Opening of HKSH Eye Surgery Centre in One Pacific Place, Admiralty

HKSH Guy Hugh Chan Refractive Surgery Centre (Admiralty) and HKSH Eye Surgery Centre won the Reader Digest’s Trusted Brand Award (Eye Surgery Centre Category). The former has received the same award for 10 consecutive years.

Introduction of Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE)

Removal of Guy Hugh Chan Refractive Surgery Centre to One Pacific Place, Admiralty

Removal of Eye Centre (Central Clinic) to One Pacific Place, Admiralty

1st Descemet’s Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK) in Hong Kong

1st Artificial Cornea Transplantation (Boston Keratoprosthesis) in Hong Kong Private Hospital

Introduction of Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery

Departmental Removal to 4/F, Li Shu Fan Block

Opening of Eye Surgery Centre on 6/F, Central Block
Removal of Eye Centre (Central Clinic) to 3/F, Chuang’s Tower

Opening of Eye Centre (Central Clinic) on 2/F, Chuang’s Tower, Central

Introduction of Femtosecond Laser LASIK

The Cataract Surgery Centre was opened on 5/F, Central Block in January with Dr. Ivan CHEN as the Director. It was closed during the SARS epidemic and resumed service in March 2007.

Established in 2003, the Guy Hugh Chan Medical Education Foundation has sponsored clinical attachments of 17 doctors at the Department, with duration ranging from 3 months to 1 year.

RSC was moved to 5/F, Li Shu Pui Block and renamed the Guy Hugh Chan Refractive Surgery Centre in memory of Prof. Guy CHAN, who passed away in April. Dr. John CHANG was appointed as the Director in May.
Introduction of Higher Training in Ophthalmology

• A total of 42 higher trainees had been trained in the Department since 2001.

Training of HKU medical undergraduates began.

• Over 2,400 HKU medical undergraduates received training in the Department since 1998.

Service commenced on 5/F, Central Block

1st LASIK Course at the CRS (International Education Group for Refractive Surgery)-approved RSC in April, with Prof. Guy Hugh CHAN being the only certified LASIK trainer in Hong Kong. Twenty one surgeons were trained in the first year.

• Over 100 doctors received LASIK training in the Guy Hugh Chan Refractive Surgery Centre. Some of them came from Macau, the Mainland, Thailand, the Philippines and USA. Training related to ICL (Implantable Contact Lens) surgery was also provided in later years.

Dr. LI Shu Pui (left) and Prof. Guy Hugh CHAN (right)
Prof. Guy Hugh CHAN joined the Department of Ophthalmology.

Opening of Hong Kong’s first Refractive Surgery Centre (RSC) on 5/F, Central Block with Prof. Guy Hugh CHAN as the Director.

• LASIK surgeries were performed on over 120,000 eyes since 1996.

HKSH co-hosted the International Symposium on Modern Challenges of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences with CUHK and Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA in Hong Kong.

Removal to 8/F, Li Shu Pui Block
Introduction of Phacoemulsification for Cataract

• Dr. Walton LI was among the first in Hong Kong to perform cataract surgery with microscope and ultrasound in the early ’80s.
Establishment of Department of Ophthalmology on 2/F, Central Block with Dr. Walton LI as the Head

• In 1980, extraction of cataract accounted for over 70% of ophthalmological operations in HKSH.
• HKSH’s first corneal transplantation was performed in 1981.

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