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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 of 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 was the Programme Leader of the Master of Science in Optometry Programme at the School of Optometry, PolyU and the Programme Team Leader for the Continuing Education Conversion Courses for Part IV to Part II Optometrists in Hong Kong. Prof. Cho currently teaches Contact Lens Practice, Research Methodology, and Eyes on Vision (a PolyU Cluster Area Requirement subject) to undergrad students and is the subject leader of Project in the Optometry curriculum. She also supervises several post-grad students, working mainly on orthokeratology and contact lens-related studies. 

Prof. Cho has won several awards from PTeC (PolyU Technology & Consultancy Co., Ltd), including Most Active New Consultant Award 2008 – Winner, Distinguished Knowledge Transfer Excellence Awards 2012 – Grand Award (Research Category), Highest International Consultancy and Most Valued Project award – Winner, 2014, Highest International Consultancy 2016 – Merit.  She was one of the Winners of Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS) Awards of Excellence (Pioneers in Myopia Control). The award was in recognition of contribution towards helping clinicians understand the mechanisms of myopia control and the use of contact lenses and pharmaceuticals to manage myopia progression in children.

Prof. Cho is also Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and British Contact Lens Association, and an Honorary Member of the Association of Malaysian Optometrists. She is currently an Honorary Professor of the School of Life & Health Sciences of Aston University, Birmingham, UK and a Visiting Professor of West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China. She is also one of the Associate Editors of the Journal “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 150 papers in optometric and contact lens journals. Her publications include a book chapter on orthokeratology in Refractive Surgery (eds: Azar D, Gatinel D), 3rd ed. Mosby Elsevier, 2018 and a co-authored book chapter on orthokeratology in Contact Lenses (eds: Phillips AJ, Speedwell L), Elsevier, 2018. She also published three book chapters on assessment methods in Education; two in Enhancing Teaching and Learning through Assessment - Deriving an appropriate model (ed: Frankland S), Springer, 2007 and one in Developing Learning Environments. Creativity, Motivation and Collaboration in Higher Education (eds: Kwo O, Moore T, Jones J), Hong Kong University Press, 2004. 

Apart from academic and research achievement, Prof. Cho has been participating in various community and voluntary services. She organizes annual vision screening for under-privileged children in 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.