OCL hires its first vitreoretinal surgeon

Chien Wong, vitreoretinal surgeon, OCL

Ophthalmic Consultants of London (OCL) has recruited Chien Wong to join its team of eye surgeons.

Wong is the seventh consultant to join the surgical team at OCL and its first vitreoretinal surgeon.

He will treat patients with a range of conditions including eye floaters, epiretinal membrane, macular hole, retinal detachment and diabetic retinal disease.

Wong is a consultant ophthalmologist at three major NHS hospitals in London; Moorfields Eye Hospital, The Royal Free Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.

He was appointed head of the UK national centre for retinal detachment in premature babies at Great Ormond Street in recognition of his part in the transformation of surgical treatment.

‘Individually, the consultants at OCL are leaders in their fields. As a team they are a synergistic blend, in which the whole is greater than the sum of the parts – and I’m delighted and honoured to be joining them,’ Wong said.

‘My work focuses on significantly improving the eye health of patients, and in many cases, saving people from going blind altogether. I’m looking forward to bringing my 20 years of experience and my passion for innovation, to help transform the lives of the clinic’s patients.’