Unit 1, 38B Albert Avenue, Chatswood NSW 2067

Ophthalmology

Dr Robin Abell

Dr Robin Abell

Corneal / Refractive

Dr Robin Abell

Practice Locations

  • Devonport 03 6424 6111

Dr Robin Abell

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

Dr Robin Abell practices in general ophthalmology and cataracts with a subspeciality interest in Cornea and Laser Refractive Surgery. Dr Abell completed his Ophthalmology training at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital followed by subspeciality fellowship training in Cornea and Refractive Surgery. He has a special interest in laser vision correction, Fuchs Dystrophy, Keratoconus and applying preventative strategies to avoid loss of vision in corneal disease. Dr Abell is highly skilled in modern techniques of corneal transplantation.

Dr Anil Arora

Dr Anil Arora

Cataract / Glaucoma / Vitreoretinal / Refractive / General

Dr Anil Arora

Practice Locations

  • Woy Woy (02) 4325 2482
  • Gosford (02) 4325 2482
  • Long Jetty (02) 4325 2482
  • Wahroonga (02) 9489 9934

Languages Spoken

Hindi

Dr Anil Arora

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

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 Amnesty International for over 10 years.

Dr Nagi Assaad

Dr Nagi Assaad

General/ Medical Retina / General

Dr Nagi Assaad

Practice Locations

  • Chatswood 9411 5000
  • Maroubra 9349 5551
  • Hurstville 9570 1622

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.

Dr Thomas Atkins

Dr Thomas Atkins

General

Dr Thomas Atkins

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

Dr Atkins is a general ophthalmologist, attending to patients with eyelid and corneal conditions, performing anterior segment laser treatment, as well as providing a service to emergency patients.

Dr Atkins graduated in Medicine from Sydney University in 1973. Following resident medical officer training at Royal Newcastle Hospital, he commenced ophthalmic training, completing this at The Sydney Eye Hospital.

During his 30 years as a sole, residential eye care provider in Dubbo, Dr Atkins was exposed to a wide range of regional and rural eye conditions with many of these managed locally, especially with the later arrival of visiting ophthalmic sub-specialists. He was also a clinical lecturer in Ophthalmology in the Sydney Medical School at the Dubbo Rural Training Unit.

Dr Matthew Ball

Dr Matthew Ball

Cataract / Cornea / General

Dr Matthew Ball

Practice Locations

  • Gladesville (02) 9816 5188
  • Brookvale (02) 9981 2033

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.

Dr Gayatri Banerjee

Dr Gayatri Banerjee

Cataract / Medical Retina / General

Dr Gayatri Banerjee

Practice Locations

  • Penrith (02) 4721 5899

Dr Gayatri Banerjee

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

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.

Dr Allan Bank

Dr Allan Bank

Cataract / Glaucoma / Paediatric / General

Dr Allan Bank

Practice Locations

  • Chatswood (02) 9411 5000
  • Burwood (02) 9715 1311
  • Lindfield (02) 9415 6055

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.

Dr Gaurav Bhardwaj

Dr Gaurav Bhardwaj

Cataract / Vitreoretinal / General

Dr Gaurav Bhardwaj

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Dr Gaurav Bhardwaj

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

Dr Gaurav Bhardwaj is an experienced ophthalmic surgeon with particular expertise in vitreoretinal surgery, cataract surgery and medical management of retinal diseases. He is one of few retinal surgeons in Australia skilled in both adult and paediatric surgery. In 2019, he was a co-surgeon involved in performing Australia’s first ocular gene therapy on a child with retinitis pigmentosa associated with RPE65 retinal dystrophy at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

He has a strong interest in research, having completed a PhD in the area of retinal haemorrhages in children and he was awarded a research grant from the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation. Dr Bhardwaj undertook specialist training in Ophthalmology in the Sydney Eye Hospital network for 4 years.

A further 2 years of fellowship training in Medical Retina, Uveitis and Vitreoretinal Surgery was then completed at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH) in Melbourne, which has the largest Retinal Unit in Australia. In 2018, he was a senior Vitreoretinal Fellow at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London UK, the largest eye hospital in Europe. At Moorfields, Dr Bhardwaj worked with world renowned experts and managed adult and paediatric patients from all over Europe with complex vitreoretinal disorders. He was also exposed to the latest research in the areas of retinal gene therapy, stem cell treatment and bionic eyes.

Dr Bhardwaj has continued his research interest with ongoing publications into major scientific journals. He also maintains his knowledge of the latest research in his field by being a reviewer for major scientific journals. He is involved in supervising junior eye surgeons and retinal fellows from Australia and abroad in surgical training.
Dr Bhardwaj prides himself on providing the best possible care for his patients. His professionalism is reflected by the numerous written compliments he has received from extremely grateful patients he has helped along the way. He is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (FRANZCO), a member of the Australia and New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists (ANZSRS) and the Australian Medical Association (AMA).

Dr Sara Booth-Mason

Dr Sara Booth-Mason

Cataract/ Medical/General

Dr Sara Booth-Mason

Practice Locations

  • Gordon 9418 1488

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.

Dr Michael Branley

Dr Michael Branley

Vitreoretinal

Dr Michael Branley

Practice Locations

  • St Leonards (02) 9439 9649

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.

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

Practice Locations

  • Gosford (02) 4320 2111
  • Wyong (02) 4394 8000

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.

Dr Caroline Catt

Dr Caroline Catt

Cataract / Paediatric / General

Dr Caroline Catt

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Dr Caroline Catt

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

Dr Catt spent 17 years at university or in surgical training before starting in private practice. She achieved first class Honours and a high-distinction average in her undergraduate degree of Bachelor of Medical Science from The University of Sydney. Her honours degree was by laboratory-based scientific research in molecular immunology at The Centenary Institute of Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

Dr Catt undertook her post-graduate Medical Degree at The Flinders University of South Australia, where she spent time training in Darwin, Alice Springs and the remote communities of Arnhem Land. Her internship and junior residency was based in Gosford Hospital and her senior residency at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney.

Dr Catt began her Masters degree in Medicine (Ophthalmic Science) through the University of Sydney during her senior residency which took her to Dubbo, where she worked in the Aboriginal Medical Service, tutored Sydney University Medical Students through the school of rural medicine and where she established a travelling telemedicine-based diabetic retinopathy screening service for the clients of the Aboriginal Medical Service.

Dr Catt was accepted into the Ophthalmology training program at Sydney Eye Hospital on her first application. Her five years of training as an ophthalmic surgeon saw her working at many Sydney hospitals including Sydney Eye Hospital, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital, Westmead Adults and Children’s Hospitals, Liverpool Hospital and Bankstown Hospital. She was also seconded to Royal Hobart Hospital, Royal Darwin Hospital and Wagga Wagga Base hospitals as part of her comprehensive training. Dr Catt passed all of her Part 1 ophthalmic examinations, her Ocular Pathology examinations and her Part 2 ophthalmic examinations (RANZCO Advanced Ophthalmic Examination, or RACE) on her first attempt and at the earliest opportunity according to what is allowed by the training committee.

Dr Catt was awarded the position of Professorial Senior Ophthalmology Registrar at the Sydney Eye Hospital during her fifth and final year of ophthalmology training. During that year, the centenary of the hospital, she was awarded prizes for being the most outstanding Medical Officer and also for her services in the teaching and training of Registrars (ophthalmology trainees).

Dr Catt was accepted into a highly competitive Fellowship position at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto Canada, where she undertook further training in paediatric ophthalmology and surgery and in adult and paediatric strabismus surgery. She was awarded the Morin Award for most outstanding Fellow at the end of her training there.

