Unit 1, 38B Albert Avenue, Chatswood NSW 2067

MetWest Surgical

Dr Mark Gorbatov

Medical and Surgical Retina

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.

Dr Jerome Ha

Cataract / Oculoplastics / General

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 Andrew Kaines

Medical Retina / General

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 John Leaney


Practice Locations

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 Anthony Maloof

Corneal / Ocuplastics

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 Ethan Nguyen

Glaucoma / Cataract / Retinal

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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.

Dr Leonard Ong

Cataract / Medical Retina / Glaucoma / General

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 Dana Robaei

General / Cataract/ Refractive / Cornea

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 Sureka Thiagalingam


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.