Kin Sheng Lim

Professor in glaucoma studies


Kin Sheng Lim is the clinical lead in glaucoma service and the ophthalmology departmental lead for research. He is also the professor of ophthalmology (glaucoma studies), School of Life Course Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, King's College London (KCL).

He has been a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in the UK since 1996 and is a member of numerous national and international ophthalmological associations.

His clinical interests are in the treatment of complex glaucoma as well as high-volume small incision cataract surgery.

He is the director of the King's College London (KCL) Frost Ophthalmology Research Department at St Thomas’ Hospital and supervises a team of 14 research staff. He is currently conducting a number of clinical trials into pathogenesis and new treatment options for glaucoma.

Education and training

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD), University College London, 2001
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth), 1996
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB), Leicester University, 1991

Research interests

He is currently the research lead for the ophthalmology department and supervises a team of seven researchers.

He is the principal and chief investigator for eight ongoing clinical trials concentrating in the pathogenesis and treatment of glaucoma.

He also collaborates with a bioengineering group at Imperial College London working on new diagnosis and treatment devices for glaucoma.


  • Scholarship from the International Glaucoma Association

Last updated: March 2023

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