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Mr Roger Shimizu Wong

Mr Roger Shimizu Wong


Consultant vitreo retinal and ophthalmic surgeon

Mr Roger Shimizu Wong is a vitreo retinal and ophthalmic surgeon at St Thomas’ Hospital. He received his ophthalmology training at Moorfields Eye Hospital, King’s College Hospital, and St Thomas’ Hospital. He is currently an honorary lecturer at King’s College London and leads the undergraduate ophthalmology teaching for KCL.

He is an innovator of new techniques in vitreo retinal surgery and has written various chapters in textbooks regarding his speciality. Roger is currently involved in developing new surgical instruments in Japan and continues his research interests in vitreous ultrastructure and vitreoretinal treatments.

Roger is invited to various international conferences to present new research and teach  courses. Through his charitable work with the Lifeline Express organisation, he has developed a relationship with retinal colleagues in Xian, China to share knowledge and improve standards of care. He enjoys training subspecialty fellows in vitreo retinal surgery and regularly sponsors doctors from abroad to improve their ophthalmology skills.

Special interests

Macular hole, epiretinal membrane, retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, macula, vitreous, trauma.


  • Complex cataract surgery
  • Vitrectomy
  • Retinal detachment repair
  • Floaters
  • Macular hole repair
  • Epiretinal membrane peeling
  • Treatment of complex diabetic eye disease


  • 1994: University of California, Berkeley (Neurobiology)
  • 1999: BA, St George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London
  • 2014: MBBS, Westminster University Executive MBA (Merit)

Membership of professional bodies

  • General Medical Council
  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Language(s)English, Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese