Associate Editor

Hoai Viet Tran, FEBO

Medicine Practitioner
Hôpital ophtalmique Jules-Gonin
Lausanne, Switzerland



• (December 2000), Diploma of Medicine, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
• (September 1997-May 1998), Faculty of Medicine, National University of Galway, Ireland
• (July 1993), Bachelor, Gymnasium Bugnon, Lausanne, Switzerland


• (March 2012-Present), Medicine practitioner HOJG, Lausanne Switzerland
• (March 2012-Present), Medicine AGREE, Montchoisi Clinic, Lausanne, Genolier Swiss Medical Network, Switzerland
• (October 2007-September 2012), ie Assoc of sought, Division of Molecular Therapy, Institute of opthamology, UCL, London, UK
• (October 2009-November 2011), Head of Clinic, University Hospital Jules Gonin (HOJG), Lausanne Switzerland
• (January 2001-June 2002), Director, Biomicroscopy Ultrasound Laboratory, Ocular Imaging Center, The Newyork Eye and Ear and Ear Infirmary, New York, USA

Research Interest

His research interests include: Ophthalmology.

Scientific Activities


1. von Alpen D, Tran HV, Guex N, et al. Differential dimerization of variants linked to enhanced S-cone sensitivity syndrome (ESCS) located in the NR2E3 ligand-binding domain. Hum Mutat. 2015; 36(6): 599-610. doi: 10.1002/humu.22775
2. Tan MH, Mackay DS, Cowing J, et al. Leber congenital amaurosis associated with AIPL1: challenges in ascribing disease causation, clinical findings, and implications for gene therapy. PLoS One. 2012; 7(3): e32330. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0032330
3. Tran HV, Escher P, Vaclavik V, et al. Autofluorescence Study In NR2E3 p.G56R-linked Autosomal Dominant Retinitis Pigmentosa In A Single Kindred. 2011; 52: 6604.
4. Vaclavik V, Tran HV, Gaillard MC, Schorderet DF, Munier FL. Pattern dystrophy with high intrafamilial variability associated with Y141C mutation in the peripherin/RDS gene and successful treatment of subfoveal CNV related to multifocal pattern type with anti-VEGF (ranibizumab) intravitreal injections. Retina. 2012; 32(9): 1942-1949. doi:
5. Tan MH, Vanakker OM, Tran HV, et al. Angioid streaks with severe macular dysfunction and generalised retinal involvement due to a homozygous duplication in the ABCC6 gene. Eye (Lond). 2012; 26(5): 753-755. doi: 10.1038/eye.2011.344.
6. Tran HV, Schorderet DF, Gaillarda M-C, Balmer A, Munier FL. Risk assessment of recurrence in sporadic retinoblastoma using a molecular-based algorithm. Ophthalmic Genetics. 2012; 33(1). doi: 10.3109/13816810.2011.610859
7. H. Viet Tran, Eperon S, Guex-Crosier Y. EOTAXIN-1 remains up-regulated in tears of patients with contact lens papillary conjunctivitis over A 2-years follow-up. Klin Monatsbl Augenheilkd. 2011; 228: 326-329.
8. Andrei SM, Tran HV, Beknazar E, Saiji E, Guex-Crosier Y. Therapeutic Strategies for Nonendemic Onchocerciasis-a case report and update of the literature. Klin Monatsbl Augenheilkd. 2011; 228: 374-375.
9. Beknazar E , Viet Tran H , Andrei SM, Martinez A, Vaudaux J, Guex-Crosier Y. Drug induces uvelitis-panuveitis with Rifabutin. Klin Monatsbl Augenheilkd. 2011; 228(4): 374-375. doi: 10.1055/s-0031-1273281
10. Codreanu A, Wiaux Ch, H. Viet Tran, Roy S, Mermoud A. A comparative randomized clinical and histological study between X-shaped acrylic and cylindrical collagen implants in experimental deep sclerectomy. Clin Experimental Ophthalmol. 2011; 39(2): 135-141.
11. Mansouri K, Tran HV, Ravinet E, Mermoud A. Comparing deep sclerectomy with collagen implant to the new method of very deep sclerectomy with collagen implant: a single-masked randomized controlled trial. J Glaucoma. 2010; 19(1): 24-30. doi: 10.1097/IJG.0b013e3181a2fa46
