Mr K. Sheng Lim


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Mr K. Sheng Lim is Head of the Glaucoma Service at St Thomas’ Hospital, and Reader (Associate Professor), Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine at King’s College London. He read medicine at Leicester University before training as a ophthalmologist in London, then specialising in Glaucoma after further training in Moorfields Eye Hospital and The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He obtained his Doctorate in Medicine (MD) from University College London.

He is currently involved in 12 glaucoma clinical trials as a chief or principal investigator and has delivered over 100 invited lectures nationally and internationally in the last ten years. He is on editorial and executive boards of scientific journals as well as editor of ophthalmology textbook.

Mr Lim’s submitted his Doctorate thesis to  University of London in 2001, after spending more than two years at the Institute of Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital and University of Brighton researching a new type of implant for glaucoma treatments. He is now the research lead for the ophthalmology department at St Thomas’ Hospital. His research is focused on pathophysiology and treatment of glaucoma.

His clinical expertise includes innovative glaucoma surgeries, such as: SLT laser, laser iridotomy, laser iridoplasty, Trabeculectomy, Baerveldt tube, Ahmed Valve, Xen implant, Hydrus implant, as well as endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation (ECP) and HiFU. Mr Lim also performs high volume cataract surgeries in the NHS as well as the private sector and offers premium intraocular lens options such as toric or multifocal lenses.

Mr K. Sheng Lim video

Dr. K. Sheng Lim (St Thomas’ Hospital, United Kingdom) talks about early results of his study, and his experiences treating glaucoma with the Cyclo G6 Laser System in MicroPulse mode at ESCRS 2018 in Vienna, Austria.

The Mechanism of Action of SLT – Video Interview with K Sheng Lim, United Kingdom.

There are many different types of glaucoma surgery available now to patients, but the field is always changing, and new treatments are on the horizon. Mr Kin Sheng Lim explains his involvement in the development of new implants for glaucoma, and how they will work.

The XEN implant is a device which can be used to treat glaucoma, in cases where drops are not helping in the management, or when other types of surgery cannot be performed. Expert ophthalmologist Mr Kin Sheng Lim explains how the XEN implant is inserted, and what to expect.

There are many different types of glaucoma surgery, ranging from laser treatment to minimally invasive glaucoma surgery. How do you know which one is the right choice for you, and how can they treat glaucoma? Expert ophthalmologist Mr Kin Sheng Lim explains what the different types of glaucoma surgery are, and who is suitable for each of them.

Life through a lens

Intra-ocular lens was first developed by Sir Harold Ridley and implanted at St Thomas’ Hospital over 60 years ago. In this documentary, you will see the background to this revolutionary invention and watch Mr Lim operate on one of his patients at St Thomas’ Hospital as part of this documentary.

Selected Publications

Aqueous outflow facility after phacoemulsification with or without goniosynechialysis in primary angle closure: a randomised controlled study. Rodrigues, P. Alaghband, E. Galvis, S. Jones, L. Beltran-Agullo, R. Hussain, KS Lim. British Journal of Ophthalmology. ePublished

Reversing the Rubeotic Rampage – Current Approaches in the Management of Neovascular Glaucoma. Ian A Rodrigues, K Sheng Lim. European Ophthalmic Review, 2016;10(1):19–21

New technique for Cleft repair. Rodrigues I & KS Lim. Journal of Current Glaucoma Practice. In press

The Pathogenesis of raised intraocular-pressure in uveitis. A. Baneke, M, Stanford, KS Lim. Current Eye Research.2015 Aug 19:1-13.

Cytomegalovirus retinitis post intravitreal triamcinolone in an immunocompetent patient with juvenile glaucoma. Eyenews. Jones-Odeh, Lim, Stanford. September 2014

The Effect of Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty on Aqueous Humor Dynamics in Patients with Ocular Hypertension and Primary Open Angle Glaucoma. Beltran-Agullo L, Alaghband P, Obi A, Hussain R, Lim KS. Journal of Glaucoma. December 2013. Volume 22, 9:746-749

Suprachoroidal Devices in Glaucoma. Dan Lindfield & KS Lim. Cataract & Refractive Surgery News. October 2013.

Preimplantation Flow Testing of Ahmed Glaucoma Valve and Early Postoperative Clinical Outcome. E. Jones, P. Alaghband, J. Cheng, L. Beltran-Agullo, KS Lim. Journal of Current Glaucoma Practice. January-April 2013;7(1)

Comparative human aqueous dynamics study between black and white subjects with glaucoma. Beltran-Agullo L, Alaghband P, Rashid S, Gosselin J, Obi A, Husain R, Lim KS. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Dec 9;52(13):9425-30

Phacoemulsification with therapeutic implantation of a prosthetic iris device following peripheral iridotomy visual complication. Beltran-Agullo L, Alaghband P, Gurbaxani A, Lim KS. Eye. 2011 Aug;25(8):1096.

Effect of primary selective laser trabeculoplasty on tonographic outflow facility: a randomised clinical trial. Goyal S, Beltran-Agullo L, Rashid S, Shah SP, Nath R, Obi A, Lim KS. Br J Ophthalmol. 2010 Nov;94(11):1443-7

Comparative study on the mechanism of action of bimatoprost, latanoprost and travoprost in healthy subjects. A double-masked, placebo-controlled, randomized, paired comparison, 4-session crossover study. Lim KS, Nau C, O’Byrne M, Hodge D, Toris C, McLaren J, Johnson DH. Ophthalmology 2008 115;790-5

An experimental study on the effect of encircling band procedure on silicone oil emulsification. de Silva DJ, Lim KS, Schulenburg E. British Journal of Ophthalmology 2005 Oct;89(10):1348-50.

