Dr Matt Ball is an ophthalmic surgeon with additional sub-specialist qualifications in cornea and anterior segment surgery. Dr Ball completed undergraduate medical training at the University of Adelaide, followed by a Masters in International Public Health at the University of Sydney before commencing ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital.
During his time at Sydney Eye Hospital, Dr Ball was heavily involved in training new ophthalmology registrars, and was recognised for excellence by being awarded both the Churchill Fellowship and the Norman Rose Travelling Scholarship. He also participated in developing world programs such as the Myanmar Eye Care Programme, and was a Senior Medical Office for Medecins Sans Frontieres in Ethiopia.
After completing ophthalmology qualifications, Dr Ball completed two further Fellowship qualifications in the UK, first in corneal surgery at Bristol Eye Hospital, and then in anterior segment surgery at the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.
Matt is a member of the Corneal Unit at Sydney Eye Hospital and has worked at St George Hospital for the past 5 years.He was awarded the Best Consultant Teacher 2013 for UNSW St George and Sutherland Clinician Schools and Consultant of the Year Sydney Eye Hospital 2013.
Matt has been consulting at St Leonards Eye Centre, with Dr Diana Semmonds since 2012. He currently operates privately at Chatswood Private Hospital and specialises in cataract, pterygium and corneal surgery.
Dr Michael G. Branley Specialises in macular degeneration, retina, uveitis & vitreoretinal conditions. He undertook sub-specialty fellowship training at Moorfields Eye Hospital (London, UK) and St Paul’s Eye Hospital (Liverpool, UK). He is a consultant ophthalmologist at Royal North Shore and Concord Hospitals and is an on-call medical specialist for the Australian Navy Reserve.
Dr Caroline Catt specialises in paediatric and general ophthalmology, including cataract surgery. She graduated with degrees from the University of Sydney and the Flinders University of South Australia and completed her ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital. A fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada developed her particular interest in paediatric and neonatal ophthalmology. She was the recipient of the prestigious Dr JD Morin award for excellence as a clinical fellow in the areas of clinical care, research and education.
Dr Catt has published in peer-reviewed journals, has undertaken clinical studies in paediatric ophthalmic disease and presented the findings internationally. She has a keen interest in teaching ophthalmologists-in-training.
Dr Derek Chan is an ophthalmologist who specialises in cataract surgery and retinal conditions including macular degeneration, diabetes and retinal occlusions.
Dr Chan graduated with Honours from University of New South Wales and completed ophthalmology training at Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick. He completed a subspecialty fellowship in Medical Retina from Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.
Dr Chan has obtained a Masters of Public Health from the University of New South Wales. He is an investigator in international clinical trials for macular degeneration, diabetes and retinal vein occlusions. He has published many research articles in peer reviewed journals including a clinical trial on cataract surgery.
Dr Chan is a conjoint lecturer at the University of New South Wales and is actively involved in teaching optometrists, general practitioners and ophthalmology registrars.
Dr Simon Chen is an experienced retinal and cataract surgeon at Vision Eye Institute and a Conjoint Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).
He has been a principal investigator for international clinical trials of new treatments for retinal disease and has published over 40 papers in peer reviewed medical journals covering various aspects of retinal and cataract surgery (which can be viewed here: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2113-1443 ). He has conducted scientific research into eye injections for retinal disease, reviews research papers for leading medical journals and is regularly invited to lecture at conferences. He teaches trainee eye surgeons and optometrists.
Simon has particular expertise and extensive experience with sutureless vitrectomy surgery for epiretinal membrane, macular hole, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment and trauma; and intravitreal therapy for age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusions. He is also an experienced cataract surgeon with a particular interest in complex cataract surgery (especially in patients with retinal disease or previous trauma).
Simon graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of London, then trained in Ophthalmology at the teaching hospitals of the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge, UK and completed advanced training in retinal and cataract surgery during surgical fellowships at the Oxford Eye Hospital, UK and Lions Eye Institute, Australia.
He consults at Vision Eye Institute Bondi Junction, Chatswood, Drummoyne and Hurstville.
Dr Vivek Chowdhury is an ophthalmologist, specialising in laser refractive, corneal and cataract surgery. Dr Chowdhury completed his medical degree at Sydney University, graduating with First Class Honours. He also completed a PhD at the University of New South Wales in Bionic Eye technology.
Dr Chowdhury then spent five years training in eye surgery at the Prince of Wales Hospital and Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick. Following this, he completed a Fellowship in Corneal and Refractive Surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, one of the world’s largest and most prestigious eye surgery institutions.
