Cataract / Medical Retina / General
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.
General Practice - Vasectomy
Justin received his medical degree from the University of Sydney in 1987 and completed the RACGP Family Medicine Program (FMP) in 1991. He became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 1993. He received a Certificate of Recognition from the Australian Teleservices Association in 2012 for his work in telemedicine and has had extensive surgical and emergency medicine experience in the hospital system.
Justin is an experienced vasectomy surgeon performing over 1000 vasectomies a year across Australia and has performed over 8000 vasectomies to date. He presents to General Practice groups regularly around the country on the topic of vasectomy and has been interviewed on ABC Radio National, Sydney Morning Herald “Good Weekend”, Men’s Health Magazine and Channel 9’s “Today” morning show.
His current role is National Lead Vasectomy Surgeon at Marie Stopes Australia which involves education, training and maintaining vasectomy surgical standards across the country.
General Practice - Vasectomy
Matthew received his medical degree from Adelaide University in 2010 receiving the Paediatric Surgery prize and became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2014. Throughout his training Matthew gained extensive surgical skills across a wide range of surgical specialties. He is a highly experienced and trusted vasectomy surgeon performing over 1000 vasectomies a year across NSW. Matthew is committed to ensuring that each vasectomy he performs is as painless and simple as possible. Matthew is a keen sportsman with particular interests in soccer and body boarding.
Cataract / Medical Retina / Glaucoma / General
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.
Cataract / Glaucoma / General
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.
Cataract / Glaucoma / Medical Retina / General
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.