Postgraduate Education

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Postgraduate Education (MPhil and PhD)

MPhil and PhD studies in the Department is administered by the Graduate Division of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences headed by Prof Christopher Leung, with administrative support by Ms Michelle Tang. We conduct full-time and part-time Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) research programmes. Many of our MPhil and PhD students are recipients of post-graduate studentships from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

We have established a MPhil and PhD education platform, pertaining to personalized education and aiming for academic excellence. All research students are accessible to all equipment and facilities in our research laboratories. Students, supervisors, and research staff work together on meaningful research projects in basic and clinical ophthalmology with international recognitions. Our students present papers on platform at international conferences and publish original articles in major SCI journals based on their thesis work.

We provide an environment for medical degree graduates to acquire advanced basic science knowledge and to conduct both clinical and laboratory based research. We also accept graduates of life science disciplines to pursuit basic research related to eye diseases and pursue a career in research. Our PhD graduates have taken up academic or clinical positions in major academic institutions including CUHK, Harvard University, Purdue University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Sydney, and eye centres in mainland China. Some have entered the pharmaceutical industry.

Currently 20 MPhil and PhD students are undergoing their research programmes.

ProgrammesApplication Deadline
(for 2017-18 intake)
Online Application
Doctor of Philosophy in Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences (PhD)26 Feb 2017Apply Now!
Master of Philosophy in Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences (MPhil)26 Feb 2017Apply Now!

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Research Highlights

Our PG StudentResearch AreasSupervisor(s)
Malini BAKTHAVATCHALAM(1) Foveal Avascular Zone (FAZ) with Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography (OCTA) in predicting treatment response of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) therapy in diabetic macular edema (DME)
(2) Characterization of Choroidal Morphological Changes in Exudative Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy and Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
Dr Mårten BRELÉN
Dr NG Siu Chun Danny
CAO Di(1) Documentation of changes in anterior segment anatomy after lens extraction in primary angle closure glaucoma
(2) The pathophysiological mechanisms of pterygium development
Dr CHU Wai Kit
CAO XuMeasurement of retinal ganglion cell function using electrophysiology (STR/PhNR)Prof LEUNG Kai Shun Christopher
HE Jingna(1) Chronic oxidative stress to HTM cell using rotenone
(2) Autophagy effects of OPTN mutations in POAG patients
Dr CHU Wai Kit
Prof PANG Chi Pui Calvin
IAO Wai U Tiara(1) Optical coherence tomography imaging in thyroid associated orbitopathy
(2) Electrophysiological studies in thyroid associated orbitopathy
Dr CHONG Kam Lung Kelvin
JIANG Yuning(1) Intervention for myopia progression
(2) The function of Retinoblastoma protein
Dr YAM Cheuk Sing Jason
Dr CHU Wai Kit
LI Jian(1) Paediatric eye diseases
(2) Treatments of autoimmune-related uveitis
Dr YAM Cheuk Sing Jason
Dr CHU Wai Kit
LU ShiyaoGenetic investigation of ocular quantitative traitsDr CHEN Li Jia Guy
REN TianminMolecular metabolism of retinal ganglion cellsProf LEUNG Kai Shun Christopher
SUN ZihanRetinal ImagingDr CHEUNG Yim Lui Carol
Dr NG Siu Chun Danny
TANG Fangyao(1) Risk assessment for vision threatening diabetic retinopathy using novel retinal imaging
(2) Genetic association of single nucleotide polymorphisms and primary angle-closure glaucoma
Dr CHEUNG Yim Lui Carol
TANG Shumin(1) Epidemiology of pediatric eye diseases – Hong Kong Children Eye Study (HKCES)
(2) Identification of risk factors for myopia
(3) Meta-analysis on risk factors of pediatric eye diseases
Dr YAM Cheuk Sing Jason
Dr CHEN Li Jia Guy
TO Yuen Ying Elaine(1) Retinal nerve fiber layer imaging with spectral-domain optical coherence tomography
(2) Apps in mobile devices for visual field testing; quality of life in glaucoma patients
Prof LEUNG Kai Shun Christopher
WANG Yumeng(1) Anterior segment optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging in keratoconus
(2) Keratoconus genetics
(3) The pathophysiological mechanisms of keratoconus development
Prof PANG Chi Pui Calvin
WONG Siu Chong Janice(1) Role of adipose tissue-derived stem / stromal cells (ADSC) in the pathogenesis of thyroid-associated orbitopathy (TAO)
(2) Effect of TAO patients’ plasma on ADSC
Dr CHONG Kam Lung Kelvin
YUAN NanBiomarker of retinal imaging for high myopiaDr YAM Cheuk Sing Jason
ZHANG Bining(1) Genetics of inherited eye diseases
(2) Molecular biology of Sclerocornea.
Dr CHU Wai Kit
Dr CHEN Li Jia Guy
ZHENG Feihui Freya(1) OCT rim width measurement in glaucoma and myopic eyes
(2) Anterior chamber angle measurement with a new swept-source OCT
Prof LEUNG Kai Shun Christopher