Hue University Of Medicine and Pharmacy

Department of Ophthalmology

Vice-Head: Tran Nguyen Tra My, MD
Vice-Head: Le Viet Nhat Hung, MD, PhD


The Department of Ophthalmology was established along with the foundation of Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy in 1957. The first Head was Le Ba Van, MD, followed by Associate Professor Hoang Ngoc Chuong, Associate Professor Phan Van Nam, Tran Nguyen Tra My, MD.


The Department of Ophthalmology has 8 cadres: 1 Associate Professor, 1 PhD, MD, 2 Specialists 2, 1 Master of Science, 3 MDs (one currently doing doctoral dissertation, one doing master in Korean):

- Tran Nguyen Tra My MD: Vice Head
- Le Viet Nhat Hung, MD, PhD: Vice Head
- Assoc. Prof. Phan Van Nam
- Nguyen Thi Thu, Specialist level 2
- Duong Anh Quan, Specialist level 2
- Do Long,MD, M.S
- Nguyen Thi Nguyet Minh, MD
- Bui Manh Hung, MD


Undergraduate programs: 6-year and 4-year curriculum for General Doctors, Traditional Doctors, Preventive Medicine, Dentist, Nurse...

Postgraduate programs: Residents, Specialists level 1 and 2.

Medical services: All staff in the department serve in medical examination and treatment at the Department of Ophthalmology of Hue University Hospital, Hue Central Hospital and Hue Eye Hospital.


There had been 6 projects at ministerial level, one at provincial level and many at university-level.

Several publications in various prestigious journal over the past 3 years:

- Le, Viet Nhat Hung, Ann Charlott Schneider, Rebecca Scholz, Felix Bock, and Claus Cursiefen. 2018. “Fine Needle-Diathermy Regresses Pathological Corneal (Lymph) Angiogenesis and Promotes High-Risk Corneal Transplant Survival.” Scientific Reports 8 (1). Nature Publishing Group.

- Le, Viet Nhat Hung, Yanhong Hou, Jens Horstmann, Felix Bock, and Claus Cursiefen. 2018. “Novel Method to Detect Corneal Lymphatic Vessels in Vivo by Intrastromal Injection of Fluorescein.” Cornea 37 (2). Lippincott Williams and Wilkins: 267–71.

- Hou, Yanhong, Viet Nhat Hung Le, Gábor Tóth, Sebastian Siebelmann, Jens Horstmann, Tim Gabriel, Felix Bock, and Claus Cursiefen. 2018. “UV Light Crosslinking Regresses Mature Corneal Blood and Lymphatic Vessels and Promotes Subsequent High-Risk Corneal Transplant Survival.” American Journal of Transplantation.

- Hou, Yanhong, Viet Nhat Hung Le, Thomas Clahsen, Ann Charlott Schneider, Felix Bock, and Claus Cursiefen. 2017. “Photodynamic Therapy Leads to Time-Dependent Regression of Pathologic Corneal (Lymph) Angiogenesis and Promotes High-Risk Corneal Allograft Survival.” Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 58 (13). Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Inc.: 5862–69.

- Viet Nhat Hung Le, Bjoern Bachmann, Georgia Avgitidou, Claus Cursiefen. 2018. “Treatment of corneal edema secondary to chemical burn by Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK)” Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology.

- Hos D, Le VNH, Hellmich M, et al. 2019 “Risk of Corneal Graft Rejection After High-Risk   Keratoplasty Following Fine-Needle Vessel Coagulation of Corneal Neovascularization Combined With Bevacizumab: A Pilot Study”. Transplant Direct. 25;5(5):e452.

- Hos D, Matthaei M, Bock F, Maruyama K, Notara M, Clahsen T, Hou Y, Le VNH, Salabarria AC, Horstmann J, Bachmann B, Cursiefen C, 2019. ‘Immune reactions after modern lamellar (DALK, DSAEK, DMEK) versus conventional penetrating corneal transplantation’’, Progress in Retinal and Eye Research 73.

- Le, Viet Nhat Hung, Yanhong Hou, Felix Bock, and Claus Cursiefen. 2020. “Supplemental Anti Vegf A-Therapy Prevents Rebound Neovascularisation After Fine Needle Diathermy Treatment to Regress Pathological Corneal (LYMPH)Angiogenesis.” Scientific Reports 10 (1):3908.

- Viet Nhat Hung Le, Florian Wabnig, Bjoern Bachmann, Claus Cursiefen. 2020. “Epithelial downgrowth after Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty” European Journal of Ophthalmology.


Participated in the project “Enhancing training competence for lecturers in Department of Ophthalmology” funded by Fred Hollows Foundation (FHF, Australia) in the period 2013 - 2016.