Satoshi KASHII, Japan
Sciences, Aichi Shukutoku University, Aichi, Japan.
Current research interests concern clinical research that addresses function, disease and response to therapy of neuro-ophthalmic disorders, with particular emphasis in visual fields and optic nerve disorders. Previous basic research concerned functional roles of the endogenous neurotransmitters in neuronal cell death and survival in the retina. Using cultured embryonic rat retinal neurons, he had demonstrated that neurotransmitters including modulators deliver not only neuronal signals but signals concerning cell survival or death. He is the Co-chair of the Ophthalmology Topic Advisory Group (TAG) for the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) at the World Health Organization and the Chair of the International Council of Ophthalmology Taskforce for ICD-11. As for social activities, Dr Kashii is the Secretary General of the Asian Neuro-Ophthalmology Society. He is the Co-editor-in-chief of the Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology, and an editorial board member of the Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology, and the Neuro-Ophthalmology Japan. Dr Satoshi Kashii is Professor of Visual Sciences and Ophthalmology, Faculty of Health and Medical.
Seng Kheong FANG, Malaysia|
Dr Fang is Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist and Glaucoma specialist at the International Specialist Eye Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He graduated with an MBBS from the University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur in 1986. He obtained a Masters of Surgery in Ophthalmology at the National University of Malaysia in 1994. He was the Clinical Fellow in Glaucoma Department of Ophthalmology, Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney under Dr Ivan Goldberg in 1995.
He was Consultant Ophthalmologist in Hospital Kuala Lumpur and headed the Glaucoma service between 1995 and 1999. Then he was Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist and Glaucoma Specialist at the Tun Hussein Onn National Eye Hospital from 1999 to May 2007.
Since 2012, he has served as Honorary Secretary of Asia Pacific Glaucoma Society. He has been President of Malaysian Society of Ophthalmology since 2013. Dr Fang was the recipient of the Distinguished Service award from APAOA (Asia Pacicfic Academy of Ophthalmology) in 2007 and the Asian Angle Closure Glaucoma Club in 2009. He has also been a member of the IMAGE Asia Pacific Glaucoma Advisory Board since its inception. He was elected Council member of the APAO in 2010 and was the Regional Secretary representing Malaysia. Since 2013, he has served as Chairman of the Young Ophthalmologist Standing Committee of the APAO. He has been a Board member of ASEAN Ophthalmology Society since 2013. He currently sits on the Editorial board of the International Glaucoma Review of the World Glaucoma Association, Asian Journal of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Surgery News APAO Edition and EyeWorld Asia Pacific.
Sonal FARZAVANDI, Singapore|
Dr. Sonal Kaizad Farzavandi (Gandhi) is a senior consultant in the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Department at Singapore National Eye Centre. She received her MBBS degree from King Edward Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, India as a gold medalist with numerous gold medals and scholarships to her credit. She acquired the fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1992.
Dr. Farzavandi is secretary-treasurer of the International Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Council and council member of the Asia-Pacific Society of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. In addition, Dr. Farzavandi is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, International Strabismological Association, European Strabismological Association, International Thyroid Eye Disease Society and Society for the Women in Ophthalmology.
Her clinical and research interests include pediatric strabismus and adult strabismus secondary to thyroid eye disease, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, trauma and vascular diseases. She has been invited to speak and conduct instruction courses on strabismus surgery both regionally and internationally. Her surgery is demonstrated in a surgical DVD included with the Color Atlas of Strabismus Surgery Strategies and Techniques by Dr. Kenneth Wright. In terms of surgical prowess, she has performed live surgery in Singapore and presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Sub-Specialty Day.
A.S. KARTHIKEYAN, India|
Dr. A. S. Karthikeyan is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology, strabismus and ocular genetics. After completing his medical education at the world renowned Stanley Medical College, he pursued postgraduate work in ophthalmology at India's first and the world's second eye hospital, Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Chennai. He received the "Best Resident" award.
