Prof Ben NM LAM
Prof Clement CY THAM
Prof Alvin L YOUNG
Prof Vishal JHANJI
Dr Tommy CY CHAN
Dr Aziz KW KAM
The Cataract Fellowship of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is a one-year clinical programme which includes excellent exposure to General Ophthalmology, Intraocular Lens Microsurgery-ECCE with IOL, Phacoemulsification ranging from simple cataracts to challenging cases and secondary intraocular lens and associated procedures e.g iridoplasty and repair of iridodialysis. To familiarize the fellow with the surgical management of various difficult situations like small pupil, subluxated lens, aniridic cataract and secondary IOL surgery including scleral and flanged intrascleral fixation. To make them aware of the latest developments in the field of cataract surgeries as well. The fellow can expect training in pre-operative assessment, pre- and post-operative care in cataract surgery including the post refractive cases, innovative surgical techniques in cataract surgery techniques, and premium intra-ocular lens techniques.
To train fellows in expanding their management knowledge of cataract and associated anterior segment surgery.
The fellow will have exposure to a variety of patients ranging from simple cataracts to challenging cases. Instructive cases will be discussed in special Teaching Clinics. During the fellowship each fellow is exposed to 7 operating sessions per month, including his/her own list, based on the applicant’s experience. The fellow can expect training in pre-operative assessment, pre- and post-operative care in cataract surgery, innovative surgical techniques in cataract surgery techniques, and premium intra-ocular lens techniques. The fellow is expected to be involved in the teaching of training registrars through tutorials, in the outpatients and theatre.
- Up to 4 General Ophthalmology Clinics per week at Hong Kong Eye Hospital and/or Prince of Wales Hospital
- At least 2 Cataract operating lists per week
A motivated fellow will have the opportunity and is expected to write several articles during the fellowship year. Clinical and basic science research projects are available in the Department. The fellow will be required to develop interest as well as participate in research projects in conjunction with the supervisor. He/she should aim to be the Principal Investigator of at least 1 cataract research project at CUHK. At the conclusion of the Fellowship, each Fellow is expected to have at least 1 publication as first author arising from research done during his / her CUHK Fellowship.
- Chan TC, Lam JK, Ng AL, Ye C, Jhanji V. Visual outcomes after cataract surgery in adults with presumed amblyopia and anisomyopia. Acta Ophthalmol. 2017 Sep;95(6):e515-e516. (Impact factor: 2.844) [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27213984]
- Chan TCY, Lam SC, Mohamed S, Wong RLM. Survival analysis of visual improvement after cataract surgery in advanced retinitis pigmentosa. Eye (Lond). 2017 Dec;31(12):1747-1748. (Impact Factor: 2.275) [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28776592]
- Pahuja NK, Shetty R, Deshmukh R, Sharma A, Nuijts RMMA, Jhanji V, Sethu S, Ghosh A. In vivo confocal microscopy and tear cytokine analysis in post-LASIK ectasia. Br J Ophthalmol. 2017 Dec;101(12):1604-1610. (Impact Factor: 3.036) [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28450380]