Dr Brian Chua’s sub-speciality is in glaucoma research and therapy, as well as cataract surgery.
He is a VMO at St Vincents and Macquarie University Hospital, and a staff specialist at the glaucoma unit at Sydney Eye Hospital.
Brian graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery (Hons) and a Masters of Public Health (Hons).
He commenced his internship and residency at Royal North Shore Hospital before starting Ophthalmology training through the Sydney Eye Hospital.
He was heavily involved in the Blue Mountains Eye Study, both as the study coordinator and a clinical examiner, through the Centre for Vision Research at Westmead Hospital.
After completing his ophthalmic training at the Sydney Eye Hospital, Dr Chua undertook further Fellowship training to Sub-Specialise in Glaucoma at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne before returning to Sydney to continue his clinical and research commitments.
Brian has authored numerous scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals, and has also presented at multiple local and international scientific congresses.
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 John Downie is a Medical Retina Specialist, Senior Vitreoretinal Surgeon and Complex Cataract Surgeon. He studied Medicine at the University of Sydney, graduating with Honours in 1987, and trained as an Ophthalmologist at the Sydney Eye Hospital, where he was the Professorial Senior Registrar in 1995.
Dr Downie undertook further sub-specialised training as a retinal specialist at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London as a Vitreoretinal Surgical Fellow, under the prestigious Renee and Francis Hock Research Fellowship.
Dr Downie is the first retinal surgeon to work and operate in Sydney’s South and the Wollongong region, and has been caring for patients with retinal and cataract diseases since 1999. He routinely accepts difficult cataract referrals from his surgical colleagues and has performed a considerable number of both cataract and vitreoretinal procedures during his career.
Teaching & Training:
Dr Downie has twice received the Trainer of Excellence Award by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.
He is involved in both patient care and the teaching, and the supervision of ophthalmology trainees and vitreoretinal surgical fellows at the Sydney Eye Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital and Sydney Children’s Hospital.
His interest in training young ophthalmologists extends to work overseas. Under the auspices of the Fred Hollows Foundation and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, Dr Downie regularly travels to Cambodia to teach trainees in the Cambodian Ophthalmology Residents Programme.
Dr Hamish Dunn studied at the University of Sydney where he holds degrees in both Liberal Studies and Medicine/Surgery. He has won numerous academic and professional awards including the Dr Tom Easton Memorial Scholarship and the Robin May Award for Leadership and Fellowship.
Dr Dunn has worked as a Senior Ophthalmic Registrar at the Royal North Shore Hospital, as well as a SRMO at the Sydney Eye Hospital.
Dr Dunn holds an interest in art, travel, rock-climbing and vipassana meditation. He also speaks Italian, Dutch, Tok Pisin and Waphishana as well as English.
Dr Eade is an Consultant Ophthalmologist with subspeciality training in Oculoplastic, Orbital and Lacrimal Surgery and Ocular Oncology.
She graduated from Medicine with Honours at the University of Sydney. She completed her specialty ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital with her final six months as the Senior Ophthalmology Registrar at Westmead Children’s Hospital.
After completing a Masters Degree in Ophthalmic Science at the University of Sydney she undertook a fellowship in Ocular Oncology at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, USA. She undertook two further years of sub-speciality training with world leaders in Oculoplastic, Orbital and Lacrimal surgery at the Royal Manchester Eye Hospital, United Kingdom and the Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital, Melbourne.
Dr Eade is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology (RANZCO) and a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeons (ANZSOPS). She has published widely in the peer-reviewed medical literature and presented at national and international conferences.
She is an approachable doctor and focuses on addressing her patient’s concerns. She continues to update her knowledge of advances in her field and to maintain her clinical and surgical excellence. She has an ongoing interest in international ophthalmology, having worked in local clinics in Cambodia, Vietnam, Sri-Lanka and Myanmar.
She specializes in Eyelid Surgery including cosmetic surgery, Orbital Surgery and Lacrimal Surgery in adults and children.
Dr Giblin’s sub-speciality ophthalmic interest is Ocular Oncology. In 1987 he became the first ophthalmic surgeon in Australia to complete formal fellowship training in the management of eye cancer and simulating conditions. He also spent one year in the Hamburg University Ophthalmology Department and worked as a locum consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.
Dr Giblin is in private ophthalmic practice in Chatswood. He is a Visiting Medical Officer at Sydney Eye Hospital and operates at Chatwood Private Hospital. Outside of medicine he is a keen magician.