Subsequently, he completed the "Diplomate of National Board" at the Aravind Eye Care System, one of India's and the world's leading eye care models. He came first (national level) and was awarded the Fellowship of National Board (FNB) in pediatric ophthalmology. He was awarded FRCS by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He established and developed the pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology services at Lumbini Eye Institute, Nepal. He has been trained at several world-renowned institutes (pediatric neuro-ophthalmology at Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins; retinoblastoma at Birmingham Children's Hospital, UK; and ocular genetics at Wills Eye Institute).
He has been invited to speak at several national and international congresses. He has significant publications in peer-reviewed international journals. He has authored a book and several book chapters. He has international work experience and has contributed immensely to several eye care projects and programs in Nepal, India, Tibet, Tanzania and Cambodia.
Yoon Duck KIM, Korea|
Yoon Duck Kim. Education: Mar. 1973 - Feb. 1979: Graduated from College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Received M.D. Mar. 1981 - Feb. 1983: Graduated from Graduate School, Seoul National University, Received M.S. Mar. 1985 - Feb. 1991: Graduated from Graduate School, Seoul National University, Received Ph.D. Professional training: Mar. 1980 - Feb. 1983: Residency, Department of Ophthalmology, Seoul National University Hospital. Aug. 1986 - Jul. 1987: Clinical Fellowship of the Oculoplastic Surgery, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Jul. 1992 - Dec. 1993: International Fellowship of the Oculoplastic Surgery, Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, LA, CA, USA. Faculty appointment: Aug. 1989 - Aug. 1994: Chief, Division of Oculoplastic Surgery, Department of Ophthalmology, Seoul National University Hospital. Mar. 1994 - Present: Chief, Division of Oculoplastic Surgery, Department of Ophthalmology, Samsung Medical Center. Oct. 2000 – present: Editorial Committee, Korean Journal of Ophthalmology. Apr.2002 – present: Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, Sungkyunkwan University. Mar. 2003 – Sept. 2009: Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Sungkyunkwan University, Samsung Medical Center. Sept. 2003 – present: Editorial Board, Ophthalmic Surgery News. Sept. 2006- present: Editorial Board, Orbit. Mar. 2006 – March 2010: President, Korean Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. June 2006 – June 2008: President, The Asia Pacific Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstuctive Surgery. Oct. 2008 - Oct. 2009 : Vice-president, The Korean Socity of Ophthalmology. Aug. 2009- present: Editorial Board, Ophthalmic Platstic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Shigeru KINOSHITA, Japan|
Dr Shigeru Kinoshita graduated from Osaka University Medical School in 1974, and has served as the Professor and Chairman of Ophthalmology at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine since 1992. In the early 1980s at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Kinoshita, in collaboration with Dr. Richard A. Thoft, established the concept of centripetal movement of corneal epithelium, and his groundbreaking work has shed new light on the importance of limbal epithelium. His series of findings has had an enormous impact on this subject and has afforded much insight, ultimately contributing to the development of the corneal stem cell theory set forth by Tuen-Tien Sun. Over the past 30 years, his primary interest has been focused on the research and development of new therapeutic modalities for the cornea. Following along this path, Dr. Kinoshita`s group has established the system of cultivated mucosal epithelial stem cell transplantation and cultivated corneal endothelial transplantation. His group has also proved the important role of mucosal epithelium on the ocular surface innate immunity. Dr. Kinoshita is a recipient of the 1999 Alcon Research Institute Award, the 2008 Castroviejo Medal Lecturer of the Cornea Society, and the 2011 Robert W. Doyne Lecturer at the Oxford Ophthalmological Congress. He served as the ARVO Trustee of the Cornea Section from 2006 to 2011.
Tero KIVELÄ, Finland|
Tero Kivelä, MD, FEBO, has been professor and chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Helsinki, Finland since 2004 and director of its Ocular Oncology Service since 1995. He has made an international career in ophthalmic pathology and ocular oncology.
His participation in various organizations is as follows: founding member of the European Ophthalmic Oncology Group since 1991 and a board member and Secretary General from 1996-2002; member of the European Ophthalmic Pathology Society since 1994; founding member of the International Society of Ocular Oncology and member of its board from 2002-2011, general secretary from 2009-2011 and international liaison since 2012; and member of the Ocular Oncology Task Force of the American Joint Committee on Cancer.
