Dr Jason CS YAM


Dr Wilson WK YIP


The Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Service of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences operates at both the Hong Kong Eye Hospital and the Prince of Wales Hospital, the teaching hospital of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Our four Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Subspecialty Clinics serve the populations living in Kowloon and the eastern region of the New Territories in Hong Kong, and are well attended by over 150 patients each week. Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Fellows of the CUHK-HKEH-PWH International Ophthalmology Fellowship Programme will actively participate in all clinical services and various research projects. During the Fellowship, each Fellow should aim to be the Principal Investigator of at least 1 pediatric ophthalmology research project at CUHK. At the conclusion of the Fellowship, each Fellow should be confident in the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders of childhood and adult strabismus problems, and should have at least 1 publication as first author arising from research done during his / her CUHK Fellowship.

  • Up to 4 Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Clinics per week at Hong Kong Eye Hospital and Prince of Wales Hospital
  • At least 1 Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Operating List per week
  • At least 2 Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) screening sessions per month
  • At least 2 Orthoptic sessions per month
  • Multidisciplinary Retinoblastoma clinic once a month
  • Horizontal extraocular muscle surgery
  • Vertical extraocular muscle surgery
  • Extraocular muscle transposition
  • Pediatric cataract operation
  • Laser photocoagulation for ROP
  • Laser photocoagulation or cryotherapy in management of retinoblastoma
  • Pediatric cataract and ectopia lentis

The CUHK Pediatric Ophthalmology Subspecialty has strong track record in research on the treatment of pediatric cataract and ectopia lentis. We have carried out studies on primary intraocular lens implantation for infants, prevention and management of posterior capsule opacification and management of uveitic cataract in children. We also published a series of study on management of ectopia lentis from scleral fixation of intraocular lens to the use of capsular tension ring. We also have written review article on the subject.

  • Strabismus
  • Retinoblastoma
  1. Yam JC, Jiang Y, Tang SM, Law AKP, Chan JJ, Wong E, Ko ST, Young AL, Tham CC, Chen LJ, Pang CP. Low-Concentration Atropine for Myopia Progression (LAMP) Study: A Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled Trial of 0.05%, 0.025%, and 0.01% Atropine Eye Drops in Myopia Control. Ophthalmology. 2019 Jan;126(1):113-124. (Impact Factor: 7.479) [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30514630]
  2. Tang SM, Lau T, Rong SS, Yazar S, Chen LJ, Mackey DA, Lucas RM, Pang CP, Yam JC. Vitamin D and its pathway genes in myopia: systematic review and meta-analysis. Br J Ophthalmol. 2019 Jan;103(1):8-17. (Impact Factor: 3.384) [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30018147]
  3. Mak CY, Yam JC, Chen LJ, Lee SM, Young AL. Epidemiology of myopia and prevention of myopia progression in children in East Asia: a review. Hong Kong Med J. 2018 Dec;24(6):602-609. (Impact Factor: 1.226) [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30530867]
  4. Yim CL, Tam M, Chan HL, Tang SM, Au SCL, Yip WWK, Ko STC, Rong SS, Chen LJ, Ng DS, Yam JCS. Association of antenatal steroid and risk of retinopathy of prematurity: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Br J Ophthalmol. 2018 Oct;102(10):1336-1341. (Impact Factor: 3.384) [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29632000]
  5. Cheung CY, Li J, Yuan N, Lau GYL, Chan AYF, Lam A, Tang FY, Tham CC, Pang CP, Chen LJ, Yam JC. Quantitative retinal microvasculature in children using swept-source optical coherence tomography: the Hong Kong Children Eye Study. Br J Ophthalmol. 2018 Jun 28. pii: bjophthalmol-2018-312413. (Impact Factor: 3.384) [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29954785]
  6. Tang SM, Ma L, Lu SY, Wang YM, Kam KW, Tam POS, Young AL, Pang CP, Yam JCS, Chen LJ. Association of the PAX6 gene with extreme myopia rather than lower grade myopias. Br J Ophthalmol. 2018 Apr;102(4):570-574. (Impact Factor: 3.384) [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29436400]
  7. Wong ES, Lam CPS, Lau FHS, Lau WWY, Yam JCS. Botulinum toxin as an initial therapy for management of sixth nerve palsies caused by nasopharyngeal carcinomas. Eye (Lond). 2018 Apr;32(4):768-774. (Impact Factor: 2.478) [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29386618]
  8. Yam JC*, Tang SM, Kam KW, Chen LJ, Yu M, Law AK, Yip BH, Wang YM, Cheung CY, Ng DS, Young AL, Tham CC, Pang CP. High Prevalence of Myopia in Children and Their Parents in Hong Kong Chinese Population: the Hong Kong Children Eye Study. Acta Ophthalmologica 2019 December (In Press)
  9. Yam JC*, Li FF, Zhang X, Tang SM, Yip BH, Kam KW, Ko ST, Young AL, Tham CC, Chen LJ, Pang CP. Two-Year Clinical Trial of the Low-concentration Atropine for Myopia Progression (LAMP) Study: Phase 2 Report. Ophthalmology 2019 December (In Press)
  10. Fabian ID, Abdallah E, Abdullahi SU…., Yam JC, Yang H, Yanga JM…Bowman R. Global Retinoblastoma Study Group. Global Retinoblastoma Presentation: Analysis by National Income Level. JAMA Oncology 2019 December (In Press)
  11. Yuan N, Li J, Tang S, Li FF, Lee CO, Ng MPH, Cheung CY, Tham CC, Pang CP, Chen LJ, Yam JC*. Association of Secondhand Smoking Exposure With Choroidal Thinning in Children Aged 6 to 8 Years: The Hong Kong Children Eye Study. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2019 Oct 17:1-9. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2019.4178.
  12. Nagaraja H, Mehta JS, Zhou X, Yam JC, Lam DSC. Will SMILE Become the New Benchmark of Corneal Laser Refractive Surgery? Asia Pac J Ophthalmol (Phila). 2019 Sep-Oct;8(5):351-354. doi: 10.1097/01.APO.0000579956.14784.91.
  13. Li FF, Yam JC* Low-Concentration Atropine Eye Drops for Myopia Progression. Asia Pac J Ophthalmol (Phila). 2019 Sep-Oct;8(5):360-365. doi: 10.1097/APO.0000000000000256
  14. Yau JW, Hou J, Tsui SK, Leung TF, Cheng NS, Yam JC, Kam KW, Jhanji V, Hon KL. Characterization of ocular and nasopharyngeal microbiome in allergic rhinoconjunctivitis. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology. 2019. In Press.
  15. Tang SM, Li FF, Lu SY, Kam KW, Tam PO, Tham CC, Pang CP, Yam JC, Chen LJ. Association of the ZC3H11B, ZFHX1B and SNTB1 Genes with Myopia of Different Severities. Br J Ophthalmol. 2019 In Press.