12. Tan MH1, Smith AJ, Pawlyk B, et al. Gene therapy for retinitis pigmentosa and Leber congenital amaurosis caused by defects in AIPL1: effective rescue of mouse models of partial and complete Aipl1 deficiency using AAV2/2 and AAV2/8 vectors. Hum Mol Genet. 2009; 18(12): 2099-2114. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddp133
13. Viet Tran H, Schorderet DF, Kostic C, Munier FL, Arsenijevic Y. Gene therapy for hereditary eye diseases: where are we?. Revue Médicale Suisse. 2009; 5(186): 118-123.
14. Viet Tran H, Schalenbourg A, Zografos L. Bilateral Circumscribed Choroidal Hemangioma in An Otherwise Healthy Individual. Retinal Cases & Brief Reports. 2006; 1(3): 149-152.
15. Ritch R, Vessani RM, Tran HV, Ishikawa H, Tello C, Liebmann JM. Ultrasound biomicroscopic assessment of zonular appearance in exfoliation syndrome. Acta Ophthalmol Scand. 2007; 85(5): 495-499. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0420.2007.00961.x
16. Viet Tran H, Bovey EH, Uffer S, Zografos L. Peripapillary choroidal neovascularization associated with melanocytoma of the optic disc: a clinicopathologic case report. Graefes Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. 2006; 244(10): 1367-1369. doi: 10.1007/s00417-006-0270-1
17. Viet Tran H, Scynder CC, Ravinet E, Guex-Crosier Y. Topimarate-induced acute-onset angle closure glaucoma, a consequence of blood-brain carrier breakdown. Klin Monatsbl Augenheilkd. 2006; 223(5): 425-427.
18. Viet Tran H, Munier FL. Evanescens white linear flecks and posterior microphtalmos: new feature of a recently established disease. Klin Monatsbl Augenheilkd. 2006; 223(5).
19. Klainguti G, Tran HV, Nguyen C, Bremart-Strickler J. Surgical correction of subjective excyclotorsion by tucking the anterior part of the superior oblique muscle tendon. Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde. 2006; 223(5): 386-389. doi: 10.1055/s-2006-926831
20. Viet Tran H, Zografos L. Primary Choroidal Melanoma in Phakomatosis Pigmentovascularis IIa. Ophthalmology. 2005; 112(7): 1232-1235.
21. Ritch R, Tran HV, Ishikawa H, Liebmann J. Iridociliary apposition in plateau iris syndrome persists after cataract extraction. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 2002; 43: 290.
22. Finger PT, Meskin SW, Wisnicki HJ, Albekioni Z, Schneider S. High-frequency ultrasound of anterior segment retinoblastoma. Am J Ophthalmol. 2004; 137(5): 944-946. doi:
23. Tran HV, Ishikawa H, Liebmann JM, Ritch R. A new silicone eyecup for ultrasound biomicroscopy. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2003; 34(1): 73-75.
24. Tran HV, Liebmann JM, Ritch R. Iridociliary apposition in plateau iris syndrome persists after cataract extraction. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 2003; 121(2): 168-172.
25. Piette S, Canlas OA, Tran HV, et al. Ultrasound biomicroscopy in uveitis-glaucoma-hyphema syndrome. Am J Ophthalmol. 2002; 133(6): 839-841. doi: :
26. Tello C, Tran HV, Liebmann J, Ritch R. Angle closure: classification, concepts, and the role of ultrasound biomicroscopy in diagnosis and treatment. Semin Ophthalmol. 2002; 17(2): 69-78. doi: 10.1076/soph.
27. Tran HV, Vessani RM, Liebmann JM, Ritch R. Ultrasound Biomicroscopy in the Diagnosis and Management of Cyclodialysis Cleft: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Asian Journal of Ophthalmology. 2002; 4(3).
28. Tran HV, Ambresin A, Pournaras J-A, Sabani I, Wolfensberger TJ. Posterior sub-tenon triamcinolone injection for chronic macular oedema associated with non-ischemic branch or central retinal vein occlusion. Ophthalmol Open J. 2015; 1(1): 9-14. doi: 10.17140/OOJ-1-103