Dr. Kivelä has held memberships in several international organizations promoting education and research in ophthalmology: the European Association for Vision and Eye Research from 2001-2011, as president in 2006 and program secretary from 2007-2011; European Board of Ophthalmology from 2001-2008, with vice presidency from 2001-2004 and presidency from 2005-2006; International Council of Ophthalmology from 2007-2014; European Academy of Ophthalmology since 2006; and Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis since 2012.
Tak KO, Hong Kong|
Dr. Tak Chuen Ko is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology, strabismus and general ophthalmology. He is the chief of service of the Ophthalmology Department at Pamela Youde Nethersole Hospital and Tung Wah Eastern Hospital in Hong Kong. Dr. Ko has been working in ophthalmology for 25 years, and he is actively involved in clinical research, teaching, training and examination of ophthalmology in Hong Kong. He is an author and co-author of publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Ko is currently serving on the council of the College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong and is past president of the Hong Kong Ophthalmological Association. Dr. Ko has also served in the Scientific Bureau of the World Society of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. He received a Distinguished Service Award from the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology in 2016 for his active contributions in meetings.
Ivo KOCUR, Czech Republic|
Dr. Ivo Kocur obtained his medical degree and advanced certification in ophthalmology in the Czech Republic, his native country. Before joining the World Health Organization (WHO), he practiced and taught at the Charles University Department of Ophthalmology in Prague, particularly in the area of vitreoretinal and inflammatory eye conditions; coordinated international eye care conferences, research and educational programs; and served as medical advisor for international eye care projects.
He coordinated the construction and activities of the Lions Ophthalmology Educational Center in Prague, an institution that serves many European countries through the provision of educational programs for eye care professionals, public health research and monitoring of eye care services. Dr. Kocur completed a master of science in community eye health at the University College London and a master of arts in diplomacy at the Diplomatic Academy of London, followed by a master of business administration at the European University in Geneva, Switzerland.
After joining the WHO prevention of blindness and deafness program, his responsibility was the coordination of the VISION 2020 Global Initiative "The Right to Sight," a major international partnership for the elimination of avoidable blindness. He has been involved in the development and implementation of three World Health Assembly resolutions on the prevention of avoidable blindness and two comprehensive global action plans for eye health, including the most recent one, "Universal eye health: a global action plan 2014-2019."
Dr. Kocur currently focuses on the implementation of the global eye health action plan in WHO member states; comprehensive national assessments of eye care services as part of national health systems; development of national plans and strategies for comprehensive eye care service delivery to children and adults, with emphasis on chronic age-related eye conditions such as cataract, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, selected retinal disorders, uncorrected refractive errors, provision of low vision care and rehabilitation; and systematic collection of global data on the status of eye care provision. He is also responsible for international collaboration in the area of eye care education and coordinates joint projects with WHO collaborating centers, international partners and leading global eye care professional organizations.
Ronald KRUEGER, USA
Dr Ronald R. Krueger, MD, MSE, is currently the Medical Director of the Department of Refractive Surgery at Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation. As a cornea trained specialist, he has performed fifteen thousand refractive surgery procedures and has been the principle investigator on 5 clinical trials. He has 24 years of experience in excimer laser research, including the first physical descriptions of the effects of the excimer lasers on corneal tissue, and many more developments, including the early principles of ocular wavefront customized laser vision correction. To this end, he has co-organized an international congress on Ocular Wavefront Customization for the past 8 years and co-authored the first book on the subject, "Customized Corneal Ablation: The Quest for Super-Vision", which was later followed by a second edition. He also has over 12 years research experience in ultra short pulse laser photodisruption of ocular tissue, and is involved in research investigating the cause(s) of presbyopia and restoration of accommodation with ultra short pulse lasers. He has authored over one hundred peer reviewed publications and many more abstracts, book chapters and trade journal articles. He is currently Co-Medical Lead for the concept OptoQuest, a Cleveland Clinic spin-off company and serves on multiple scientific advisory boards. He was the former Secretary of Education and board member of the ISRS prior to its merger with the AAO, and now serves in both the executive and program committees of the new ISRS/AAO. He has been Associate Editor for the Journal of Refractive Surgery for over 12 years, and has lectured on refractive surgery in over 40 nations. Dr Kruger received the American Academy of Ophthalmology Secretariat Award 2010; the Gold Medal Award, Indian Intraocular Implant & Refractive Surgery in 2010; Lans Distinguished Award by the ISRS/AAO in 2008; to name but a few. Dr Krueger has edited 4 books and has more than 25 book chapters to date.
