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Dr Dennis TSE

Dr Dennis TSE Yan Yin
Assistant Professor

ORCiD 0000-0001-7561-9121
Author ID (Scopus) 23478668500

Biographical Sketch

Dr Dennis Tse obtained his Optometry and PhD degrees from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). His graduate thesis was about the modulation of refractive development by optical defocus. The basic scientific discovery was later translated into clinical application in the forms of contact lenses and eye glasses that were proved to be effective methods to control myopia progression in children. Upon receiving his PhD, he spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow in a collaborative myopia research project between PolyU and the University of Newcastle in Australia. In year 2011, he joined the Dept. of Ophthalmology of Baylor College of Medicine in the United States where he received further postdoctoral training on retinal physiology from Prof. Samuel Miao-Sin Wu. He returned to his alma mater to serve as Research Assistant Professor in late 2014. He was promoted to Assistant Professor in early 2016. He is currently the subject leader of “Visual Science 4”, and “Management and Prevention of Refractive Error”.

Dr Tse’s current research interests include retinal neuroscience, pathophysiology of glaucoma, mechanism and treatment of myopia, and retinal degenerations associated with lysosomal/autophagic diseases. His research has been published in international journals including Scientific Reports, Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science, Experimental Eye Research, Vision Research, British journal of Ophthalmology, and American Journal of Pathology. He is currently an editorial board member of the journal “Scientific Reports” (IF: 5.228).

Dr Tse was named the 2012 Loris and David Rich Scholar by the International Retinal Research Foundation for his research on the pathogenesis of glaucoma. He was awarded the Endeavour Cheung Kong Research Fellowship by the Australian government in 2009 for his research on the mechanism of myopia development. A profile of his research can be found on:

Dr Tse is actively recruiting graduate students who wish to pursue MPhil/PhD in the field of myopia or pathophysiology of retinal diseases.