Training Programme for Ophthalmologists

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Training Programme for Ophthalmologists

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science (DOVS) Resident Programme provides in-depth and structured clinical training and education in Ophthalmology to residents, fellows, and faculty of teaching hospitals in Hong Kong and beyond. The programme emphasises interactions between the programme directors, attending ophthalmologists, faculty, fellows, and residents at all levels. The goal of the programme is to help train new ophthalmic surgeons and doctors with tools that enhance the learning experience in the pursuit of surgical excellence in Ophthalmology.

Ophthalmic Microsurgical Training Centre (OMTC) & its workshops

At the Lee Wing Kit Advanced Ophthalmic Training and Education Centre (AOTEC), we conduct our Resident Programme at an unprecedented level of hands-on learning exposure. As one of the key facilities of the AOTEC, the Ophthalmic Microsurgical Training Centre (OMTC) provides state-of-the-art training environment and facilities for general ophthalmologists and ophthalmic trainees. Its aim is to develop surgical proficiency in those who are preparing for various surgical procedures, through lecture and video presentations, virtual reality simulation and wet lab sessions.

The OMTC is staffed with renowned academics and professors from the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science (DOVS), The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and specialists from the Hong Kong Eye Hospital (HKEH). With structured training programmes such as Basic Microsurgical Workshop, Phacoemulsification Workshop, and Subspecialty Microsurgical Workshops, participants gain in-depth knowledge on various ophthalmic conditions and practice their relevant surgical procedures.

The objectives of the OMTC and its Workshops are:

  1. Introduction of ophthalmic conditions which require surgical interventions
  2. Step-wise learning of various ophthalmic procedures
  3. Training of stereoscopic coordination and dexterity under surgical microscopes
  4. Management of surgical complications
  5. Accreditation of surgeons for ophthalmic surgeries on patients

Informative lecture series and video presentations provide groundwork for specific ophthalmic conditions and their treatment strategies. The OMTC houses the virtual reality system EYESi® Ophthalmosurgical Simulator, which employs advanced computer technology to give the surgeon the feeling that he is experiencing real intraocular surgery. In the wet lab sessions, participants engage in hands-on practice, supervised by course instructors. Step-by-step approach on important intraocular maneuvers on porcine eyes reinforces eye-hand-feet coordination and dexterity.

At the end of the workshops, assessments based on paper quizzes and practical tests are carried out to ensure surgical competency of the surgeons. Certificates from the OMTC and DOVS, CUHK are awarded upon completion.

CUHK-HKEH-PWH Subspecialty Fellowship Training Programme Advisors

Prof PANG Chi Pui Calvin

Prof PANG Chi Pui Calvin

BSc (Lond), DPhil (Oxon)

S.H. Ho Professor of Visual Sciences
Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Director, CUHK Ophthalmic Research Centre
Director, Joint Shantou International Eye Center

Dr LAM Nai Man

Dr LAM Nai Man

Deputy HCE, HKEH

CUHK-HKEH-PWH Subspecialty Fellowship Training Programme Convenors

Prof THAM Chee Yung Clement

Prof THAM Chee Yung Clement

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 (CUHK)
Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
Honorary Chief-of-Service, Hong Kong Eye Hospital
Head, Graduate Division, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Director, CUHK Eye Centre
Deputy Director, Joint Shantou International Eye Center
Honorary Secretary and Fellowship Examiner, The College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong (COHK)
Secretary General & CEO, Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO)

Dr YOUNG L Alvin

Dr YOUNG L Alvin

COS, NTEC

CUHK-HKEH-PWH Subspecialty Fellowship Training Programmes and Subspecialty Coordinators (HKEH)

Subspecialty Fellowship Training ProgrammeSubspecialty Coordinators (HKEH)
Corneal and External Eye DiseasesDr WONG Victoria
GlaucomaProf THAM C Y Clement
Neuro-ophthalmologyDr CHAN K M Carmen
Orbital & Oculoplastic SurgeryDr YUEN K L Hunter
Pediatric Ophthalmology and StrabismusDr YAM C S Jason
RetinaDr TSANG C W

CUHK-HKEH-PWH Subspecialty Fellowship Training Programmes and Subspecialty Coordinators (NTEC)

Subspecialty Fellowship Training ProgrammeSubspecialty Coordinators (NTEC)
Corneal and External Eye DiseasesDr YOUNG L Alvin
GlaucomaDr LI Felix
Neuro-ophthalmologyDr YIP Nelson
Orbital & Oculoplastic SurgeryDr CHONG K L Kelvin
Pediatric Ophthalmology and StrabismusDr YIP W K Wilson
RetinaDr Mårten BRELÉN