The Corporate Centre 810 Pacific Highway Gordon, NSW 2072

Ophthalmology

Dr Anil Arora

Dr Anil Arora

M.B., B.S., M.M., (O.P.T.H.) F.R.A.C.O., F.R.A.C.S. General / Cataract / Glaucoma / Vitreoretinal / Refractive

Dr Anil Arora

Dr Anil Arora is an ophthalmologist who has been practising in Central Coast and in Sydney since 1998. Dr Arora completed his medical degree through the University of Sydney in 1985 and after carrying out his internship and residency training at Royal North Shore, Westmead and Royal Prince Alfred Hospitals, he embarked on a career in ophthalmology. He was one of the first to complete a Masters of Medicine in Ophthalmology with a thesis on retinal electrophysiology and carried out five years of specialist training in ophthalmology from the Sydney Eye Hospital from 1988 to 1993.

In 1997 – 1998 Dr Arora completed a clinical fellowship in “Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous” from the University of Texas in Houston. He then began practicing on the Central Coast and Sydney’s North Shore and has established himself as a respected ophthalmologist and has performed surgeries on tens of thousands of patients over the past decade. He brought retinal surgery to Central Coast and this meant that patients no longer had to travel to Sydney for these procedures.

Dr Arora also saw the need for laser vision correction services on the Central Coast and carried out further postgraduate training in laser refractive surgery and was one of the first to obtain a Graduate Diploma in Medicine (Refractive Surgery) from the University of Sydney. He has established the Laser Vision Clinic Central Coast – a state-of-the-art laser refractive centre on the Central Coast.

Dr Arora has practices in Gosford, Long Jetty, Woy Woy and Wahroonga and is a Visiting Medical Officer at the Central Coast Day Hospital, Brisbane Waters Private Hospital and the Sydney Adventist Hospital and also at Gosford and Wyong Public Hospitals.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Clinical interests include cataract surgery, particularly with multifocal intraocular lenses, retinal diseases and surgery and laser refractive surgery.

Extracurricular interests include squash and long-distance running (20 City-to-Surfs, 8 half-marathons and 3 full marathons so far). He also has in interest in ophthalmology in developing countries and in charity work. He sponsors 100 children in all parts of the world through World Vision and has been a member of AmnestyInternational for over 10 years.

Dr Arora is on the Medical Advisory Committee for Madison Day Surgery.

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A/Prof Hemamalini Arvind

A/Prof Hemamalini Arvind

Cataract, Visual Electrophysiology and Glaucoma.

A/Prof Hemamalini Arvind

Associate Professor Hema Arvind specialises in cataract, visual electrophysiology and glaucoma.

An active clinical researcher in the field, Hema’s work has been published in several scientific publications and she has also been awarded a PhD.

After postgraduate training in ophthalmology, Hema worked in India as a consultant, completing post-specialist training in glaucoma before moving to Australia.

Hema continued her post-specialist training in glaucoma at the Sydney Eye Hospital and was awarded fellowship of the RANZCO.

Hema is also a clinical senior lecturer at Macquarie University and a Visiting Medical Officer at Concord Hospital.

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Dr Nagi Assaad

Dr Nagi Assaad

General/ Retina

Dr Nagi Assaad

M.B., B.S., B.Sc. (Med) (Hons), M. Biomed, Eng., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr Nagi Assaad is an Ophthalmic Surgeon practising in General Ophthalmology and Medical Retina.

He graduated in medicine from The University of Sydney and also completed a research degree in Visual Physiology. He completed a Master of Biomedical Engineering degree at the University of New South Wales, with a focus on advanced optics, ophthalmic technology and retinal protein structure.

Dr Assaad underwent specialist ophthalmology training at Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, followed by a fellowship in Medical Retina and Uveitis at the internationally renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. He has extensive experience in retinal laser treatments and the use of intraocular injections for the management of retinal diseases including macular degeneration.

He has been involved in teaching medical students, optometrists and ophthalmology registrars throughout his career in ophthalmology. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.

Dr Assaad is a cataract surgeon who operates regularly at Chatswood Private Hospital. He is a Visiting Medical Officer at Prince of Wales Hospital and Sutherland Hospital.

His interests include general ophthalmology, cataract surgery, medical retina, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and retinal vascular disease.

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Dr Matthew Ball

Dr Matthew Ball

Cataract/General/Cornea

Dr Matthew Ball

M.B., B.S., M.Intl., P.H., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O

Dr Matt Ball is an ophthalmic surgeon with additional sub-specialist qualifications in cornea and anterior segment surgery. Dr Ball completed undergraduate medical training at the University of Adelaide, followed by a Masters in International Public Health at the University of Sydney before commencing ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital.

During his time at Sydney Eye Hospital, Dr Ball was heavily involved in training new ophthalmology registrars, and was recognised for excellence by being awarded both the Churchill Fellowship and the Norman Rose Travelling Scholarship. He also participated in developing world programs such as the Myanmar Eye Care Programme, and was a Senior Medical Office for Medecins Sans Frontieres in Ethiopia.

After completing ophthalmology qualifications, Dr Ball completed two further Fellowship qualifications in the UK, first in corneal surgery at Bristol Eye Hospital, and then in anterior segment surgery at the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.

Matt is a member of the Corneal Unit at Sydney Eye Hospital and has worked at St George Hospital for the past 5 years.He was awarded the Best Consultant Teacher 2013 for UNSW St George and Sutherland Clinician Schools and Consultant of the Year Sydney Eye Hospital 2013.

Matt has been consulting at St Leonards Eye Centre, with Dr Diana Semmonds since 2012. He currently operates privately at Chatswood Private Hospital and specialises in cataract, pterygium and corneal surgery.

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Dr Gayatri Banerjee

Dr Gayatri Banerjee

Cataract/General/Medical Retina M.B., B.S. (UNSW) (Hons), F.R.C. Ophth, F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr Gayatri Banerjee

Dr Banerjee graduated with Honours from of University of New South Wales, and extensively trained in Ophthalmology at some of the leading centres in the world including Oxford, London, Melbourne, Sydney and Houston Texas USA, completing dual specialist Ophthalmology training from both the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney.

She undertook a further two years of Subspecialist fellowship training at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London with a special interest in Diabetes, Macular Degeneration and Retinal Disorders, and has participated in many Multicentre Clinical Trials in Ophthalmology. She has also worked with the Royal Flying Doctor Service Outback Eye Program and has an interest in teaching and public speaking.

She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, European Society of Retina Specialists, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

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Dr Allan Bank

Dr Allan Bank

Cataract / General / Glaucoma / Paediatric

Dr Allan Bank

M.B., B.S. (Syd), F.R.A.N.Z.C.O., F.R.A.C.S

Dr Bank obtained his Glaucoma fellowship from the University of Texas Southwestern Dallas, USA.

Dr Bank is Department Head at Bankstown Hospital and a VMO in the Glaucoma unit Price of Wales Hospital.

He is involved in the teaching of medical students and optometrists and has published in a number of peer-reviewed journals.

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Dr Sara Booth-Mason

Dr Sara Booth-Mason

Cataract/Neuro-Ophthalmology/General and Medical Ophthalmology.

Dr Sara Booth-Mason

M.B., B.S., M.R.C.P.(UK), F.R.C.S., F.R.C. Ophth. (UK), F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr Booth-Mason trained at St Thomas Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London UK. She held a Consultant position at Sussex Eye Hospital, Brighton UK for four years before emigrating to Australia. She was attached to Sydney Eye Hospital for two years before setting up practice in Gordon. Dr Booth-Mason has been a partner of Gordon Eye Surgery since 1993. She is regularly involved in clinical trials and teaching GPs and optometrists.

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Dr Michael Branley

Dr Michael Branley

Vitreoretinal

Dr Michael Branley

M.B., B.S., B.Sc. (Med), F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr Michael G. Branley Specialises in macular degeneration, retina, uveitis & vitreoretinal conditions. He undertook sub-specialty fellowship training at Moorfields Eye Hospital (London, UK) and St Paul’s Eye Hospital (Liverpool, UK). He is a consultant ophthalmologist at Royal North Shore and Concord Hospitals and is an on-call medical specialist for the Australian Navy Reserve.

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Dr Daniel Brettell

Dr Daniel Brettell

General Ophthalmology, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery B.Sc. (Med), M.B., B.S. (Hons), M.Med. (Ophth. Sc.), F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr Daniel Brettell

Dr Dan Brettell is an internationally-trained comprehensive ophthalmologist with interests in cataract surgery, treatment of glaucoma and diseases of the retina, as well as subspecialty training in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids.

Dan was raised in Wagga Wagga before moving to Sydney where he graduated in medicine from UNSW with Honours. He completed general medical training at Bankstown/Lidcombe and Campbelltown Hospitals before working across the state in a number of regional and rural areas. Dan furthered his study of ophthalmology with a Master’s degree in Ophthalmic Science at the University of Sydney, graduating top of his year.

Dan commenced training in Ophthalmology at Sydney Eye Hospital before completing a fellowship in Oculoplastic surgery in Hereford, UK. He has worked in Myanmar as part of the Myanmar Eye Care Program, and has conducted research into cataract surgery and patterns of skin cancers that affect the eyelids

Dan currently works at Coastwide Eye Surgery, and operates at Central Coast Day Hospital. He is also serving as a locum consultant at Gosford and Wyong Hospitals.

Dan has recently moved to the Central Coast with his young family, where he enjoys fishing, surfing and cycling.

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Dr Caroline Catt

Dr Caroline Catt

Paediatric / General / Cataract

Dr Caroline Catt

M.B., B.S., M.Med.(Opth. Sc.), B.Med.Sc., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr Caroline Catt specialises in paediatric and general ophthalmology, including cataract surgery. She graduated with degrees from the University of Sydney and the Flinders University of South Australia and completed her ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital. A fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada developed her particular interest in paediatric and neonatal ophthalmology. She was the recipient of the prestigious Dr JD Morin award for excellence as a clinical fellow in the areas of clinical care, research and education.

Dr Catt has published in peer-reviewed journals, has undertaken clinical studies in paediatric ophthalmic disease and presented the findings internationally. She has a keen interest in teaching ophthalmologists-in-training.

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Dr Rajeev Chalasani

Dr Rajeev Chalasani

Medical Retina/General/Cataract

Dr Rajeev Chalasani

Dr Raj Chalasani is a cataract surgeon and retinal specialist with an interest in femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery, management of cataract in the context of retinal disease, and macular diseases.

Raj was born and educated in Sydney. He completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of NSW, graduating with First Class Honours.

Following his internship and junior medical years at Concord Hospital in Sydney, Raj worked as a medical registrar at St-Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, and at Broken Hill Hospital and Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital.

Raj did advanced specialist training in ophthalmology at two of Australia’s premier ophthalmic institutions – Sydney Eye Hospital and the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne. He also completed a comprehensive fellowship in Medical Retina at Bristol Eye Hospital, one of the longest established and best known ophthalmic hospitals in the United Kingdom. During this time he continued to develop his advanced cataract surgical skills.

Raj is a Fellow of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists, and a Staff Specialist at Westmead Public Hospital. He is an experienced cataract surgeon, operating in both private and public hospital settings. He is experienced in the medical management of all aspects of retinal disease, and has been actively involved in a number of major international clinical trials researching diseases of the retina. He is also committed to teaching, and contributes to the training of medical students, optometrists and general practitioners.

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Dr Derek Chan

Dr Derek Chan

Cataract / Medical Retina / General

Dr Derek Chan

M.B., B.S. (Hons) (UNSW), B.Sc. (Med), M.H.P, F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr Derek Chan is an ophthalmologist who specialises in cataract surgery and retinal conditions including macular degeneration, diabetes and retinal occlusions.

Dr Chan graduated with Honours from University of New South Wales and completed ophthalmology training at Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick. He completed a subspecialty fellowship in Medical Retina from Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.

Dr Chan has obtained a Masters of Public Health from the University of New South Wales. He is an investigator in international clinical trials for macular degeneration, diabetes and retinal vein occlusions. He has published many research articles in peer reviewed journals including a clinical trial on cataract surgery.

Dr Chan is a conjoint lecturer at the University of New South Wales and is actively involved in teaching optometrists, general practitioners and ophthalmology registrars.

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Dr John Chang

Dr John Chang

Medical Retina / Uveitis / Cataract B.Sc. (Med), M.B., B.S. (Hons), Ph.D., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr John Chang

Dr Chang graduated from medicine and surgery at the University of NSW with first class honours. After completing his specialist ophthalmology training in Australia, Dr Chang was awarded RANZCO Eye Foundation scholarship to undertake further subspecialist qualifications in Medical Retina & Uveitis at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.

Dr Chang’s areas of clinical expertise include the diagnosis and treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular diseases and uveitis. He is experienced in performing retinal laser treatment, complex cataract surgery in the presence of retinal disease, and intraocular injection treatments for retinal diseases.

