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Professor Victor Chong


Professor Victor Chong



Ophthalmology, Medical Retina

Special interests

Micropulse non-scarring retinal laser treatment for central serous retinopathy, macular degeneration (wet and dry), retinal vein occlusion, diabetic eye diseases, laser treatment for floaters, non-surgical therapy for myopia progression.

Professional profile

Professor Victor Chong held senior academic post at King’s College, London, University College, London and Oxford University. He was the Head of Department at Oxford Eye Hospital. He left the NHS in 2016 and focussed on new drug development at Boehringer Ingelheim. He maintains clinical research and teaching at Royal Free Hospital, London.

He is a special advisor for NICE and a member of the College of Experts of National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). He is the foundation president of the International Society of Subthreshold Retinal Laser Surgeons and was the RCOphth EyeSite eLearning Laser module editor. He has published over 150 papers, 3 books and 20 book chapters.

NHS & Academic posts

Oxford Eye Hospital until 2016
Royal Free Hospital, London (Honorary for teaching and research)
Boehringer Ingelheim International for research

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Ages treated

10 and older


Vision is the most important sense of being human. Prevention and improvement of vision is why I practice medicine. I spend most of my professional life in research to develop new treatments to different eye diseases


I was involved in the development of anti-VEGF (Eylea) therapies, the non-scarring micropulse retinal laser for macular diseases, and most recently the red-light therapy to improve vision.

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