Oh Woong KWOON, Korea|
Oh Woong Kwon is professor emeritus of Yonsei University. He is a vitreoretinal specialist and director of the Retina Center, Nune Eye Hospital, Seoul, South Korea. After graduating at the top of his class from Yonsei University Medical School, he trained as an intern/resident in ophthalmology at Yonsei University Medical Center and completed a vitreoretinal fellowship at Ohio State University Hospital, Ohio, USA. He obtained a master's degree from Yonsei University and a PhD from Inha University. His subspecialty is vitreoretinal service, including as an instructor, assistant professor, associate professor and professor of ophthalmology at Yonsei University.
His awards include Achievement Awards from Yonsei University Hospital, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, the Korean Ophthalmological Society and the Korean Retina Society. In Korea, he serves as a council member (and former president) of the Korean Ophthalmological Society, the Korean Retina Society and the Korean Electrophysiology Society. Internationally, he is a council member of the Asia-Pacific Vitreo-retina Society and chair and representative of the International Committee of the Macula Society.
Prof. Kwon has published more than 47 SCI indexed peer-reviewed articles. He has published two books [Korean version: Retina (2014) and Macula (2015)] as the editor-in-chief and two books [English version: OCT (2012, Springer) and Retinal Pharmacotherapeutics (2015, Karger)] as a chapter author.
Chi-Chun LAI, Chinese Taipei|
Dr. Chi-Chun Lai is now a professor and chairman of ophthalmology at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University College of Medicine in Taiwan.
He graduated from Kaohsiung Medical University and did his residency at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. His retinal fellowship was at Columbia University in New York with Prof. Stanley Chang. He was a retinal chief from 2003 to 2011, and then became vice chairman afterward.
He is currently vice president of the Asia-Pacific Vitreo-retina Society, council member of the Taiwan macular society and other local organizations. He is also a member of the Club Jules Gonin and The Macula Society. He has helped to organize important international meetings and actively participates in the activities of international societies.
His main interest is in macular disorders. He was the first investigator who used blood to assist internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling and ILM repositioning with autoblood to repair MHRD in high myopia, and one of the pioneers in gene therapy for experimental choroidal neovascularization. He has published over 100 review articles, been an invited speaker at international meetings and served as an editor of scientific journals.
Jimmy LAI, Hong Kong|
Prof. Jimmy Lai graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong in 1983. He joined the eye unit at the Prince of Wales Hospital in 1984, where he received his basic and higher surgical ophthalmology training. He spent six months at the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Edinburgh, for his higher surgical training in 1989. He obtained his fellowship and master's degree in 1990. He obtained the fellowship of the Academy (Ophthalmology) in 1993 and became a founding fellow of the College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong in 1995.
Prof. Lai continued his ophthalmology practice at the Prince of Wales Hospital, the teaching hospital of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received his prefellowship training at the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Edinburgh, and postfellowship training at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, and Aichi University, Nagoya, Japan. He became involved in scientific research and publications in the late '90s.
His subspecialty interest is glaucoma. He is a pioneer in applying argon laser peripheral iridoplasty as the initial treatment of acute angle closure glaucoma and acute phacomorphic glaucoma. With his work in this area, he obtained his doctor of medicine degree in 2004. He is also a pioneer in introducing selective laser trabeculoplasty and goniosynechialysis to Hong Kong for the treatment of open angle and closed angle glaucoma. Before he joined the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Hong Kong in 2008, he worked at United Christian Hospital as a consultant ophthalmologist.