Dr Chang has been awarded PhD for his research in ocular immunology and continues to be involved in medical research to improve patient care. He holds academic appointment at the University of NSW and is involved in teaching medical students and other health professionals such as GPs and optometrists.

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Dr Simon Chen

Dr Simon Chen

Retinal, Laser Cataract Surgery

Dr Simon Chen

M.B., B.S.,(Lond), B.Sc. (Hons), F.R.A.N.Z.C.O., F.R.C. (Ophth)

Dr Simon Chen is an experienced retinal and cataract surgeon at Vision Eye Institute and a Conjoint Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

He has been a principal investigator for international clinical trials of new treatments for retinal disease and has published over 40 papers in peer reviewed medical journals covering various aspects of retinal and cataract surgery (which can be viewed here: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2113-1443 ). He has conducted scientific research into eye injections for retinal disease, reviews research papers for leading medical journals and is regularly invited to lecture at conferences. He teaches trainee eye surgeons and optometrists.

Simon has particular expertise and extensive experience with sutureless vitrectomy surgery for epiretinal membrane, macular hole, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment and trauma; and intravitreal therapy for age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusions. He is also an experienced cataract surgeon with a particular interest in complex cataract surgery (especially in patients with retinal disease or previous trauma).

Simon graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of London, then trained in Ophthalmology at the teaching hospitals of the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge, UK and completed advanced training in retinal and cataract surgery during surgical fellowships at the Oxford Eye Hospital, UK and Lions Eye Institute, Australia.

He consults at Vision Eye Institute Bondi Junction, Chatswood, Drummoyne and Hurstville.

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Dr James Chen

Oculoplatics/Cataract/Macular/Diabetic Eye Disease/Glaucoma/Laser surgery M.B., B.S., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr James Chen

Dr Chen completed his medical degree through University of New South Wales. After carrying out an internship at Westmead Hospital, Dr Chen was selected and fast tracked into accredited ophthalmic training at Sydney Eye Hospital. Upon completion of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology fellowship, Dr Chen furthered his speciality training as an Advanced Fellow in Vitreoretinal surgery. Dr Chen has been an examiner and mentor for trainee specialists and now practises exclusively on the Central Coast.

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Dr Vivek Chowdhury

Dr Vivek Chowdhury

Cataract / General / Refractive / Cornea / Glaucoma / Medical Retina

Dr Vivek Chowdhury

M.B., B.S. (Hons), Ph.D., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr Chowdhury graduated in Medicine from the University of Sydney with First Class Honours. He was awarded a PhD from the University of New South Wales for his groundbreaking research into a Bionic Eye for blind patients, and was also a visiting fellow at Harvard University Medical School. He trained in eye surgery at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick and Sydney Children’s Hospital. He was awarded the Filipic Greer Medal during training and received the Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. He subsequently undertook further training in advanced cataract surgery, LASIK surgery, and corneal transplantation at the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.

 

Dr Chowdhury undertakes cutting-edge research in corneal, cataract and retinal disease, and is actively involved in training the next generation of eye surgeons. He has published numerous papers in international journals, and received several prominent research grants. He is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney Medical School, and an Examiner for the College of Ophthalmologists.

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Dr Vivek Chowdhury

Dr Vivek Chowdhury

Cataract / General / Refractive / Cornea / Glaucoma / Medical Retina M.B., B.S. (Hons), Ph.D., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr Vivek Chowdhury

Dr Chowdhury graduated in Medicine from the University of Sydney with First Class Honours. He was awarded a PhD from the University of New South Wales for his groundbreaking research into a Bionic Eye for blind patients, and was also a visiting fellow at Harvard University Medical School. He trained in eye surgery at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick and Sydney Children’s Hospital. He was awarded the Filipic Greer Medal during training and received the Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. He subsequently undertook further training in advanced cataract surgery, LASIK surgery, and corneal transplantation at the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.

 

Dr Chowdhury undertakes cutting-edge research in corneal, cataract and retinal disease, and is actively involved in training the next generation of eye surgeons. He has published numerous papers in international journals, and received several prominent research grants. He is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney Medical School, and an Examiner for the College of Ophthalmologists.

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Dr Brian Chua

Dr Brian Chua

General/Glaucoma/Cataract

Dr Brian Chua

M.B., B.S., (Hons), B.Sc., M.P.H. (Hons), F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr Brian Chua’s sub-speciality is in glaucoma research and therapy, as well as cataract surgery.

He is a VMO at St Vincents and Macquarie University Hospital, and a staff specialist at the glaucoma unit at Sydney Eye Hospital.

Brian graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery (Hons) and a Masters of Public Health (Hons).

He commenced his internship and residency at Royal North Shore Hospital before starting Ophthalmology training through the Sydney Eye Hospital.

He was heavily involved in the Blue Mountains Eye Study, both as the study coordinator and a clinical examiner, through the Centre for Vision Research at Westmead Hospital.

After completing his ophthalmic training at the Sydney Eye Hospital, Dr Chua undertook further Fellowship training to Sub-Specialise in Glaucoma at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne before returning to Sydney to continue his clinical and research commitments.

Brian has authored numerous scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals, and has also presented at multiple local and international scientific congresses.

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Dr Colin Clement

Dr Colin Clement

General / Cataract / Glaucoma

Dr Colin Clement

MBBS, BSc(Hons), PhD, FRANZCO

Colin Clement is a clinical ophthalmologist practicing in Sydney CBD ,  Fairfield and St Leonards with expertise in the management of cataract and glaucoma. He received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Sydney, Australia. He has also completed a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and PhD at the same institution. He undertook ophthalmology training at the Sydney Eye Hospital followed by glaucoma fellowship training in Bath (UK), London (UK) and Geneva (Switzerland).

Currently Colin is a staff specialist at Sydney Eye Hospital and a senior clinical lecturer at the University of Sydney. He is director of glaucoma surgery training at the Sight Foundation Wet Lab and he is an editor for the clinical ophthalmology journal, CLEVER, as well as the Journal of Current Glaucoma Practice. He serves on the associate advisory committee of the International Society of Glaucoma Surgery, is a member of the expert advisory committee for Glaucoma Australia and is on the human research ethics committee for RANZCO.

Colin has clinical research interests in glaucoma surgery techniques and outcomes, and has edited 1 textbook, authored 6 book chapters and more than 50 peer-reviewed research articles.

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Dr Jennifer Danks

Dr Jennifer Danks

General/Oculoplastics

Dr Jennifer Danks

M.B., B.S. (Hons), F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr Jenny Danks is an ophthalmologist working in general ophthalmology and Oculoplastic Surgery.

She performs Cataract surgery as well as Eyelid surgery, Tear duct (Lacrimal surgery) and Orbital surgery.

Dr Danks is a member of the Department of Oculoplastics at Sydney Eye Hospital and a Visiting Medical Officer at Royal North Shore Hospital. She practices at Peninsula Eye Centre in Dee Why and Gordon Eye Surgery.

Graduating from the University of Melbourne, Dr Danks trained in Ophthalmology at Sydney Eye Hospital before completing fellowships in Oculoplastic surgery in Bristol, and London at Moorfield’s Eye Hospital.

As a member of the College of Ophthalmology (RANZCO) since 1996, Dr Danks has served as Director of Training and Chair of Education for NSW. She is currently a supervisor of registrar training and on the committee of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeons (ANZSOPS).

Dr Helen Do

Dr Helen Do

Ophthalmic Surgery/ Retina/ Cataract

Dr Helen Do

M.B.B.S. (Hons1), M.M.e.d., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr Helen Do is an ophthalmic surgeon specialising in medical retina and cataract surgery. She graduated medicine from University of New South Wales with first class honours and gained a Masters of Medicine in Ophthalmic Science at University of Sydney during which she wrote a treatise on retinal vein occlusions.

Helen completed her ophthalmology training at  the Sydney Eye Hospital program including training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Liverpool Hospital. She also performed outreach programs to rural Northern Territory based from Royal Darwin Hospital. She underwent a Medical Retina fellowship in Sydney as a Bayer Medical Retina Fellow.

Dr Helen Do manages patients with medical retina conditions including medical, laser and injection management of patients with diabetic eye disease, age related macular degeneration, retinal vascular conditions and other macular and retinal diseases. She performs cataract and pterygium surgery and manages patients with acute and general ophthalmology conditions.

Dr Craig Donaldson

Dr Craig Donaldson

Cataract/General/Paediatric M.B., B.S., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O., F.R.A.C.S.

Dr Craig Donaldson

Dr Donaldson’s specialist qualification in ophthalmology was obtained at the Sydney Eye Hospital and a number of associated hospitals in Sydney and NSW country. Further sub-specialist training in strabismus and paediatric ophthalmology was undertaken at the prestigious Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.

He is currently involved with registrar and medical student training. He has lectured extensively in Australia and overseas and has numerous peer reviewed publications concerning paediatrics and strabismus.

He acts as the external examiner in General Ophthalmology for the Hong Kong College of Ophthalmology.

Dr Donaldson is a Staff Specialist at Westmead Children’s Hospital and a visiting medical officer at Sydney Children’s as well as Sydney Eye Hospital where he is head of the strabismus unit which services adults and children. He operates privately at Epping Surgery Centre.

Dr Donaldson continues a keen interest in general ophthalmology including cataract surgery as well as his sub-speciality interest in paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus.

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Dr John Downie

Dr John Downie

Vitreo-Retinal / Medical Retinal

Dr John Downie

M.B., B.S (Hons), F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr John Downie is a Medical Retina Specialist, Senior Vitreoretinal Surgeon and Complex Cataract Surgeon. He studied Medicine at the University of Sydney, graduating with Honours in 1987, and trained as an Ophthalmologist at the Sydney Eye Hospital, where he was the Professorial Senior Registrar in 1995.

Dr Downie undertook further sub-specialised training as a retinal specialist at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London as a Vitreoretinal Surgical Fellow, under the prestigious Renee and Francis Hock Research Fellowship.

Dr Downie is the first retinal surgeon to work and operate in Sydney’s South and the Wollongong region, and has been caring for patients with retinal and cataract diseases since 1999. He routinely accepts difficult cataract referrals from his surgical colleagues and has performed a considerable number of both cataract and vitreoretinal procedures during his career.

Teaching & Training:

Dr Downie has twice received the Trainer of Excellence Award by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.

He is involved in both patient care and the teaching, and the supervision of ophthalmology trainees and vitreoretinal surgical fellows at the Sydney Eye Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital and Sydney Children’s Hospital.

His interest in training young ophthalmologists extends to work overseas. Under the auspices of the Fred Hollows Foundation and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, Dr Downie regularly travels to Cambodia to teach trainees in the Cambodian Ophthalmology Residents Programme.

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Dr Rahul Dubey

Dr Rahul Dubey

Cataract/Vitreoretinal

Dr Rahul Dubey

MBBS (Hons), MMed, MM (OphthSci), FRANZCO

Dr Rahul Dubey completed his medical training at the University of New South Wales, graduating with Honours. He then completed 5 years of Specialist Medical training including two years of Physicians Training at the prestigious Central Sydney Network. Dr Dubey then pursued his speciality interest in Ophthalmology undertaking comprehensive ophthalmology training through The Prince of Wales Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital. Upon attaining his Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists he undertook further subspecialty fellowship training in Medical Retina, Uveitis and Vitreoretinal Surgery at the world renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and The Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, United Kingdom.

His surgical expertise encompasses all diseases of the retina, macula and vitreous using the latest micro-incisional vitreoretinal techniques including 27G Pars Plana Vitrectomy. He has particular expertise in macular hole surgery, epiretinal membrane surgery, retinal detachment surgery, advanced diabetic eye disease, age-related macular degeneration, vitreous haemorrhage, ocular trauma and successful treatment of symptomatic floaters. He is also experienced in complex refractive cataract surgery including secondary intraocular lens implantation. Dr Dubey has extensive experience with intravitreal injections and laser in the management of retinal vascular disease and advanced macular degeneration.

Dr Dubey has published extensively in peer-reviewed medical literature, and frequently lectures at National and International conferences including the EURETINA, European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, British and Eire Vitreoretinal Surgeons and Asia Pacific Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons.

Dr Dubey is particularly passionate about education including surgical supervision of Ophthalmologists-in training. He is enthusiastic about maintaining and improving the quality of surgical practice.

 

Dr Rahul Dubey

Dr Rahul Dubey

MBBS (Hons), MMed, MM (OphthSci), FRANZCO Cataract/Vitreoretinal

Dr Rahul Dubey

Dr Rahul Dubey completed his medical training at the University of New South Wales, graduating with Honours. He then completed 5 years of Specialist Medical training including two years of Physicians Training at the prestigious Central Sydney Network. Dr Dubey then pursued his speciality interest in Ophthalmology undertaking comprehensive ophthalmology training through The Prince of Wales Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital. Upon attaining his Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists he undertook further subspecialty fellowship training in Medical Retina, Uveitis and Vitreoretinal Surgery at the world renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and The Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, United Kingdom.