Dr Dov Hersh is an oculoplastic and ophthalmic surgeon with rare dual international fellowship qualifications in both oculoplastics and medical retina. Dr Hersh specialises in scarless endoscopic lacrimal surgery, minimally invasive lid surgery and periocular tumour management. Dr Hersh also offers the latest treatments in the management of cataract and retinal disorders.
After completing specialist ophthalmology qualifications at Sydney Eye Hospital (FRANZCO), Dr Hersh undertook a further 2.5 years of sub-specialty training at two of Europe’s premiere eye institutions, Bristol Eye Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.
Dr Hersh trained with pioneers in the fields of oculoplastics and medical retina, and brings this expertise to his patients. He was appointed as an accredited investigator in an array of multi-national clinical trials studying new treatments and trained in advanced surgical techniques. Dr Hersh has authored multiple published manuscripts in international peer reviewed journals in his specialty fields, and has written a book chapter on orbital inflammatory disease.
Prior to his medical career Dov gained a B.Com, specialising in IT. As a medical student he established telemedicine projects in developing countries. In recognition of his effort Dr Hersh was nominated by colleagues and was awarded semi-finalist for young Australian of the Year.
Dr Hersh understands the importance of listening to his patients needs and takes pride in keeping up-to-date with the evidence and latest advances in ophthalmology so he can individualise the care he provides.
A/Prof Alex Hunyor is a retinal specialist with expertise in vitreoretinal surgery and macular disease.
He graduated with Honours from Sydney University Medical School in 1990, and trained in ophthalmology at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH) in Melbourne.
He was awarded both the Cedric Cohen and the Ken Howsam Medals for excellence in the RANZCO examinations, and the RANZCO-ARVO and RANZCO-Sigma Scholarships.
He then undertook 3½ years of subspecialty training in medical and surgical retina at RVEEH, the Casey Eye Institute (Portland, Oregon USA) and with Professor JDM Gass at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN). Alex returned to practice in Sydney in 2000.
Alex is Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and member of the Macular Research Group at the Save Sight Institute, University of Sydney. He is involved in numerous clinical trials for treatment of retinal diseases. He is one of the principal investigators in the Australian Macular Hole Study and the Fight Retinal Blindness project.
He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists, Oceania Retina Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS). He is the Australian international delegate to the ASRS.
Alex serves on the Medical Board of the Macular Degeneration Foundation, and is a Governor on the Board of the Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation. He is an examiner for the RANZCO Advanced Clinical Examinations, Chair of the RANZCO Medicare Advisory Committee, and is involved in teaching of local ophthalmic trainees and ophthalmologists as well as participating in education of overseas specialists through the RANZCO International Development Programme. Alex has received the RANZCO Award for Excellence in Training on 4 occasions.
He has given many lectures at local and international scientific meetings, has numerous peer-reviewed publications, and serves as a reviewer for several ophthalmic journals as well as the Medical Journal of Australia.
Dr Irvine is an Ophthalmologist who specialises in cataract surgery and general ophthalmology in his private practice at Manly. His areas of special interest are cataract surgery with customisation of the refractive outcome to suit individual visual requirements and occupational needs, glaucoma management, angle closure glaucoma and nutritional aspects of eye disease. Dr Irvine graduated from University of Western Australia with distinction in 1986 and completed ophthalmology surgical training at Sydney Eye Hospital. He also trained as a senior registrar based at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
Simon operates privately at Manly Waters Private Hospital and Chatswood Private Hospital.
Simon volunteers his time for the RANZCO Myanmar Eye Care Program and other ophthalmic charities in India. He finds this work immensely fulfilling in helping promote eye health in third world countries.
Dr Jones did his ophthalmology training at the University of Sydney and his fellowship training at the Hospital for Sick Children (Sickkids Hospital) and the University of Toronto. He was awarded the prestigious Morin Award for the most outstanding ophthalmology fellow at Sickkids Hospital.
His Neurology fellowship was completed at Royal North Shore Hospital.
He has a keen interest in research with contributions to over 15 peer reviewed scientific journals and publications.
Lead author of the chapter on childhood blindness in the latest edition of Wright’s Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Dr Jones is a Staff Specialist appointment at the Sydney Eye Hospital and the Head of Ophthalmology Department at The Children’s Hospital Westmead.
Dr Georgina Kourt is an Ophthalmologist and an Oculoplastic Surgeon.
