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The Department of Ophthalmology bids a warm farewell to Professor Wai Ching Lam

Today, HKU Ophthalmology bids farewell to Professor Wai Ching Lam, Albert Bing Ching Young Professor in Ophthalmology after six wonderful years with us.

Photo: A zoom-styled farewell gathering on the 14th of April 2022. Thank you to our colleagues and friends for joining this warm and loving event.

Professor Wai Ching Lam joined our department in 2016 as a world-leading expert in vitreo-retina and a highly regarded ophthalmic teacher. Prior to his appointment at HKU, Professor Lam served as Professor of Ophthalmology and Residency Programme Director at the University of Toronto, Canada. During his time with us, Professor Lam greatly enhanced our training programmes and brought international recognition to our young department. Professor Lam served as the chief of service in Ophthalmology at Queen Mary Hospital and at the University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital, where he introduced important new services and streamlined clinical workflow, thereby greatly reducing waiting times for procedures such as intra-vitreal injections. He also gifted the patients of Hong Kong his marvellous expertise in paediatric vitreo-retinal diseases. Throughout his six years, Professor Lam has always been exceptionally gentle, kind and patient to all.

Professor Lam will be returning to Canada to take up Ophthalmology headship at the Vancouver General Hospital. While we are greatly saddened by his departure, we have also gained a new collaborator and a lifelong friend of the department.

We wish Professor Lam the very best in his new position and we look forward to continuing our work together.

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