Roger Wong

Roger Wong is an man with short black hair and glasses

Consultant ophthalmic surgeon

Biography

Mr Roger Wong is a consultant ophthalmic & vitreoretinal surgeon. He is an authority on diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and retinal detachment, among others, and holds the posts of Honorary Senior Lecturer and Lead Clinician for Kings College ophthalmology students at St Thomas' Hospital. Fluent in English, Japanese and Chinese, and holding multiple degrees (see education), Mr Wong is known for his care and attention to detail and also his patient-centred approach to managing each patient's eye condition.

Mr Wong has pioneered new techniques and services to treat vitreoretinal conditions which have not previously been possible, including setting up the nurse-led intravitreal injection service at Ashford & St Peter's Hospital for age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. He is currently investigating new instruments to improve the safety and efficacy of vitreoretinal procedures such as complicated cataract surgery. He is regularly invited to speak at international conferences, and is involved with the Lifeline Express Charity's work in China, providing his professional expertise to ophthalmological departments in rural China.

Education and training

  • Undergraduate degree in neurobiology, University of California, Berkeley
  • Medical degree, St George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London
  • Ophthalmic training at Moorfields Eye Hospital, King's College Hospital and St Thomas’ Hospital
  • MBA at the University of Westminster

Research interests

  • Vitrectomy for retinal detachment
  • diabetic retinopathy
  • macular hole
  • epiretinal membrane
  • uveitis
  • trauma
  • complications of surgery
  • novel approaches in vitreoretinal surgery
  • acute retinal necrosis.

Last updated: April 2022

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