His surgical expertise encompasses all diseases of the retina, macula and vitreous using the latest micro-incisional vitreoretinal techniques including 27G Pars Plana Vitrectomy. He has particular expertise in macular hole surgery, epiretinal membrane surgery, retinal detachment surgery, advanced diabetic eye disease, age-related macular degeneration, vitreous haemorrhage, ocular trauma and successful treatment of symptomatic floaters. He is also experienced in complex refractive cataract surgery including secondary intraocular lens implantation. Dr Dubey has extensive experience with intravitreal injections and laser in the management of retinal vascular disease and advanced macular degeneration.

Dr Dubey has published extensively in peer-reviewed medical literature, and frequently lectures at National and International conferences including the EURETINA, European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, British and Eire Vitreoretinal Surgeons and Asia Pacific Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons.

Dr Dubey is particularly passionate about education including surgical supervision of Ophthalmologists-in training. He is enthusiastic about maintaining and improving the quality of surgical practice.

Dr Edwina Eade

Dr Edwina Eade

Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon

Dr Edwina Eade

M.B., B.S. (Hons), B.Sc., M.Med., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr Eade is an Consultant Ophthalmologist with subspeciality training in Oculoplastic, Orbital and Lacrimal Surgery and Ocular Oncology.

She graduated from Medicine with Honours at the University of Sydney. She completed her specialty ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital with her final six months as the Senior Ophthalmology Registrar at Westmead Children’s Hospital.

After completing a Masters Degree in Ophthalmic Science at the University of Sydney she undertook a fellowship in Ocular Oncology at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, USA. She undertook two further years of sub-speciality training with world leaders in Oculoplastic, Orbital and Lacrimal surgery at the Royal Manchester Eye Hospital, United Kingdom and the Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital, Melbourne.

Dr Eade is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology (RANZCO) and a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeons (ANZSOPS). She has published widely in the peer-reviewed medical literature and presented at national and international conferences.

She is an approachable doctor and focuses on addressing her patient’s concerns. She continues to update her knowledge of advances in her field and to maintain her clinical and surgical excellence. She has an ongoing interest in international ophthalmology, having worked in local clinics in Cambodia, Vietnam, Sri-Lanka and Myanmar.

She specializes in Eyelid Surgery including cosmetic surgery, Orbital Surgery and Lacrimal Surgery in adults and children.

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Dr Ross Ferrier

Dr Ross Ferrier

General / Cataract / Glaucoma / Medical Retina / Paediatrics

Dr Ross Ferrier

Dr Ross Ferrier is a General Ophthalmologist who undertook basic training in Medicine at the University of New South Wales. He then underwent Specialist Ophthalmology training based at Sydney Eye Hospital and spent time in the UK furthering his experience in General Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Dr Ferrier has appointments as a Visiting Medical Officer at Central Coast Local Health District‒ Gosford & Wyong District Hospitals and is responsible for screening premature babies at the Special Care Unit for Retinopathy of Prematurity.

Dr Ferrier cares for patients who have conditions such as Glaucoma, Cataract, Macular Degeneration, Complications of Diabetes, Medical Retinal disease, Disorders of the Tear Drainage System, Disorders of Eyelid Position, Pterygium. Dr Ferrier has a special interest in Strabismus (misalignment of the eyes) and children’s eye diseases.

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A/Prof Ian Francis

A/Prof Ian Francis

Cataract / General

A/Prof Ian Francis

Ian completed his Medical School training at Sydney University, and was awarded the Undergraduate Claffy Prize in Ophthalmology.

Following five years of General Medical training at Royal North Shore Hospital, he commenced Ophthalmology training at Concord Hospital under the tutelage of the legendary Dr M. B. Kappagoda. He pursued his studies at Sydney Eye Hospital in Woolloomooloo, on the Trachoma Programme with Professor Fred Hollows, and studied and worked overseas in England, Europe, North America and The Gambia, West Africa. He has over 250 publications in Medline including book chapters. His PhD was accepted in 2007. He anticipates that his DSc, entitled:

‘Cataracts and cataract-related disorders in Medicine: Developing an understanding of cataracts in relation to aetiology, associations and management in 2018’ will be submitted later this year.

He has contributed to developing world Ophthalmology including in the Philippines, Myanmar and Vietnam.

Ian has received numerous awards for Ophthalmology, and excellence in teaching, as well as a Medal of the Order of Australia for services to Medicine as an Ophthalmologist.

He currently shares the leadership of Writers Group held every second Saturday for the last eight years. Here, Medical students and junior Medical Graduates meet to write publications on most aspects of Ophthalmology, and senior Ophthalmologists and other Medical Specialists regularly teach here as well.

He is a VMO in Ophthalmology at Prince of Wales Hospital, contributes to the Outpatient Clinic of the Ocular Plastics Unit, and teaches Neuro-ophthalmology.

Ian is also in private ophthalmic practice in Chatswood and operates in Chatswood Private Hospital performing Temporal Artery Biopsies. This may facilitate the short-term and long-term management of patients with Temporal Arteritis. He is happy to see patients at short notice any day of the week.

A/Prof. Clare Fraser

A/Prof. Clare Fraser

Adult strabismus/Neuro-ophthalmology

A/Prof. Clare Fraser

M.B., B.S., M.Med., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Associate Professor Clare Fraser is a clinician-researcher at the University of Sydney’s Save Sight Institute. She is involved in the clinical care of patients, researching the best ways to diagnose and manage neuro-ophthalmic eye conditions as well as being involved in teaching. As well as operating at Chatswood Private Hospital, she is a consultant Visiting Medical Officer at both Sydney Eye Hospital and St Vincent’s Hospital, and is also in private practice in Sydney.

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A/Prof. Samantha Fraser-Bell

A/Prof. Samantha Fraser-Bell

Medical Retinal/Uveitis

A/Prof. Samantha Fraser-Bell

B.Sc. (Med) M.B., B.S. (Hons), M.P.H., M.H.A., P.H.D., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Samantha Fraser-Bell BSc(Med), MBBS, MHA, PhD, FRANZCO, Associate Professor, Discipline of Ophthalmology, University of Sydney

Associate Professor Samantha Fraser-Bell is an ophthalmic surgeon specialising in medical retina and uveitis; with expertise in managing conditions such as age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion and inflammatory eye disease.

After graduating with first class honours from the University of New South Wales Medical School, Samantha completed Ophthalmology training at the Sydney Eye Hospital. She undertook a Postgraduate Research Fellowship at the Doheny Eye Institute, Los Angeles, USA in the area of age related macular degeneration and was awarded a PhD for this work.

Having been awarded the Sydney Hospital Alumni and Novartis/RANZCO foundation Medical Retinal Scholarships, she completed sub-specialty training in Medical Retinal and Uveitis at Moorfields’ Eye Hospital, London, UK.

Since returning to Sydney to practice, Samantha has continued to conduct research and is a principal investigator for many clinical medical retinal trials at the Save Sight Institute and Sydney Eye Hospital including trials in macular degeneration, diabetic macular oedema and retinal vein occlusion. She is often asked to present her research at national and international ophthalmology conferences which has also been published in numerous leading internationally ophthalmology journals.

Samantha is an Associate Professor at the University of Sydney, and a consultant Medical Retinal subspecialist at the Royal North Shore and Sydney Eye Hospitals. Other significant positions held by SFB include; Director of Sydney Eye Hospital Medical retinal fellowship, ORIA research Advisory Board member and Executive Scientific Programme Committee member for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists annual conference. She is a member of RANZCO, ANZSRS, ORA, ASRS and ARVO and is one of the few Australians elected to the Macula Society.

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A/Prof Adrian Fung

A/Prof Adrian Fung

General/Vitreoretinal

A/Prof Adrian Fung

A/Prof Adrian Fung is a vitreoretinal surgeon and macular disease specialist. He also has expertise in tumours of the retina and choroid.

Adrian graduated in medicine from the University of New South Wales with first class Honours, before completing both a Master of Medicine in Ophthalmic Science and a Master of Medicine with merit in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Sydney. He undertook ophthalmology training at The Sydney Eye Hospital where he was elected as the Professorial Senior registrar and won the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) Filipic Greer Award for highest mark in Advanced Pathology. He was the national Senior Trainee Group spokesperson for the RANZCO Council and Federal Quality & Education Committees.

Adrian completed the William H. Ross Vitreoretinal Surgical Fellow at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, being awarded both the RANZCO Allergan and Sydney Hospitallers Norman Rose Travelling Scholarships. During this time he became an expert in managing surgical retinal diseases. He then completed the LuEsther T Mertz Medical Retina Fellowship at Vitreous Retina Macula Consultants of New York and the Manhattan Eye & Ear Hospital, New York, USA. Working under the supervision of world-renowned specialists Professor Lawrence Yannuzzi and Dr Bailey Freund, he was trained in medical retinal diseases. He has also been a research scholar in uveitis at Bascom Palmer Eye Hospital, Miami, USA (voted best ophthalmology hospital in the USA since 2004) and in ocular oncology with Professors Jerry and Carol Shields at the Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, USA (the largest oncology unit in the world).

He has written multiple books and book chapters, including “Ophthalmic Clinical Examination- The Sydney Eye Hospital Registrars’ Manual” and “Vitreoretinal Surgery for Trainees- The University of British Columbia and Sydney Eye Hospital Manual” (www.ophthalmologytextbooks.com). He has published dozens of manuscripts in major international ophthalmology journals, including Ophthalmology, Archives of Ophthalmology and Retina and is a reviewer for several of these. He has presented at international ophthalmic meetings, and is a member of RANZCO, ANZSRS, ORA, AAO, ASRS and ARVO. Adrian continues to conduct clinical research and has been involved as a sub-investigator in international clinical trials. He particularly enjoys being involved in teaching.

His interests include epiretinal membrane, macular hole, retinal detachment, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular occlusions, and retinal and choroidal tumours.

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Dr Michael Giblin

Dr Michael Giblin

Cataract / General / Oncology

Dr Michael Giblin

M.B., B.S (Hons) (Syd), F.R.A.N.Z.C.O., F.R.A.C.S.

Dr Giblin’s sub-speciality ophthalmic interest is Ocular Oncology. In 1987 he became the first ophthalmic surgeon in Australia to complete formal fellowship training in the management of eye cancer and simulating conditions. He also spent one year in the Hamburg University Ophthalmology Department and worked as a locum consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

Dr Giblin is in private ophthalmic practice in Chatswood. He is a Visiting Medical Officer at Sydney Eye Hospital and operates at Chatwood Private Hospital. Outside of medicine he is a keen magician.

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Dr Mark Gorbatov

Dr Mark Gorbatov

Medical and Surgical Retina

Dr Mark Gorbatov

M.B., B.S. (Hons), F.R.A.N.Z.C.O. 

Dr Gorbatov trained to be an Ophthalmologist at the Sydney Eye Hospital, having obtained his medical qualifications from the University of Sydney. Further training in retinal diseases was undertaken at the Lions Eye Institute in Perth and the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital in the United Kingdom.

He is currently a member of the Retinal Unit at Sydney Eye Hospital.

As a vitreoretinal surgeon, Dr Gorbatov’s interests are in surgery for retinal detachment, vitreous haemorrhage, macular hole, epiretinal membrane, diabetic retinopathy and related disorders. Special interests in the treatment of age related macular degeneration (AMD) including the new injectable medications, and in optical coherence tomography (OCT).

Dr Gorbatov is credentialed to perform intravitreal injections at MetWest Surgical.

Mark enjoys skiing with his young family and looks forward to regular visits to the snowfields.

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Prof John Grigg

Prof John Grigg

Glaucoma/Cataract/Paediatric

Prof John Grigg

M.B.B.S. (Qld), M.D. (Syd), F.R.A.N.Z.C.O., F.R.A.C.S

John Grigg is Head of the Discipline of Ophthalmology at the University of Sydney and Consultant Ophthalmologist Sydney Eye Hospital and The Children’s Hospital Westmead.

The Discipline of Ophthalmology oversees all ophthalmic teaching and research at the University of Sydney including The Save Sight Institute. The Institute (SSI) has grown to be the equal leading ophthalmic research institute in Australia.

John Grigg completed his vocational ophthalmology training on the Sydney Eye Hospital program. Further subspecialty clinical training Fellowships in glaucoma, paediatric ophthalmology and visual electrophysiology were undertaken in Australia and the UK.

He has clinical responsibilities at Sydney Eye Hospital including glaucoma, Cataract and Inherited eye disease clinics as well as at The Children’s Hospital, Westmead, Sydney.

Prof Grigg is a pioneer in Laser cataract surgery having trained in Salt Lake City, USA. He has been performing this surgery since 2011 when the second machine outside the USA was obtained. He has  presented on the field at Royal Australian and New Zealand scientific meetings and local clinical meetings.

