World Eye Organization 世界眼科组织
 
Board of Directors, International Advisory Board, International Medical Committee, Executive Members, Vision Ambassadors
 

Board of Directors
Prof. Dominic Man-Kit Lam (Chairman)
Prof. David Paton
Prof. Torsten Wiesel
Dr. Patrick Chi-Ping Ho
Ambassador Feng Shushen

International Advisory Board
Dr. Jackie Chan (Chairman, IAB)
Ms. Winnie Fok (CEO, Investor Asia)
Ms. Den Lin (Artist)
Mr. Marvin Traub (Former CEO, Bloomingdale's)
Dr. Percy Barnevik (Philanthropist)
Mr. Vincent Cheng (Businessman and Philanthropist)
Mr. Mounir Guen (Chief Executive Officer, MVision Private Equity Advisers Ltd.)
Mr. Wei Jizhong (Former Secretary General, Beijing Olympic Committee)
Mr. Duan Yongji (Co-chairman, Sina.com)
Mr. Kwok Ho (Chairman, Chaoda Modern Agriculture Group)
Mr. Ambrose So (Executive Director, Shun Tak Holdings Ltd.)
Prof. Herman Leonard (Professor, J.F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University)
Prof. Leo Ou-Fan Lee (Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Mr. Yau Lop-Poon (Chief Editor, Yazhou Zhoukan)
Mr. Frank Lee (President, Tom Lee Music)
Mr. Ma Ching-nam (Partner, Hastings & Co.)
Mr. Wu Wensheng (Director, Beijing Santage Media Culture Co.)
Mr. Benjamin Lo (Chief Executive Officer, Global Beauty International Ltd.)
Ms. Vivian Liao (First Vice President, The Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corp.)

International Medical and Scientific Board
Prof. Zhao Jialiang (Chairman of Chinese Association of Ophthalmology)
Prof. Dr. Alice McPherson (Professor of Ophthalmology, Baylor College of Medicine)
Prof. Dr. Jared Emery (Professor of Ophthalmology, Baylor College of Medicine)
Prof. Ju Gong (Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Prof. So Kwok-Fai (Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Dr. Norman Wallis (World Expert in Optometry)
Prof. George Woo (Dean, Faculty of Health & Social Sciences, Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

Vision Ambassadors
Mr. Simon Yam (International Artist)
Mr. Jaycee Chan (International Artist)
Ms. Jojo Cao (International Artist)

Executive Members (Global)
Prof. Dominic Man-Kit Lam (Chief Executive Officer)
Ms. Agnes Chung (Executive Director)
Dr. Mahesh Patel (President, U.S. Operations)
Dr. Michael Li (President, Canada Operations)
Ms. Charmaine Ho (Director of Public Communications)
Ms. Rosa Li (Administrator)

Executive Members (China)
Prof. Cai Dong-Qiang (Director General, PRC)
Dr. Shi Ying-Kang (President, Sichuan University West China Medical Centre)
Prof. Xie Xiao-Ming (Director General, WEO Xian Eye Centre)
Dr. Wang Fa Xing (Director General, WEO Xinjiang Dr. Lee Shau Kee Eye Centre)
Prof. Xiaoming Chen (Chairman of Ophthalmology, West China Medical Centre)
Prof. Xuyang Liu (Director, Torsten Wiesel Research Institute)
Ms. Wu Xiang Lian (Director, WEO Heilongjiang Dr. Lee Shau Kee Eye Centre)
Mr. Chen Haibo (Director, WEO Hainan People's Hospital Fu Hefan Eye Centre)
Mr. Zhang Xiao Yong (Deputy Director General, WEO PRC)
Mr. Michael Tian (General Manager, Beijing Office)

(The above are all volunteers of WEO)

 
 
Professor Dominic Man-Kit Lam
  Dominic Man-Kit Lam, born in Swatow, grew up in Hong Kong. He obtained his bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees by 22, studied under two Nobel Laureates at Harvard Medical School before joining the Harvard Faculty and subsequently became Professor of Ophthalmology and Chairman of Center for Biotechnology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. In 1980, he discovered “Chromoskedasic Painting”, a process of creating color images using only materials for black and white photography. In 1982, Lam and Professor David Paton, Founder of Project Orbis, visited China for charitable ophthalmic exchange for the first time. In 1985, Lam started the first biotech company in Texas and took it public in 1988. In 1989, Lam became the founding director of Hong Kong Institute of Biotechnology and received the U.S. High Tech Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He was also appointed a member of the U.S. President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, and received a Presidential Medal of Merit. In 1991, Lam was named “Asia Society Man of the Year”. In 1993, he founded LifeTech Group. In 1999, he was selected as one of 99 most accomplished and influential artists in China in the 20th century by Chinese Academy of Art, the Artist Association of China and the National Palace Museum. On December 18, 1999, he founded World Eye Organization (WEO) to prevent and treat eye diseases for the poor. In 2001, Lam’s “Edible Vaccine” was named by MIT as one of “five patents that will transform business and technology”, and was also named as one of ten most important professions in the 21st century. In 2005, he founded Da Vinci Foundation to support art, science and education.

