Prof. Dr Lim graduated from the Queen’s University of Belfast (UK) with multiple academic awards, before embarking on his post-graduate specialist training in Ophthalmology in the UK. He completed the Ophthalmology training in the UK, obtaining the Fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth) (UK), which was extensive and not only covering general/comprehensive ophthalmology but also included sub-specialising in Glaucoma and Vitreoretinal surgery/retina diseases through formal fellowships obtained from very competitive selection process.
Dr Lim was also active in contributing towards the development of Ophthalmology training and service delivery whilst in the UK through his membership of the various committees within the Royal College of Ophthalmologists UK and the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. In recognition of his contribution and commitment to Ophthalmology, he was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (FRCSEd).
His passion in teaching both undergraduate and post-graduate Ophthalmology through the years in the UK and abroad had been recognised with the award of Membership of the Academy of Medical Educators (MAcadMEd (UK)) and the Membership of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers of Edinburgh (MFSTEd), on top of a recognition of medical educators published interview by the International Council of Ophthalmologists (ICO).
He is also involved extensively in research and publication with many peer reviewed publications in international journals, numerous presentations at international level meetings and being invited by various major international ophthalmology journals as their reviewer. On the charity front, he had won multiple travel awards/grants to enable him to go to Benin (West Africa) to carry out eye clinics and various eye surgery for free utilising his own time. After 15 years in the UK, Dr Lim had returned to Malaysia as a consultant ophthalmologist and professor with the Ophthalmology Department, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS).