Chi-Chun LAI (Chinese Taipei)

Dr. Chi-Chun Lai is now a professor and chairman of ophthalmology at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University College of Medicine in Taiwan.

He graduated from Kaohsiung Medical University and did his residency at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. His retinal fellowship was at Columbia University in New York with Prof. Stanley Chang. He was a retinal chief from 2003 to 2011, and then became vice chairman afterward.

He is currently vice president of the Asia-Pacific Vitreo-retina Society, council member of the Taiwan macular society and other local organizations. He is also a member of the Club Jules Gonin and The Macula Society. He has helped to organize important international meetings and actively participates in the activities of international societies.

His main interest is in macular disorders. He was the first investigator who used blood to assist internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling and ILM repositioning with autoblood to repair MHRD in high myopia, and one of the pioneers in gene therapy for experimental choroidal neovascularization. He has published over 100 review articles, been an invited speaker at international meetings and served as an editor of scientific journals.