Cynthia Yu-Wai-Man

Cynthia Yu-Wai-Man is a woman with chin length black hair and glasses

Consultant ophthalmic surgeon


Miss Cynthia Yu-Wai-Man is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at St Thomas' Hospital and senior clinical lecturer at King's College London.

She qualified from Newcastle University in 2005 and became a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (London) in 2013. She also completed her surgical fellowship in glaucoma at St Thomas' Hospital.

In 2014, she spent three years at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital researching how to improve the success rate in glaucoma surgery and obtained a PhD from University College London.

Cynthia leads the glaucoma and gene therapy lab at King's College London. She has published several peer-reviewed publications and has delivered lectures nationally and internationally.

Education and training

  • PhD 2017 Doctor of Philosophy (University College London)
  • FRCOphth 2013 Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • MBBS 2005 Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery (Newcastle University)

Research interests

  • Glaucoma surgery
  • Fibrosis
  • Nanomedicine
  • Gene therapy
  • Clinical trials


  • MRC clinician scientist fellowship (PI), 2020-2024
  • Innovate UK project grant (Co-I), 2020-2022
  • King’s prize fellowship (PI), 2019-2020
  • Imperial MSc in developmental sciences studentships (PI), 2020
  • NIHR CRN London strategic greenshoots funding (PI), 2019-2020
  • Moorfields Eye Charity project grant (Co-I), 2017-2018
  • MRC confidence-in-concept project grant (PI), 2016-2017
  • UCL MSc in gene therapy studentship (Co-I), 2017
  • ARVO international travel research grant (PI), 2016
  • EUREKA fellowship in translational medicine (PI), 2015
  • NIHR UCL BRCs Francis Crick Institute clinical research fellowship (PI), 2014-2017
  • North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society best oral presentation prize, 2013
  • International Ophthalmology Society best research poster prize, 2012
  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists Ivor Levy research prize, 2011

Last updated: July 2020

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