Since returning to Australia, Dr Catt has worked as a Consultant paediatric and adult ophthalmologist and eye surgeon at Sydney Eye Hospital and the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. She is the ophthalmologist for the Liverpool Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care unit, one of the largest units in the state, caring for sick and premature babies.

Dr Catt is a partner in the private rooms at Sydney Ophthalmic Specialists in Macquarie Street, Sydney, and also works at St Leonards Eye Centre.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr Catt has an interest in teaching and training registrars and medical students. She is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at The University of Sydney.

Dr Catt is regularly invited to speak at conferences and meetings both nationally and internationally.

To find out more about Dr Catt and how to book an appointment, you can visit her website: https://drcarolinecatt.com.au/about-dr-catt/ or https://sosdoctors.com.au/

Dr Rajeev Chalasani

Dr Rajeev Chalasani

Medical Retina/General/Cataract

Dr Rajeev Chalasani

Practice Locations

  • Pennant Hills (02) 9481 0066

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.

Dr Derek Chan

Dr Derek Chan

Cataract / Medical Retina / General

Dr Derek Chan

Practice Locations

  • Chatswood (02) 9411 5000

Languages Spoken

Cantonese

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.

Dr John Chang

Dr John Chang

Cataract / Medical Retina / General

Dr John Chang

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Practice Locations

Languages Spoken

Korean

Dr John Chang

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

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 John Chang has been awarded PhD for his research in ocular immunology and continues to be involved in medical research to improve patient care. He is a principal investigator for retinal clinical trials that allows his patients to have access to the latest treatments. Dr Chang is actively involved in teaching optometrists, GPs and eye registrars, including training the next generation of eye surgeons in cataract surgery.

Dr Tony Chen

Dr Tony Chen

Cataract / Refractive / Medical Retina / General

Dr Tony Chen

Website

Practice Locations

Languages Spoken

Taiwanese, Mandarin, Chinese

Dr Tony Chen

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

Dr Tony Chen is a comprehensive Ophthalmologist with subspecialist fellowship training in Cataract and Refractive surgery, manual small-incision cataract surgery (MSICS) and Medical Retina. He specialises in refractive (laser) surgery and premium cataract/lens surgery, keratoconus management, and in retinal conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and retinal vascular occlusions.

After graduating in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Otago, New Zealand and completing Master of Medicine (Ophthalmic Science) at the University of Sydney, Dr Chen underwent specialist ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital. He further completed a fellowship in comprehensive ophthalmology as the Senior Registrar at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. He also volunteered with the Myanmar Eye Care Project during this time.

Dr Chen then travelled abroad to complete three further subspecialty fellowships in Medical Retina (Taiwan), Cataract and Refractive Surgery (Australia), and MSICS (Solomon Islands, Alice Springs NT). He was awarded the prestigious Sydney Eye Hospital Alumni Association Travelling Scholarship. Dr Chen takes pride in keeping up-to-date with the evidence and latest advances in ophthalmology and is actively involved in research. He has written several publications and has presented at multiple conferences. He has also been involved in the training of future Ophthalmologists as a former Clinical Associate Lecturer and current Adjunct Lecturer at the University of New South Wales. Besides English, Dr Chen is fluent in Chinese, Mandarin, Taiwanese and basic Cantonese.

Specialty services include but are not limited to:

– Micro incisional Cataract surgery, with premium intraocular lenses and secondary laser treatment combinations, to ensure the best refractive outcomes.

– Vision Correction procedures using laser or lens implantation for treating long or short-sightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia.

– Keratoconus management including Collagen Cross Linking to achieve stability.

– Macular Degeneration

– Diabetic Retinopathy

– Retinal Vascular Disease

– Central Serous Retinopathy

– Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Dr Simon Chen

Dr Simon Chen

Vitreoretinal

Dr Simon Chen

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Dr Simon Chen

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

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.

Dr James Chen

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

Practice Locations

  • Erina 02 4365 0111

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.

Dr Vivek Chowdhury

Dr Vivek Chowdhury

Cataract / Refractive / Cornea / Medical Retina / General

Dr Vivek Chowdhury

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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.

Dr Vivek Chowdhury

Dr Vivek Chowdhury

Cataract / Refractive / Cornea / Medical Retina / General

Dr Vivek Chowdhury

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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.

Dr Brian Chua

Dr Brian Chua

Glaucoma / Cataract / General

Dr Brian Chua

Practice Locations

  • Gordon (02) 9418 1488

Languages Spoken

Malay , Mandarin , Teochew

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.

Dr Georgina Clark

Dr Georgina Clark

Cataract / General

Dr Georgina Clark

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

Dr Georgina Clark is a comprehensive Ophthalmic Surgeon. Her main areas of practice are medical retina, uveitis, cataract, and glaucoma. She holds subspecialty fellowships in Medical Retina and Uveitis.

Dr Clark has particular expertise in the treatment of age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular occlusions, uveitis, and cataract. She welcomes glaucoma and general ophthalmology patients to her practice.

She has an undergraduate and graduate degrees from Stanford University. She earned her medical degree with honours from the University of Sydney, and was awarded on graduation the Harry J Clayton Memorial Prize for excellence in Medicine and Clinical Medicine, among other prizes. She completed her Ophthalmology training at the Sydney Eye Hospital. At the Bristol Eye Hospital, in the United Kingdom, she earned sub-specialty fellowship qualifications in Medical Retina and Uveitis, working with internationally renowned surgeon Professor Andrew Dick. After her fellowship, she became a Consultant in Medical Retina and Uveitis at Bristol Eye Hospital. She has extensive experience in the treatment of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other diseases of the retina, as well as complex uveitis cases.

Dr Colin Clement

Dr Colin Clement

General / Cataract / Glaucoma

Dr Colin Clement

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Dr Colin Clement

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

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.

Dr Elisa Cornish

Dr Elisa Cornish

Cataract / Medical Retina / General

Dr Elisa Cornish

Practice Locations

  • Strathfield (02) 9746 3378

Dr Elisa Cornish

M.B., B.S., B.Med.Sc., Grad Dip. Med (Ophth.Sc.), Ph.D., R.A.N.Z.C.O

Dr Elisa Cornish specialises in the management of medical retinal and inflammatory disorders of the eye as well as glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology and inherited eye disease. These include the most common causes of visual loss: macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and retinal vein occlusion.

Dr Cornish has been passionate about research in retinal disorders since graduating with Honours in Science and completing a PhD in retinal development at the University of Sydney. She graduated in Medicine from the University of Sydney and then undertook her general ophthalmology training at the Sydney Eye Hospital network. She pursued sub-specialty training in Medical Retina, Uveitis, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Glaucoma and Inherited Eye Diseases at the Professorial Unit at Sydney Eye Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.

Dr Cornish is a Consultant Eye Surgeon, Staff Specialist at Sydney Eye Hospital and Westmead Hospital, as well as being a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sydney. She is actively involved in ophthalmology registrar and medical student teaching and is part of the Inherited Eye Disease Unit at the Save Sight Institute, Discipline of Ophthalmology where she has a special interest in electrophysiology.

As a clinical academic, Dr Cornish has published widely in peer-reviewed ophthalmic journals and has an ongoing interest in clinical and basic science research. She is actively involved as an investigator in clinical trials of new therapeutic agents to treat blinding retinal conditions. She is personable and an effective communicator with her patients and is enthusiastic about the challenges of managing complex eye disorders.

Dr Helen Do

Dr Helen Do

Medical Retina/ Cataract / General

Dr Helen Do

Practice Locations

  • St Leonard (02) 9439 9649

Dr Helen Do

M.B., B.S. (Hons), M.M.e.d. (Ophth), 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 / Paediatric / General

Dr Craig Donaldson

Practice Locations

  • Epping (02) 9868 2333
  • Sydney (02) 9241 2913

Languages Spoken

French

Dr Craig Donaldson

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

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.