Dominic Man-Kit Lam’s Artistic Voyage
  1. 1980: Invented “Chromoskedasic Painting” (Reference: Ming Pao Monthly, December 2013)
  2. 1982: Completed the painting entitled “Plum, Orchid, Bamboo and Ganoderma” with Zhang Daqian, Zhao Shao’ang and Guan Shanyue(Ming Pao Monthly, June 2013)
  3. 1997: Invented “Calligraphy from the Mind” (Ming Pao Monthly, January 2013)
  4. 1999: Was selected as one of 99 most accomplished and influential artists in China in the 20th century by Chinese Academy of Art, the Artist Association of China and the National Palace Museum
  5. 2001: Created “A Galaxy on Earth” (8X8.8m) and “This Land is Our Land” (2.5X9.5m) for permanent display at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing
  6. 2004: Invited by the Beijing Olympic Committee to paint “Olympic Spirit: Ode to Happiness” (East Week, February 2012)
  7. 2005: Begin the creation of the series of paintings entitled “Nine Court Diagram” and “Universe” (Wen Wei Pao, April 2005)
  8. 2008: Invited by the Beijing Olympic Committee to create the painting entitled “Millennium Olympic Odyssey: From Athens to Beijing” (Sky Post, August 2012)
  9. 2009: Created “Voyage of Discovery: Universe” (1.2X15m) for his solo exhibition at “Louis Vuitton Maison”. This painting was acquired by a foundation for USD1, 000,000 and the proceeds were donated to charity (Yazhou Zhoukan, October 2009)
  10. 2012: Invited by the International Olympic Committee to paint “Millennium Olympic Odyssey: From the Great Wall to River Thames”, which was exhibited at the Barbican Centre, London during the Olympic Games, it was also awarded a Gold Medal at the Olympic Fine Arts Exhibition (Yazhou Zhoukan, June 2012)
  11. 2013: Selected as “one of eight most influential artists in Hong Kong History” by Professor Laurence Chi-Sing Tam, the Founding Chief Curator of Hong Kong Museum of Art (Examples of Understanding Hong Kong Art through Culture 2013)
  12. 2013: Invited by the SNBA to exhibit his artwork at the Exhibition of International Masters in the Carrousel du Louvre, France

Prof. David Paton
 

Dr. Paton , a retired academic ophthalmologist now living in East Hampton, New York, spent most of his medical career on the faculties of The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and Cornell University Medical Center in New York. He is the son of the late R. Townley Paton, MD founder of the world's first eye bank in 1944.

Dr. Paton's interest in helping to combat world blindness led to a cumulative four years of surgery and teaching in numerous developing countries while maintaining his domestic academic appointments. In 2000, an article was published by the Princeton Alumni Association, noting Dr. Paton's personal challenges from the "nuisance factor" of a form of dyslexia.

He is a former Markle Scholar in Academic Medicine, a past chairman of the American Board of Ophthalmology and former Secretary of Continuing Education of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. His primary faculty appointments have been at The Wilmer Institute of The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. In the 1970's, Paton served for four years under Dean David E. Rogers as Dean of Admissions at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Before retirement, he served for seven years as chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology for the Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens.

Dr. Paton considers his most significant contribution of creativity to be his role as the Founder and longtime Medical Director of a not-for-profit organization, Project ORBIS (based upon a refurbished aircraft used principally for teaching foreign colleagues the latest skills of medical care including diagnostic methods, microsurgery, lasers, etc). He is the author and/or editor of a number of textbooks and the author of 160 published original medical papers. His clinical work has related primarily to corneal and cataract surgery. Paton is Professor Emeritus at Baylor College of Medicine.

