.
  2. Lam DSC, Fan DSP, Cheng ACK, Young AL, Law RWK
    Course title: Management of uveitic cataract
    American Society of Cataract And Refractive Surgery, May 2004, San Francisco, USA
  3. Fan DSP, Cheng ACK, Young AL, Law RWK, Lam DSC
    Course title: Management of pediatric cataract and ectopia lentis
    American Society of Cataract And Refractive Surgery, May 2004, San Francisco, USA
  4. Fan DSP, Cheng ACK, Yu CBO, Lam DSC
    Course title: Surgical management of pediatric cataract
    19th Congress of Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, Bangkok, Thailand
  5. Fan DSP, Ng JSK, Ko STC, Yu CBO, Lam DSC
    Course title: Surgical management of pediatric cataract
    5th International Symposium of Ophthalmology, October 2003, Hong Kong
  6. Lam DSC, Fan DSP, Cheng ACK, Ng JSK, Rao SK, Yu CBO,
    Course title:: Management of pediatric cataract and ectopia lentis
    American Society of Cataract And Refractive Surgery, February 2003, San Francisco, USA