Clement C.Y. Tham is Chairman and S.H. Ho Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and Honorary Chief-of-Service of Hong Kong Eye Hospital.
Prof. Tham is the Vice President of the Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society (APGS), and a Member of the Board of Governors of the World Glaucoma Association (WGA). He is the Secretary-General & CEO of Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO), a Member of the Board of Directors of the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO), and a Member of the Global Advisors Committee of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). Prof. Tham is one of the 100 Chairs of the Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis (AOI), and a Founding Council Member of the Academy of Asia-Pacific Professors of Ophthalmology (AAPPO). Prof. Tham was the Congress President and Chair of the Organizing Committee of the 2nd Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Congress (APGC) 2014 in Hong Kong, and the Congress President of the 33rd Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) 2018 in Hong Kong. He was Chair of the Organizing Committee of the World Glaucoma Congress (WGC) 2015 in Hong Kong. Prof. Tham was elected the Chair of the Scientific Program Committees of the Inaugural Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Congress (APGC) 2012 in Bali, the World Ophthalmology Congresses (WOC) of 2016 in Guadalajara and of 2018 in Barcelona, the 27th APAO Congress 2012 in Busan, and the 28th APAO Congress 2013 in Hyderabad.
Prof. Tham was awarded the inaugural Nakajima Award by the APAO, and the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award in Hong Kong in 2005. He received the APAO Outstanding Service in Prevention of Blindness Award in 2011, and the APAO Distinguished Service Award in 2013. Prof. Tham presented the Holmes Award Lecture and the De Ocampo Award Lecture at the APAO Congresses in 2013 and 2015, respectively.