B.Med., M.P.H., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.
Dr. Nikhil L. Kumar is an Ophthalmic Surgeon. He has a specific interest in conventional and laser Cataract Surgery, Laser Vision Correction, alternatives to laser surgery, Cornea Transplantation Surgery, the management of Keratoconus and Pterygium Surgery. He also has an interest in the management of glaucoma and microincisional glaucoma surgery.
Dr Kumar graduated in Medicine from the University of Newcastle in 1998 and earned a Masters of Public Health degree from the University of New South Wales. He completed Ophthalmology Fellowship training at the Sydney Eye Hospital. Thereafter, Dr Kumar was awarded the Sydney Eye Hospital Alumni Travelling Fellowship to pursue further training in Cornea and Refractive Surgery. This component of his training occurred under the guidance of Professors David Rootman and Allan Slomovic at the Toronto Western Hospital and the Yonge Eglinton Laser Centre at the University of Toronto in Canada. He is a member of the Australian, American and European Societies of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Dr Kumar has extensive experience using the femtosecond laser to perform SMILE, LASIK and cornea transplantations. Given this background, he was amongst the first surgeons in Australia to perform femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery.