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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 Samantha SHAN | Dr Ellen TAN | Dr Patrick TING | Prof. Chi-ho TO | Dr Dennis TSE | Mr Jimmy TSE | Prof. George WOO | Prof. Maurice YAP

Prof. Pauline CHO

Professor Pauline CHO
BOptom MEd PhD

ORCiD 0000-0002-7866-7513
Author ID (Scopus) 7102401214

Biographical Sketch

Prof. Pauline Cho obtained her Bachelor and PhD degrees from the School of Optometry at the University of New South Wales, Australia and University of Bradford, UK, respectively. She joined the Hong Kong Polytechnic in 1988. She obtained her Masters degree in Professional, Vocational and Higher Education at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2003. Prof. Cho teaches Contact Lens Practice and in 2002, she was a recipient of the Department's Teaching Excellence Award. She was the winner of the Most Active New Consultant Award of PTeC's Outstanding Professional Services and Innovations Award 2008. She was the Programme Leader of the Master of Science in Optometry Programme at the School of Optometry, PolyU. She is currently the Programme Team Leader for the Continuing Education Courses for Part III/IV Optometrists in Hong Kong.

Prof. Cho was Deputy Director of the Contact Lens Education and Research Unit of the School of Optometry from 2006 to 2007. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and British Contact Lens Association, an Honorary Member of Association of Malaysian Optometrists and a Regional Editor (Asia) of the Journal of “Contact Lens and Anterior Eye”.

Prof. Cho’s current research interests include contact lenses, orthokeratology, compliance in contact lens wear and care, microbial contamination of contact lens and lens accessories, tears and dry eye. She speaks extensively both locally and overseas especially at major contact lens conferences and has published over 100 papers in optometric and contact lens journals. Her publications include a book chapter on orthokeratology with John Mountford in Refractive Surgery (eds: Azar D, Gatinel D), 2nd Edition. Mosby Elsevier and three book chapters on assessment methods in Education; two in Enhancing Teaching and Learning through Assessment - Deriving an appropriate model (ed: Frankland S), Springer and one in Developing Learning Environments. Creativity, Motivation and Collaboration in Higher Education (eds: Kwo O, Moore T, Jones J), Hong Kong University Press.

Apart from academic and research achievement, Prof. Cho has been participating in various community and voluntary services. She is currently the International Service Director of the Rotary Club of Kowloon North and she organizes annual vision screening for ethnic minority children and visits to leprosy villages in Guangxi, China.

Selected Publications 

  1. Cho P, Cheung SW. Protective Role of Orthokeratology in Reducing Risk of Rapid Axial Elongation: A Reanalysis of Data From the ROMIO and TO-SEE Studies. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2017;58(3):1411-1416.
  2. Shi G, Boost MV, Cho P. Does the presence of QAC genes in staphylococci affect the efficacy of disinfecting solutions used by orthokeratology lens wearers? Br J Ophthalmol 2016;100:708-712.
  3. Chan KY, Cho P, Boost M. Microbial adherence to cosmetic contact lenses. Cont Lens Anterior Eye. 2014 Aug;37(4):267-72.
  4. Chen C, Cheung SW, Cho P. Myopia Control Using Toric Orthokeratology (TO-SEE Study). Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2013;54(10):6510-6517.