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Dr Henry CHAN | Dr Allen CHEONG | Prof. Pauline CHO | Dr Rachel CHUN | Dr Chi-wai DO | Dr Chea-su KEE | Prof. Carly LAM | Dr Andrew LAM | Dr Thomas LAM | Dr Jeffrey LEUNG | Dr Tina LIAN | Dr Bin LIN | Dr Jessica NEUVILLE | Dr Feng PAN | Dr Ellen TAN | Dr Patrick TING | Prof. Chi-ho TO | Dr Dennis TSE | Prof. George WOO | Prof. Maurice YAP

Dr Rachel CHUN

Dr Rachel Ka-man CHUN
BSc PhD
Research Assistant Professor

ORCiD 0000-0001-6978-0963
Author ID (Scopus) 57189103706

Biographical Sketch

Dr Rachel Chun obtained her Bachelor degree in Optometry with first class honours from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in 2003. She then received a scholarship from PolyU for pursuing postgraduate study and obtained her PhD degree in 2010. Her PhD study was the role of cAMP and ApoA1 in avian eye growth using a proteomic approach. Her dissertation was designated a Distinguished Thesis by the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences of PolyU. Upon receiving her PhD, she participated in teaching as an Instructor in the School of Optometry from 2011 to 2013. Since then, she has gained clinical experience in myopia control as an Optometrist and Senior Optometrist in the PolyU Optometry Clinic. She continues to devote herself to conducting clinical studies and trials based on the knowledge gained from basic science research. In 2020, she joined the School of Optometry of PolyU as a Research Assistant Professor.

Dr Chun’s research interests include the prevention and prediction of myopia development and mechanisms of myopia and its related ocular pathologies. Her research has been published in international journals including Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science, British Journal of Ophthalmology, PLOS One, Scientific Reports, and Journal of Proteomics. Her research has been supported by Health and Medical Research Fund under the Food and Health Bureau of HKSAR and the Research Impact Fund under the Research Grants Council of HKSAR.

Selected Publications

  1. Ronchetti T, Jud C, Maloca PM, Orgul S, Giger AT., Meier C, Scholl HPN, Chun RKM, Liu Q, To CH, Povazay B, and Cattin PC. Statistical framework for validation without ground truth of choroidal thickness changes detection. PLOS One 2019 14(6):e0218776. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0218776
  2. Lam CSY, Tang WC, Tse DYY, Lee RPK, Chun RKM, Hasegawa K, Qi H, Hatanaka T, and To CH. Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments (DIMS) spectacle lenses slow myopia progression: a 2-year randomised clinical trial. Br J Ophthalmol. 2020;104:363–368
  3. Wang DY, Chun RKM, Liu M, Lee RPK, Sun Y, Zhang T, Lam TC, Liu Q, and To CH. Optical defocus rapidly changes choroidal thickness in schoolchildren. PLoS ONE; 2016; 11(8): e0161535. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0161535.
  4. Chun RKM, Shan SW, Lam TC, Wong CL, Li KK, Do CW and To CH. Cyclic adenosine monophosphate activates retinal apolipoprotein A1 expression and inhibits myopic eye growth. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2015 Dec 1; 56(13):8151-57.