Six scholars from the School of Optometry have been ranked in the Top 200 in optometry research globally as revealed in a recently launched ranking system. They are:


Prof Pauline Cho, Professor;

Prof Maurice Yap, Chair Professor of Optometry and K.B. Woo Family Professor in Optometry;

Prof Chi-ho To, Chair Professor of Experimental Optometry, Henry G. Leong Professor in Elderly Vision Health and Head of School;

Prof Marion Edwards, Former Head of School;

Prof Carly Lam, Professor; and

Dr Andrew Lam, Associate Head of School and Associate Professor


Moreover, Prof Pauline Cho and Prof Maurice Yap are on the list of the Top 100 optometry researchers. The results demonstrate the recognition from international academia of the important contribution PolyU’s optometry researchers have made to the field, particularly in myopia control, diabetic retinopathy and cornea biometry.


According to the hCO-index that ranked countries by the Top 200 scholars affiliated with those countries, Hong Kong ranked first in Asia and sixth globally, following the US, Australia, the UK, Canada and Spain. For institutions ranked according to the hIN-index of the Top 200 affiliated with those institutions, PolyU ranked 16th among the 72 eligible institutions.


Four vision science researchers developed this ranking system to recognise and honour optometrists worldwide who lead the profession through published research and establish a global standard for individual excellence in optometric research publications. The system automatically retrieves data from the Scopus database daily to keep the rank up-to-date. The ranking factors include h-index, number of publications, years of active publications, and number of citations.


To learn more about the ranking system, please click here.