Dr John Downie

Dr John Downie

Vitreoretinal / Cataract / General

Dr John Downie

Practice Locations

  • Chatswood (02) 9411 5000
  • Hurstville (02) 9570 1622

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.

Dr Rahul Dubey

Dr Rahul Dubey

Vitreoretinal / Medical Retina / General

Dr Rahul Dubey

M.B., B.S. (Hons), B.Sc. (Med.), M.Med. (Ophth Sci.), M.Med. (Clin.Epi.), FR.A.N.Z.C.O.

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

Ocular Plastic / General

Dr Edwina Eade

Website

Practice Locations

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.

Dr Ross Ferrier

Dr Ross Ferrier

General / Cataract / Glaucoma / Medical Retina / Paediatrics

Dr Ross Ferrier

Practice Locations

  • Wyong (02) 4353 7788
  • Erina (02) 4353 7788

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.

A/Prof. Clare Fraser

A/Prof. Clare Fraser

Adult strabismus/Neuro-ophthalmology

A/Prof. Clare Fraser

Website

Practice Locations

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.

A/Prof. Samantha Fraser-Bell

A/Prof. Samantha Fraser-Bell

Medical Retinal/Uveitis

A/Prof. Samantha Fraser-Bell

Practice Locations

  • Chatswood 02 9411 3333

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.

Prof. Adrian Fung

Prof. Adrian Fung

Vitreoretinal/General

Prof. Adrian Fung

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Practice Locations

Prof. Adrian Fung

M.B., B.S., (Hons1), B.Sc. (Med), M.Med. (Ophth. Sc.), M.Med. (Clin. Epi.) with Merit, F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Adrian Fung is an Professor of Ophthalmology and specialist in vitreoretinal surgery, medical retina diseases and posterior segment tumours of the eye. He is Director of the Westmead Hospital Vitreoretinal Fellowship, where he teaches training surgeons and supervises post-doctoral research fellows. He is a chief investigator of the Bionic Eye Project and has been awarded two Masters degrees in Ophthalmic Science and Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Sydney. He has completed clinical and research fellowships at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver; Manhattan Eye and Ear Hospital, New York; Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami and Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia.

Professor Fung has published over 80 international peer-reviewed journal articles and 7 book or book chapters, including “Ophthalmic Clinical Examination” and “Vitreoretinal Surgery for Trainees” (http://www.ophthalmologytextbooks.com). He is Medical Retina Section Editor for the journal Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology and a reviewer for major ophthalmic journals including Ophthalmology, JAMA Ophthalmology and Retina. He has been invited to speak and teach at over 100 national and international meetings including in the USA, Canada, Austria, Budapest, Estonia, China, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Laos, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. He has won awards for his contribution and was the first Australian vitreo-retinal surgeon to be admitted to the prestigious Macula Society in the USA.

Professor Fung is the course convenor for Ophthalmology Updates! (www.ophthalmologyupdates.com), one of the largest ophthalmology conferences held in Sydney each year. He sits on the Sydney Eye Hospital Alumni, Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia, RANZCO Clinical Standards, ANZSRS Surgical Registry and APVRS Young Ophthalmologists committees. He is a member of RANZCO, ANZSRS, ORA, AAO, ASRS, ARVO, Macular Society, Vit-Buckle Society, Lifeline Express International Academy, ISOO, IRGIII, IntRIS, APAO and APVRS. He is an Asia Pacific Vitreoretinal Society Leadership Development Program Mentor.

Professor Fung’s interests include epiretinal membrane, macular hole, retinal detachment, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular occlusions and retinal and choroidal tumours. Second languages he speaks includes Mandarin and Cantonese. He works at Coastwide Eye Surgery.

Dr Michael Giblin

Dr Michael Giblin

Cataract / General / Oncology

Dr Michael Giblin

Practice Locations

  • Chatswood (02) 9413 1911

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.

Dr Mark Gorbatov

Dr Mark Gorbatov

Medical and Surgical Retina

Dr Mark Gorbatov

Practice Locations

  • Northbridge (02) 9981 2033
  • Blacktown 02 9622 7667
  • Eastwood (02) 9874 5947

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.

Prof John Grigg

Prof John Grigg

Glaucoma/Cataract/Paediatric

Prof John Grigg

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Practice Locations

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/

Dr Jerome Ha

Dr Jerome Ha

Cataract / Oculoplastics / General

Dr Jerome Ha

Languages Spoken

English, Mandarin

Dr Jerome Ha

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

Dr Jerome Ha is an Australian-trained Ophthalmologist with specialist expertise in cataract surgery, retinal diseases, glaucoma and ophthalmic plastic & reconstructive surgery. He graduated from the University of Melbourne and has further completed a Master in Medicine, Ophthalmic Science at the University of Sydney, with distinctions in Ophthalmic Anatomy and Physiology.

Dr Ha is a RANZCO (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists) certified Ophthalmologist and fellowship trained Oculoplastic Surgeon. Dr Ha commenced training as an Ophthalmologist at the Sydney Eye Hospital, Australia and he has completed a fellowship in comprehensive Ophthalmology in Sydney and a further Oculoplastic fellowship in the United Kingdom.

He has been involved in the surgical training of future Ophthalmologists both in Australia and United Kingdom.

Dr Ha has published research papers on medical retina, glaucoma and oculoplastic in peer reviewed journals.

In addition to English, Dr Ha also speaks fluent Mandarin.

Dr Michael Haybittel

Dr Michael Haybittel

Cataracts / Ocular Plastics

Dr Michael Haybittel

Practice Locations

  • Devonport 03 6424 6111

Languages Spoken

Afrikaans

Dr Michael Haybittel

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

Dr Haybittel was a General Practitioner for five years before specialising as an Ophthalmologist in South Africa. Dr Haybittel has been on the North West Coast of Tasmania since 1995 and did the Australian Ophthalmology fellowship exam in 1996. He works in Devonport and Burnie. Dr Haybittel teaches doctors, medical students and optometrists on a regular basis.

Dr Haybittel also provides a three monthly service to King Island and annually volunteers to work and teach in Samoa, where there is no resident ophthalmologist and blindness due to cataracts is endemic and commonplace.

Dr Dov Hersh

Dr Dov Hersh

Oculoplastics/Lacrimal/Cataract Surgeon

Dr Dov Hersh

Practice Locations

  • Chatswood (02) 9410 1011

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 ophthalmologist who specialises in medical retina and general ophthalmology. Dr Hersh has dual international post-graduate fellowship qualifications from world leading institutions and brings this expertise to his patients.

During his fellowships Dr Hersh trained at two of Europe’s premiere eye institutions, Bristol Eye Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. Dr Hersh trained in units at the forefront of ophthalmic practice and was appointed as an investigator in an array of multi-national clinical trials studying emerging treatments for retinal diseases.

Dr Hersh has published multiple manuscripts in international peer reviewed journals and ensures to keeps up-to-date with the latest advances. Dr Hersh is particularly interested in the management of retinal disorders including macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and vein occlusions.

Prior to his medical career Dov gained a Bachelor of Commerce degree at UNSW, specialising in Information Technology. As a medical student he established telemedicine projects in developing countries. In recognition of his efforts Dov 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.

Dr Hersh works in practices located in Northbridge, Eastwood and the Central Coast.

Dr Peter Heydon

Dr Peter Heydon

Cataract / Medical Retina / General

Dr Peter Heydon

Practice Locations

  • Brookvale (02) 9981 2033

Dr Peter Heydon

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

Dr Peter Heydon is a fellowship trained uveitis and medical retina specialist, cataract surgeon and general ophthalmologist.