Prof Grigg has authored over 100 peer reviewed publications and textbook chapters on glaucoma, cataract and paediatric eye disease. In 2013 he co-chaired the World Glaucoma Association’s consensus statement on paediatric glaucoma.

He is in private Practice at Gordon Eye Surgery. http://www.gordoneye.com.au/

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Dr Tim Haymet

Cataract / General

Dr Tim Haymet

M.B., B.S. (Hons 1) F.R.A.N.Z.C.O., F.R.A.C.S.

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Dr Dov Hersh

Dr Dov Hersh

Oculoplastics/Lacrimal/Cataract Surgeon

Dr Dov Hersh

B.Com, M.B., B.S. (Hons), M.Med. (Ophthal), F.R.A.N.Z.C.O., A.N.Z.S.O.P.S.

Dr Dov Hersh is an oculoplastic and ophthalmic surgeon with rare dual international fellowship qualifications in both oculoplastics and medical retina. Dr Hersh specialises in scarless endoscopic lacrimal surgery, minimally invasive lid surgery and periocular tumour management. Dr Hersh also offers the latest treatments in the management of cataract and retinal disorders.

 

After completing specialist ophthalmology qualifications at Sydney Eye Hospital (FRANZCO), Dr Hersh undertook a further 2.5 years of sub-specialty training at two of Europe’s premiere eye institutions, Bristol Eye Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.

 

Dr Hersh trained with pioneers in the fields of oculoplastics and medical retina, and brings this expertise to his patients. He was appointed as an accredited investigator in an array of multi-national clinical trials studying new treatments and trained in advanced surgical techniques. Dr Hersh has authored multiple published manuscripts in international peer reviewed journals in his specialty fields, and has written a book chapter on orbital inflammatory disease.

 

Prior to his medical career Dov gained a B.Com, specialising in IT. As a medical student he established telemedicine projects in developing countries. In recognition of his effort Dr Hersh was nominated by colleagues and was awarded semi-finalist for young Australian of the Year.

 

Dr Hersh understands the importance of listening to his patients needs and takes pride in keeping up-to-date with the evidence and latest advances in ophthalmology so he can individualise the care he provides.

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A/Prof Alex P Hunyor

A/Prof Alex P Hunyor

General / Cataract/ Vitreoretinal / Glaucoma

A/Prof Alex P Hunyor

M.B., B.S. (Hons). F.R.A.C.S., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

A/Prof Alex Hunyor is a retinal specialist with expertise in vitreoretinal surgery and macular disease.

He graduated with Honours from Sydney University Medical School in 1990, and trained in ophthalmology at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH) in Melbourne.

He was awarded both the Cedric Cohen and the Ken Howsam Medals for excellence in the RANZCO examinations, and the RANZCO-ARVO and RANZCO-Sigma Scholarships.

He then undertook 3½ years of subspecialty training in medical and surgical retina at RVEEH, the Casey Eye Institute (Portland, Oregon USA) and with Professor JDM Gass at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN). Alex returned to practice in Sydney in 2000.

Alex is Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and member of the Macular Research Group at the Save Sight Institute, University of Sydney. He is involved in numerous clinical trials for treatment of retinal diseases. He is one of the principal investigators in the Australian Macular Hole Study and the Fight Retinal Blindness project.

He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists, Oceania Retina Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS). He is the Australian international delegate to the ASRS.

Alex serves on the Medical Board of the Macular Degeneration Foundation, and is a Governor on the Board of the Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation. He is an examiner for the RANZCO Advanced Clinical Examinations, Chair of the RANZCO Medicare Advisory Committee, and is involved in teaching of local ophthalmic trainees and ophthalmologists as well as participating in education of overseas specialists through the RANZCO International Development Programme. Alex has received the RANZCO Award for Excellence in Training on 4 occasions.

He has given many lectures at local and international scientific meetings, has numerous peer-reviewed publications, and serves as a reviewer for several ophthalmic journals as well as the Medical Journal of Australia.

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Dr Simon Irvine

Dr Simon Irvine

Cataract/General

Dr Simon Irvine

M.B., B.S., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O

Dr Irvine is an Ophthalmologist who specialises in cataract surgery and general ophthalmology in his private practice at Manly. His areas of special interest are cataract surgery with customisation of the refractive outcome to suit individual visual requirements and occupational needs, glaucoma management, angle closure glaucoma and nutritional aspects of eye disease. Dr Irvine graduated from University of Western Australia with distinction in 1986 and completed ophthalmology surgical training at Sydney Eye Hospital. He also trained as a senior registrar based at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

Simon operates privately at Manly Waters Private Hospital and Chatswood Private Hospital.

Simon volunteers his time for the RANZCO Myanmar Eye Care Program and other ophthalmic charities in India. He finds this work immensely fulfilling in helping promote eye health in third world countries.

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Dr Michael Jones

Dr Michael Jones

Paediatric / Cataract / General

Dr Michael Jones

M.B., B.S., Ph.D., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O

Dr Jones did his ophthalmology training at the University of Sydney and his fellowship training at the Hospital for Sick Children (Sickkids Hospital) and the University of Toronto. He was awarded the prestigious Morin Award for the most outstanding ophthalmology fellow at Sickkids Hospital.

His Neurology fellowship was completed at Royal North Shore Hospital.

He has a keen interest in research with contributions to over 15 peer reviewed scientific journals and publications.

Lead author of the chapter on childhood blindness in the latest edition of Wright’s Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

Dr Jones is a Staff Specialist appointment at the Sydney Eye Hospital and the Head of Ophthalmology Department at The Children’s Hospital Westmead.

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Dr Freny Kalapesi

Dr Freny Kalapesi

Oculoplastic (Lid- Lacrimal-Orbit)/ Cataract

Dr Freny Kalapesi

Dr Kalapesi graduated medicine from the University of New South Wales. After this, Dr Kalapesi undertook prevocational work at Westmead and Prince of Wales Hospitals in Sydney. She undertook her Part 1 Ophthalmology Examinations during this period and then achieved a Doctor of Philosophy, PhD (2002-2007), at the University of New South Wales in basic laboratory ophthalmic research.

She trained as an Ophthalmology Registrar (2005-2010) based at the Prince Of Wales Hospital, Randwick and recently undertook 2 years of further fellowship experience in the United Kingdom. Her first fellowship was at the Royal United Hospital, Bath in General Ophthalmology with experience in cataract, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, strabismus, paediatrics but with a special interest in oculoplastics.

After this Dr Kalapesi took on her second fellowship at the Bristol Eye Hospital, as the Oculoplastics and Orbital fellow. During this year, she gained vast surgical experience in the management of lid, lacrimal and orbital conditions. She was an investigator for the CIRTED Trial investigating the role of immunosuppression and radiotherapy in thyroid eye disease. She also hosted weekly multidisciplinary orbital meetings. Dr Kalapesi attended 17 international meetings, 11 courses, presented at 6 meetings and trained registrars whilst in the United Kingdom. She has published 14 articles on various topics in ophthalmology.

Dr Kalapesi is in private ophthalmic practice, The Eye Clinic, in Manly.

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Dr Kwon Kang

Dr Kwon Kang

Macula/Retina

Dr Kwon Kang

M.B.,B.S., B.Sc.(Med.), F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr Kang attended medical school at the University of Sydney, where he also attained a Bachelor of Science degree with the University Medal. He completed ophthalmology training at Prince of Wales Hospital and pursued a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery and medical retina at Southampton University Hospital in UK, where he also worked as a consultant in 2005 and 2006.

Dr Kang has been active in research into retinal vein occlusion, macular degeneration and macular hole, and published numerous papers in major international journals. he routinely performs surgery for retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane and diabetic retinopathy.

He has been involved in a volunteer ophthalmology program, the Myanmar Eye Care Project since 2003. Dr Kang was extremely honoured to receive the XOVA (eXcellence in Ophthalmology Vision Award) in 2014 on behalf of the program. They were one of five winners from 88 high quality applications submitted by eye specialist institutions worldwide.

Dr Kang speaks Korean fluently.

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Dr Tanya Karaconji

Dr Tanya Karaconji

General/ Cataract/ Glaucoma

Dr Tanya Karaconji

B.M.e.d.S.c.i. (H.o.n.s.), M.B.B.S., M.M.e.d. (O.p.h.t.h. S.c.i.), F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr Tanya Karaconji is a glaucoma specialist, cataract surgeon and general ophthalmologist.

Dr. Tanya Karaconji specialises in glaucoma and general ophthalmology, including cataract surgery. Tanya completed her undergraduate degree from the University of New South Wales and graduated in Medicine from the University of Sydney where she also completed a Masters degree in the discipline of Clinical Ophthalmology.

She completed her ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital before undergoing advanced sub-specialist Fellowship training in glaucoma management and surgery at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital in the United Kingdom. Here, she gained experience in the management of complex glaucoma in a tertiary referral setting including glaucoma drainage devices in adults and children, non-penetrating glaucoma surgery, and minimally invasive treatments for glaucoma.

Tanya is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney and has published in peer-reviewed literature and regularly presents at Australian and international ophthalmic meetings.

Dr Gagan Khannah

Dr Gagan Khannah

Cataract/General/Refractive M.B., B.S. (Syd), F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr Gagan Khannah

MBBS, FRANZCO

Dr Khannah graduated from the University of Sydney and underwent specialist training at Sydney Eye Hospital and its affiliated teaching hospitals

He has special interests in cataract and refractive surgery.

Gagan is a founding surgeon, board member and Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee at Epping Surgery Centre.

He is a member of the Cataract Surgery and Implant unit at Macquarie University Hospital. He is also a member of the Australian, American and European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

Dr Khannah has presented his research at local and international meetings as well as publications in international journals.  He has also published a chapter in a book regarding cataract surgery techniques.

He is a Clinical Lecturer in the Department of Ophthalmology at the Sydney University and a Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University.

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Dr Peter Kim

Dr Peter Kim

Cataract, Cornea & Pterygium Surgery B.Sc (Med), M.B., B.S. (Hons), F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr Peter Kim

Dr Peter Kim graduated from the University of NSW with Honours and completed his Ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital. He was awarded the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology Medal in 1999.

He is a Staff Specialist and member of the Corneal Unit at the Sydney Eye Hospital and enjoys teaching Registrars and Fellows in the art of Cataract and Corneal Surgery.

Dr Kim has completed prestigious subspecialty fellowship training in Cataract & Corneal Surgery at Sydney Eye Hospital; Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus in Vancouver, Canada; and Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery in Toronto, Canada.

Peter has published over 40 articles in peer-reviewed international journals as well as two book chapters in his areas of expertise. He regularly presents at Australian and international meetings.

Dr Kim consults at Epping Eye Surgery, Macquarie Street Eye Surgeons (Sydney), Sydney Vision and Laser Centre (Bondi Junction) and Burwood Eye Clinic.

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Dr Gina Kourt

Dr Gina Kourt

Ocular / Plastic / Paediatric

Dr Gina Kourt

M.B., B.S., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O., F.R.A.C.S

Dr Georgina Kourt is an Ophthalmologist and an Oculoplastic Surgeon.

She is a Visiting Medical Officer at Sydney Hospital/Sydney Eye Hospital and is a founding member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Oculoplastic Surgeons. She is a past  President of ANZSOPS. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons.

Dr Kourt completed her Oculoplastic Fellowship at the Sydney Eye Hospital and the Mater Hospital under the tutelage of Dr Peter Rogers, recognized as the “Father of Oculoplastic Surgery” in Australia. Dr Kourt has undertaken several observerships at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. She is an immediate past member of the Court of Examiners for RANZCO and is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Ophthalmology at the Sydney Medical School of The University of Sydney. She is a Past Chairman of the Eye Medical Staff Council at Sydney Eye Hospital and is a Board Member of the Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation. Dr Kourt also has admitting rights at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, St Vincent’s Hospital, Darlinghurst, Sight Foundation Theatre, Chatswood Private Hospital and St Luke’s Hospital, Potts Point.

Dr Kourt also consults at the Save Sight Institute and at Sydney Hospital.
Dr Kourt undertakes annual surgical field trips to the Northern Territory.
Dr Kourt is the recipient of the Medical Media Award for pioneering surgery and community service.

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Dr Nikhil L. Kumar

Dr Nikhil L. Kumar

Cataract / General / Refractive / Cornea / Glaucoma / Medical Retina

Dr Nikhil L. Kumar

B.Med., M.P.H., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr. Nikhil L. Kumar is an Ophthalmic Surgeon.  He has a specific interest in conventional and laser Cataract Surgery, Laser Vision Correction, alternatives to laser surgery, Cornea Transplantation Surgery, the management of Keratoconus and Pterygium Surgery.  He also has an interest in the management of glaucoma and microincisional glaucoma surgery.

