Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9570

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Catherine Kin Chiu

Catherine Kin Chiu

 Assistant Professor

 Dr. CHIU is Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology. She received her 7 years medical training at the Tianjin Medical University, People's Republic of China. She got her Master and Bachelor of Clinical Medicine degree in 1995 in Tianjin. She proceed with her postgraduate training in Ophthalmology and Visual sciences in the Chinese University of Hong Kong and then she proceed her training in neurosciences and received a Ph. D degree in 2008 at the University of Hong Kong. She had her post-doctoral training in the department of Anatomy and jointed the department of Ophthalmology as an Assistant Professor since 2014.
Research Interest

 Dr. Chiu long term research goal is to find a cure for visual loss in neurodegenerative retinal diseases, such as glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration. Her research work focus on investigating the mechanism of neuronal degeneration and finding new approaches to prevent neuronal death and promote neuronal survival and regeneration. Areas of her current research include:

  • Electrical stimulation effect in traumatic optic neuropathy, glaucoma and retinitis pigmentosa
  • Immune modulation on retinal ganglion cell survival in traumatic optic neuropathy and glaucoma
  • Optogenetic therapy in retinal degenerative diseases
  • Continuous monitor of retinal function using wireless apparatus

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