She is a Visiting Medical Officer at Sydney Hospital/Sydney Eye Hospital and is a founding member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Oculoplastic Surgeons. She is a past President of ANZSOPS. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons.
Dr Kourt completed her Oculoplastic Fellowship at the Sydney Eye Hospital and the Mater Hospital under the tutelage of Dr Peter Rogers, recognized as the “Father of Oculoplastic Surgery” in Australia. Dr Kourt has undertaken several observerships at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. She is an immediate past member of the Court of Examiners for RANZCO and is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Ophthalmology at the Sydney Medical School of The University of Sydney. She is a Past Chairman of the Eye Medical Staff Council at Sydney Eye Hospital and is a Board Member of the Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation. Dr Kourt also has admitting rights at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, St Vincent’s Hospital, Darlinghurst, Sight Foundation Theatre, Chatswood Private Hospital and St Luke’s Hospital, Potts Point.
Dr Kourt also consults at the Save Sight Institute and at Sydney Hospital. Dr Kourt undertakes annual surgical field trips to the Northern Territory. Dr Kourt is the recipient of the Medical Media Award for pioneering surgery and community service.
Dr. Nikhil L. Kumar is an Ophthalmic Surgeon with 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 is also dedicated to his work as a general ophthalmologist, caring for patients with glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease.
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 worked at the Sydney Retina Clinic with Dr Andrew Chang prior to completing his 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. Subsequently he has undertaken a Masters in Cataract and Refractive Surgery from the University of Sydney as part of his ongoing commitment to self-education.
Committed to education in the field of ophthalmology, Dr. Kumar is a clinical senior lecturer at the Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University. He is a regular reviewer for articles submitted for publication in the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the British Journal of Ophthalmology and Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. He has published numerous peer reviewed papers and book chapters involving his specialty interests. 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 LASIK and cornea transplantations. Given this background, he was amongst the first surgeons in Australia to perform femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery.
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.
Dr Noni Lewis holds an advanced fellowship in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery from Moorfields Eye Hospital London, obtained after completing her fellowship qualifications through The Prince of Wales Hospital Sydney.
She has spent the past 5 years regularly visiting Griffith and Bourke as part of the Outback Eye Service.
Dr Lewis is involved in medical student, Registrar, Optometry and GP teaching and presents at Local and International conferences.
She is a VMO at Royal North Shore Hospital and holds an appointment at Sydney Eye Hospital/Prince of Wales Hospital.
Dr Lim is a glaucoma and cataract surgeon and visiting Medical Officer at Sydney Eye Hospital. She works in private practice at Hunter Street Eye Specialists in Parramatta.
Dr Lim undertook a Glaucoma Fellowship at Oxford Eye Hospital, Oxford, England and also worked as a cataract specialist in Edinburgh, Scotland, Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion. She received Ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital (1998-2001) and achieved a Masters of Public Health from the University of Sydney and the Blue Mountains Eye Study. She also gained a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery at MBBS University of NSW (1987-1991).
Dr Lim has authored several peer-reviewed journal articles and several book chapters in glaucoma. Dr Lim speaks conversational Korean.
M.B., B.S. (Hons), B. Optom., M.P.H., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.
Dr Katherine Masselos is an ophthalmologist who specialises in cataract and glaucoma surgery. Dr Masselos studied medicine at Sydney University, graduating with honours. Her ophthalmology training was at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick.
Dr Masselos went on to sub-specialty glaucoma training at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, in the United Kingdom. Dr Masselos has published in international journals as well as presented at local and international meetings.
Dr Masselos is actively involved in teaching ophthalmology trainees through her role at Prince of Wales and Sydney Eye Hospitals.
Dr Micheli is a member of the Australasian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and the Australian Medical Association (NSW).
She is the current RANZCO NSW Branch Chair, previous Vice-Chair and Hon. Secretary and RANZCO’s representative on the College of Surgeons.
Dr Micheli was a RANZCO examiner in ‘Genetics’ and currently in Anatomy.
Dr Micheli has sub-speciality interests in cataract surgery, glaucoma and general ophthalmology.
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 Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University.
Dr Ong is a visiting Ophthalmic Surgeon at Dalcross Adventist Hospital, Macquarie University Hospital and Chatswood Private Hospital.
Dr Vivek Pandya is a vitreoretinal surgeon and macula specialist, with expertise in the treatment of surgical retinal conditions (retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane), medical retinal diseases (age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusions) and complex cataract surgery, including secondary intraocular lens implantation.