He completed his undergraduate medical degree at the University of New South Wales in 2006 and then obtained a Masters of Medicine in Ophthalmic Science at The University of Sydney.

His ophthalmology training was conducted at Sydney Eye Hospital. He then undertook a 2 year fellowship in Medical Retina and Inflammatory Eye Disease/Uveitis at the renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.

Peter has already been appointed as a Consultant Ophthalmologist at two respected public hospitals (Royal Prince Alfred and Liverpool). His main interests are macular degeneration, vein occlusion, diabetes and uveitis. He is also pleased to undertake cataract surgery and treat general ophthalmology.

Dr Simon Irvine

Dr Simon Irvine

Cataract/General

Dr Simon Irvine

Practice Locations

  • Manly (02) 9977 2551

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.

Dr Michael Jones

Dr Michael Jones

Paediatric / Cataract / General

Dr Michael Jones

Practice Locations

  • St Leonards (02) 9436 1359
  • Sydney (02) 9241 2913

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.

Dr Andrew Kaines

Dr Andrew Kaines

Medical Retina / General

Dr Andrew Kaines

Website

Practice Locations

Dr Andrew Kaines

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

Dr Andrew Kaines is a specialist ophthalmologist and ophthalmic surgeon, with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of the macula and retina, including macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease. He is also an experienced cataract surgeon, performing hundreds of operations every year.

After completing ophthalmology training at Prince of Wales Hospital, Dr Kaines spent several years in sought after international medical retina fellowship positions at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, and the Jules Stein Institute UCLA, in California. It was during this time that Andrew worked alongside world-renowned retinal experts, and was able to sharpen his skills in diagnosing, and treating macula, and retinal diseases.

Since returning to Australia, Dr Kaines was appointed to a Medical Retina sub-specialty position at Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

He has been involved in leading edge research into new treatments and diagnostic techniques for diabetes, macular degeneration, branch retinal vein occlusions, central retinal vein occlusions, and central serous retinopathy, and continues to be a part of ongoing research with several centres here in Australia.

He performs a number of procedures, including intravitreal anti-VEGF injections for the treatment of a number of conditions, including age-related macular degeneration, and pan-retinal photocoagulation for diabetic retinopathy.

Dr Freny Kalapesi

Dr Freny Kalapesi

Oculoplastic (Lid- Lacrimal-Orbit)/ Cataract

Dr Freny Kalapesi

Practice Locations

  • Manly (02) 9977 2551

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.

Dr Kwon Kang

Dr Kwon Kang

Macula/Retina

Dr Kwon Kang

Practice Locations

  • Sydney 02 9237 0200
  • Mona Vale 02 8205 7888
  • Parramatta 02 9635 7077
  • Brookvale 02 9981 2033
  • Strathfield 02 9747 1433

Languages Spoken

Korean

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.

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 / Refractive / General

Dr Gagan Khannah

Practice Locations

  • Eastwood (02) 9874 5947

Languages Spoken

Hindi

Dr Gagan Khannah

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

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.

Dr Peter Kim

Dr Peter Kim

Cataract / Refractive / Cornea / General

Dr Peter Kim

Practice Locations

  • Epping (02) 9868 2333
  • Fairfield (02) 9726 5777
  • Bondi Junction (02) 9387 8700

Languages Spoken

Korean

Dr Peter Kim

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

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.

Dr Gina Kourt

Dr Gina Kourt

Ocular / Plastic / Paediatric

Dr Gina Kourt

Practice Locations

  • Sydney (02) 9241 7388
  • Liverpool (02) 9734 0588

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.

Dr Nikhil L. Kumar

Dr Nikhil L. Kumar

Cataract / Refractive / Cornea / Glaucoma

Dr Nikhil L. Kumar

Website

Practice Locations

Languages Spoken

Hindi

Dr Nikhil L. Kumar

B.Med., M.P.H., Grad. Dip Refract. Cat. Surg., 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.

 

Dr Shish Lal

Dr Shish Lal

Cataract / Medical Retina / General

Dr Shish Lal

Practice Locations

  • Hornsby (02) 9476 1000
  • Gordon (02) 9418 1488

Languages Spoken

Hindi

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.

Dr Kate Leahy

Dr Kate Leahy

Cataract / Paediatric / General

Dr Kate Leahy

Practice Locations

  • Gordon 9418 1488

Dr Kate Leahy

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

Dr Kate Leahy is an ophthalmologist with expertise in general ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and paediatric ophthalmology.

Dr Kate Leahy graduated in 2010 from the University of Newcastle and completed her postgraduate training at Royal North Shore Hospital together with a Masters degree in Ophthalmic Science at the University of Sydney. She completed her ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital in 2019 and was awarded the Filipic Greer Medal for the highest mark in the national ophthalmic pathology examination.

In 2019, she took up a fellowship in paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada and was awarded the Dr Robert Pashby Award for medical and professional excellence and the greatest potential to be a great teacher. Dr Leahy enjoys training medical students and registrars and is a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sydney. She is actively involved in research and has presented and published in Australia and internationally.

Dr Leahy is a Staff Specialist at Sydney Eye Hospital and a Visiting Medial Officer at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

Dr John Leaney

Dr John Leaney

Cataract/General/Glaucoma

Dr John Leaney

Practice Locations

  • Sydney (02) 9382 7111

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.

Dr Noni Lewis

Dr Noni Lewis

Cataract / General / Refractive

Dr Noni Lewis

Practice Locations

  • St Leonards (02) 9439 9649

Dr Noni Lewis

M.B.B.S. (Hons) (UNSW), B.Sc. (Med), M.P.H., 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.

Dr Ji (Jim) Li

Dr Ji (Jim) Li

Cataract/General/Glaucoma

Dr Ji (Jim) Li

Website

Practice Locations

Languages Spoken

English, Mandarin

Dr Ji (Jim) Li

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

Dr Jim Li is a general ophthalmologist who enjoys treating a wide variety of ocular diseases. Dr Li manages conditions including cataract, glaucoma, retinal diseases as well as paediatric eye diseases and squint.

Dr Li completed his medical degree through the University of Sydney with Honours and furthered his medical education with a Master of Medicine in Ophthalmic Sciences. He undertook ophthalmology training with Sydney Eye Hospital where he acquired comprehensive skills in paediatric and general ophthalmology. Dr Li undertook 12 months of training as the senior at Westmead Children’s Hospital where he worked with internationally renowned paediatric ophthalmologists, as well as 12 months as the senior at Royal North Shore Hospital where he managed adult and paediatric eye conditions of medically complex patients.

Dr Li has published his research in distinguished peer-reviewed ophthalmology literature as well as presented them at national and international conferences. He is the recipient of many university scholarships including the Geoff Hipwell Ophthalmology Award. Besides English Dr Li is fluent in Mandarin.

 

Dr Ridia Lim

Dr Ridia Lim

Glaucoma / Cataract Surgeon

Dr Ridia Lim

Website

Practice Locations

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.

Dr Li-Anne Lim

Dr Li-Anne Lim

Cataract/Oncology/General

Dr Li-Anne Lim

M.B., B.S., B.Sc., 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 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 Anthony Maloof

Dr Anthony Maloof

Corneal / Ocuplastics

Dr Anthony Maloof

Website

Practice Locations

Dr Anthony Maloof

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

Dr Anthony Maloof is an internationally recognised and trained surgical subspecialist in Cornea and Eye Plastic surgery, with significant contributions at the international level.

In 2000, Dr Maloof pioneered and patented PerfectCapsule™, developed for the prevention of capsule opacification, the most significant complication of cataract surgery in children.

Dr Maloof has also described and developed the technique of stereotactic 3-dimensional computerised guidance during orbital surgery for thyroid eye disease.

