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PolyU Optometry Research Impact Ranked 15 Globally and Top of Asia

18 Nov 2021


PolyU School of Optometry has been ranked 15 out of the approximately 245 optometry schools globally, as shown in a recently published bibliometric analysis. Among the top 20 optometry schools, PolyU is the only one listed institution in Asia. 

According to the publication, the top 20 optometry schools with the highest research impact are found in seven countries/regions: US (8); UK (5); Australia (3); Canada (1); Hong Kong (1); New Zealand (1); and Portugal (1). The ranking implies that PolyU Optometry is one of the top 6% optometry schools in the world and the leader in Asia. 

PolyU School of Optometry’s research impact is highly regarded in the international academic community, particularly in myopia control, diabetic retinopathy and cornea biometry.

With the world-class research facilities, I am confident that we can scale new heights in the areas of innovation and technology as the optometry team grows.

Professor To Chi-ho

Chair Professor of Experimental Optometry and Head of School

“With the world-class research facilities, I am confident that we can scale new heights in the areas of innovation and technology as the optometry team grows,” said Professor To Chi-ho, Chair Professor of Experimental Optometry, Henry G. Leong Professor in Elderly Vision Health, and Head of School. 

The ranking was based on a system that uses an algorithm for analysing publication metrics from the Scopus database. The author compiled the list of institutions which the top 200 optometry researchers are from, and identified the top 20 optometry schools with the highest research impact, according to their h-index and the total number of paper published. 

Reference:
  • Nathan Efron (2021) Which are the top optometry schools in the world?, Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 104:8, 813-814, DOI: 10.1080/08164622.2021.1973345
 

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