Dr Simon Chen

Practice Locations

  • Bondi Junction (02) 8091 9947
  • Chatswood (02) 9424 9999
  • Drummoyne (02) 9819 6100
  • Hurstville (02) 8355 3550

Website

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

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.