Dr Kumar graduated in Medicine from the University of Newcastle in 1998 and earned a Masters of Public Health degree from the University of New South Wales.  He completed Ophthalmology Fellowship training at the Sydney Eye Hospital. Thereafter, Dr Kumar was awarded the Sydney Eye Hospital Alumni Travelling Fellowship to pursue further training in Cornea and Refractive Surgery.  This component of his training occurred under the guidance of Professors David Rootman and Allan Slomovic at the Toronto Western Hospital and the Yonge Eglinton Laser Centre at the University of Toronto in Canada. He is a member of the Australian, American and European Societies of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Dr Kumar has extensive experience using the femtosecond laser to perform SMILE, LASIK and cornea transplantations.  Given this background, he was amongst the first surgeons in Australia to perform femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery.

 

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Dr Shish Lal

Dr Shish Lal

Cataract/ Macular

Dr Shish Lal

M.B., B.S., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O

Dr Shish Lal is an Ophthalmic Surgeon with specific interests in cataract surgery and the management of macular degeneration. Dr Lal graduated from the University of Sydney in 1990 and completed his training in Ophthalmology at Sydney Eye Hospital. He then undertook further fellowship training in retinal diseases at St Thomas’ Hospital, London. He is a member of both the Australian and American Societies of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He is in private practice as a partner at Hornsby Eye Specialists in Florence Street, Hornsby and operates at Madison Day Surgery.

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Dr John Leaney

Dr John Leaney

Cataract/General/Glaucoma

Dr John Leaney

M.B.B.S., P.H.D., B.E.N.G. (CHEM) .,(HONS), F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr John Leaney is a glaucoma specialist, neuro-ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon. John is a dual fellowship trained ophthalmologist specialising in glaucoma and neuro-ophthalmology. He performs cataract and glaucoma surgery with experience in a wide range of glaucoma surgical treatments including trabeculectomy, Baerveldt tube insertion and Xen implantation.

John undertook his medical training at Sydney University followed by internship and residency at Prince of Wales Hospital. This was followed by a PhD looking at early detection of glaucoma using electrical impulses from the brain at Macquarie University under Professor Stuart Graham.

John commenced ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital in 2012, completing training in 2016. He then undertook a neuro-ophthalmology fellowship at the prestigious Moorfields eye hospital where he was involved in research dealing with the differentiation of glaucoma from other optic nerve diseases. Following this he spent a year at Addenbrookes Hospital under the tutelage of Professor Keith Martin. The fellowship involved the treatment of both medical and surgical glaucoma with a focus on inflammatory causes of glaucomatous disease.  During his time at Addenbrookes he was also an investigator a multi-national trial looking at implantable long term glaucoma treatment.

John is an honorary associate at the University of Sydney and has published in many journals including IOVS, Ophthalmology and Current Eye Research. He is currently involved in a multi-centre trial investigating the requirements for neuro-imaging in different types of optic nerve diseases.

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Dr John Leaney

Dr John Leaney

Cataract/General/Glaucoma M.B.B.S., P.H.D., B.E.N.G. (CHEM) .,(HONS), F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr John Leaney

Dr John Leaney is a glaucoma specialist, neuro-ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon. John is a dual fellowship trained ophthalmologist specialising in glaucoma and neuro-ophthalmology. He performs cataract and glaucoma surgery with experience in a wide range of glaucoma surgical treatments including trabeculectomy, Baerveldt tube insertion and Xen implantation.

John undertook his medical training at Sydney University followed by internship and residency at Prince of Wales Hospital. This was followed by a PhD looking at early detection of glaucoma using electrical impulses from the brain at Macquarie University under Professor Stuart Graham.

John commenced ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital in 2012, completing training in 2016. He then undertook a neuro-ophthalmology fellowship at the prestigious Moorfields eye hospital where he was involved in research dealing with the differentiation of glaucoma from other optic nerve diseases. Following this he spent a year at Addenbrookes Hospital under the tutelage of Professor Keith Martin. The fellowship involved the treatment of both medical and surgical glaucoma with a focus on inflammatory causes of glaucomatous disease. During his time at Addenbrookes he was also an investigator a multi-national trial looking at implantable long term glaucoma treatment.

John is an honorary associate at the University of Sydney and has published in many journals including IOVS, Ophthalmology and Current Eye Research. He is currently involved in a multi-centre trial investigating the requirements for neuro-imaging in different types of optic nerve diseases.

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Dr Noni Lewis

Dr Noni Lewis

Cataract / General / Refractive

Dr Noni Lewis

M.B., B.S. (Hons) (UNSW), B.Sc. (Med), M.H.P, F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr Noni Lewis holds an advanced fellowship in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery from Moorfields Eye Hospital London, obtained after completing her fellowship qualifications through The Prince of Wales Hospital Sydney.

Dr Lewis is a Clinical Lecturer of the University of Sydney Medical School and is a VMO and Registrar term supervisor at Royal North Shore Hospital and holds an honorary appointment at Sydney Eye Hospital.

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Dr Ridia Lim

Dr Ridia Lim

Glaucoma / Cataract Surgeon

Dr Ridia Lim

M.B., B.S., M.P.H., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr Lim is a glaucoma and cataract surgeon and visiting Medical Officer at Sydney Eye Hospital. She works in private practice at Hunter Street Eye Specialists in Parramatta.

Dr Lim undertook a Glaucoma Fellowship at Oxford Eye Hospital, Oxford, England and also worked as a cataract specialist in Edinburgh, Scotland, Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion. She received Ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital (1998-2001) and achieved a Masters of Public Health from the University of Sydney and the Blue Mountains Eye Study. She also gained a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery at MBBS University of NSW (1987-1991).

Dr Lim has authored several peer-reviewed journal articles and several book chapters in glaucoma. Dr Lim speaks conversational Korean.

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Dr Li-Anne Lim

Dr Li-Anne Lim

Dr Li-Anne Lim

M.B., B.S., B.Sc. (Med), M.Med. (Ophth. Sc.), F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr Li-Anne Lim is an ocular oncologist, cataract surgeon and general ophthalmologist. She has a special interest in managing patients with cancer of the eye including adult eye cancer such as melanoma, lymphoma and conjunctival tumours, and paediatric eye cancer such as retinoblastoma as well as simulating lesions.

 

Li-Anne graduated from the University of NSW medical school and also completed a Masters degree from the University of Sydney in Clinical Ophthalmology with a treatise on conjunctival melanoma. She spent one year at the Henry C. Witelson Ocular Pathology Laboratory, McGill University, Montreal, Canada following which she completed her ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital, which included 6 months as the Professorial Senior Ophthalmology Registrar. As a recipient of the Normal Rose Travelling Scholarship and RANZCO travelling scholarship, she pursued further subspecialty fellowship training at Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, USA. Training under leaders in the field Drs Carol and Jerry Shields, Li-Anne exclusively dealt with the diagnosis and management of intraocular and periocular malignant and benign tumours, and simulating lesions. Experience at this high volume, tertiary referral centre, has allowed Li-Anne to gain expertise in the clinical management of eye cancers, research, and new imaging and therapeutic technologies.

 

Li-Anne is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney and has published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at international conferences. She is a member of the International Society of Ocular Oncology and is involved in the Multi-institutional Ocular Oncology Multidisciplinary Meeting at The Kinghorn Cancer Centre, St Vincent’s Hospital. Together with Dr Michael Giblin, the first ophthalmologist to undergo fellowship training in Ocular Oncology in Australia, Li-Anne is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care for patients with eye cancer. Dr Lim is also an experienced general ophthalmologist.

Dr Jane Lock

Dr Jane Lock

Paediatric Ophthalmology/ Cataracts/ General Ophthalmology

Dr Jane Lock

M.B.B.S.(H.o.n.s.) UWA, M.M.e.d. (O.p.h.t.h.S.c.) USyd

Dr Jane Lock specialises in paediatric ophthalmology, cataracts and general ophthalmology.

Jane completed an undergraduate medical degree in Perth (MBBS (Hons), UWA) followed by a masters degree in Sydney (MMed (OphthSc), USyd). After moving from Perth, she pursued her studies in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney.

Jane is an advocate of helping and assisting children. She is constantly researching into new treatments for paediatric eye conditions such as amblyopia or “lazy eye”.

She is also dedicated to the ongoing education of training doctors and peers, and regularly presents at Ophthalmology conferences.

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Dr Vicky Hsin Ju Lu

Dr Vicky Hsin Ju Lu

Vitreoretinal Surgeon

Dr Vicky Hsin Ju Lu

M.B.,B.S., MPH, F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr Lu is a vitreo-retinal surgeon with experience in multiple international health care settings. Her areas of expertise include treatment of surgical and medical retinal conditions.

Vicky studied medicine at the University of New South Wales. She obtained her specialist ophthalmology training through Sydney Eye Hospital Network and is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO).

She completed three international fellowships in surgical and medical retina (Singapore, United Kingdom), including the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.

She was then invited to work as a vitreoretinal specialist in the National Health Service where she provided care to patients with acute and long term vitreo-retinal and comprehensive ophthalmic conditions, including retinal detachment, diabetic eye and macular disease.

She is actively involved in research in collaboration with international centres and has several publications in peer-reviewed journals. She is dedicated to teaching registrars, optometrists, GPs and primary care stakeholders.

Vicky has a Masters of Public Health from University of Sydney and remains committed to international collaboration with colleagues in India, Singapore, USA and the UK.

Vicky is fluent in English, Mandarin and Hokkien.

Dr Katherine Masselos

Dr Katherine Masselos

Cataract/Glaucoma/General

Dr Katherine Masselos

M.B., B.S. (Hons), B. Optom., M.P.H., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

 

Dr Katherine Masselos is an ophthalmologist who specialises in cataract and glaucoma surgery. Dr Masselos studied medicine at Sydney University, graduating with honours. Her ophthalmology training was at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick.

Dr Masselos went on to sub-specialty glaucoma training at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, in the United Kingdom. Dr Masselos has published in international journals as well as presented at local and international meetings.

Dr Masselos is actively involved in teaching ophthalmology trainees through her role at Prince of Wales and Sydney Eye Hospitals.

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Dr Robert McDonald

Dr Robert McDonald

Cataract / General / Cornea

Dr Robert McDonald

M.B., B.S (Hons), F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr McDonald is a specialist corneal, cataract and refractive surgeon. Dr McDonald was awarded first class honours in Science from the University of Melbourne and later graduated with honours upon completion of his medical degree at the University of Newcastle. He undertook ophthalmic training at Sydney Eye Hospital and was made a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists in 2011. In 2012 he moved to London to take up a fellowship in oculoplastics and anterior segment surgery at St Thomas’ hospital, after which he moved to the renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital to further his training in corneal and refractive surgery.

Upon completion of his ophthalmic training, Dr McDonald was granted a public hospital appointment at Sydney Eye Hospital, where he both consults and operates.

Dr McDonald holds academic appointments at both Sydney University and Notre Dame University.

Dr McDonald has published papers in a number of international journals, including recent studies into the long-term stability of refractive surgery and the treatment of keratoconus. Dr McDonald enjoys the diversity of maintaining a general ophthalmic practice and has broad surgical expertise. He is skilled in corneal and anterior segment surgery, but has a particular interest in refractive surgery, complex cataract surgery and corneal transplantation.

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Dr Robert McDonald

Dr Robert McDonald

Ophthalmology, Cataract, BSc (Hons) BMed (Hons) MPH FRANZCO

Dr Robert McDonald

Dr McDonald is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and specialist corneal, cataract and refractive surgeon.

He graduated with honours in both Medicine and Science and was made a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists in 2011. In 2012 he undertook postgraduate training in oculoplastics and anterior segment surgery at St Thomas’ hospital London, after which he moved to the renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital to further his training in corneal and refractive surgery.

Dr McDonald holds a public hospital appointment at Sydney Eye Hospital, where he both consults and operates. He also holds academic appointments at both Sydney University and the University of Notre Dame. He has published papers in a number of international journals, including studies into the long-term stability of refractive surgery and the treatment of keratoconus.

Dr McDonald enjoys the diversity of maintaining a general ophthalmic practice and has broad surgical expertise. He is skilled in corneal and anterior segment surgery, but has a particular interest in cataract surgery, refractive surgery and corneal transplantation.

Dr Tasha Micheli

Dr Tasha Micheli

Cataract / Refractive Surgeon

Dr Tasha Micheli

M.B., B.S. (NSW), F.R.A.N.Z.C.O., F.R.A.C.S.

Dr Micheli is a member of the Australasian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and the Australian Medical Association (NSW).

She is the current RANZCO NSW Branch Chair, previous Vice-Chair and Hon. Secretary and RANZCO’s representative on the College of Surgeons.

Dr Micheli was a RANZCO examiner in ‘Genetics’ and currently in Anatomy.

Dr Micheli has sub-speciality interests in cataract surgery, glaucoma and general ophthalmology.

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Dr Michael Minogue

Dr Michael Minogue

General / Cataract / Glaucoma / Medical Retina

Dr Michael Minogue

Dr Michael Minogue, MBBS (Hons), FRACS, FRACO, graduated with Honours from the University of New South Wales and trained extensively in Ophthalmology at the Sydney Eye Hospital from year 1983 to 1986. Dr Minouge commenced private practice in Erina in 1992 and has been offering eye care services since then. He is also a Visiting Medical Officer at Central Coast Day Hospital and Berkeley Vale Private Hospital.