Dr Katherine Masselos

Dr Katherine Masselos

Cataract/Glaucoma/General

Dr Katherine Masselos

Practice Locations

  • Chatswood (02) 9411 5000

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.

Dr Dominic McCall

Dr Dominic McCall

Cataract / General

Dr Dominic McCall

Practice Locations

  • Gordon 9418 1488

Dr Dominic McCall

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

Dr McCall is a general ophthalmologist who completed his ophthalmology specialist training through Sydney Eye and Westmead Hospitals. He is a fellow of the  Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO).

Dr McCall has an interest in international ophthalmology and the provision of reliable, high-quality ophthalmic care to those who have limited access to it, including those in remote areas and developing nations.

Dr Robert McDonald

Dr Robert McDonald

Cataract / Cornea / General

Dr Robert McDonald

Practice Locations

  • Chatswood (02) 9411 3277

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.

Dr Robert McKay

Dr Robert McKay

Cataracts / Retinal

Dr Robert McKay

Practice Locations

  • Devonport 03 6424 6111

Dr Robert McKay

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

After medical training Dr McKay completed a Masters’ degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA. He then undertook Ophthalmology training for a number of years. He was Director of the Ophthalmology unit at the Royal Darwin Hospital for five years where he provided a flying service to Aboriginal communities across the “Top End”. Dr McKay then spent five years in Papua New Guinea as clinical lead for the Fred Hollows Foundation New Zealand. Dr McKay maintains his involvement in PNG. Dr McKay lives in Forth and has been working full time with North West Eye Surgeons since 2013

A/Prof Hemal Mehta

A/Prof Hemal Mehta

Cataract/Medical Retina

A/Prof Hemal Mehta

Website

Practice Locations

A/Prof Hemal Mehta

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

Associate Professor Hemal Mehta is a cataract surgeon and macula disease specialist with over 15 years experience.

He is available for consultations at the Gosford and Long Jetty sites of Central Coast Eye Specialists. He is at the forefront of retinal research globally and is involved in clinical trials of the latest therapies for macula disease.

He is an Associate Professor at the University of Sydney and on the Steering Committee of the Fight Retinal Blindness! (FRB!) project aiming to optimise intravitreal injection therapy outcomes.

Hemal is on the Therapeutics Committee of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and on the Editorial Board of the Journal Eye. Hemal previously further specialised with medical retina and cataract surgery fellowships at Sydney Eye Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital.

Hemal has over 60 peer-reviewed publications including guidelines on the management of cataract in patients with diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration.

Dr Tasha Micheli

Dr Tasha Micheli

Cataract / Refractive Surgeon

Dr Tasha Micheli

Practice Locations

  • St Leonards (02) 9439 6150

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.

Dr Michael Minogue

Dr Michael Minogue

General / Cataract / Glaucoma / Medical Retina

Dr Michael Minogue

Practice Locations

  • Erina (02) 4367 3399

Dr Michael Minogue

Dr Michael Minogue, MBBS (Hons), FRACS, FRANZCO, graduated with Honours from the University of New South Wales and trained in Ophthalmology at the Sydney Eye Hospital from year 1983 to 1986. Dr Minogue commenced private practice on the Central Coast in 1992. He is also a Visiting Medical Officer at Central Coast Day Hospital.

Dr Umesh Nanda

Dr Umesh Nanda

Cataract / General

Dr Umesh Nanda

Practice Locations

  • Pennant Hills (02) 9481 0066

Languages Spoken

Hindi, Punjabi

Dr Umesh Nanda

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

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.

Dr Ethan Nguyen

Dr Ethan Nguyen

Glaucoma / Cataract / Retinal

Dr Ethan Nguyen

Practice Locations

  • Canberra
  • Mudgee

Dr Ethan Nguyen

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

Dr Ethan Nguyen is a Sydney-based ophthalmologist with expertise in glaucoma and medical retina along with comprehensive skills in cataract surgery.

 

Dr Nguyen undertook undergraduate medical training at Monash University in Melbourne and had further training at Liverpool and Concord Hospitals prior to pursuing ophthalmology training. His Ophthalmology was completed through the prestigious Sydney Eye Hospital training network which encompasses a wide selection of metropolitan and rural placements across Sydney and greater New South Wales in addition to secondments to Tasmania and the Northern Territory.

After completing his general ophthalmology training Dr Nguyen went on to subspecialise in medical retina under the guidance of Professor Paul Mitchell at Westmead Hospital where he became proficient at managing complex macular and retinal disorders with a focus on age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vascular occlusion. He is also adept at performing various types of retinal laser therapy. During his time at Westmead Hospital he was a sub-investigator for several international clinical trials contributing to new therapies in wet macular degeneration, vein occlusion, and diabetic macular oedema.

Following on from this, Dr Nguyen sought further subspecialty training in the field of glaucoma. Initially this took place at Royal Perth Hospital under the supervision of Professor Bill Morgan. He then went abroad to train at Kings College Hospital in London for a further 18 months where he acquired skills in managing a wide spectrum of complex medical and surgical glaucoma cases. It was during this time that he received the Medical and Dental Leadership Award for his support and contribution towards training and supervising junior doctors.

He briefly stayed on at Kings College Hospital to practice as a consultant for the department and helped lead the recovery response during the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Furthermore, he participated as a sub-investigator for several cross-institutional studies based at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital and continues to collaborate with researchers in the United Kingdom to generate leading discoveries in the field of glaucoma. He is capable of performing traditional incisional surgery for cases of advanced glaucoma and also offers minimally invasive glaucoma surgery using modern and novel implants for appropriate patients. Dr Nguyen also performs conventional laser treatment for several types of glaucoma and undertakes complex cataract surgery where this has occurred secondary to glaucomatous disease.

Most importantly, Dr Nguyen understands that many retinal and glaucoma diseases confer a life-long diagnosis and commitment to therapy. Thus, he places emphasis on a patient-centred approach that seeks to inform the patient about their condition and provide them with ownership of their healthcare to facilitate the best treatment outcomes.

A/Prof Ian Francis OAM

A/Prof Ian Francis OAM

Cataract / General

A/Prof Ian Francis OAM

Practice Locations

  • Chatswood (02) 9411 5000

A/Prof Ian Francis OAM

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

In 1970, Ian shared the named Prize for Ophthalmology at Sydney University in Medicine 5, and in 1971 was awarded the named Prize for Medical Therapeutics in Medicine 6. He attributed these prizes and subsequent achievements to two famous, generous and ground-breaking Ophthalmologists: Dr Geoff Hipwell, and the brilliant teacher and Ophthalmological innovator, Dr M. B. Kappagoda (Kappa).

Kappa improved upon the dictum of Sir William Osler, the father of Modern Medicine, by stating: “Listen to the patient – the patient is desperately trying to tell you the diagnosis”. This has been Professor Francis’ working mantra for over 40 years in Ophthalmology. Accordingly, Geoff and Kappa would have agreed with Ian’s notion that “The eye bone is connected to the brain bone and the body bone”.

Skills in Ophthalmological diagnosis, Cataract surgery, Ocular Plastics Surgery, Neuro-ophthalmology, and more recently the medical management of Macular Degeneration, were initially developed on fellowships overseas in England, the USA, and West Africa. Numerous subsequent trips to conferences, mainly in the USA, and pro-bono to developing countries, have augmented this experience.

In 2007, Ian was awarded a PhD, entitled ‘The Watery Eye’. This improved on the classification of tearing from the eyes, adding ‘Plerolacrima’ to the traditional classification of tearing, which was originally of Epiphora and Lacrimation.

