President’s Message

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. YUEN, Shi Yin Nancy

President

The College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong

袁淑賢醫生

香港眼科醫學院院長

 

I am most honored to serve as the President of The College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong.

 

The College has the leading role to upkeep and further advance the high standard of Medical services in Ophthalmology for public benefit.We are the official professional body to look after the standard of Ophthalmic care in Hong Kong.  Besides the comprehensive and well-designed 6 years full-time training program for preparing our Ophthalmologists before they are conferred Fellows and Specialist in Ophthalmology, we also look after the Continued Medical Education of all Specialist Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong.

 

As of today, we have over 70 Trainees and 300 Fellows working in various sectors of medical services of Hong Kong, including the Private sector, Universities and public service in Hospital Authority. All trainee Ophthalmologists are fully trained General Doctors who further focus their experience and training in Ophthalmology in a 6-year full time training Program in accredited Training Unit in Various Hospital Authority Eye Units and some Private Eye Unit.  Besides the intensive clinical exposure, all trainee Ophthalmologists are required to pass at least 4 examinations during the minimum 6 years training.  Eye is the “window of our body”, we strive to provide the best quality Ophthalmologists to safeguard the invaluable eyesight, vision and health of our patients. In the era of fast technological and medical advances, an abundance of information are disseminated in the media and on the internet.  We aim to advise on proven technology to assist the ophthalmic care of our community, in turn help to handle the rapidly rising demand for Eye care as a result of an ageing population.

 

Our College is set to act as the consultative body for matters of educational or public interest concerning Ophthalmology, we serve to advise our government on standard of Eye care and how to lead the team of different ophthalmic para-medicals to deliver safe and efficient eye care for public benefit.

 

The College has been collaborating with Academy of Medicine, Hospital Authority, local universities, The Hong Kong Ophthalmological Society, The Hong Kong Association of Private Eye Surgeons, The Hong Kong Medical Association and international professional bodies throughout the years in various scientific and public education activities to foster further advancement in eye care.

 

2019 marks the 25th Anniversary of our College.  To celebrate this momentous milestone, we have hosted an Exhibition together with The Hong Kong Ophthalmological Society from 2 June 2019 to 22 September 2019 in the Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences. You are most welcomed to come and witness how Eye care and Ophthalmology had evolved over the past century.  Through numerous technological breakthrough and the rapid medical advancement, many untreatable blinding eye diseases are now treatable, and one can also learn more about different eye diseases and how vision of patients are preserved.  Ophthalmologists continue to contribute to new advances that pave way to an even brighter future.

Dr. YUEN, Shi Yin Nancy

President

The College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong

袁淑賢醫生

香港眼科醫學院院長