Areas of expertise: glaucoma surgery, glaucoma laser, cataract surgery
Miss Cynthia Yu-Wai-Man is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at St Thomas' Hospital and Medical Research Council (MRC) clinician scientist 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 glaucoma surgical fellowship 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.
Miss Yu-Wai-Man leads the nanomedicine and gene therapy lab at King's College London. She has published several peer-reviewed publications and has delivered invited lectures nationally and internationally.
She is also the recipient of several prestigious awards like the MRC clinician scientist fellowship in 2020, King's prize fellowship in 2019, MRC confidence-in-concept grant in 2016 and EUREKA translational medicine fellowship in 2015.
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)
- Glaucoma surgery
- Glaucoma laser
- Cataract surgery
- Glaucoma surgery
- Gene therapy
- Clinical trials
- MRC clinician scientist fellowship (PI), 2020-2024, £1.46 million
- Innovate UK project grant (Co-I), 2020-2022, £494,648
- Imperial MSc in developmental sciences studentships (PI), 2020, £5,000
- King’s prize fellowship (PI), 2019-2020, £134,612
- Moorfields Eye Charity project grant (Co-I), 2017-2018, £82,402
- MRC confidence-in-concept project grant (PI), 2016-2017, £100,000
- UCL MSc in gene therapy studentship (Co-I), 2017, £2,500
- ARVO international travel research grant (PI), 2016, $1,100
- EUREKA fellowship in translational medicine (PI), 2015, €2,500
- NIHR UCL BRCs Francis Crick Institute clinical research fellowship (PI), 2014-2017, £190,000
- North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society best oral presentation prize, 2013, $750
- International Ophthalmology Society best research poster prize, 2012, $200
- Royal College of Ophthalmologists Ivor Levy research prize, 2011, £250