In March, 2023, Ian submitted his DSc thesis for international refereeing. This is an 1150-page document entitled: Cataracts in Medicine for 2020: Translation of aetiology, associations, and management into surgical and visual outcomes’. The message of the DSc is that following uneventful cataract surgery, over 92% of all patients should be able to see 6/4, with or without correction. Furthermore, if the patient cannot manage this, there has to be an explanation.

Every second Saturday morning, Ian jointly runs the Sydney Ophthalmology Writers Group (WG) at his Rooms in Chatswood. WG aims to help and teach potential Ophthalmology trainees. WG produced 18 national and international publications in 2022. Ian has authored over 320 publications in the peer-reviewed literature.

His main Ophthalmological interests nowadays are in Macular Degeneration and Neuro-ophthalmology, and especially in Temporal Arteritis and Temporal Artery Biopsy. He is dedicated to performing Temporal Artery Biopsies at short notice.

Ian has two sons and 5.5 grandchildren. He has been a kit drummer for 31 years, especially for church music. He also enjoys surfboard riding, which he has done worldwide, always hoping to improve his wave-catching percentage. He is reasonably fluent in French, German and Italian, and speaks passable English. He is currently attempting, quite assiduously, to learn Modern Standard Arabic.

Mobile: 0408 839 926

Dr Keith Ong

Cataract/Glaucoma/General

Practice Locations

  • Eastwood (02) 9858 3949

Dr Keith Ong

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

Dr Keith Ong is a general ophthalmologist with an interest in cataract and glaucoma surgery. He is in private practice in Sydney with consultation rooms in Eastwood, and attached to Chatswood Private Hospital, Sydney Adventist Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital. He is also a clinical senior lecturer in the Department of Ophthalmology, Northern Clinical School, University of Sydney, and is involved in Registrar and Medical Student teaching at Royal North Shore Hospital. He has written several papers on glaucoma and cataract, and invented the Ong Eye Speculum for glaucoma surgery.

Dr Leonard Ong

Dr Leonard Ong

Cataract / Medical Retina / Glaucoma / General

Dr Leonard Ong

Practice Locations

  • Forestville (02) 9453 9588
  • Frenchs Forest (02) 9453 9588
  • Belrose (02) 9453 9588

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..

Dr Kenneth Ooi

Dr Kenneth Ooi

Cataract / General

Dr Kenneth Ooi

Practice Locations

  • St Leonards (02) 9439 9649

Dr Kenneth Ooi

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

A/Prof Geoffrey Painter

Cataract/Glaucoma

A/Prof Geoffrey Painter

Practice Locations

  • Gordon 9418 1488

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.

Dr Vivek Pandya

Dr Vivek Pandya

Retinal, Cataract, Macula

Dr Vivek Pandya

Practice Locations

  • Chatswood (02) 9411 3333
  • Liverpool (02) 8778 9400

Dr Vivek Pandya

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

Dr Vivek Pandya is a vitreoretinal surgeon and macula specialist, with expertise in the treatment of surgical retinal conditions (retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane), medical retinal diseases (age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusions) and complex cataract surgery, including secondary intraocular lens implantation.

He graduated with Honours from the University of New South Wales Medical School, before completing a Master of Medicine (Ophthalmic Science) from the University of Sydney. He subsequently underwent specialist training in ophthalmology at Sydney Eye Hospital and became a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (FRANZCO). This was followed by a comprehensive subspecialty fellowship in medical retina at Westmead Hospital, under the guidance of Professor Paul Mitchell. Vivek then completed the William H. Ross fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

In support of his fellowship training, Vivek was awarded the Sydney Eye Hospital Alumni Association traveling scholarship and the RANZCO/Bayer Scholarship. During his time at the University of British Columbia, he was honoured to receive the annual award for Excellence in Teaching.

Vivek has a particular interest in clinical and surgical teaching, with a commitment to training retinal fellows, ophthalmology registrars, residents and medical students. He has published extensively in the medical literature, is a reviewer for several ophthalmic journals and has presented at local and international scientific meetings. He actively pursues the latest advances in clinical practice and is a treating investigator in trials for treatment of retinal disease.

Dr Douglas Parker

Dr Douglas Parker

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

Dr Douglas Parker

Practice Locations

  • Erina (02) 4365 9444
  • Wyong (02) 4355 5600

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.

Dr Richard Parker

Dr Richard Parker

Cataract / Oculoplastics / General

Dr Richard Parker

Website

Practice Locations

Dr Richard Parker

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

Dr Parker completed his undergraduate studies in Sydney, followed by medical training at Flinders University, SA. He completed his general medical training at Liverpool Hospital, NSW. He completed ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital and then further training at Royal North Shore Hospital and Westmead Hospital. He completed his fellowship in oculoplastic surgery at the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK.

He holds a Masters of Medicine (Ophthalmic Science) from the University of Sydney and now is a clinical lecturer in this program. He is active in clinical research and has published in peer-reviewed journals. He has been actively involved in the training of upcoming surgeons in Australia and the UK.

Dr Ilesh Patel

Dr Ilesh Patel

Cataract / Medical Retina / Glaucoma / General

Dr Ilesh Patel

Practice Locations

  • Hornsby (02) 9476 1000
  • Lindfield (02) 9415 6055
  • Chatswood (02) 9411 7767

Languages Spoken

French, Gujarati, Hindi, Malay

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.

Dr Daniel Polya

Dr Daniel Polya

Cataract / Vitreoretinal

Dr Daniel Polya

Practice Locations

  • St Leonards (02) 9439 9649
  • Bondi Junction (02) 9387 5300

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.

Dr Daniel Polya

Dr Daniel Polya

Cataract / Vitreoretinal / General

Dr Daniel Polya

Practice Locations

  • St Leonards (02) 9439 9649
  • Bondi Junction (02) 9387 5300
  • Woy Woy (02) 4325 2178
  • Gosford (02) 4325 2482
  • Long Jetty (02) 4325 2482

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.

Dr Aparna Raniga

Dr Aparna Raniga

Cataracts / General

Dr Aparna Raniga

Practice Locations

  • Concord (02) 9743 0088
  • Erina (02) 4365 9444
  • Chatswood (02) 9411 3333
  • Macquarie (02) 9812 3933

Languages Spoken

French, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi

Dr Aparna Raniga

M.B., Ch.B., P.G., Dip. (Ophth), F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

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.

Dr Dana Robaei

Dr Dana Robaei

General / Cataract/ Refractive / Cornea

Dr Dana Robaei

Website

Practice Locations

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.

Dr Carolyn Ross

Dr Carolyn Ross

Paediatric / Cornea / General

Dr Carolyn Ross

Practice Locations

  • Gordon (02) 9418 1488
  • Parramatta (02) 9635 7077
  • Hurstville (02) 9580 4705

Dr Carolyn Ross

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

Dr Carolyn Ross is a general ophthalmologist with subspecialty expertise in cornea, cataract and pediatrics.

Dr Ross completed her medical degree at the University of Sydney and ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital, gaining particular experience with complex paediatric ophthalmology as the Senior Registrar in the Professorial Unit.  A Cornea and External Eye Disease Fellowship was then undertaken in Adelaide with world renowned Professor Coster, who treated patients from across Australia and Asia and who excelled in managing corneal infections and transplants and complicated cataracts.

Dr Ross is a Senior Consultant at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. She enjoys the complex nature of ophthalmology in the public hospitals, collaborating with other colleagues and teaching future generations of eye specialists.

Carolyn is also a volunteer surgeon in Cambodia where she works with dedicated teams to restore vision in people in rural communities.

As a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney, Dr Ross teaches medical students as well as training ophthalmologists and conducts the paediatric component of the university’s Master of International Ophthalmology.

Dr Neil Rowe

Dr Neil Rowe

Paediatric / Cataract / General

Dr Neil Rowe

Practice Locations

  • Carlingford (02) 9871 2477

Dr Neil Rowe

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

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.