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Dr Gregory Moloney

Dr Gregory Moloney

Ophthalmic Surgery/ Retina/ Cataract

Dr Gregory Moloney

M.B.B.S., B.S.c. Med (Hons)., M.M.e.d. (Ophth. Sci.), F.R.A.N.Z.C.O., F.R.C.S.C.

Dr Gregory Moloney  graduated with honours from UNSW medicine and went on to train as an ophthalmologist at Sydney Eye Hospital. He completed fellowship training in both corneal and oculoplastic surgery at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. At the completion of his training he was invited to join faculty as Clinical Assistant Professor at the UBC Department of Visual Sciences. Since returning to Australia he continues to conduct research and teaching in his role as clinical lecturer at the University of Sydney, and corneal and oculoplastic staff specialist at Sydney Eye Hospital.

Dr Moloney is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He has published numerous peer reviewed articles and presented at national and international meetings. In 2012 he was awarded a Canadian national research award for his work on new techniques in corneal transplantation. For three years in a row (2014, 15 and 16) he won first prize in the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery film festival (corneal and refractive section). He was the first surgeon in Australia to perform a Boston Keratoprosthesis implantation (artificial cornea) and Osteo-odonto keratoprosthesis procedure (tooth in eye).

Dr Moloney is the convenor and lecturer at the Sydney Eye Hospital DMEK course designed to share and promote the latest techniques in corneal transplantation.

Dr Moloney’s main areas of interest are complicated cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, eyelid and lacrimal surgery.

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Dr Umesh Nanda

Dr Umesh Nanda

Cataract/General M.B., B.S., M.D., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr Umesh Nanda

Dr Umesh Nanda completed his Ophthalmology Fellowship training at Sydney Eye Hospital in 1999. He was awarded the RANZCO medal for excellence in both part 1 and part 2 of the Fellowship exams by the college.

He is currently providing a comprehensive General Ophthalmology practice, the Hills Eye Surgery, based in Pennant Hills.

His areas of special interest include Cataract and anterior segment surgery and Medical Retinal diseases like Diabetic Retinopathy and Macular Degeneration.

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Dr Keith Ong

Dr Keith Ong

M.B., B.S., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O., M.Med. (Ophth)

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Dr Leonard Ong

Dr Leonard Ong

Cataract / Medical Retina / Glaucoma / General

Dr Leonard Ong

M.B., B.S. (Hons 1), M.P.H. (Hons), F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr Leonard Ong is an eye specialist and surgeon, with special interest in cataract surgery, glaucoma, pterygia and diabetic retinopathy.

After graduating from the University of Sydney (MB.BS, Hons) in 1992, Dr Ong obtained his Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (FRANZCO) and completed his Master of Public Health (MPH, Hons) at the University of Sydney.

Dr Leonard Ong consults most days at Forestville and offers Saturday appointments.  Dr Ong also consults at Macquarie University Hospital Ophthalmology Clinic and is a Clinical Lecturer at the Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University.

Dr Ong is a visiting Ophthalmic Surgeon at Macquarie University Hospital and the Chatswood Private Hospital, Chatswood..

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Dr Kenneth Ooi

Dr Kenneth Ooi

Cataract / General

Dr Kenneth Ooi

M.B., B.S., M. Surg. (Ophth). F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

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Dr Ju-Lee Ooi

Dr Ju-Lee Ooi

B.Sc. (Med), M.B., B.S., M.P.H., Grad. Dip. Paed., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr Ju-Lee Ooi

Dr Ju-Lee Ooi is an ophthalmologist with special interests in cataract surgery, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, medical retinal diseases, glaucoma and general ophthalmology.

Dr Ooi undertook her advanced training in ophthalmology at Sydney Eye Hospital. She completed a fellowship in Medical Retina at Westmead Hospital under the supervision of Professor Paul Mitchell. During this time she gained vast experience in the treatment of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other diseases of the retina. She was a co-investigator on several major clinical trials in the treatment of these conditions. Dr Ooi has undertaken further study and training at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Dr Ooi received a 100 TER in the Higher School certificate, and graduated dux of James Ruse Agricultural High School. She studied medicine at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), receiving a UNSW Alumni Association Undergraduate Scholarship. Dr Ooi graduated with a Master of Public Health from UNSW, and a Graduate Diploma of Paediatrics. She is a member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) Public Health Committee.

Dr Ooi has a strong commitment to medical research, and has published over 20 articles in the peer-reviewed medical literature. She has presented at numerous local, national and international ophthalmology conferences.

Dr Ooi was awarded the Prince of Wales Hospital ‘Major Contributor to Ophthalmology Research’ Prize, and several research grants including the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation Grant, the Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation Grant and the Foundation for Children Grant.

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Dr Amy Pai

Dr Amy Pai

MBBS BSc (Med), General Ophthalmology including Cataracts, Blepharoplasty

Dr Amy Pai

Dr. Amy Pai specialises in treating retinal problems including diabetic retinopathy, age related macular degeneration, myopic degeneration, polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy, genetic eye problems, as well as ocular problems caused by uveitis. She is also experienced in treating common eye problems including cataract and dermatochalasis.

She completed her undergraduate medical degree at the University of New South Wales after entering the university with the Premier’s Award of Excellence. She furthered her academic pursuits in completing a PhD in clinical ophthalmology at the University of Sydney in 2013. She has been recognised for her research with many prestigious awards including the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) postgraduate scholarship, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) travel grant, Westmead Charitable Trust Travel Scholarship, and the most recent RANZCO industry sponsored scholarship. She has published in many peer reviewed journals and is a current clinical associate lecturer at the University of Sydney.

After completing her Ophthalmology training in the Sydney Eye Network, she went on to complete a Fellowship in Medical Retina and Uveitis at the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital in London (2016-7).

In her own time, she also went to National Taiwan University Hospital to learn about particular retinal and uveitic conditions prevalent in the Asian population, as well as blepharoplasty.

Dr. Amy Pai is fluent in Mandarin, and speaks some Cantonese and Japanese.

A/Prof Geoffrey Painter

A/Prof Geoffrey Painter

Cataract/Glaucoma

A/Prof Geoffrey Painter

AM. M.B., B.S., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O., F.R.A.C.S.

A/Prof. Geoffrey Painter completed his medical training at the University of Sydney and Royal North Shore Hospital following which he undertook Ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital. He then proceeded to a Fellowship in Cataract and Glaucoma Surgery at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, UK.

A/Prof. Painter has been in private practice in Gordon since 1993, being one of the founders of Gordon Eye Surgery, a multidisciplinary ophthalmology practice of 18 Ophthalmologists. He practices General Ophthalmology with sub-speciality training in Cataract Surgery and Glaucoma and with a special interest in Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery.

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Dr Douglas Parker

Dr Douglas Parker

Cataract/Cornea/General MBBS (Hons), MMed, MM (OphthSci), FRANZCO

Dr Douglas Parker

Dr Doug Parker is an ophthalmologist with international subspecialty training in corneal and cataract surgery, external eye disease management and laser vision correction. His background includes a PhD in the fields of gene therapy and high-risk corneal transplantation from Flinders University of South Australia, and involvement with the Fred Hollows Foundation in central Australia and the Pacific. He has completed a fellowship in corneal and refractive surgery at the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, and has published in international ophthalmic and scientific journals.

Dr Parker has a special interest in diseases of the cornea and external eye such as keratoconus, Fuchs’ corneal dystrophy, allergic eye disease, pterygium, dry eye and corneal infections. Dr Parker is experienced in all forms of corneal transplantation, including endothelial keratoplasty, and performs cataract surgery, collagen cross-linking, multifocal intraocular lens implantation, and laser vision correction.

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Dr Ilesh Patel

Dr Ilesh Patel

Cataract / General / Glaucoma

Dr Ilesh Patel

M.B., B.S., M.P.H., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr Ilesh Patel is an Ophthalmic Surgeon with interests in Glaucoma and Cataract. He graduated from medical school at the University of New South Wales. In 2004, he completed a Masters in Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, USA focusing on ophthalmic epidemiology and biostatistics. Following this, he was awarded the Delta Omega Scholarship to undertake a Fellowship in Preventative Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, USA. He completed his Ophthalmology training at Royal Adelaide Hospital/Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide in 2009. Following this, he completed subspecialty training in Glaucoma at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Manchester, U.K.

Ilesh has interests in glaucoma surgery, in initiatives to enhance patient understanding of glaucoma, and public health issues surrounding the screening and treatment of glaucoma. He follows the latest developments in cataract surgery closely.

Ilesh is an Associate Research Fellow at Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is a member of the Australian Glaucoma Special Interest Group, European Glaucoma Society and American Glaucoma Society. He is well-published in peer-reviewed journals and recently completed a book chapter. His current research is focused on the use of micro-trabecular shunts to deliver less invasive glaucoma surgery. His other area of current research is in blindness prevention in rural Tanzania.

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Dr Daniel Polya

Dr Daniel Polya

Cataract / Vitreoretinal

Dr Daniel Polya

M.B., B.S., M.H.P., F.R.C.S.C., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr Polya is a vitreoretinal surgeon and a medical retina specialist. He graduated from the Melbourne University Medical School, and completed ophthalmology training at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne. He completed a Master of Public Heath at the University of NSW with a thesis in Clinical Risk Management and Patient Safety.

Dr Polya completed the two year Michael Shae Fellowship in Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous at St Michael’s Hospital, affiliated with the University of Toronto in Canada, where he was chief fellow of the Department of Ophthalmology. During this fellowship, at Canada’s busiest retinal service, he also received further subspecialist experience in uveitis and ocular oncology.

Dan commenced private practice as the only vitreoretinal surgeon in the province of New Brunswick, Canada in 2007 and was appointed as a clinical lecturer in the Department of Ophthalmology at Dalhousie University. He has performed thousands of surgeries for cataract and retinal disorders, and has performed many thousands of intravitreal injections and laser procedures. He has been involved in the teaching and training of ophthalmology residents, medical students, general practitioners, optometrists and optometry students.

Dan has been involved in clinical trials for macular degeneration and has been active in research into diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion, macular degeneration and sutureless vitrectomy surgery. He has authored and co-authored multiple published manuscripts in international journals and a book chapter on sutureless vitrectomy. He has presented at several international ophthalmic meetings, and has been an invited speaker at other professional meetings.

He is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Retina Specialists, Oceania Retina Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists, Canadian Ophthalmological Society, Canadian Retina Society, and Australian Medical Association.

His special clinical interests are in small-gauge vitrectomy surgery for retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhage, macular hole and epiretinal membrane; and intravitreal and laser therapy for age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vascular occlusions.

He operates privately at Central Coast Day Hospital.

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Dr Daniel Polya

Dr Daniel Polya

Cataract / Vitreoretinal M.B., B.S., M.H.P., F.R.C.S.C., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr Daniel Polya

Dr Polya is a vitreoretinal surgeon and a medical retina specialist. He graduated from the Melbourne University Medical School, and completed ophthalmology training at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne. He completed a Master of Public Heath at the University of NSW with a thesis in Clinical Risk Management and Patient Safety.

Dr Polya completed the two year Michael Shae Fellowship in Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous at St Michael’s Hospital, affiliated with the University of Toronto in Canada, where he was chief fellow of the Department of Ophthalmology. During this fellowship, at Canada’s busiest retinal service, he also received further subspecialist experience in uveitis and ocular oncology.

Dan commenced private practice as the only vitreoretinal surgeon in the province of New Brunswick, Canada in 2007 and was appointed as a clinical lecturer in the Department of Ophthalmology at Dalhousie University. He has performed thousands of surgeries for cataract and retinal disorders, and has performed many thousands of intravitreal injections and laser procedures. He has been involved in the teaching and training of ophthalmology residents, medical students, general practitioners, optometrists and optometry students.

Dan has been involved in clinical trials for macular degeneration and has been active in research into diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion, macular degeneration and sutureless vitrectomy surgery. He has authored and co-authored multiple published manuscripts in international journals and a book chapter on sutureless vitrectomy. He has presented at several international ophthalmic meetings, and has been an invited speaker at other professional meetings.

He is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Retina Specialists, Oceania Retina Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists, Canadian Ophthalmological Society, Canadian Retina Society, and Australian Medical Association.

His special clinical interests are in small-gauge vitrectomy surgery for retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhage, macular hole and epiretinal membrane; and intravitreal and laser therapy for age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vascular occlusions.

He operates privately at Central Coast Day Hospital.

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Dr Aparna Raniga

Dr Aparna Raniga

Cataracts / General

Dr Aparna Raniga

MBChB, PGDip (Ophth), FRANZCO

Dr Aparna Raniga is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. She is a comprehensive Ophthalmologist with subspecialist training in glaucoma, cataract and uveitis. Dr Raniga offers laser treatment for glaucoma and specializes in advanced glaucoma surgery, specifically trabeculectomy, deep sclerectomy and tube shunt surgery. She is also extensively trained in cataract surgery in glaucoma patients.

