Dr Julia YY CHAN

Assistant Professor

MB BS (HK), PDip Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CUHK), MRCSEd, FCOphthHK, FHKAM (Ophthalmology)

Contact :

(852) 3943 5829

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
  • Honorary Associate Consultant, Hong Kong Eye Hospital
  • Honorary Associate Consultant, New Territories East Cluster, Hospital Authority


Dr Julia Chan is a specialist in ophthalmology, the Fellow of The College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong (FCOphthHK), the Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine in the specialty of Ophthalmology (FHKAM(Ophthalmology)) and the Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MRCS(Ed)) with subspecialty interest in corneal and external eye diseases.

She has been awarded the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong. She received her ophthalmology training in the Hong Kong Eye Hospital from 2016 and had been a Clinical Tutor (Honorary) and Clinical Assistant Professor (Honorary) of Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (DOVS, CUHK). She is the fellow of the CUHK-HKEH-PWH Ophthalmology Subspecialty Fellowship Programme on Corneal and External Eye Diseases. She has been awarded the Postgraduate Diploma (PDip)  in Epidemiology and Biostatistics in CUHK and was accepted by the School of Public Health, Harvard  University to read the Master of Public Health(MPH).

Whilst serving the Hospital Authority, Dr Chan has been working closely with colleagues in the Hong Kong Eye Hospital and DOVS on the diagnosis and treatment of corneal and external eye diseases including corneal transplantation, conjunctival melanoma, ocular Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) diseases and amniotic membrane transplantation.  Her publications in international peer-reviewed journals include JAMA Ophthalmology and Hong Kong Medical Journal. She has been the invited speakers in international conferences including the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Congress, Congress of Asian Society of Transplantation(CAST) and Asia Pacific Ocular Imaging Society (APOIS) Congress.

Dr Chan has special interest in aviation medicine and has been awarded the Australian Certificate of Civil Aviation Medicine (ACCAM) by Monash University. She has been elected as the Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (DAME) of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) of Australia since 2019 and Designated Aviation Ophthalmologist (DAO) since 2023.

Research Areas

  1. Conjunctival Melanoma
  2. Ocular Herpes Simplex Virus Disease
  3. Corneal Transplantation and Keratoprosthesis
Organising Committee Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Congress 2024
Organising Committee Asia-Pacific Vitreo-retina Society (APVRS) Annual Meeting 2023
Organising Committee Asia Pacific Ocular Imaging Society (APOIS) 2023
Invited speaker Congress of Asian Society of Transplantation (CAST) 2023

Representative Publications:

(*corresponding author)

  1. Chan JYY, Chow VWS, Chan CKM, Chan EYM, Lau JSK, Lai TYY, Young AL, Tham CCY. Photokeratitis in Outdoor Event Participants Exposed to UV Radiation Display. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2024 May 2:e241092. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2024.1092. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38696206; PMCID: PMC11066757.
  2. Chan JYY, Lam SC, Yuen HKL. (2023). Uveal and conjunctival melanomas: disease course and outcomes in Chinese patients. Hong Kong Medical Journal. 29. 10.12809/hkmj219451.
  3. Chan JYY, Chan CKM, Lok JKH, Chan NCY. Intrapapillary Hemorrhage with Adjacent Peripapillary Subretinal Hemorrhage in Myopic Chinese Adolescents. Ann Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2021; 4(2): 1019.
  4. Chan JYY, Kwok TYT, Yuen HKL. Eyelash trichomegaly induced by erlotinib for metastatic lung cancer. Hong Kong Med J. 2021 Feb;27(1):60.e1-60.e3. doi: 10.12809/hkmj208506. PMID: 33568562.
  5. Chan JYY, Yuen KLH. An unusual vertical hypopyon. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2019;17:100580. Published 2019 Dec 19. doi:10.1016/j.ajoc.2019.100580
  6. Chan JYY, Yuen KLH. Intraosseous hemangioma at the left lateral canthus: a case report. HKJOphthalmol Vol.22 No.1
  7. Chan JYY, Choy BNK, Ng ALK, Shum JWH. Review on the Management of Primary Congenital Glaucoma. J Curr Glaucoma Pract 2015;9(3): 92-99