Education News – Public Lecture on Glaucoma

Education News – Public Lecture on Glaucoma


Prof Clement Tham, the Chairman of Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (DOVS); and Dr Felix Li, the Honorary Clinical Associate Professor of DOVS, have delivered public lectures with a theme entitled ‘The Latest Development of Glaucoma Treatment (青光眼治療的最新發展)’ on 17th March, 2017, during the World Glaucoma Week, in Lecture Hall, The Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong in Wan Chai, Hong Kong.


Glaucoma, known as the “silent thief of sight, is one of the major causes of irreversible blindness in Hong Kong and worldwide. Prof Tham and Dr Li not only shared on the history, diagnosis and advanced treatment developments of glaucoma; but also debunked fallacies and misunderstanding of glaucoma, with more than 150 audiences from the public. The audiences showed very keen interest in knowing more about glaucoma and were actively participated in the Q&A session.


World Glaucoma Week (WGW) aims to enhance the public awareness on glaucoma by organizing a wide range of public education activities which involve associations from all around the globe. To know more about the World Glaucoma Week, please visit

update20170317-02Prof Tham was elucidating the Laser-Assisted Non-Penetrating Trabecular Surgery for treating glaucoma to the public.


update20170317-01Dr Felix Li was introducing the history of glaucoma to the audience.


update20170317-03Sunny Fok, representative of Health Action Magazine, expressed her gratitude and presented awards to Prof Tham and Dr Li.