After graduating in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand in 2006, Dr Raniga completed two years of basic medical and surgical residency followed by two years as a non-vocational Ophthalmology registrar at Christchurch Hospital, New Zealand. During this time, she authored the Ophthalmic Emergency Guide for Christchurch Hospital, New Zealand. In 2010, she commenced advanced vocational training with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, which she completed in 2015.

The first of her two Glaucoma Fellowships was at the world-renowned Bern University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland, where she had intensive training in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma and uveitis. Under the guidance of Professor Iliev she gained expertise in non-penetrating glaucoma surgery, in particular deep sclerectomy. She trained in the diagnosis and management of uveitis with Associate Professor Tappeiner.

In 2016, Dr Raniga took up the Sydney Eye Hospital Eye Casualty Senior Registrar position before moving to the Ivey Eye Institute, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada to undertake her second Glaucoma Fellowship. Under the guidance of Associate Professors Tingey and Motolko, she received extensive training in the comprehensive medical and surgical management of adult glaucoma.

Dr Raniga is actively involved in research and has recently set up a randomized controlled clinical trial investigating the use of laser (SLT) in treatment naïve glaucoma patients at the Ivey Eye Institute, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada. She has written several peer-reviewed publications and has presented at multiple conferences.

Dr Raniga takes pride in keeping up-to-date, bringing the latest evidence and advances in ophthalmology to her patients by attending local and international meetings.

Dr Raniga understands the importance of listening to her patients, discussing treatment options in detail and tailoring the best evidence based care to individual patients needs. Besides English, Dr Raniga is fluent in French and Hindi.

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Dr Dana Robaei

Dr Dana Robaei

General / Cataract/ Refractive / Cornea

Dr Dana Robaei

M.B., B.S.,(Hons), B.Sc.(Med), M.P.H., Ph.D., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr Dana Robaei is a comprehensive ophthalmic surgeon, with additional expertise in the management of corneal diseases and corneal transplantation.

She completed her undergraduate medical degree with Honours at University of New South Wales (UNSW). Her ophthalmology specialist training was completed at Sydney Eye Hospital, where she also completed a fellowship in medical retina. She was subsequently awarded a second subspecialty fellowship position in complex cataract surgery and corneal surgery at the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital, in London.

Dr Robaei holds a Master of Public Health from UNSW, and a PhD in ophthalmology from the University of Sydney. She is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney, and a consultant ophthalmologist at Westmead Hospital, where she performs corneal transplantation and teaches cataract surgery to training ophthalmic surgeons.

She has extensively published in the national and international ophthalmic literature, and presented at international ophthalmology conferences, as well as having authored a book on childhood visual impairment.

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Dr Caroline Ross

Dr Caroline Ross

Cataract Surgery, Cornea and External Eye Disease and Paediatrics

Dr Caroline Ross

M.B.B.S., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr Ross studied medicine at the University of Sydney, graduating in 1988. Afterwards she decided to specialise in Ophthalmology, training at the Sydney Eye Hospital. Since then, Dr Ross has given lectures and presentations at many conferences and seminars, as well as authoring a large body of published work.

Dr Ross currently has rooms at Gordon and Parramatta.

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Dr Neil Rowe

Dr Neil Rowe

Cataract/General/Paediatric

Dr Neil Rowe

Dr Rowe graduated from the University of Sydney in 1992 and completed a Master of Public Health in 1998.

In 2002-2003 he went to the UK to undertake a fellowship at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital in paediatric ophthalmology where a major highlight was being appointed team doctor for the Stockport County Football Club.

He is currently a Staff Specialist at The Children’s Hospital Westmead, sub-specialising in paediatric eye problems. He operates privately at Epping Surgery Centre.

Neil lives in Sydney with his wife and four children and enjoys playing golf and squash when he has the time.

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Dr Trent Sandercoe

Dr Trent Sandercoe

M.B., B.S. (Hons), Ph.D. (Syd), F.R.A.N.Z.C.O., F.R.A.C.S.

Dr Trent Sandercoe

Prior to starting medicine Dr Sandercoe completed a Bachelor of Medical Science with Honours at Sydney University in 1997. In the following years Dr Sandercoe embarked on a PhD looking at Retinal Vascular Development at Sydney University. He simultaneously completed this with his medical degree at the same university in 2005.

Dr Sandercoe started his prevocational training at Westmead Hospital in 2005 and completed his Ophthalmology Training at Sydney Eye Hospital in 2011 and was awarded FRANZCO after completing a General Ophthalmology Fellowship at Royal North Shore Hospital in 2012.

He completed a Paediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane from 2013 to mid 2014. He then undertook a Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital until mid 2015. He was award a RANZCO travel scholarship for this period. Upon returning to Australia he worked at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane as a locum staff specialist before returning to Sydney.

Throughout his training and fellowships he has been involved in the teaching of medical students, other non ophthalmic medical professionals, including the Rural Vocational Training Scheme for General Practitioners, as well as supervision of registrars, and has several publications.

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Dr Weng Sehu

Dr Weng Sehu

Cataract / General / Oculoplastic / Pterygium Surgery

Dr Weng Sehu

After graduating from the University of Sydney, Dr Sehu has spent nine years of specialist research, training and practice in the Sydney Eye Hospital and with advanced fellowships abroad at the Tennent Institute of Ophthalmology, University of Glasgow UK in ophthalmic pathology, oculoplastic surgery and ocular oncology. Returning to Sydney, he has become a staff specialist at the Sydney Eye Hospital where he holds the position of Director of Eye Emergency and the Co-Director of Training of Eye Registrars.

Teaching is an important activity for Dr Sehu and he has been an invited speaker to many ophthalmology, optometry, nursing and paramedical conferences in Australia and abroad. He is an examiner for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and for universities overseas.

He is a Clinical Lecturer for the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Sydney and holds a yearly course teaching ophthalmic pathology for Eye Registrars in Australia and New Zealand. Dr Sehu writes a monthly column for the Australian Doctor, a weekly magazine received by all Australian GPs. He has participated in volunteer ophthalmic work and teaching in developing countries.

Dr Sehu’s textbook in Ophthalmic Pathology is well recognized internationally and awarded the finalist for the Medical Book of the Year at the Society of Authors and Royal Society of Medicine Medical Book Awards in 2006. His most recent publication is the Eye Emergency Manual which was published by the NSW Department of Health, which is now used in most emergency departments within the country and it has also become the standard ophthalmic text for most medical schools in NSW.

Dr Sehu consults at his newly built private practice in Eastwood and Macquarie Street Sydney and operates privately at the Epping Surgery Centre.

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Dr Diana Semmonds

Dr Diana Semmonds

Cataract/ General/ Refractive

Dr Diana Semmonds

M.B., B.S. (Syd), F.R.A.N.Z.C.O., F.R.A.C.S.

Dr Semmonds has a private practice at St Leonards and is a visiting medical officer to the Intraocular Implant Unit at Sydney Eye Hospital. Her interests are general ophthalmology, cataract and refractive surgery

Dr Semmonds has held a number of positions on numerous Boards and Committees. She is currently chair of the Board of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. She has been Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Hon Secretary of the NSW Branch of RANZCO, Chairman of the National Scientific Congress, Federal QEC member and Overseas Trained Specialist Panel member. Outside of the College she is a Director on the Board of the Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation, Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee of the Sight Foundation Theatre.

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Dr Rajiv Shah

Dr Rajiv Shah

Cataract/General/Glaucoma M.B.B.S. (Syd) F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr Rajiv Shah

Dr Shah completed his undergraduate medical degree at the University of Sydney. He undertook specialist ophthalmology training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and at the Sydney Eye Hospital. He obtained his Fellowship in Glaucoma at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London which runs the busiest tertiary glaucoma clinics in the world.

He has been a VMO at St Vincent’s Hospital and Bankstown Hospital for the past 15 years where he has a glaucoma clinic and surgical list at both hospitals. He is actively involved in Sydney Eye Hospital registrar teaching at these institutions.

Dr Shah regularly lectures and teaches to GP’s, optometrists, medical students and registrars. He is a past co-editor of the Glaucoma chapter in “Clinical Evidence”, a BMJ publication.

Dr Shah has a keen interest in Glaucoma surgery and the role of Cataract surgery in glaucoma. He also has interests in Angle Closure Glaucoma, Laser Treatments for Glaucoma and MIGS Treatments for Glaucoma. He is an active member of the Australian and New Zealand Glaucoma Interest Group ( ANZGIG ).

Dr Shah operates privately at the Epping Surgery Centre where he is a board member and on the medical advisory committee. He has public operating rights at St Vincent’s and Bankstown Hospitals.

Besides ophthalmology he enjoys spending as much time as possible with his family and travelling. He is a keen golfer and is trying hard to maintain his single figure golf handicap!

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Dr Inderjit Singh

Dr Inderjit Singh

Cataract / General

Dr Inderjit Singh

M.B., B.S(L.K.O.), M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., (London) F.R.C.S.E., F.R.C., Opth., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr Singh did his ophthalmic training in London at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, one of the most prestigious ophthalmic hospitals in the world. He also trained at Westminster Hospital and St. Thomas’s Hospital London.

He obtained his fellowship in Ophthalmology and the Certificate of Higher Surgical Training from the College of Ophthalmology both in London, England and was invited to receive the Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Ophthalmology in 1994.

Dr Singh is one of the pioneers in small incision phacoemulsification cataract surgery in Australia. He has been actively involved in teaching and transfer of surgical skills in phacoemulsification small incision cataract surgery both here in Australia and overseas. He has conducted several workshops including live surgery here in Australia and overseas in Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and India.

Dr Singh has contributed to several chapters in books on phacoemulsification cataract surgery including how to successfully handle difficult cases.   He has been involved in community education and provision of eye services to disadvantaged communities.

Dr Singh is in private ophthalmic practice in Chatswood and Coffs Harbour.

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Dr Inderjit Singh

Dr Inderjit Singh

Cataract / General

Dr Inderjit Singh

M.B., B.S(L.K.O.), M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., (London) F.R.C.S.E., F.R.C., Opth., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr Singh did his ophthalmic training in London at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, one of the most prestigious ophthalmic hospitals in the world. He also trained at Westminster Hospital and St. Thomas’s Hospital London.

He obtained his fellowship in Ophthalmology and the Certificate of Higher Surgical Training from the College of Ophthalmology both in London, England and was invited to receive the Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Ophthalmology in 1994.

Dr Singh is one of the pioneers in small incision phacoemulsification cataract surgery in Australia. He has been actively involved in teaching and transfer of surgical skills in phacoemulsification small incision cataract surgery both here in Australia and overseas. He has conducted several workshops including live surgery here in Australia and overseas in Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and India.

Dr Singh has contributed to several chapters in books on phacoemulsification cataract surgery including how to successfully handle difficult cases. He has been involved in community education and provision of eye services to disadvantaged communities.

Dr Singh is in private ophthalmic practice in Chatswood and Coffs Harbour.

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Dr Richard Symes

Dr Richard Symes

Cataract/Uveitis/Glaucoma

Dr Richard Symes

B.Sc. (Hons), M.B., B.S., F.R.C.Ophth., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr Richard Symes is a medical retina, uveitis and glaucoma specialist. He graduated from Imperial College, London and subsequently completed his ophthalmology residency in London. His subspecialty fellowship training in medical retina and uveitis was undertaken at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. His subspecialty glaucoma training was undertaken at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Dr Symes also spent 12 months as the Professorial fellow at Sydney Eye Hospital where he gained particular experience managing patients with complex eye diseases.

Dr Symes has a strong interest in cataract surgery, particularly complex cataract surgery in patients with retinal disease, uveitis or glaucoma. During his time in the UK, Dr Symes served as Britain’s representative to the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) young ophthalmologists committee. He also served on the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Scientific committee and Surgical Skills committee.

For the last 5 years, Dr Symes has been actively involved in clinical trials for retinal Diseases. He has published a number of articles in the scientific press on cataract surgery visual outcomes.

His diverse fellowship experience helps him to treat patients with multiple eye diseases.

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Dr Brad Townend

Dr Brad Townend

General / Cataract / Glaucoma

Dr Brad Townend

Dr Brad Townend enjoys living and working on the Central Coast with his wife and children. He completed his medical degree with honours at the University of NSW and went on to subsequently complete a Masters degree in Public Health at UNSW. Following this Brad completed a Masters degree in Ophthalmic science at the University of Sydney. He worked for a number of years at Gosford, Wyong and John Hunter Hospitals before completing 6 years of extensive eye training through Sydney Eye Hospital. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, and a member of the Australian Cataract and Refractive Surgery Association.

