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Dr Fred Chen is a consultant ophthalmologist at the Lions Eye Institute, Royal Perth Hospital and Perth Children’s Hospital and a research scientist who established and leads the Lions Eye Institute's Ocular Tissue Engineering Laboratory.

Dr Chen studied medicine at UWA. After completing his ophthalmology training at Royal Perth Hospital in 2006, he moved to London for advanced training in medical and surgical retina at Moorfields Eye Hospital. He also completed a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in surgical techniques of retinal pigment epithelium transplantation for treatment of dry and wet macular degeneration at the University College of London Institute of Ophthalmology. Dr Chen returned to Perth in 2011 as a senior lecturer at the UWA Centre for Ophthalmology and Visual Science.

Research undertaken by Dr Chen and his teams at the Ocular Tissue Engineering Laboratory tests new treatments in dry age-related macular degeneration, monitoring of inherited retinal disease progression and application of stem cell technology in developing personalised medicine for rare retinal diseases.

Dr Chen has extensive national and international research collaborations, is the author of a text book chapter, journal articles, national and international conference abstracts and is a reviewer for several publications.

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