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Epping Surgery Centre

A/Prof Hemamalini Arvind

Cataract, Visual Electrophysiology and Glaucoma.

A/Prof Hemamalini Arvind

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

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

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

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

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

Dr Gayatri Banerjee

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

Dr Gayatri Banerjee

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

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

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

Dr John Chang

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

Dr John Chang

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

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

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

Dr Colin Clement

General / Cataract / Glaucoma

Dr Colin Clement

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

Colin Clement 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 in the glaucoma unit at Sydney Eye Hospital and a senior clinical lecturer at the University of Sydney. He chairs the associate advisory committee of the International Society of Glaucoma Surgery and is a member of the expert advisory committee for Glaucoma Australia. In addition, Colin is an associate editor for the Journal of Current Glaucoma Practice and a glaucoma section editor for the Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology. He has clinical research interests in glaucoma surgery techniques and outcomes, and has authored six book chapters and more than 30 original research articles.

Dr Craig Donaldson

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

Dr Craig Donaldson

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

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

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

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

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

Dr Gagan Khannah

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

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Dr Gagan Khannah

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 & laser refractive surgery. Gagan is one of only 2 ophthalmic surgeons to perform and pioneer keyhole flapless LASIK surgery in Australia

He is a member of the intraocular implant unit for cataract surgery at Sydney Eye Hospital.

Dr Khannah is a member of the American, European and Australian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons as well as the American Academy of Ophthalmologists. Gagan is a member of RANZCO and is on the board of the Australian Society of Ophthalmologists (ASO).

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

He is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Department of Ophthalmology at both Sydney University and Macquarie University and a former Staff Specialist at Sydney Eye Hospital

Dr Peter Kim

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

Dr Peter Kim

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

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

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

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

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

Dr Umesh Nanda

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

Dr Umesh Nanda

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

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

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

Dr Ju-Lee Ooi

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

Dr Ju-Lee Ooi

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

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

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

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

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

Dr Amy Pai

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

Dr Amy Pai

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

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

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

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

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

Dr Neil Rowe

Cataract/General/Paediatric

Dr Neil Rowe

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

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

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

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

Dr Trent Sandercoe

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

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Dr Trent Sandercoe

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

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

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

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

Dr Weng Sehu

Cataract / General / Oculoplastic / Pterygium Surgery

Dr Weng Sehu

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

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

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

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

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

Dr Rajiv Shah

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

Dr Rajiv Shah

Dr Shah completed his undergraduate medical degree at the University of Sydney. He was a medical resident at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and then undertook specialist ophthalmology training 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 10 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 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 and Laser 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 get to single figures at Concord Golf Club.

Dr Season Yeung

Cataract/General/Corneal Surgery/Pterygium Surgery

Dr Season Yeung

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

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

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