​Clinical Assistant Professor

MBBS (HK), MRCSEd (Ophthalmology), FCOphthHK, FHKAM (Ophthalmology)   

Phone: 2518 1430 / 3962 1405
Email: llwchow@hku.hk

ORCID: 0000-0001-9075-9448

HKU Scholars Hub: http://hub.hku.hk/cris/rp/rp02683

Dr. Loraine Chow graduated from the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong with MBBS degree in 2012. She then joined the Department of Ophthalmology, the University of Hong Kong from 2013 to 2014. From 2015-2019, she joined the Hong Kong West Cluster under the Hospital Authority which she completed her ophthalmology residency and training in Oculoplastics and obtained her fellowship with the College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong in 2019. She re-joined HKU in July 2020 as Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology which she is heavily involved in her researches and undergraduate teachings. Her main areas of research include oculoplastic related surgeries, orbital and adnexal diseases, lacrimal surgeries, dry eye related diseases, periorbital rejuvenation and autoimmune related ophthalmic manifestations. Dr. Chow is a council member of the Hong Kong Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, welfare subcommittee member of the Hong Kong Ophthalmological Society, Admissions Advisor of the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine and the Vice president of the Hong Kong Women Doctors’ Association.


Professional Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (Ophthalmology) (2020)

  • Fellow of the College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong (2019)

  • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Ophthalmology) (2015)

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong (2012)


Current Position

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong

  • Honorary Associate Consultant, Department of Ophthalmology, Grantham Hospital, Hong Kong

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Optometry, Hong Kong Polytechnic University


  1. Chau CYC, Chow LLW, Sridhar S, Shih KC. Ophthalmological Considerations for COVID-19 Vaccination in Patients with Inflammatory Eye Diseases and Autoimmune Disorders. Ophthalmol Ther. 2021  

  2. Chau CYC, Shih KC, Chow LLW, Lee VHF. Considerations for Use of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors in Cancer Therapy for Patients with Co-Existing Thyroid Eye Disease. Ophthalmol Ther. 2021 Mar;10(1):5-12.

  3. Chow SSW, Chow LLW, Lee CZ, Chan TCY. Astigmatism Correction Using SMILE. Asia Pac J Ophthalmol (Phila). 2019 Sep-Oct;8(5):391-396.

  4. Chow LWL, Fung NSK, Kwok KHA. Premium intraocular lens implantation in eyes with vitrectomy done. Int Ophthalmol. 2020 Nov;40(11):2949-2956.   

  5. Ng AL, Leung HH, Kawasaki R, Ho WL, Chow LL, Chow SS, Lee JC, Wong IY. Dietary Habits, Fatty Acids and Carotenoid Levels Are Associated with Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration in Chinese. Nutrients. 2019 Jul 25;11(8):1720. 

  6. Chow LLW, Ng ALK, Chow SSW, Choy BNK, Shih KC, Wong IYH, Chan JCY, Lai JSM. A cross-sectional comparative study on chronic ocular manifestations of Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis in Chinese eyes: a 15-year case series. Int Ophthalmol. 2018 Jun;38(3):1155-1160. 

  7. Chow LLW, Shih KC, Chan JCY, Lai JSM, Ng ALK. Comparison of the acute ocular manifestations of Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis in Chinese eyes: a 15-year retrospective study. BMC Ophthalmol. 2017 May 12;17(1):65.