We were honored to have a 20-member delegation from the Philippine Eye Research Institute (PERI), led by their Director, Dr Leo D.P. Cubillan, visiting our department on October 4, 2016. PERI is an eye research unit based at the University of Philippines, which is also the premiere eye research institute of the country. Its mission, to prevent blindness among Filipinos, is achieved through many of its research programmes.
Our Chairman, Prof Clement Tham and Dr Ben Lam, Deputy Hospital-Chief-Executive of the Hong Kong Eye Hospital (HKEH) welcomed the delegation from PERI. Dr Leo D.P. Cubillan, Director of PERI, introduced the clinical and research work in PERI. There were guided tours of the Hong Kong Eye Hospital, CUHK Eye Centre, and CUHK Ophthalmic Research Centre. Prof Christopher Leung presented our Department’s achievements in clinical research and Dr Michael Ng shared the ongoing basic ophthalmic research at CUHK.
This visit marked the beginning of our collaboration with PERI. Both departments plan to have further collaboration and exchange of knowledge in near future.
Group photo with delegates from PERI. First row from the left: Prof Clement Tham, Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences; Dr Patricia M. Khu, Consultant of PERI; Dr Leo D.P. Cubillan, Director of PERI; Dr Ben Lam, Deputy Hospital-Chief-Executive of HKEH.
Guests from PERI were visiting our laboratories of CUHK Ophthalmic Research Centre.
Dr Leo D.P. Cubillan (fifth from left) and his fellow colleagues from PERI, Prof Clement Tham (fourth from left) and Director of CUHK Ophthalmic Research Centre, Prof Calvin Pang (third from left).