Mr. S. Chien Wong Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Mr. S. Chien Wong


North London


Vitreoretinal surgery, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, floaters, macular degeneration, medical retina

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon in adult and paediatric vitreoretinal surgery and retinovascular diseases


  • Vitreoretinal surgery
  • Cataracts
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Floaters
  • Macular degeneration
  • Medical retina
Vitreoretinal surgery in adults
  • Vitreous floaters
  • Macular hole
  • Epiretinal membrane
  • Vitreomacular traction
  • Traction retinal detachment
  • Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment
  • Vitreous haemorrhage
  • Trauma
Medical retina
  • Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Retinal vein occlusion
Vitreoretinal surgery in children Past professional history
  • Clinical Fellowship, Vitreoretinal Surgery, Moorfields Eye Hospital
  • Clinical Fellowship, Medical Retina, Moorfields Eye Hospital
  • Fellowships in Paediatric Vitreoretinal Surgery, Beaumont Hospital, Michigan & Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, USA. 2010-13
  • Registrar in Ophthalmology - Moorfields Eye Hospital & Royal Free Hospital
  • SHO in Ophthalmology – Western Eye Hospital 
Since early 2014, Mr Wong has been working with the California-based NGO the Armenian Eye Care Project (, supported by the Armenian Health Ministry and funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), to develop a tertiary referral paediatric vitreoretinal centre for the children of Armenia and neighbouring former Soviet states. He leads regular on-site VR surgical training of two senior Armenian surgeons. In addition, in partnership with Professor Thomas Lee, Director of the Vision Centre at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, telesurgery has been developed to provide on-demand remote surgical mentoring and support.

Member of societies, bodies etc
  • 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 Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • Association of Pediatric Retinal Surgeons
Papers published
  • Over 30 publications, four book chapters, and lead editor of an upcoming book
  • Two journal editorial boards – Vitreoretinal Section Editor of CML Ophthalmology and Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Over 80 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

Awards and prizes
2014 - Travel Grant Award, World Ophthalmology Congress
2013 - Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology
2012 - Special Trustees of Moorfields Eye Hospital research grant
2012 - Moorfields Surgeons Association travel award
2012 - Doctor’s Choice Award, American Society of Retinal Specialists
2011 - EURETINA (European Retina Society) Best Surgical Video Award
2011 - Rhett Buckler award, American Society of Retina Specialists
2011 - Alliance for Vision Research Inc (USA) research grant 
2010 - London Deanery Local Leadership award (Trust award)
2010 - T.F.C. Frost Trust research grant
2010 - Special Trustees of Moorfields Eye Hospital research grant
2010 - Moorfields Surgeons Association travel award
2010 - HCA International Travel Award
2009 - London Deanery ‘Dragon’s Den’ Clinical Leadership award (Trust award)
2009 - Moorfields’ Stars Award (UK) – Outstanding Individual (nominee)
2009 - Moorfields’ Stars Award (UK) – Team of the Year (nominee)
2007 - ESCRS Best Poster Prize (Sweden) 
2007 - Treacher Collins Prize - Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress
2007 - AAO (USA) Gold Star course instructor
2005 - Alcon Glaucoma Case Study Competition (UK) – Finalist
1992-93 - ASEAN Scholarship (Raffles Junior College, Singapore)

Research interests
Vitreoretinal surgery, novel surgical tecniques, surgical instrumentation, paediatric vitreoretinal surgery, endoscopic vitrectomy in children, paediatric retinovascular diseases, retinopathy of prematurity

Chief Investigator (UK) & Principal Investigator (Moorfields) for the RAINBOW trial in retinopathy of prematurity.

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