Timothy LAI, Hong Kong|
Dr Timothy Lai is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is also a Visiting Professor of the Shantou University Medical College, China. His clinical and research interests lie in the management of macular diseases, particularly choroidal neovascularization, polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy, and central serous chorioretinopathy; visual electrophysiology; and genetics of retinal diseases. Dr Lai has published more than 140 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, co-authored and edited 7 textbooks and delivered more than 50 invited lectures worldwide. He has received a number of awards including the Nakajima Award of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology and Achievement Award of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr Lai is a member of the Macula Society, the Retina Society and the American Society of Retinal Specialists. Dr Lai serves in the Editorial Boards of six ophthalmic journals, including Retina, Eye, and Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Hong Kong Journal of Ophthalmology, the Regional Secretary representing Hong Kong in the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, Scientific Secretary of the Asia-Pacific Vitreo-Retina Society, and an international council member representing China in the International Ocular Inflammation Society.
Dennis S.C. LAM, Hong Kong|
Prof. Lam has served as Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences of the Chinese University of Hong Kong for over 13 years (1998-2011). He is a physician scientist with over 700 articles published in peer-reviewed journals. He serves in many eye journals: associate editor of “Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology”, and editorial board member of “Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery”, “Acta Ophthalmologica”, “Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology” and “Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology”, etc. He is Chairman of Project Vision Foundation, Secretary-General of Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) and Asia-Pacific Vitreoretina Society (APVRS), Council Member of World Glaucoma Association (WGA), and Asia-Pacific Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (APACRS). He was also Founding President of the Asia-Pacific Society of Eye Genetics (APSEG) (2002-8) and President and Organizing Committee Chairman of World Ophthalmology Congress (2008, Hong Kong). He was awardee of “De Ocampo Lecture (2003)” (APAO’s highest academic achievement award), “ICO Golden Apple Award (2011)” (Best Clinical Teacher in Ophthalmology in the Asia-Pacific region), “AAO Senior Achievement Award (2008)”, “Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World (1995)”, and “Hong Kong Humanity Award (2007)”. Lastly, he is a Deputy of the National People’s Congress of China since 2008.
Wai-Ching LAM, Canada|
Dr Wai-Ching Lam is the Professor, Residency Program Director and the Continuing Education Director at the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto. He is also the Retina Fellowship Director. He is the lead program director and chief examiner of ophthalmology section for the Center for the Evaluation of Health Professionals Educated Abroad for Ontario. Dr Lam is a vitreo-retinal surgeon and educator has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in Ophthalmology, Retina, British Journal of Ophthalmology, and Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology….etc. He has also authored 6 book chapters. He serves as the reviewer for Ophthalmology, Retina, Journal of AAPOS, British Journal of Ophthalmology, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, Journal of Rheumatology, Hong Kong Medical Journal…etc. He speaks frequently at both national and international meetings. He has been invited speaker, visiting professor, and meeting session chairman in many national and international meeting. He won numerous teaching awards from both the Faculty of Medicine and the Department of Ophthalmology. His main clinical interests are in adult and pediatric vitreoretinal diseases. In addition, he also published in the field of medical education, and recently the use surgical simulator in training and assessment.
Michael LAWLESS, Australia|
Dr Michael Lawless, MBBS, FRANZCO, FRACS, FRCOphth, is a recognised world authority in eye surgery. His specialty is laser vision correction, cataract and lens surgery, and corneal transplantation. He has performed over 20,000 surgical procedures in the following areas: LASIK and ASLA (Advanced Surface Laser Ablation, PRK), Refractive lensectomy, cataract and lens surgery (including phakic intraocular lens surgery), Corneal transplantation. Dr Lawless graduated in Medicine from the University of Sydney in 1980. Ophthalmology training in Sydney was followed by two years of sub-speciality education, a corneal and external diseases Fellowship with Professor Doug Coster in Adelaide, and a second Fellowship in corneal and refractive surgery with Professor Richard Troutman at the Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital in New York. Career highlights: First Australian (and 3rd surgeon in the world) to perform cataract surgery with the femtosecond laser (LaserlensSMA) in Feb 2011; Performed the first LASIK procedure in Sydney in 1995; President, International Society of Refractive Surgery, 2001; Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, Royal North Shore Hospital, 2000-2006; 60 publications in the peer reviewed scientific literature and 30 textbook chapters written on innovations in eye surgery. Selected to perform televised live surgery at international meetings, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology. Awards: Cedric Cohen Medal for Excellence in the Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists examination, 1982; Visiting Professor, University of Melbourne, 1998; Honour Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology for Services to Education in Ophthalmic Surgery, 1999; Founders Award from the International Society of Refractive Surgery, Chicago 2005; Invited Guest Lecturer to the world’s main scientific meetings, most recently the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology in Bali, 2009; the Taiwan Ophthalmological Society in May 2010; and the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Chicago, October 2010. And also: Consultant ophthalmologist to the Australian Defence Force; Consultant ophthalmologist to the NSW Rugby Union; Dr Lawless is married with three teenage children and is a Shodan (black belt) in Goju Ryu karate. He currently trains in Aikido.
