Kin Sheng Lim: Profile

Mr K Sheng Lim MBChB, MD, FRCOphth, is Director of the Glaucoma Service at St Thomas’ Hospital, where he is also research lead for the ophthalmology department, and Reader (Associate Professor) in glaucoma studies at King’s College London. With a private practice based in London’s renowned Harley Street district, he offers expert treatment of glaucoma and cataracts using the most up-to-date technologies and techniques.

Training and experience

Mr K Sheng Lim qualified from University of Leicester Medical School in 1991 and undertook his general ophthalmology training in Reading and London. He subsequently received glaucoma training both in London and in the United States.

He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 1996 and in 1997 spent two years researching into the surgical treatment of glaucoma at the Institute of Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital and the University of Brighton. He was awarded his Doctorate in Medicine (MD) from University College London for this work in 2001.

In 2001, Mr Lim received a scholarship from the International Glaucoma Association allowing him to research human aqueous dynamics under the supervision of Drs Brubaker and Johnson at the Mayo Clinic in the USA.

An internationally recognised expert in glaucoma treatments, Mr Lim has been Director of the Glaucoma Service at St Thomas’ Hospital since 2006.

Clinical interests

Mr Lim has a specialist interest and expertise in innovative glaucoma surgeries, including SLT laser, iStent, trabeculectomy, Baerveldt tube, Ahmed valve, Pauls’ Implant, Xen implant, Hydrus implant, endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation (ECP) and Micropulse laser.

Mr Lim’s clinical interests also include small incision cataract surgery and the implantation of premium intraocular lens options such as toric or multifocal lenses.

Research interests

Mr Lim’s Doctorate thesis comprised research on a new type of implant for the treatment of glaucoma. Now research lead for the ophthalmology department at St Thomas’ Hospital, he is currently chief or principal investigator in 12 glaucoma clinical trials focussing on human aqueous dynamics and treatment of glaucoma. Internationally recognised in his field, he has delivered over 100 lectures to audiences at home and abroad in the last ten years. He has published over 100 scientific abstracts, scientific papers and book chapters.

Mr Lim is on the editorial and executive boards of a number of scientific journals.  He is a regular contributor to the scientific literature and is co-editor of the ophthalmology textbook Managing Complications in Glaucoma Surgery (Springer International Publishing, 2017).

In the media

Life Through a Lens (The One Show, 2016)


I specialise in...

  • Glaucoma surgery and laser
  • Cataract surgery

Professional details



Qualified in 1991 in United Kingdom

Registrations and licensing

  • General Medical Council (GMC)

    Registration no.: 3489945
    Date of registration: 01-Aug-1992

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Memberships and associations

Kin Sheng Lim is a member of the following professional associations and organisations...

Languages spoken

  • English