Dr. WAN Ho Nam Kelvin

Assistant Professor

MBChB (CUHK), MRCSEd, MRCS (Eng), MRCS (Glasg), FCOphth HK, FHKAM (Ophthalmology)

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Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Director, Laser Refractive Programme, The CUHK Jockey Club Ophthalmic Microsurgical Training Programme
  • Honorary Associate Consultant, Hong Kong Eye Hospital
  • Member, Asia-Pacific Association of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons
  • Member, European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons
  • Member, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Dr. Kelvin Wan graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong with a number of awards, scholarships, and distinction.  During his specialist training, he was nominated and is mentored by Professor Dennis Shun-Chiu Lam under the Academic Development Mentorship Scheme of the Academy of Asia-Pacific Professors of Ophthalmology and received the Best Self-Initiated Project and the Overall Bronze Medal Awards.    His clinical and research interests focus on cornea & refractive surgeries, complex cataract & lens surgeries, ocular surface disease, and glaucoma.

Dr. Wan has published over 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals including The Ocular Surface, Ophthalmology, and JAMA Ophthalmology. In recognition of his work, he received the Japanese Ophthalmological Society International Young Investigator Award, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Best Original Research by Trainees Bronze Medal, New Territories West Cluster Outstanding Published Paper Achievement Award and Young Researcher Published Paper Achievement Award, Top Downloaded Paper in Acta Ophthalmologica Award, The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) International Travel Grant, and the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) 60th Anniversary Yasuo Tano Travel Grant.

Dr. Wan is also active in international service.  He serves as an Editorial Assistant for the Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology and is a member of its COVID-19 FAQs Editorial Board.  He is also an associate ophthalmologist of Orbis in their Flying Eye Hospital project.

Research Areas

  1. Refractive surgery: surgical techniques and refractive outcomes in SMILE and LASIK
  2. Cataract surgery: optimizing the accuracy and precision of refractive outcomes
  3. Ocular surface disease: epidemiology, risk factors, imaging, novel therapy, surgical treatment of dry eye disease and allergic eye disease
  4. Keratoconus and corneal ectatic diseases: early identification and treatment
  5. Glaucoma imaging: improving early diagnosis and detecting progression

Representative Publications:

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    1. Wan KH#, Ip CKY, Kua WN, Chow VWS, Chong KKL, Young AL, Cheng GPM, Jhanji V, “Transepithelial corneal collagen crosslinking using iontophoresis versus the Dresden protocol in progressive keratoconus: A meta-analysis”, Clin Exp Ophthalmol, 2021;49(3):228-241
    2. Wong AH, Kua WN, Young AL, Wan KH#, “Management of cytomegalovirus corneal endotheliitis”, Eye Vis (Lond), 2021;8(1):3
    3. Wan KH, Tsui RW, Chan TC, “Fluctuation in straylight measurements during the first month after SMILE and its effect on visual recovery”, Eye (Lond), 2020; 34(2):366-373
    4. Wan KH, Huang SS, Young AL, Lam DS, “Precautionary measures needed for ophthalmologists during pandemic of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19)”, Acta Ophthalmologica, 2020; 98(3):221-222
    5. Wan KH, Lam TC, Yu MC, Chan TC, “Accuracy and precision of intraocular lens calculations using the new Hill-RBF version 2.0 in eyes with high axial myopia and a comparison of formulas”, Am J Ophthalmol, 2019; 205:66-73
    6. Wan KH, Lam AK, Leung CK, “Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Compared With Optical Coherence Tomography Macular Measurements for Detection of Glaucoma”, JAMA Ophthalmology, 2018; 136(8):866-874
    7. Wan KH, Chan TC, Yu M, Jhanji V, “Longitudinal evaluation of posterior corneal changes after laser in situ keratomileusis in high myopia: a swept-source optical coherence tomography study”, Clin Exp Ophthalmol, 2018; 46(7):824-826
    8. Wan KH, Chen LJ, Young AL, “Depression and anxiety in dry eye disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis”, Eye (Lond), 2016; 30(12):1558-1567
    9. Wan KH, Chen LJ, Young AL, “Efficacy and Safety of Topical 0.05% Cyclosporine Eye Drops in the Treatment of Dry Eye Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis”, Ocul Surf, 2015; 13(3):213-25
    10. Wan KH, Chen LJ, Rong SS, Pang CP, Young AL, “Topical Cyclosporine in the Treatment of Allergic Conjunctivitis: a Meta-analysis”, Ophthalmology, 2013; 120(11):2197-203


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