Dr Kam Chun Ho
Adjunct Lecturer

Dr Kam Chun Ho

PhD in Optometry - University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2019

Master of Optometry - University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2014

Bachalor of Science (Honours)  in Optometry - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, 2008

 

Medicine & Health
School of Optometry and Vision Science

Dr. Terry Ho is a Lecturer at the University of Canberra, an Adjunct Lecturer at UNSW Sydney, and a Fellow of America Academy of Optometry. Terry is currently building on his background in Evidence-Based Healthcare Delivery, Patient-Centred Outcomes, Public Health and Vision and Ageing research. 

He has held leading roles in overseeing and managing multiple Government-funded projects, covering evidence-based healthcare delivery, health economics and patient-centred outcomes research over the last 3 years after the completion of his PhD in UNSW. He has sophisticated in managing and leading research projects in various study designs, including observational studies, randomized clinical trials, data linkage analysis and systematic literature reviews. As an early career researcher, he has published 21 peer-review papers in epidemiology, evidence-based healthcare delivery and quality of clinical practice guidelines on highly ranked international journals (e.g., Ophthalmology, Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle). His scholarly contribution is recognized as the School of Optometry Outstanding Young Alumni Award in Scholarly Achievement from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Terry has also dedicated to contribute to the research community and his recent peer review for TVST has been recognised as "Exceptionally Good Review", an assessment given to only a few of the most thoughtful, expert and helpful reviews received by the journal in 2021. 

Terry has also shown an excellence in scientific communication, which is evident by the first place in the 3 Minutes Thesis competition at the Health Beyond Research & Innovation Showcase 2016 and first place in the Vice Chancellors Research Pitch Challenge 2017. He has obtained a Research Student Award in UNSW Sydney “for helping to create a lively research environment and supportive social atmosphere among their student cohort”. Currently, he is a committee member of the Vision ACTion Seminar Committee which organizes regular scientific meetings to facilitate knowledge exchange between global researchers and engage stakeholders such as patient groups to advocate optometric and ophthalmological research.