Dr Trent Sandercoe

Dr Trent Sandercoe

Paediatric / Cataract / General

Dr Trent Sandercoe

Practice Locations

  • Wentworthville (02) 9631 5691
  • Carlingford (02) 9871 2477

Dr Trent Sandercoe

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

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.

Dr Sartaj Sandhu

Dr Sartaj Sandhu

Glaucoma / Cataract Surgery

Dr Sartaj Sandhu

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

Dr Sandhu is a member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and an experienced Cataract and Glaucoma surgeon with a proficiency in the management of complex/advanced Cataracts, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), Glaucoma and retinal diseases including macular degeneration and retinal vein occlusions. He is also well experienced in pterygium surgery.

He graduated from the University of New South Wales Medical School in 2009 having obtained a Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) as well as his Medical degree. He has since obtained a Masters of Medicine (specialising in Ophthalmic Science) from the University of Sydney whilst completing his Specialist Ophthalmology training at the renowned Sydney Eye Hospital. He completed a Comprehensive Ophthalmology fellowship at the Concord Repatriation General Hospital which has provided him with a rich, diverse experience throughout the various sub-specialties in Ophthalmology. He then undertook a complex anterior segment, MIGS and Glaucoma sub-specialty fellowship at the renowned Birmingham and Midland Eye Hospital based in the West Midlands in the United Kingdom.

Dr Sandhu is actively involved in research, having contributed to several internationally recognised journals and is engaged in the teaching of Eye Care Professionals, medical students, junior doctors and Ophthalmology trainees. He is also a keen Golfer, and enjoys spending quality time with his young family.

Dr Sandhu is a Visiting Medical Officer (Glaucoma) at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

Dr Weng Sehu

Dr Weng Sehu

Ocular Plastic / Cataract / General

Dr Weng Sehu

Website

Practice Locations

Languages Spoken

Cantonese, Malay, Mandarin

Dr Weng Sehu

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

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.

Dr Diana Semmonds

Dr Diana Semmonds

Cataract/ General/ Refractive

Dr Diana Semmonds

Website

Practice Locations

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.

Dr Rajiv Shah

Dr Rajiv Shah

Cataract / Glaucoma / General

Dr Rajiv Shah

Practice Locations

  • Eastwood (02) 9874 5947
  • Bankstown (02) 9796 4176
  • Darlinghurst (02) 8382 6062

Dr Rajiv Shah

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

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!

Dr Inderjit Singh

Dr Inderjit Singh

Cataract / General

Dr Inderjit Singh

Practice Locations

  • Chatswood (02) 9411 4877
  • West Ryde (02) 9874 2278

Languages Spoken

Hindi, Hokkien, Indonesian, Malay, Punjabi

Dr Inderjit Singh

M.B., B.S., M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., 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. 

Dr. Singh is a comprehensive ophthalmologist that specialises in no stitch Cataract Surgery including complicated cases, Femto – Laser Cataract Surgery, no stitch pterygium surgery, eyelid surgery, glaucoma management, medical retina and diabetic eye conditions.

His rooms are at

Chatswood Eye Centre- Suite 5, 16-18 Malvern Av, Chatswood 

Ryde Eye Centre- 17 Anthony Rd, West Ryde 

Dr Inderjit Singh

Dr Inderjit Singh

Cataract / General

Dr Inderjit Singh

Practice Locations

  • Chatswood (02) 9411 4877
  • West Ryde (02) 9874 2278

Dr Inderjit Singh

M.B., B.S., M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., 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. 

Dr. Singh is a comprehensive ophthalmologist that specialises in no stitch Cataract Surgery including complicated cases, Femto – Laser Cataract Surgery, no stitch pterygium surgery, eyelid surgery, glaucoma management, medical retina and diabetic eye conditions.

His rooms are at:

Chatswood Eye Centre – Suite 5, 16-18 Malvern Av, Chatswood 

Ryde Eye Centre – 17 Anthony Rd, West Ryde 

Dr Matthew Spargo

Dr Matthew Spargo

Paediatric / Cataract / General

Dr Matthew Spargo

Practice Locations

  • St Leonards 02-9439 9649

Dr Matthew Spargo

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

Dr Matthew Spargo is an ophthalmic surgeon with subspecialty interests in paediatric ophthalmology, adult strabismus and cataract surgery. His subspecialty fellowship training took place at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Cheltenham General Hospital and Oxford University Hospital in the United Kingdom. He currently holds a position as a consultant ophthalmologist at Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick.

Dr Spargo graduated from medicine with Honours from The University of Sydney, proceeding to achieve a Master of Public Health degree. His specialty training in general ophthalmology was completed at The Prince of Wales Hospital and Sydney Children’s Hospital, being the Professorial Senior Registrar in his final year.

Dr Spargo has a keen interest in teaching and holds a position as a Conjoint Associate Lecturer at the University of New South Wales. He is also an active contributor to the academic literature, having published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national meetings. His other passion in ophthalmology is delivering eye care services to rural and remote communities, offering his time to the Outback Eye Service, providing ophthalmic surgical care to communities in Western New South Wales.

Dr Julia Starte

Dr Julia Starte

Cataract / Paediatric / General

Dr Julia Starte

Website

Practice Locations

Dr Julia Starte

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

Dr Julia Starte specialises in paediatric ophthalmology, strabismus and adult cataract.

Julia completed a Bachelor of Advanced Science and a medical degree at the University of Sydney. She went on to do specialist ophthalmology training through Sydney Eye Hospital and is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. Julia has a long-standing passion for working with children and has done so since early university days. After completing her general ophthalmology training, she went on to complete a sub-specialty fellowship at the Children’s Hospital Westmead in paediatric ophthalmology. In support of her fellowship training, Julia was awarded both the Sydney Eye Hospital Alumni and RANZCO Travelling Scholarships. Julia also pursued advanced training in the treatment of eye disease in premature babies and is currently a consultant for the neonatal intensive care unit at Royal Prince Alfred hospital. She is also appointed as a consultant ophthalmologist at Children’s Hospital Westmead.

Julia is committed to research, having published in several peer-reviewed journals and presented at numerous ophthalmology conferences and meetings. She is committed to training the next generation of ophthalmologists and currently holds a position as Clinical Associate Lecturer at the University of Sydney.  With a young family of her own, Julia understands the stress that any eye problem, regardless of its severity, can place on the patient and their family. She takes a wholistic and family-centred approach to her care.

Dr Richard Symes

Dr Richard Symes

Cataract/Uveitis/Glaucoma

Dr Richard Symes

Practice Locations

  • Chatswood 9418 1488

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.

Dr Sureka Thiagalingam

Dr Sureka Thiagalingam

General

Dr Sureka Thiagalingam

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

Dr Sureka Thiagalingam is a specialist ophthalmologist who also holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Sydney.

Dr Thiagalingam is a general Ophthalmologist. She obtained her undergraduate medical degree at Otago University before moving to Sydney and undertaking specialist ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital. Following this she completed a fellowship in Ocular Pathology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston USA (Harvard Medical School) before returning to work in Sydney in 2008.

In addition to MetWest Eye Centre, Dr Thiagalingam is a visiting medical officer at Concord Repatriation General Hospital where she is involved in teaching junior doctors and medical students.

Dr Thiagalingam has also completed a Master of Public Health with Honours at Sydney University. She is committed to research and has authored a number of articles published in peer-reviewed international journals.

Dr Brad Townend

Dr Brad Townend

General / Cataract / Glaucoma

Dr Brad Townend

Practice Locations

  • Erina (02) 4353 7788
  • Wyong (02) 4353 7788

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.