Andrew LEE, USA|
Andrew G. Lee, M.D. is chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas and is Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is adjunct professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Iowa and at Baylor College of Medicine and a Clinical Professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. Dr Lee serves on the national and international Editorial Board of 12 journals including the American Journal of Ophthalmology, the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, the Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology, the Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology, and Eye and he has published over 280 peer-reviewed articles, 40 book chapters, and five full textbooks in ophthalmology. He has been the invited speaker at over 2oo national and international eye meetings.
Jacky LEE, Hong Kong|
Dr. Jacky Lee graduated with distinctions from the medical school at the University of Hong Kong. He is an honorary clinical assistant professor at both the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Lee was formerly an associate consultant in ophthalmology for the Hospital Authority, before his current private practice.
Dr. Lee has over 65 publications in international, peer-reviewed journals and has authored 10 book chapters. He is an academic editor of Medicine, editorial board member of the International Journal of Ophthalmology and Hong Kong Journal of Ophthalmology and a regular reviewer for 24 international medical journals.
Additionally, Dr. Lee was one of the world champions in the International Council of Ophthalmology knowledge competition. He has been awarded gold medals and research awards by various organizations including the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, Hospital Authority and the Hong Kong Annual Scientific Meeting Ophthalmological Symposium committee.
He has presented clinical research, delivered invited lectures, taught instruction courses and chaired symposium sessions in a number of international conferences. He has secured grants that have helped introduce minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries to Hong Kong and was one of the first ophthalmologists in Hong Kong to be certified as a Trabectome trainer.
Michael LEE, USA|
Michael S. Lee, MD, is a professor of ophthalmology, neurology and neurosurgery and serves as the Residency Program Director in Ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota, where he holds the Mackall-Scheie Research Chair. He serves as director of the neuro-ophthalmology service and co-director of the Center for Thyroid Eye Disease at the University of Minnesota. He completed his medical degree and residency at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Lee finished his neuro-ophthalmology fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary at Harvard Medical School, where he was awarded a Distinguished Teaching and Service Award.
Dr. Lee has over 120 peer-reviewed publications and serves on the Board of Directors of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society. He has served on the editorial boards of three international ophthalmology journals and chairs the neuro-ophthalmology section of the Annual Meeting Program Committee for the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Vincent Yau Wing LEE, Hong KongDr Vincent Lee is Consultant of the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong. He is also the Honorary Clinical Assoicate Professor of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is the Coordinator of the Vitreo-retinal team at Prince of Wales Hospital and Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital. He has 1 US patent of an ophthalmic instrument and he has published more than 60 papers in international peer-reviewed journals. Research interests: 1. Ophthalmic surgery: Several surgical techniques was designed to perform surgery on difficult cataract cases which include cataract surgery combined with vitreous hemorrhage, soft cataract with deep anterior chamber and internal fixation for dropped intraocular lens. 2. Macular diseases: The clinical studies on various treatments on diabetic macular edema which include laser treatment, intravitreal steroid injection, intravitreal anti-VEGF injection and combined treatment.