  • Journal articles | 2023
    Aravindhan A; Gan ATL; Lee EPX; Gupta P; Man R; Ho KC; Sung SC; Cheng CY; Ling ML; Tan HK; Wong TY; Fenwick EK; Lamoureux EL, 2023, 'Knowledge, attitudes and practices towards COVID-19 among multiethnic elderly Asian residents in Singapore: a mixed-methods study', Singapore medical journal, 64, pp. 657 - 666, http://dx.doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021152
    Journal articles | 2023
    Charlesworth E; Ursell P; Ho KC; Keay L; Elliott DB, 2023, 'Developing refractive management recommendations for patients undergoing cataract surgery: A Delphi study', Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 43, pp. 150 - 159, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/opo.13069
    Journal articles | 2023
    Gyawali R; Ho KC; Toomey M; Stapleton F; Keay L; Hibbert P; Wiles L; Jalbert I, 2023, 'Level of appropriate primary diabetic eyecare delivered and achievable in optometry practices in Australia', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 106, pp. 276 - 282, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08164622.2022.2033107
    Journal articles | 2023
    Gyawali R; Toomey M; Stapleton F; Ho KC; Keay L; Pye DC; Katalinic P; Liew G; Hsing YI; Ramke J; Gentle A; Webber AL; Schmid KL; Bentley S; Hibbert P; Wiles L; Jalbert I, 2023, 'Clinical indicators for diabetic eyecare delivered by optometrists in Australia: a Delphi study', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08164622.2023.2253792
    Journal articles | 2023
    Man REK; Ho AXY; Lee EPX; Fenwick EKD; Aravindhan A; Ho KC; Wei Tan GS; Wei Ting DS; Wong TY; Yeo KK; Goh S-Y; Gupta P; Lamoureux EL, 2023, 'Awareness and attitudes of elderly Southeast Asian adults towards telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic: a qualitative study.', Singapore Med J, http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/singaporemedj.SMJ-2022-117
    Journal articles | 2023
    Toomey M; Gyawali R; Ho KC; Stapleton F; Keay L; Jalbert I, 2023, 'Developing realistic benchmarks for glaucoma care delivery', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08164622.2023.2275748
    Journal articles | 2022
    Fenwick EK; Lee EPX; Man REK; Ho KC; Najjar RP; Milea D; Teo KYC; Tan ACS; Lee SY; Yeo IYS; Tan GSW; Mathur R; Wong TY; Cheung CMG; Lamoureux EL, 2022, 'Identifying the content for an item bank and computerized adaptive testing system to measure the impact of age-related macular degeneration on health-related quality of life', Quality of Life Research, 31, pp. 1237 - 1246, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11136-021-02989-w
    Journal articles | 2022
    Gyawali R; Toomey M; Stapleton F; Keay L; Chun Ho K; Jalbert I, 2022, 'Multiple things going on at the same time: determinants of appropriate primary diabetic eyecare delivery', Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 42, pp. 71 - 81, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/opo.12912
    Journal articles | 2022
    Ho KC; Elliott D; Charlesworth E; Gyawali R; Keay L, 2022, 'Feasibility of Implementing Recommendations to Reduce Fall Risk in Older People: A Delphi Study', Optometry and Vision Science, 99, pp. 18 - 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000001829
    Journal articles | 2022
    Ho KC; Fenwick EK; Gupta P; Gan A; Loo JHY; Ma L; Koh G; Wong TY; Lamoureux EL; Man REK, 2022, 'Prevalence, Associated Factors and Health-related Quality of Life of Dual Sensory Impairment in Residential Care Facilities in Singapore', Ophthalmic Epidemiology, 29, pp. 310 - 318, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09286586.2021.1926515
    Journal articles | 2022
    Ho KC; Gupta P; Fenwick EK; Man REK; Gan ATL; Lamoureux EL, 2022, 'Association between age-related sensory impairment with sarcopenia and its related components in older adults: a systematic review', Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle, 13, pp. 811 - 823, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcsm.12930
    Journal articles | 2022
    Keay L; Ho KC; Rogers K; McCluskey P; White AJR; Morlet N; Ng JQ; Lamoureux E; Pesudovs K; Stapleton FJ; Boufous S; Huang-Lung J; Palagyi A, 2022, 'The incidence of falls after first and second eye cataract surgery: a longitudinal cohort study', Medical Journal of Australia, 217, pp. 94 - 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja2.51611
    Journal articles | 2022
    Lee EPX; Man REK; Gan TLA; Fenwick EK; Aravindhan A; Ho KC; Sung SC; Wong TY; Ho CSH; Gupta P; Lamoureux EL, 2022, 'The longitudinal psychological, physical activity, and financial impact of a COVID-19 lockdown on older adults in Singapore: The PIONEER-COVID population-based study', International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 37, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/gps.5645
    Journal articles | 2022
    Sia JT; Lee EPX; Cheung CMG; Fenwick EK; Laude A; Ho KC; Fenner BJ; Wong TY; Milea D; Lamoureux EL; Man REK; Najjar RP, 2022, 'Associations between age-related macular degeneration and sleep dysfunction: A systematic review', Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 50, pp. 1025 - 1037, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ceo.14146
    Journal articles | 2021
    Gyawali R; Toomey M; Stapleton F; Zangerl B; Dillon L; Ho KC; Keay L; Alkhawajah SMM; Liew G; Jalbert I, 2021, 'Systematic review of diabetic eye disease practice guidelines: more applicability, transparency and development rigor are needed', Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 140, pp. 56 - 68, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2021.08.031
    Journal articles | 2021
    Toomey M; Gyawali R; Stapleton F; Ho KC; Keay L; Jalbert I, 2021, 'Facilitators and barriers to the delivery of eye care by optometrists: a systematic review using the theoretical domains framework', Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 41, pp. 782 - 797, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/opo.12801
    Journal articles | 2021
    Vu TA; Fenwick EK; Gan ATL; Man REK; Tan BKJ; Gupta P; Ho KC; Reyes-Ortiz CA; Trompet S; Gussekloo J; O'Brien JM; Mueller-Schotte S; Wong TY; Tham YC; Cheng CY; Lee ATC; Rait G; Swenor BK; Varadaraj V; Brenowitz WD; Medeiros FA; Naël V; Narasimhalu K; Chen CLH; Lamoureux EL, 2021, 'The Bidirectional Relationship between Vision and Cognition: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis', Ophthalmology, 128, pp. 981 - 992, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ophtha.2020.12.010
    Journal articles | 2020
    Ho KC; Stapleton F; Wiles L; Hibbert P; White A; Jalbert I, 2020, 'iCareTrack: measuring the appropriateness of eyecare delivery in Australia', Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 40, pp. 433 - 441, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/opo.12699
    Journal articles | 2020
    Ho KC; Tran J; Hoang D; Kaushik S; Ford B; Palagyi A; Do VQ; Stapleton F; White A; Keay L, 2020, 'Standardising the cataract referral process for public hospitals: perspectives of optometrists in New South Wales, Australia', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 103, pp. 201 - 206, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cxo.12928
    Journal articles | 2019
    Ho KC; Rahardjo D; Stapleton F; Wiles L; Hibbert PD; White AJR; Hayen A; Jalbert I, 2019, 'Can the appropriateness of eye care be measured through cross-sectional retrospective patient record review in eye care practices in Australia? the icaretrack feasibility study', BMJ Open, 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024298
    Journal articles | 2019
    Ho KC; Stapleton F; Wiles L; Hibbert P; Alkhawajah S; White A; Jalbert I, 2019, 'Systematic review of the appropriateness of eye care delivery in eye care practice', BMC Health Services Research, 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-019-4493-3
    Journal articles | 2017
    Ho T; Jalbert I; Watt K; Golebiowski B, 2017, 'A possible association between dry eye symptoms and body fat: a prospective, cross-sectional preliminary study', Eye and Contact Lens, 43, pp. 245 - 252, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICL.0000000000000275
  • Conference Papers | 2022
    Gyawali R; Toomey M; Stapleton F; Ho KC; Keay L; Gentle A; Webber AL; Pye DC; Liew G; Hsing YI; Ramke J; Schmid KL; Katalinic P; Bentley S; Jalbert I, 2022, 'Clinical indicators for assessment of optometric diabetic eyecare in Australia', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000844437001165&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Toomey M; Ho KC; Gyawali R; Stapleton F; Wiles L; Hibbert P; Keay L; Jalbert I, 2022, 'The appropriateness of and barriers to glaucoma care delivery by Australian optometrists', in Clinical and Experimental Optometry, pp. 593 - 601, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08164622.2021.2004861
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Toomey M; Kam CH; Gyawali R; Stapleton F; Keay L; Jalbert I, 2022, 'Benchmarking glaucoma primary care delivery in Australia', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000844437001183&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Gyawali R; Toomey M; Stapleton F; Zangerl B; Dillon L; Ho KC; Keay L; Alkhawajah SM; Liew G; Jalbert I, 2021, 'Eyes on guidelines: evaluating the quality of diabetic eye disease clinical practice guidelines', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000690761600761&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Gyawali R; Toomey M; Ho KC; Alkhawajah SMM; Zangerl B; Dillon L; Keay L; Stapleton F; Liew G; Jalbert I, 2020, 'Quality of the National Health Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Diabetic Retinopathy in Australia', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, ELECTR NETWORK, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), ELECTR NETWORK, 01 May 2020 - 07 May 2020, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000554495703123&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2020
    Ho KC; Elliott DB; Charlesworth E; Gyawali R; Keay L, 2020, 'A Delphi Consensus study to determine the feasibility of implementing guidelines for refractive management of older patients at risk of falls', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, ELECTR NETWORK, Vol. 61, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), ELECTR NETWORK, 01 May 2020 - 07 May 2020, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000554528300247&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Keay L; Ho KC; Rogers K; McCluskey PJ; White AJR; Morlet N; Ng J; Lamoureux EL; Pesudovs K; Stapleton F; Ivers RQ; Palagyi A, 2019, 'Reductions in the incidence of falls after first and second eye cataract surgery', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, CANADA, Vancouver, Vol. 60, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), CANADA, Vancouver, 28 April 2019 - 02 May 2019, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000488628103166&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