Dr Andrew Traill

Dr Andrew Traill

Vitreoretinal

Dr Andrew Traill

Practice Locations

  • Devonport 03 6424 6111

Dr Andrew Traill

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

Dr Traill completed his MBBS at the University of Tasmania. He studied ophthalmology at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and was awarded the James McBride White Medal for retinal research. He went on to complete a surgical and medical retinal fellowship at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in the UK. Dr Traill now works and teaches on the coast two days a week.

Dr Jerry Vongphanit

Dr Jerry Vongphanit

Cataract/General/Medical Retina

Dr Jerry Vongphanit

Practice Locations

  • Mona Vale (02) 9979 3299

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.

Dr Alannah Walsh

Dr Alannah Walsh

Cataract / General

Dr Alannah Walsh

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

Dr Alannah Walsh is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists (FRANZCO) and a member of the American Glaucoma Society.  She is a Specialist Glaucoma and Cataract Surgeon.

Dr Walsh was born and raised in the Blue Mountains. She completed her undergraduate degree in Arts and Science at the University of Sydney, followed by her post-graduate Medical Degree at the University of Notre Dame. She later returned to the University of Sydney to complete a Masers of Medicine. Dr Walsh undertook her Ophthalmology Training through Sydney Eye Hospital.

Dr Walsh has completed two Glaucoma Fellowships. The first was completed locally at Liverpool Hospital where she gained experience in the management of complex cataract and glaucoma surgery. Her second Glaucoma Fellowship was at the University of British Columbia/Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver, Canada. There, Dr Walsh gained a North American perspective on Glaucoma management with extensive laser and surgical experience, including minimally invasive glaucoma surgery techniques. Dr Walsh performs all forms of minimally invasive glaucoma surgery as well as the traditional forms of glaucoma surgery including trabeculectomy and tube shunt surgery.

Dr Walsh is actively involved in research at both a local and international level. She currently works at Liverpool Hospital as a Visiting Medical Officer where she supervises and teaches Ophthalmology Trainees in clinic and the operating theatre.

Dr Walsh prides herself on providing the highest standard of care for her patients based on up-to-date evidence and tailored to her patients’ individual needs.

Dr Michael Wei

Dr Michael Wei

Cataract / Vitreoretinal / Medical Retina / General

Dr Michael Wei

Practice Locations

  • Lindfield (02) 9415 6055

Languages Spoken

Mandarin/Hokkien dialect,Taiwanese

Dr Michael Wei

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

Dr Michael Wei is a fully qualified Ophthalmologist with specialisation in retinal and macular disorders and complex cataract surgery. He completed specialist Ophthalmology training at the prestigious Sydney Eye Hospital Network, with further training as a Senior Registrar at Royal North Shore Hospital with a focus in retina, glaucoma and complex cataract surgery.

On completion of specialist ophthalmology training, Dr Wei undertook one year of medical retina fellowship under the guidance of Professor Paul Mitchell at Westmead hospital. Here, he gained expertise in the treatment of retinal and macular disorders including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular occlusions and other macular diseases. He also became proficient in performing all forms of retinal lasers and intravitreal injections. During this time, he was a sub-investigator in numerous international clinical trials in new therapies for macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vascular occlusion.

The following year, Dr Wei underwent a vitreoretinal fellowship at St Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, in Toronto Canada. This is the busiest retinal unit in Canada, and he obtained extensive experience in the management of difficult and complex vitreoretinal conditions. In particular, he became adept in minimally invasive treatment of retinal detachments with pneumatic retinopexy. Dr Wei also acquired competencies in performing eye surgeries using the latest 3D heads-up visualisation system with Alcon Ngenuity and Zeiss Artevo 800 technologies.

Dr Wei has published papers in international peer-review journals and has presented at local and international scientific meetings. He has been active in teaching and training of ophthalmology registrars, medical students and optometrists.

Dr Wei is a Fellow of Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) and a member of Australia and New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists (ANZSRS) and Australia Medical Association (AMA).

Dr Wei is fluent in Mandarin and Hokkien/Taiwanese dialect. Dr Wei is committed to provide the highest quality of care and to achieve the best possible outcome through evidence-based practice, patient centered approach and continuous professional development.

Dr Sven Whitehouse

Dr Sven Whitehouse

Cataract / Glaucoma / General

Dr Sven Whitehouse

Website

Practice Locations

Dr Sven Whitehouse

M.B., B.S., 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.

A/Prof. Geoff Wilcsek

A/Prof. Geoff Wilcsek

General

A/Prof. Geoff Wilcsek

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A/Prof. Geoff Wilcsek

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

Associate Professor 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.

A/Prof. 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.

A/Prof. 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.

A/Prof. 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.

A/Prof. 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.

Dr Steven Wine

Dr Steven Wine

Cataract / Glaucoma / Medical Retina / General

Dr Steven Wine

Website

Practice Locations

Dr Steven Wine

M.B., B.S., F.R.A.N.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.

Dr Thomas Woo

Cataract / General

Practice Locations

  • Chatswood (02) 9411 7767
  • Lindfield (02) 9415 6055

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.

Dr Season Yeung

Dr Season Yeung

Cataract / Cornea / General

Dr Season Yeung

Practice Locations

  • Penrith (02) 4721 5899

Languages Spoken

Cantonese, Mandarin

Dr Season Yeung

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

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.

Dr Jay Yohendran

Dr Jay Yohendran

Cataract

Dr Jay Yohendran

Website

Practice Locations

Dr Jay Yohendran

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

Dr Jay Yohendran is an ophthalmologist who specialises in refractive cataract surgery. He is the Head of the Ophthalmology Department at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and a Clinical Lecturer at Sydney University. Dr Yohendran consults privately at Northern Sydney Cataract on the Lower North Shore (Northbridge).

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 Christine Younan

Dr Christine Younan

Uveitis/Medial Retina

Dr Christine Younan

Practice Locations

  • Chatswood 9411 3333
  • Gordon 9418 1488

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.

Dr Stephanie Young

Dr Stephanie Young

General/ Macula/ Retina/ Uveitis/ Cataract/

Dr Stephanie Young

Website

Practice Locations

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.

Dr Sophia Zagora

Dr Sophia Zagora

Retina/Uveitis/Cataract

Dr Sophia Zagora

Practice Locations

  • Liverpool (02) 8778 9400

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.

Dr Linda Zheng

Dr Linda Zheng

Paediatric/Cataract/General

Dr Linda Zheng

Website

Practice Locations

Languages Spoken

Mandarin, Basic Cantonese

Dr Linda Zheng

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

Dr Linda Zheng is a comprehensive Ophthalmologist who treats both adult and paediatric ophthalmology patients, and aims to provide lifelong care for her patients. She attained her medical and surgical degree at the University of New South Wales with Honours, and completed a further Masters of Medicine at the University of Sydney. During her Ophthalmology specialty training she sought to experience the full breadth of Ophthalmology by treating patients all across numerous hospitals in NSW: Sydney Eye, Royal Prince Alfred, Royal North Shore, Concord, Bankstown, Liverpool, Westmead, Canberra, and Port Macquarie. Through these posts, and a Fellowship at Westmead Children’s Hospital, she is accomplished in all aspects of Ophthalmology, with a particular interest in Microsurgery, Keyhole Strabismus, Oculoplastic Facial Surgery and Cataract Surgery.

Dr Zheng is currently appointed as a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Royal Prince Alfred hospital, Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick and The Children’s Hospital Westmead, and has private consultation rooms across Sydney. Dr Zheng is actively involved in research and clinical trials so she can deliver the most modern treatments for her patients, has published numerous papers in peer reviewed journals, and is involved in teaching and training the next generation of Ophthalmologists.

Dr Zheng is fluent in Mandarin and basic Cantonese.