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Mr Chien Wong

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

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  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London, UK
  • Royal College of Surgeons, UK
  • British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons (BEAVRS)
  • European Retina society (EURETINA)
  • American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • Association of Paediatric Retinal Surgeons

Current NHS / University Post:

  • Consultant Adult & Paediatric Vitreoretinal Surgery & Retinovascular diseases
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Honorary)
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
  • Royal Free Hospital

Medical training:

  • Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – Registrar; Fellowships in Vitreoretinal Surgery and Medical Retina, 2003-10
  • Beaumont Hospital, Michigan, USA – International Scholar, Paediatric Vitreoretinal Surgery, 2010-11
  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, USA – Surgical Fellow, Paediatric Vitreoretinal Surgery, 2011-13

Research interest / experience:

  • 2017 Power List award: annual list of world’s top 50 eye surgeons published by The Ophthalmologist.
  • Advanced specialisation in vitreoretinal diseases in adults and children at Moorfields Eye Hospital, Beaumont Hospital and Children's Hospital, Los Angeles.
  • Introduced to the UK, endoscopic vitrectomy surgery for retinal detachment in retinopathy of prematurity (ROP).
  • One of two surgeons in the world with significant experience and expertise in endoscopic vitrectomy for infants and young children with complex paediatric vitreoretinal diseases.
  • Vitreoretinal surgery, novel surgical techniques, surgical instrumentation.
  • Paediatric vitreoretinal surgery, endoscopic vitrectomy in children, paediatric retinovascular disease, retinopathy of prematurity, Coats' desease, FEVR, Incontinentia pigmenti.
  • Scientific Advisory Board member of international vitreoretinal surgical devices companies.
  • Alumni, ‘Darzi’ Clinical Leadership Fellowship, Moorfields Eye Hospital. Inaugural group of cross-specialty Darzi Fellows. Multiple awards for innovative work at Moorfields.
  • Recipient of over 20 prizes, research grants and awards in recognition of achievements and excellence in his sub-speciality field including: ESCRS Best Poster Prize (2007), Treacher Collins Prize, Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress (2007),
  • AAO (USA) Gold Star course instructor (2007), Alcon Glaucoma Case Study Competition (UK), Finalist (2005), ASEAN Scholarship, Raffles Junior College, Singapore (1992-93).
  • Board member, Know The Glow (knowtheglow.org)
  • Author of over 30 publications, 4 book chapters and lead editor of an upcoming book.
  • UK Chief Investigator & Principal Investigator (Moorfields-Homerton) for the RAINBOW trial in retinopathy of prematurity, an international randomised controlled trial of intravitreal Lucentis versus standard-of-care retinal laser therapy.
  • Two journal editorial boards - Vitreoretinal Section Editor of CML Ophthalmology and Journal of Ophthalmology.
  • Over 100 national and international conference presentations.
  • Over 20 surgical courses as lead or co-instructor, UK and international. Current lead course instructor on complex vitreoretinal surgery at the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual conference, the largest international clinical and surgical meeting.

Fiona Shiels

T: 0203 727 5043

E: pp.chien.wong@moorfields.nhs.uk

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