He graduated with Honours from the University of New South Wales Medical School, before completing a Master of Medicine (Ophthalmic Science) from the University of Sydney. He subsequently underwent specialist training in ophthalmology at Sydney Eye Hospital and became a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (FRANZCO). This was followed by a comprehensive subspecialty fellowship in medical retina at Westmead Hospital, under the guidance of Professor Paul Mitchell. Vivek then completed the William H. Ross fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
In support of his fellowship training, Vivek was awarded the Sydney Eye Hospital Alumni Association traveling scholarship and the RANZCO/Bayer Scholarship. During his time at the University of British Columbia, he was honoured to receive the annual award for Excellence in Teaching.
Vivek has a particular interest in clinical and surgical teaching, with a commitment to training retinal fellows, ophthalmology registrars, residents and medical students. He has published extensively in the medical literature, is a reviewer for several ophthalmic journals and has presented at local and international scientific meetings. He actively pursues the latest advances in clinical practice and is a treating investigator in trials for treatment of retinal disease.
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.
Dr Polya is a vitreoretinal surgeon and a medical retina specialist. He graduated from the Melbourne University Medical School, and completed ophthalmology training at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne. He completed a Master of Public Heath at the University of NSW with a thesis in Clinical Risk Management and Patient Safety.
Dr Polya completed the two year Michael Shae Fellowship in Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous at St Michael’s Hospital, affiliated with the University of Toronto in Canada, where he was chief fellow of the Department of Ophthalmology. During this fellowship, at Canada’s busiest retinal service, he also received further subspecialist experience in uveitis and ocular oncology.
Dan commenced private practice as the only vitreoretinal surgeon in the province of New Brunswick, Canada in 2007 and was appointed as a clinical lecturer in the Department of Ophthalmology at Dalhousie University. He has performed thousands of surgeries for cataract and retinal disorders, and has performed many thousands of intravitreal injections and laser procedures. He has been involved in the teaching and training of ophthalmology residents, medical students, general practitioners, optometrists and optometry students.
Dan has been involved in clinical trials for macular degeneration and has been active in research into diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion, macular degeneration and sutureless vitrectomy surgery. He has authored and co-authored multiple published manuscripts in international journals and a book chapter on sutureless vitrectomy. He has presented at several international ophthalmic meetings, and has been an invited speaker at other professional meetings.
He is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Retina Specialists, Oceania Retina Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists, Canadian Ophthalmological Society, Canadian Retina Society, and Australian Medical Association.
His special clinical interests are in small-gauge vitrectomy surgery for retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhage, macular hole and epiretinal membrane; and intravitreal and laser therapy for age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vascular occlusions.
He operates privately at Central Coast Day Hospital.
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 is also a lead investigator in the Ocular Surface Disease Research Unit at Save Sight Institute, where she conducts post-doctoral epidemiological research on infectious keratitis.
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 Ross studied medicine at the University of Sydney, graduating in 1988. Afterwards she decided to specialise in Ophthalmology, training at the Sydney Eye Hospital. Since then, Dr Ross has given lectures and presentations at many conferences and seminars, as well as authoring a large body of published work.
Dr Ross currently has rooms at Gordon and Parramatta.
Dr Semmonds has a private practice at St Leonards and is a visiting medical officer to the Intraocular Implant Unit at Sydney Eye Hospital. Her interests are general ophthalmology, cataract and refractive surgery
Dr Semmonds has held a number of positions on numerous Boards and Committees. She is currently chair of the Board of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. She has been Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Hon Secretary of the NSW Branch of RANZCO, Chairman of the National Scientific Congress, Federal QEC member and Overseas Trained Specialist Panel member. Outside of the College she is a Director on the Board of the Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation, Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee of the Sight Foundation Theatre.
Dr Singh did his ophthalmic training in London at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, one of the most prestigious ophthalmic hospitals in the world. He also trained at Westminster Hospital and St. Thomas’s Hospital London.
He obtained his fellowship in Ophthalmology and the Certificate of Higher Surgical Training from the College of Ophthalmology both in London, England and was invited to receive the Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Ophthalmology in 1994.
Dr Singh is one of the pioneers in small incision phacoemulsification cataract surgery in Australia. He has been actively involved in teaching and transfer of surgical skills in phacoemulsification small incision cataract surgery both here in Australia and overseas. He has conducted several workshops including live surgery here in Australia and overseas in Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and India.
