Associate Professor Bala specialises in cataract, cornea and refractive surgery as well as in glaucoma surgery, having comprehensive experience in the anterior segment of the eye. He graduated from the University of Sydney with honours. He completed an additional year of research for which he was awarded a Bachelor of Science (Med) (honours).
Associate Professor Bala completed his general ophthalmic training at Sydney Eye Hospital and has a PhD in ophthalmology. He completed further subspecialty training in Australia and overseas.
Associate Professor Bala completed a glaucoma fellowship with Associate Professor Paul Healy at Westmead Hospital. He also completed a cornea fellowship with Dr Gerrit Melles in Holland, and a refractive fellowship with Dr Ioannis Aslanides in Greece. He has a number of research publications and is a senior clinical lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University. He operates at Epping Day Surgery and performs refractive laser surgery at Personaleyes in Paramatta and at the York Street Clinic. Associate Professor Bala is fluent in English, Tamil and Hindi.