Carol CHEUNG (Hong Kong)

Dr Carol Cheung’s main research interest is “imaging of the eye”, based on the concept that the eyes are the “window” to the human circulation and nervous systems. Changes in the retinal blood vessels and the optic nerve mirror parallel changes in the brain and other organs in the body and can now be imaged using new technology easily. She has conducted a number of major studies testing the validity of different automated computer programs to perform objective and quantitative assessment of a new class of retinal vascular and optic nerve parameters for evaluation of diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, Alzheimer’s disease and stroke. The findings of these studies have impacted on understanding of major eye diseases and brain diseases, leading to the development of a more targeted and effective screening strategy using state-of-the-art ocular imaging technology for prevention of blindness and early detection of brain diseases, which has immense potential to lead to impactful benefits to both science and society.

Dr Cheung is editorial board member of Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Hypertension Research. She is also a regular reviewer for top ranking journals including Ophthalmology, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, JAMA Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology, Alzheimer’s and Dementia and IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging. She has served as reviewer for international grant funding agencies. She is a council board member and treasurer of Asia Pacific Tele-Ophthalmology Society.

Dr Cheung has authored more than 170 original research articles and 18 review articles in SCI international indexed peer reviewed journals, and 6 book chapters.