Brad is a Clinical Associate Lecturer in Ophthalmology at the University of Sydney and has done extensive research into various aspects of ophthalmology, including the identification of a number of risk factors for cataract formation. This research has been published in a number of international ophthalmology journals. Brad also has an interest in how nutrition can play a role in the formation and protection of eye disease.

Recently, Brad took 6 months ‘off work’ and worked for the Fred Hollows Foundation in Nepal, the Pacific islands and Alice Springs. He was able to contribute to the eye health of thousands of patients in under-privileged areas during this time and learned a lot about the world, ophthalmology and himself during this adventure!

Brad is currently in private practice in both Erina and Wyong, and serves as an ophthalmologist at both Gosford and Wyong public hospitals. He operates at Central Coast Day Hospital, Berkeley Vale Private Hospital and both Gosford and Wyong public hospitals. Brad plays on the Gosford Hospital basketball team and enjoys the saxaphone, cricket and cycling. He is soon to undertake a ride of the Great Ocean Road in Victoria for charity.

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Dr Jerry Vongphanit

Dr Jerry Vongphanit

Retina

Dr Jerry Vongphanit

M.B., B.S.,  M.Med. (Ophth), F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr Jerry Vongphanit, our medical director, is an experienced ophthalmic surgeon and is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO). He completed his medical qualifications at University of Sydney.

Dr Jerry Vongphanit completed his Master of Medicine at the University of Sydney where he conducted research in diseases of the retina as part of the Blue Mountains Eye study.  The results of these studies were published in large international ophthalmic journals. Currently, he is a expert reviewer of manuscripts submitted to these journals.

Dr Jerry Vongphanit spent several years working in general medicine in public hospitals before embarking on his ophthalmic career.

He completed his ophthalmic training at Sydney Eye Hospital where he trained through the different subspecialties throughout  metropolitan Sydney and regional New South Wales.

His current hospital appointments include  Warners Bay Private Hospital, Dalcross Adventist Hospital  and Pittwater Day Surgery. He currently consults in  Mona Vale Eye Centre and Toronto Eye Surgery.

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Dr Sven Whitehouse

Dr Sven Whitehouse

Cataract

Dr Sven Whitehouse

M.B., B.S. (Syd.), F.R.A.N.Z.C.O., F.R.A.C.S.

Dr Whitehouse completed his general medical training at the University of Sydney and Royal North Shore Hospital. He then undertook ophthalmology training at Westmead Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital. After graduating as an ophthalmologist he completed further studies in cataract and glaucoma at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK.

Since 1994 Dr Whitehouse has been in private practice in Hornsby with a subspecialty interest in cataract surgery. He is a VMO at The San Day Surgery Hornsby and Madison Day Surgery.

Dr Whitehouse is a member of the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and the Australian Medical Association.

Dr Geoff Wilcsek

Dr Geoff Wilcsek

Ocular Plastics / Adult & Paediatric

Dr Geoff Wilcsek

M.B., B.S., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O., F.A.N.Z.S.O.P.S.

Dr Wilcsek completed his medical degree at the University of Sydney and training as an Ophthalmologist at the Prince of Wales Hospital. He then was selected for two accredited fellowships in Ocular Plastics and Orbit Surgery.

The first at the Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, Manhattan, New York under Associate Professor Mike Kazim and the second at the Royal Manchester Eye Hospital, Manchester, England, under Dr Brian Leatherbarrow.
Dr Wilcsek’s practice is focused solely on the highly specialised area of adult and paediatric ocular plastic surgery with a particular interest in minimally invasive, endoscopic lacrimal surgery and endoscopic approaches to the orbit.
Dr Wilcsek heads the Ocular Plastics Unit at the Prince Of Wales Hospital servicing the Prince of Wales and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals. He lectures at the University of New South Wales, has been invited to speak at many national and international medical conferences and has authored and co-authored over 50 scientific articles in peer reviewed journals as well as 4 book chapters on various ocular plastic subjects.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New College of Ophthalmology. He is also a member of the Australia and New Zealand Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, the Asia-Pacific Society of Ocular Oncology and Pathology and the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.
Dr Wilcsek sat on the Council of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists before being asked to serve a three year term as a delegate of the Quality and Education Committee which oversees training of ophthalmologists throughout Australia and New Zealand. He is currently a supervisor of training for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.
Dr Wilcsek prides himself on taking the time to listen to your needs and making you feel comfortable. He will outline treatment options and discuss any questions, so that you are able to leave the practice with all the information required to make an informed decision.

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Dr Steven Wine

Dr Steven Wine

General

Dr Steven Wine

M.B., B.S., (NSW), F.R.A.Z.C.O.

Dr. Steven Wine graduated from medicine at New South Wales University in 1987. After resident training he was involved in a glaucoma based research program through the Australian National University. His registrar training was based at Sydney Eye Hospital with significant periods of time in Darwin and Albury.

As an ophthalmologist, Dr Wine worked in Randwick, Fairfield and Blacktown before joining with Dr. Peter Anderson in Hornsby. Dr Wine has an interest in teaching and is involved in both undergraduate teaching, at the University of Sydney, and postgraduate training through the college of General Practitioners & AMEC.

Dr Wine is on the Medical Advisory Committee for San Day Surgery Hornsby, and Madison Day Surgery, Hornsby.

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Dr Thomas Woo

Cataract / General

Dr Thomas Woo

M.B., B.S. (Hons), M.P.H., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr Thomas Woo is an Ophthalmologist practising cataract surgery, general ophthalmology and the medical management of glaucoma

He graduated in Medicine from the University of NSW with Honours in 1994 and spent 5 years training in general medicine and surgery at Concord Hospital.

In 1999 he completed his Masters of Public Health at the University of Sydney.

In 2003, Dr Woo completed training in general ophthalmology at Sydney Eye Hospital including a final year working in its busy emergency department treating common eye emergencies e.g. acute red eye, acute loss of vision, traumatic eye injuries, corneal problems, acute glaucoma and retinal detachments.

In his final year, he also trained at Concord Hospital performing cataract operations and running general outpatient clinics treating a wide spectrum of ophthalmic conditions including diseases of the cornea and retina, glaucoma and oculoplastics.

After completing his studies, he spent a further 2 years as a Visiting Medical Officer (VMO) at Concord Hospital teaching cataract surgery to registrars and junior doctors in their eye clinic.

Dr Woo is a specialist ophthalmologist managing all common eye conditions including cataracts and the medical management of glaucoma including laser treatment for narrow angle glaucoma which is more prevalent in the Asian population.

Dr Woo speaks conversational Cantonese.

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Dr Season Yeung

Dr Season Yeung

Cataract/General/Corneal Surgery/Pterygium Surgery

Dr Season Yeung

Dr Yeung graduated in medicine and surgery from the University of Western Australia. In addition, he was awarded with a Master degree in corneal immunology at the same institution. After completing his ophthalmology training in New Zealand under the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO), Dr Yeung undertook a cornea, external diseases, anterior segment and refractive surgery fellowship at the University of Ottawa Eye Institute in Canada, where he had the privilege of collaborating with many world-renowned ophthalmologists in North America.

Dr Yeung is experienced in performing complex cataract surgery, corneal and ocular surface (pterygium) surgery, collagen cross-linking, refractive surgery and intraocular injection. He regularly teaches medical and optometry students, general practitioners, and optometrists. Dr Yeung continues to be involved in both clinical and scientific research, and he has presented at many major international and Australian conferences including the annual meetings of American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), the RANZCO annual scientific congress, and the World Cornea Congress. Furthermore, Dr Yeung has published in many major international peer-reviewed scientific journals as well as a textbook chapter in ocular immunology. He is a current member of RANZCO, AAO, ASCRS, International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS), Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia, and the Cornea Society.

Dr Yeung currently consults at Nepean Valley Eye Surgeons in Penrith, Campsie Professional Centre in Campsie, and Ashfield Eye Clinic in Ashfield. He operates privately at Epping Surgery Centre. Dr Yeung is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

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Dr Jay Yohendran

Dr Jay Yohendran

Ophthalmologist

Dr Jay Yohendran

MBBS (Hons), FRANZCO, B Med Sci, MPH, Grad Dip Med (Cataract), JP

Dr Jay Yohendran is an ophthalmologist who specialises in refractive cataract surgery.

Dr Jay Yohendran graduated with Honours from the University of Sydney Medical School in 2001. Prior to this he completed a Bachelor of Medical Science degree at Sydney University, and later a Masters of Public Health at NSW University.

After completing ophthalmology training at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne, Dr Yohendran returned to Sydney to complete his Fellowship in comprehensive ophthalmology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He has also completed a twelve-month Fellowship in Glaucoma at Sydney Eye Hospital. Dr Yohendran has a special interest in optimising refractive outcomes with cataract surgery, and has completed a Graduate Diploma in Refractive and Cataract Surgery at Sydney University.

Dr Yohendran is a member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, as well as the Australasian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

Dr Yohendran consults privately at Northern Sydney Cataract on the Lower North Shore (Northbridge), and Northern Beaches Cataract at Brookvale.

He is a Visiting Medical Officer at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and a Clinical Lecturer at Sydney University.

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Dr Christine Younan

Dr Christine Younan

Uveitis/Medial Retina

Dr Christine Younan

B.Sc. (Med), M.B., B.S., M.Med., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Christine Younan is a Medical Retina and Uveitis Specialist. She treats patients with cataracts, retinal diseases including macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, as well as patients with inflammation in the eye. She graduated from the University of New South Wales Medical School, then became involved in ophthalmic research as a clinical examiner for the Blue Mountains Eye Study and Sydney Myopia Pilot Study. She has been awarded a Masters of Medicine in Clinical Ophthalmology from the University of Sydney and worked at the Centre for Vision Research at Westmead Hospital.

Her general ophthalmology training was at Sydney Eye Hospital. She has undertaken a Medical Retina Fellowship with Prof. Paul Mitchell at Westmead Hospital, and a Uveitis Fellowship with Prof. Sue Lightman at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. Christine is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at Sydney University and a Staff Specialist at both Westmead and Sydney Eye Hospitals. She has presented at local and international meetings and is a Section Editor for the journal Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology.

Christine is the Chair of the Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists Annual Scientific Meeting, and a Board member for the College of Ophthalmologists. Christine has graduated from the Australian and New Zealand, as well as the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Leadership Development Programs. She has been involved in overseas aid trips and teaching ophthalmologists in East Timor, the Solomon Islands and Fiji.

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Dr Stephanie Young

Dr Stephanie Young

General/ Macula/ Retina/ Uveitis/ Cataract/

Dr Stephanie Young

M.B., B.S., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr Stephanie Young was a member of the last group of ophthalmologists to train under pioneering ophthalmic surgeon Fred Hollows. She remains involved with Hollows Foundation and ophthalmology in the developing world.

An expert in uveitis and medical retina, Stephanie spent several years overseas following her ophthalmology training, at hospitals including London’s prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital where she completed fellowships in Uveitis and then Medical Retina.

Dr Young is also a sought after speaker at local and international conferences. In 2009 Dr Young established Gladesville Eye Specialists and completed significant renovations of the clinic facilities and equipment. Now, the re-named Gladesville Retina is a state-of-the-art retina clinic conveniently located for residents of Sydney’s northwestern suburbs.

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Dr Sophia Zagora

Dr Sophia Zagora

Retina/Uveitis/Cataract

Dr Sophia Zagora

M.B.B.S. (Hons.), M.P.H.T.M., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Sophia Zagora is a medical retina, uveitis and cataract specialist. These include conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, vein occlusion, uveitis and scleritis. She has a strong interest in cataract surgery in these patients.

She graduated from the University of Sydney Medical School with Honours. She has been awarded a Masters of Public Health and Tropical Medicine which involved clinical study in Papua New Guinea. Her general ophthalmology training was at Sydney Eye Hospital where she completed a year as the professorial senior registrar. She has undertaken fellowship training in uveitis, glaucoma and medical retina as the Professorial Fellow at Sydney eye hospital where she gained a particular interest in managing patients with complex eye diseases; and then a Uveitis Fellowship with Professor Sue Lightman at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London where she underwent further uveitis and medical retina training in both adults and children. She has worked as a locum Consultant at Westmead and Liverpool Hospitals helping with their Cataract waitlist reduction prior to taking up a position at the Sydney Eye Hospital.

Dr Zagora is currently a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney and continues to conduct clinical research, has published multiple book chapters and manuscripts in major international ophthalmology journals and also frequently reviews articles for these journals. She has presented at both national and international ophthalmic meetings. For the past 4 years she has participated widely in international Medical Retina and Uveitis clinical trials both in Australia and London.

She particularly enjoys being involved in teaching. She has been registrar of the court for the RANZCO examinations, responsible for organising the teaching of registrars in NSW, the national Senior Trainee Group spokesperson for the RANZCO Council and Federal Quality & Education Committees. More recently teaching in Fiji with RANZCO. She was awarded the registrar of the year during her training.

Her diverse training and clinical experience helps her manage patients with varying and complex eye pathologies.

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