PolyU’s Centre for Myopia Research was established in 1997. Its scope of work has greatly expanded from epidemiological studies to in-depth inquiry into the basic biological mechanisms of myopia. The centre is now conducting clinical, genomic and proteomic research using a multi-disciplinary approach, pulling in expertise from all areas of clinical and basic science.
Healthy Lifelong Vision
Another focus of the School of Optometry is ageing eye research. As the population ages in Hong Kong, more and more people are suffering from age-related eye diseases, such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, retinal degeneration and cataract. The school is committed to conducting research in eye disease management and ophthalmic medical equipment, so as to better monitor structural and functional changes in specific regions in the eyeball, safeguarding the vision and eye health of our community.