Accuracy of intraocular pressure measurements in new zealand white. Lim KS, Wickremasinghe SS, Cordeiro MF, Bunce C, Khaw PT. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2005 Jul;46(7):2419-23

Corneal endothelial cell damage from glaucoma drainage device materials. Lim KS. Cornea. 2003 May;22(4):352-4.

Surgery for glaucoma. Khaw PT, Wells AP, Lim KS. Br J Ophthalmol. 2003 Apr;87(4):517

Needle perforations of Molteno tubes. Lim KS, Wells AP, Khaw PT. J Glaucoma. 2002 Oct;11(5):434-8.

Surgery for glaucoma in the 21st century. Khaw PT, Wells AP, Lim KS. Br J Ophthalmol. 2002 Jul;86(7):710-1.

Experimental flow studies in glaucoma drainage device development. Lim KS, Allan B, Muir A, Lloyd AW, Khaw PT, et al. British Journal of Ophthalmology 2001 85: 1231-1236

Modulating conjunctival wound healing. Cordeiro MF, Chang L, Lim KS, Daniels JT, Pleass RD, Siriwardena D, Khaw PT. Eye (Lond). 2000 Jun;14 ( Pt 3B):536-47.

Cell and protein adhesion studies in glaucoma drainage device development. The AGFID project team. Lim KS. Br J Ophthalmol. 1999 Oct;83(10):1168-71.

Glaucoma drainage devices; past, present, and future. Lim KS, Allan BD, Lloyd AW, Muir A, Khaw PT. Br J Ophthalmol. 1998 Sep;82(9):1083-9. Review.

Text Books

Complications in Glaucoma Surgeries. Editors: F. Carbonaro & KS Lim. In Preparation. Springer

SLT Focusing on Outflow. KS Lim. Chapter 5. Ellex E Book. Publish on line.

Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty; L. Beltran-Agullo, KS Lim  in ‘Atlas of Glaucoma Surgery’ . Editor T. Shaarawy. Publisher Saunders Elsevier. February 2014

Intraocular Pressure Fluctuation; A. Kotachal, KS Lim & D. Garway-Heath, in ‘Glaucoma- Volume 1’ Editor Shaarawy & Sherwood. Publisher Saunders Elsevier. 2010

Basic Science of Intraocular Pressure; Tamm, Toris, Crowston, Sit, KS Lim, Lambrou & Alm. in ‘Intraocular Pressure’ Editor R. Weinreb. Published 2009 by Kugler Publications

Managing Complications in Glaucoma Surgery
Atlas of Glaucoma surgery
Glaucoma Volume 1: Medical Diagnosis and Therapy
Recent Invited Lectures (2015- 2016)

Steroid induced -secondary raised IOP. Retina Meeting. Allergan. November 2016, London, UK.

Normal Tension Glaucoma case study. UK & Ireland Glaucoma Professional Club Meeting, November, London, UK.

Updates on tube surgery. UK& Ireland Glaucoma Society Congress. November 2016, Cheltenham, UK

Is this glaucoma? Allergan Glaucoma Seminar. 9th October 2016, London, UK
What’s new in glaucoma treatment. Glaucoma Seminar, Romanian Ophthalmology Congress. 7th October 2016, Siniai, Romania.

Tube Surgery Techniques. Glaucoma Surgery- Modern Perspective. European Cataract & Refractive Surgery Meeting, September 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Tube surgery. SiFi Glaucoma Meeting, 9th July 2016, Bucharest, Romania.

Management of angle closure. SiFi Glaucoma Meeting, 9th July 2016, Bucharest, Romania.

Tube Surgery. European Glaucoma Society Meeting. June 2016, Prague, Czech Republic.

What’s new in glaucoma treatment. Alcon Educational meeting. 24th May 2016, Birmingham, UK.

Steroid induced -secondary raised IOP. London Retinal Meeting, MANAGING DIABETIC MACULAR OEDEMA WITH STEROIDS. 7th June 2016, London, UK.

Tubes Surgery- Techniques & Tips. Glaucoma Surgery Symposium. Royal College of Ophthalmologists. April 2016, London, UK.

Combined Cataract & glaucoma surgeries. Allergan Roadshow 2016 – Glaucoma: Shaping the Future. 10-11 March 2016, London & Bristol, UK.

Trans-TM glaucoma surgeries. Trends in Ophthalmology. 4th February 2016, London, UK.

Combine cataract & glaucoma surgeries. International Congress of glaucoma surgeries (ICGS) 18-20 February 2016, Oman.

Valved or non-valved tubes implant: Clinical guidance based on recent RCTs. International Congress of glaucoma surgeries(ICGS) 18-20 February 2016, Oman.

Trabecular outflow. Physiological & Pathological influences. UK & Ireland Glaucoma Society Meeting. 27th November 2015, Leicester, UK.

Aqueous Dynamics in Uveitic Glaucoma. UK & Ireland Glaucoma Professional Club Meeting. 7th November 2015, London, UK.

How to avoid hypotony in tube surgery. Glaucoma surgery course. World Glaucoma Congress. June 2015, Hong Kong.

Failed trabeculectomy. What next? Hot debate. World Glaucoma Congress. June 2015, Hong Kong.

Preservatives & Glaucoma drops. Glaucoma Symposium. Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress. May 2015, Liverpool, UK.

Glaucoma Grand Round. Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress. May 2015, Liverpool, UK.

Trans Trabecular meshwork surgeries. Controversies in Glaucoma. May 2015, Madrid, Spain.

Keynote lecture. Uveitic Glaucoma. Argentina National Ophthalmology Congress. May 2015, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Keynote lecture. Flow control in tube surgery. Argentina National Ophthalmology Congress. May 2015, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Keynote lecture. Glaucoma Surgeries. Argentina National Ophthalmology Congress. May 2015, Buenos Aires, Argentina.