Christopher LEUNG, Hong Kong
Dr Christopher Leung is Associate Professor of the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He is a clinician-scientist with research focus on ocular imaging and glaucoma management. He received the Degree of Doctor of Medicine (CUHK) in 2006, 5 years after completing his undergraduate medical training. He was then awarded the Croucher Foundation Fellowship and completed a clinical and research fellowship program at the Hamilton Glaucoma Center of the University of California San Diego directed by Prof. Robert N. Weinreb. Among his research awards include Hong Kong Medical Association Prize, National Best Paper on Prevention of Blindness in the World Ophthalmology Congress 2006, Schanzlin Research Award, World Glaucoma Association Science Award – the Promise, American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology /Alcon Clinician-Scientist Research Award, Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Nakajima Award and Asia Pacific Joint Glaucoma Congress Young Scientist Award. Dr Leung currently serves on the Associate Advisory Board of the World Glaucoma Association (WGA), the Editorial Board of Ophthalmic Surgery, Laser and Imaging, International Glaucoma Review, Journal of Ophthalmology, and Recent Patents on Medical Imaging, as co-chair of the WGA Clinician-Scientist Committee and reviewer of 25 peer-reviewed academic journals. Dr Leung has been senior instructor and invited speaker in various academic conferences including American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meetings, World Ophthalmology Congress, World Glaucoma Congress, World Ophthalmology Leaders Forum in Education, and the Glaucoma Foundation Think Tank Meeting. Dr Leung has received research grant support from The Glaucoma Foundation (New York, NY, USA), American Health Assistance Foundation (Clarksburg, MD, USA) and the Food and Health Bureau (Hong Kong SAR Government.
Bin LI, China|
Professor Bin Li graduated from the Capital Medical University in 1982. As a visiting scholar, she went to Denmark Eye Pathology Institute to study Ophthalmic Pathology, and went to the Ophthalmology Department of Gentofter Hospital, Copenhagen University to conduct a clinical research project during 1992 - 1993.
She served as Deputy Director of the Beijing Tongren Eye Center Medical Office, Deputy Director of the Orbital Disease and Oncology Division, Director of BASIC department, and as a Committee Member of Beijing Academy of Ophthalmology Faculty Committee. At present, she is the Director of the Department of Ocular Pathology, Beijing Tongren Hospital, the Deputy Head of the Ophthalmology Pathology group of the Chinese Ophthalmology Society, and the member of APSOOP. She has engaged in ophthalmic clinical work for more than 30 years, and has demonstrated long-term commitment to specialized fields of ophthalmic tumors and ophthalmic pathology. Other clinical specialties include: ocular tumors, orbital disease and diagnosis and treatment for rare eye diseases; histopathologic diagnosis and consultation for ocular diseases; diagnosis by B ultrasound and ophthalmic imaging. Her research interests are clinical histopathologic features of Ocular tumor, basic research of molecular pathology and the related application research for proliferative mechanism.
She has published more than 30 SCI indexed peer-reviewed articles and 85 articles in prominent Chinese journals.
Emmy LI, Hong Kong|
Dr. Emmy Li graduated from the University of Hong Kong at the top of her class with distinctions in Medicine, Surgery and Pediatrics. She obtained a Master's degree in Public Health (with Distinction) in 2010. Since 2011, she has been working as a specialist in Ophthalmology at the Hong Kong Eye Hospital. Dr. Li serves as the Chairman of the Public Education Committee at the Hong Kong Federation of Societies for the Prevention of Blindness and as the Deputy Convenor (Ocular Epidemiology) of the Academic Committee at the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is a reviewer of international peer-reviewed journals including the Archives of Ophthalmology, Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Expert Review of Ophthalmology, Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Epidemiology.
Xiaoxin LI, China|
Xiaoxin Li is the Chairperson and Professor for the Eye Center and Eye Institute of Peking University People’s Hospital. She is an academic committee member of Peking University Health Science Center and former Dean of Ophthalmology Faculty of Peking University Science Center. She is currently Past President of the Chinese Ophthalmology Society (COS) and President of the Chinese Ocular Fundus Society (Vitreo-Retina Society). Last year she accepted the position of Director of Ophthalmology in the Health Human Resources Development Center and is in charge of the national evaluation exam for Ophthalmologists in China. She serves as a member of the AAO’s Global Advisors Committee since 2007 and is a board member of the International Council of Ophthalmology since 2010. Dr Li received the First and Second Prizes of the Chinese Ministry for Education in 2006 and 2008, Global Women Award of scientific and technological innovation in 2009, Song Qingling Children’s Prize in Medical Science in 2009. APAO Gold Apple Award in 2008 and COS Outstanding Achievement Award in 2008. She has contributed significantly to ophthalmic training and education, especially in the vitreo-retinal area in China. She has organized numerous VR lectures, seminars, workshops, and courses in the past two decades. She has been keen on writing books to provide better training materials. She edited the book
《Surgery on Vitreous and Retina》, and served as chapter editor for《Vitreous Diseases》，《Retina Diseases》《Retinal Detachment》and in many other ophthalmology books. As chief Editor she organized the translation for Retina. From 2011 she becomes Chief Editor of
《Chinese Journal of Ocular Fundus Diseases》， She has authored or co-authored more than 200 papers in Chinese and international Journals..