Dr Singh has contributed to several chapters in books on phacoemulsification cataract surgery including how to successfully handle difficult cases. He has been involved in community education and provision of eye services to disadvantaged communities.
Dr Singh is in private ophthalmic practice in Chatswood and Coffs Harbour.
Dr Wilcsek completed his medical degree at the University of Sydney and training as an Ophthalmologist at the Prince of Wales Hospital. He then was selected for two accredited fellowships in Ocular Plastics and Orbit Surgery.
The first at the Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, Manhattan, New York under Associate Professor Mike Kazim and the second at the Royal Manchester Eye Hospital, Manchester, England, under Dr Brian Leatherbarrow. Dr Wilcsek’s practice is focused solely on the highly specialised area of adult and paediatric ocular plastic surgery with a particular interest in minimally invasive, endoscopic lacrimal surgery and endoscopic approaches to the orbit. Dr Wilcsek heads the Ocular Plastics Unit at the Prince Of Wales Hospital servicing the Prince of Wales and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals. He lectures at the University of New South Wales, has been invited to speak at many national and international medical conferences and has authored and co-authored over 50 scientific articles in peer reviewed journals as well as 4 book chapters on various ocular plastic subjects. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New College of Ophthalmology. He is also a member of the Australia and New Zealand Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, the Asia-Pacific Society of Ocular Oncology and Pathology and the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Dr Wilcsek sat on the Council of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists before being asked to serve a three year term as a delegate of the Quality and Education Committee which oversees training of ophthalmologists throughout Australia and New Zealand. He is currently a supervisor of training for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. Dr Wilcsek prides himself on taking the time to listen to your needs and making you feel comfortable. He will outline treatment options and discuss any questions, so that you are able to leave the practice with all the information required to make an informed decision.
Dr Jay Yohendran is an ophthalmologist who specialises in refractive cataract surgery and glaucoma surgery.
Dr Jay Yohendran graduated with Honours from the University of Sydney Medical School in 2001. Prior to this he completed a Bachelor of Medical Science degree at Sydney University, and later a Masters of Public Health at NSW University.
After completing ophthalmology training at the prestigious Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne, Dr Yohendran returned to Sydney to complete his Fellowship in comprehensive ophthalmology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He has also completed a twelve-month Fellowship in Glaucoma at Sydney Eye Hospital. Dr Yohendran has a special interest in refractive cataract surgery, and has completed a Graduate Diploma in Refractive Surgery at Sydney University.
Dr Yohendran is a member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, as well as the Australasian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and the Australian and New Zealand Glaucoma Interest Group.
Dr Yohendran consults privately at Northern Sydney Cataract | Retina | Glaucoma on the Lower North Shore, Northern Beaches Retina | Cataract | Glaucoma on the Northern Beaches and at Central Sydney Eye Surgeons in Newtown and performs the surgical procedures at Chatswood.
He is a Visiting Medical Officer at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and a Clinical Lecturer at Sydney University.
Sophia Zagora is a medical retina, uveitis and cataract specialist. These include conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, vein occlusion, uveitis and scleritis. She has a strong interest in cataract surgery in these patients.
She graduated from the University of Sydney Medical School with Honours. She has been awarded a Masters of Public Health and Tropical Medicine which involved clinical study in Papua New Guinea. Her general ophthalmology training was at Sydney Eye Hospital where she completed a year as the professorial senior registrar. She has undertaken fellowship training in uveitis, glaucoma and medical retina as the Professorial Fellow at Sydney eye hospital where she gained a particular interest in managing patients with complex eye diseases; and then a Uveitis Fellowship with Professor Sue Lightman at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London where she underwent further uveitis and medical retina training in both adults and children. She has worked as a locum Consultant at Westmead and Liverpool Hospitals helping with their Cataract waitlist reduction prior to taking up a position at the Sydney Eye Hospital.
Dr Zagora is currently a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney and continues to conduct clinical research, has published multiple book chapters and manuscripts in major international ophthalmology journals and also frequently reviews articles for these journals. She has presented at both national and international ophthalmic meetings. For the past 4 years she has participated widely in international Medical Retina and Uveitis clinical trials both in Australia and London.
She particularly enjoys being involved in teaching. She has been registrar of the court for the RANZCO examinations, responsible for organising the teaching of registrars in NSW, the national Senior Trainee Group spokesperson for the RANZCO Council and Federal Quality & Education Committees. More recently teaching in Fiji with RANZCO. She was awarded the registrar of the year during her training.
Her diverse training and clinical experience helps her manage patients with varying and complex eye pathologies.