2023 Jeff Cheverton Memorial Scholarship, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, 2023

PolyU School of Optometry Outstanding Young Alumni Award in Scholarly Achievement, PolyU, 2022

Global Talent (subclass 858) Visa, Department of Home Affairs, Australian Government, 2021

Recognized as “Hot Topic” for the paper presentation at the ARVO scientific meeting, 2021

ARVO Foundation Travel Grant, ARVO, 2021

Recognized as “Exceptional Reviewer” in evaluating a manuscript submitted to the journal Translation Vision Science & Technology (TVST), 2021

Johnson & Johnson Vision Student Travel Fellowship, American Academy of Optometry, 2018

UNSW Science PhD Writing Scholarship, UNSW Sydney, 2018

Medibank International Conference and Fieldwork Grants, UNSW Sydney, 2018

Best poster of the Ophthalmology Network’s Eye Forum: Eyes on the Future 2017, NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation, 2017

Winner of Vice-Chancellor’s Research Pitch Challenge Category: Delegate’s Choice, 2017 Higher Education Conference, Universities Australia, 2017

First Place in Three Minute Thesis Competition, Health Beyond Research & Innovation Showcase 2016, Ingham Institute, 2016

Research Student Award, Postgraduate Council, UNSW Sydney, 2016

Annual Progress Review Best Video, UNSW Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW Sydney, 2016

Teaching Fellowship Award, UNSW Sydney, 2016-2017

Tuition Fee Scholarship, UNSW Sydney, 2015-2018

Terry's research interests includes Health Service Research, Evidence-Based Healthcare Delivery, Patient-Centred Outcomes, Public Health and Vision and Ageing research.