Yuanbo LIANG, Hong Kong |
Dr LIANG Yuanbo, MB (SEU), MSc (ZSU), MD(CMU), is an assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. He received his residency training in the Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center and the Beijing Tongren Eye Center and was postdoctoral research fellow in Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University (USA). His major research areas are glaucoma and ocular epidemiology. Among his academic awards include the excellent graduate of Sun Yat-sen University (2002) and Capital Medical University (2007), the excellent paper award in the Congress of Chinese Ophthalmological Society in 2007, and the excellent resident award by the Chinese Ophthalmological Society (COS) in 2004 and 2005. He was the recipient of ARVO travel grant in 2008, Beijing New Star Program of Science and Technology (2009-2012), and APAO leadership program (2011-2012). Dr Liang is currently the member and the secretary of Sanding Committee of Blindness Prevention, Asia Pacific Association of Ophthalmology; and the secretary of Evidence Based Ophthalmology Group, Chinese Medical Doctor Association, and Youth Commissary of the Chinese Ophthalmological Society. Research interests: 1) Ophthalmic epidemiology. Dr Liang was project leader of the Handan Eye Study, a large scale population-based study conducted in Handan, North China providing important information for public health of eye care in China. Dr Liang now focuses his research on the diversity and influence of age of eye diseases, and community based intervention of avoidable blindness. 2) Clinical trials on glaucoma. Dr Liang leaded a survey to obtain a clear profile of the practice patterns of PACG management among ophthalmologists in mainland China. His team has conducted several clinical trials on PACG, including laser treatment strategy versus surgery, trabeculectomy with or with releasable suture, laser or observation for PACS, laser iridoplasty or iridotomy, and cost-effectiveness evaluations. He is also the project director of an ongoing 27-center participated RCT: The Initial Treatment Study of PACG (ITSPACG), which investigates whether trabeculectomy is an alternative initial primary therapy for PACG and how to set a target intraocular pressure for PACG. 3) Myopia. Dr Liang has established a rural and an urban cohort of school-aged children for myopia study to investigate environmental effects on myopia and the linkage of near-work induced transient myopia with permanent myopia. Several strategies of reducing the NITM, including vision therapy and Chinese traditional medicine will be tested for the prevention of myopia.
Jeffrey LIEBMANN, USA|
Dr. Liebmann graduated from Boston University's Combined Six-Year Medical Education Program in 1983, completed his ophthalmology residency at the State University of New York/Downstate Medical Center, and glaucoma fellowship training at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Liebmann was previously Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at New York University School of Medicine and Director of Glaucoma Services at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital and New York University Langone Medical Center. Dr. Liebmann currently serves as President of the World Glaucoma Association, past-President of the American Glaucoma Society, Secretary-Treasurer of the New York Glaucoma Society, and co-editor of Journal of Glaucoma and is a member of the Board of Governors of the World Glaucoma Association and Boards of Directors of The Glaucoma Foundation and the American Glaucoma Society Foundation.
Dr. Liebmann is also the Principal Investigator of the African Descent and Glaucoma Evaluation Study and is the author and/or co-author of more than 1,000 medical and scientific papers, book chapters, and abstracts. He has lectured widely in the United States and abroad on glaucoma diagnosis and management. His current main areas of research interest include the causes of glaucoma, glaucoma progression, glaucoma surgery, ocular imaging, and neuroprotection.