He is the recipient of two honorary degrees, one from his alma mater, Princeton University. In 1984, he became Chevalier in the French Legion of Honor. President Reagan honored him as the first doctor to be awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal. Paton serves on the Health Advisory Board of The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He was recipient of the Manhattan League of Helen Keller Services for the Blind honor award in 2002. Paton's most recent recognition is notification of the Distinguished Alumnus award from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine due in June, 2005. He has also recently been elected to the Advisory Board for the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

He retains a keen interest in the needs of disadvantaged populations, particularly in respect to the global eradication of curable blindness, and he works in various capacities toward such goal. He serves on the board of several other not-for-profit foundations including One World Sight Project founded by Dr. Richard Weiss and the World Eye Organization founded by Dr. Dominic Lam.

Dr. Paton's principal domestic interest pertains to promoting principles of public health in community medical practices and to helping devise effective and affordable models for future health care in the typical and atypical American town. This work is primarily related to an appointment as a trustee of the East Hampton Healthcare Foundation. He lives in East Hampton with his wife, Diane Johnston Paton.


Prof. Torsten Wiesel
 

CV of Prof. Torsten Wiesel (see pdf)


Dr. Patrick Chi-Ping Ho
  Dr Patrick Ho Chi Ping JP., is a medical specialist in eye disease and surgery. Dr Ho, born in Hong Kong, has spent 16 years in the USA receiving his undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate education in medicine and eye surgery. He further subspecializes in the disease and surgery of the retina and vitreous, especially in the treatment of diabetic eye complications. He was the Professor of Surgery (Ophthalmology) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong before he began his private clinical practice in eye disease and surgery in 1994. He has published more than 100 scientific articles in scientific journals on eye disease and surgery and many more others on medical and health policies in newspaper columns and periodicals. He also serves on many editorial boards of international scientific journals.

Dr Ho is also honorary professor and advisor to more than 15 universities and hospitals in China, including Clinical Professor of the Eye Hospital of the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine,and honorary Director of the International Exchange Center of the Ministry of Health of China. Dr Ho was past President of the Hong Kong Ophthalmological Society, Founding President of the Hong Kong Surgical Laser Society, a past Honorary Deputy Secretary of the Hong Kong Medical Association, and was a member of the former Preparatory Committee of Chinese Traditional Medicine of Hong Kong.

Dr Ho is presently the Director of the Hong Kong Eye Centre (Canossa Hospital-Caritas), Chairman of the Hong Kong Eye Foundation (Charitable), a Vice Chairman of the Lions Hong Kong Eye Bank, a Vice President of the Hong Kong Federation of Societies for the Prevention of Blindness, a member of the Human Organ Transplant Board of the Hong Kong Government, a member of the Chinese Medicines Board of Chinese Medicine Council of Hong Kong.

Internationally, Dr Ho is a vice President of the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, a Co-chairman for the Western Pacific Region of International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness , and a SightFirst Technical Adviser of the Lions Club International Foundation , Dr Ho was a member of the Hong Kong SAR Preparatory Committee. Dr Ho is a National Committee member of the 8th and 9th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.


Dr. Jackie Chan (Chairman, IAB)
  Jackie Chan, also named Chen Gangshen, was sent to study traditional opera by his parents in Chinese academy of Drama under Mr. Yu Zhanyan. Jackie entered the movie industry as a Kungfu master. With his talent and passion about the movie, he developed from a Kungfu master to an actor, a director and later a producer. He often takes multiple roles at one time with great success.

Jackie never stops trying hard for these years. His movies are very popular and he has become an icon for Chinese Kungfu hero. In Japan, Jackie is also very welcome. He was selected as the most popular actor for seven consecutive years by Road Show magazine starting 1982 and the best director by the same magazine in 1988. In 1989, he was selected as the best actor by Hong Kong Artists Association. In 1992 and 1993, he was elected as the best actor by Golden House award in Taiwan. In 1990, he became Chevalier in the French Legion of honour.

Besides his filming career, Jackie is well known for his keen interests in charitable works. He was selected as the one of the “Ten Most outstanding Youths in Hong Kong” in 1986 and “World Most Outstanding Youths” in 1988. In 1992, he was awarded the “World Most Outstanding Chinese Youths” by Taiwanese government. In 1989, he received an honour award from the Queen of the Greater Britain. In 1996, Jackie was awarded an honorary doctor degree in social science by Hong Kong Baptist University.

In 1987, Jackie founded “Jackie Chan Foundation” in Hong Kong, which provides scholarships to the students who are interested in performing arts and filming. In the mean time, it also provides funds to the local charity organizations for youth activities. Hundreds of students in performing arts have benefited from the foundation.

   
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