Unit 1, 38B Albert Avenue, Chatswood NSW 2067

Dr Elisa Cornish

Dr Elisa Cornish
  • Practice Locations

    • Strathfield (02) 9746 3378
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.