Dr Thi Ha Chau TRAN is the Head of Department of Ophthalmology at both “Saint Vincent de Paul” and “Saint Philibert” hospitals, which belong to Lille Catholic Hospitals Group in France. She earned her MD degree in 2002 at the Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris VI (Silver Medal and Laureate of the Faculty). She completed a medical fellowship (2002-2005) at the Pitié Salpêtrière hospitals group, where she took care of patients with inflammations, infections and intraocular tumors, retinal diseases. In November 2005, Dr. TRAN joined the Lille Catholic hospitals group and created the Ophthalmology Center for Adults of the Saint-Vincent de Paul Hospital, which was inaugurated in November 2006. In this hospital, clinical activities are closely linked to the research that Dr. TRAN carries out in the following fields: cataract surgery, medical AMD (age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, vein retinal occlusion, uveitis), and surgical retinal diseases, Neuro-ophthalmology. She also carried pedagogic work in the Medical School of the Lille Catholic University, which is attached to the Lille Catholic Hospitals Group. In 2008, Doctor TRAN prepared her PhD degree while she maintained her clinical activities in the laboratory of functional neurosciences and pathologies of Lille 2 (Doctor Muriel BOUCART, CNRS, UMR 9193), and obtained her degree in neuroscience with the mention "very honorable with congratulation of the jury "in 2011, and devoted to visual impact in patients with AMD. Her main topics are Medical Retina (AMD, diabetic retinopathy, uveitis) and ophthalmic surgery (cataract and retina). Dr. TRAN has contributed to 50 peer-reviewed articles published in both international and national journals with peer review in the area of uveitis, diabetic retinopathy, vein retinal occlusion, AMD, neuro-ophthalmology. Her research activity is both experimental and clinical. Experimentally, Dr. TRAN focuses on the ability of patients with AMD to recognize scenes and objects. She is member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.
Medical and surgical retina : Age related macular degeneration, Retina Imaging, Diabetic retinopathy, Vein Retinal Occlusion, Uveitis - Vision science : Object perception, scene perception