Year of graduation: 2014

Supervisor: Prof Calvin Chi Pui PANG

All efforts are to prove if there is any luck for success.  (努力只為證明有沒有成功的運氣)

Research Direction

  • Role of Inflammation in Diabetic Retinopathy

Current Affiliations and Positions

  • Attending Doctor, Department of Ophthalmology, Guangdong Eye Institute, Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Guangdong Provincial People’s Hospital, Guangzhou, China

Representative Publications

  1. Qin YJ, Chan SO, Lin HL, Zhang YQ, He BT, Zhang L, Yu HH, Chu WK, Pang CP, Zhang HY. Increased Expression of Growth Hormone–Releasing Hormone in Fibrinous Inflammation of Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy. Am J Ophthalmol. 2020;215:81.
  2. Qin YJ, Chan SO, Lin HL, Zhang YQ, Chen YL, Niu YY, Xie WJ, Chu WK, Pang CP, Zhang HY. Elevated level of uric acid in aqueous humor is associated with posterior subcapsular cataract in human lens. Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2020;48:1183-1191.
  3. Lin HL, Qin YJ (co-first author), Zhang YL, Zhang YQ, Chen YL, Niu YY, Pang CP, Chu WK, Zhang HY. Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) inhibits myofibroblast transformation of human Tenon’s fibroblasts. Exp Eye Res. 2020;197:108119.
  4. Liang WC, Ren JL, Yu QX, Li J, Ng TK, Chu WK, Qin YJ, Chu KO, Schally AV, Pang CP, Chan SO. Signaling mechanisms of growth hormone-releasing hormone receptor in LPS-induced acute ocular inflammation. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2020;117:6067.
  5. Qin YJ, Chu WK, Huang L, Ng CHY, Chan TCY, Cao D, Yang C, Zhang L, Huang SP, Li J, Lin HL, Li WQ, Chen L, Schally AV, Chan SO, Zhang HY, Pang CP. Induction of Apoptosis in Pterygium Cells by Antagonists of Growth Hormone–Releasing Hormone Receptors. Invest Ophth Vis Sci. 2018;59:5060.
  6. Qin YJ, Chan SO, Chong KKL, Li BF, Ng TK, Yip YW, Chen HY, Zhang MZ, Block NL, Cheung HS, Schally AV, Pang CP. An antagonist of GH-releasing hormone receptors alleviates experimental ocular inflammation. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2014;23;111:18303.