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Clinical Professor, University of South Australia; Academic Professor, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia

Professor Celia Chen is a Clinical Professor with University of South Australia and Academic Professor at Flinders University. She completed a prestigious neuro-ophthalmology fellowship at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Celia is the current president of the Neuro-Ophthalmic Society of Australia.

Celia’s achievements include:

  • Over 90 peer reviewed papers in leading journals.
  • Raised more than $800,000 in funding, including prestigious Australia National Health and Medical Research Council grants and fellowships
  • Contributions to the field include committee roles at national and international conferences.

She has an excellent research record and is the recipient of both national and international scholarships and awards including the American Australian Education Fellowship, South Australian Science Excellence award, Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement awards.

Dr. Chen is dedicated to providing mentorship and learning opportunities for young ophthalmologists in the Asia-Pacific region. She has been doing field work in Cambodia for over 10 years and providing fellowship opportunity, through APAO Women in Ophthalmology International Fellowship Program, Kim Frumar Schlarship and Eye Surgeon’s Foundation fellowship program. This has helped young ophthalmologist from a developing country to receive fellowship training in a subspecialty area of ophthalmology, at an international training centre of excellence.


Dr. Chen has no relevant disclosures.

Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:

  1. Thrombolysis for Central Retinal Artery Occlusion