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Professor Stuart Graham
MB BS(Syd), MS, PhD, FRANZCO
Head of Ophthalmology Clinical Unit
Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University
Professor Stuart Graham is an Ophthalmologist who completed his medical degree at Sydney University and his ophthalmic training with Fred Hollows at Prince of Wales Hospital. He completed a glaucoma subspecialty fellowship (2 years in Vancouver, Canada) and has a special interest in Glaucoma and Electrophysiology.
Stuart commenced his appointment as Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, at the Australian School of Advanced Medicine within Macquarie University in April 2008. This is a new post graduate medical school that will offer higher degrees in medical research and further training in medical subspecialties and heads the Ophthalmology Clinical Unit within Macquarie University.
He is a clinical lecturer at Sydney University/ Save Sight Institute. Stuart has a Master’s degree and has completed a PhD on methods for early detection of Glaucoma using Electrophysiology. He has also developed the AccuMap Objective Perimeter with Dr Klistorner at the Save Sight Institute and is co-investigator for several international trials of new therapeutic agents for the treatment of Glaucoma.
Stuart is a board member of Glaucoma Australia, and the Therapeutics Committee of the Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists and is also Secretary of the Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia.
Associate Professor I-van Ho
MBBS, MPH, PhD, FRANZCO
Head of Ophthalmic Surgery
A/Prof I-Van Ho is a Vitreoretinal Surgeon and a Macular Disease Specialist.
A graduate of Sydney University Medical School, he completed his Ophthalmology training at the Sydney Eye Hospital and subsequently undertook two Vitreo-retinal Surgery and Medical Retina Fellowships at Sydney Eye Hospital and the University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada. In 2006, he completed a Macular Disease and Medical Retinal fellowship at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and Vitreous Retina Macula New York.
Dr I-van Ho is currently an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Head of Ophthalmic Surgery at Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University and a Clinical Senior Lecturer at University of Sydney/Save Sight Institute Department of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists, Oceania Retina Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Retina Specialist.
He is currently a Vitreoretinal Surgeon at the Sydney Eye Hospital Retinal Unit and the Director of Vitreoretinal Fellowship at Sydney Eye Hospital. His clinical interest is in medical and surgical diseases of the macular, retina and vitreous, retinal imaging techniques and small incision vitrectomy surgery.
Second languages spoken by Assoc Professor Ho include Mandarin and Cantonese.
Dr Brian Chua
M.B.,B.S. (Hons), B.Sc., M.P.H.(Hons) , F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.
Clinical Associate Lecturer - Sydney University
Ophthalmic Surgeon, Glaucoma, Cataract, Diseases of the Eye
Graduating from the University of Sydney in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Dr Brian Chua commenced his junior medical officer appointment at Royal North Shore Hospital before being accepted in the Royal Australian College of Ophthalmology training course. As a registrar Dr Chua was heavily involved in the Blue Mountains Eye Study as both the study coordinator and a clinical examiner based out of the Centre for Vision Research within Westmead Hospital. Completing his ophthalmic training within the Sydney Eye Hospital, Dr Chua undertook a further fellowship 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.
Dr Chua has presented at numerous scientific congresses and has authored over a dozen articles published in peer reviewed journals. He is also on the medical resuscitation team as a volunteer Dr for the annual City to Surf fun run.
Associate Professor Alex Hunyor
MBBS (Hons), FRANZCO, FRACS
Alex is a vitreoretinal subspecialist with interests in education, training and clinical research. Following extensive training in medical and surgical retina in Melbourne and the US, Alex returned to practice in Sydney in 2000. He is involved in weekly teaching of ophthalmic registrars at Sydney Eye Hospital, and is a member of the RANZCO Court of Examiners for the RACE exams.
Alex is Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Vitreoretinal Services at the Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University; and a Clinical Senior Lecturer and member of the Retinal Therapeutics Research Unit at the University of Sydney. He is involved in numerous clinical trials for treatment of retinal diseases.
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. Alex is on the executive of the Fight Retinal Blindness project, and the Medical Board of the Macular Degeneration Foundation.
Dr Christine Younan
BSc(Med), MB BS, M.Med, FRANZCO
Christine Younan is a Uveitis and Medical Retina Specialist. She graduated from the University of New South Wales Medical School, then became involved in ophthalmic research as a clinical examiner for the Blue Mountains Eye Study and Sydney Myopia Pilot Study. She has been awarded a Masters of Medicine in Clinical Ophthalmology from the University of Sydney.
Her general ophthalmology training was at Sydney Eye Hospital. In 2006 she underwent a Medical Retina Fellowship with Prof. Paul Mitchell at Westmead Hospital, and in 2007 underwent a Uveitis Fellowship with Prof. Sue Lightman at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.
She is currently a Clinical Lecturer at Sydney University and a Staff Specialist at Westmead Hospital. Her interest in providing ophthalmic care to those without access to it has taken her to East Timor and Fiji.
Dr Rohan Merani
MB BS (Hons), MMed, FRANZCO
Dr Rohan Merani completed his undergraduate medical degree at the University of Sydney, graduating with Honours. This was followed by a Master of Medicine postgraduate degree. He undertook his ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital, followed by a subspecialty fellowship in Medical Retina with Professor Paul Mitchell at Westmead Hospital.
Dr Merani is a visiting medical officer at Concord Repatriation General Hospital where he is heavily involved in teaching medical students and ophthalmology registrars. He is Clinical Associate Lecturer at the University of Sydney in the Discipline of Clinical Ophthalmology and Eye Health.
He has presented research papers at scientific meetings, published papers in peer-reviewed journals, is a reviewer for scientific journals and has been a treating investigator in clinical trials for Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy. He regularly attends international meetings to keep up to date with developments in Medical Retina.
His areas of expertise include age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular diseases and other macular disorders.
Dr Chandra Bala
MB BS (Hons), BSc(Med)(Hons), PhD, FRANZCO
Dr. Chandra Bala specialises in Cataract, Cornea and Refractive surgery and Glaucoma surgery, with comprehensive experience in the anterior segment of the eye. Dr. Bala graduated from the University of Sydney with Honours (Class I). He completed an additional year of research for which he was awarded a Bachelor of Science (Med) (Honours Class I).
He completed his general ophthalmic training at Sydney Eye Hospital and has a Ph.D. in Ophthalmology. He completed further subspecialty training in Australia and overseas. Dr Bala completed a Glaucoma fellowship with Associate Professor Paul Healy at Westmead hospital. He has also completed a Cornea fellowship with Dr. Gerrit Melles in Holland, and a refractive fellowship in Greece with Dr. Ioannis Aslanides.
Dr. Bala has a number of research publications and is a senior clinical lecturer at Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University. He operates at Epping Day Surgery and performs refractive laser surgery at Personaleyes in Paramatta and at the York Street clinic in the City. Dr. Bala is fluent in English, Tamil and Hindi.
Dr Loren Rose
BSc (Hons 1), MBBS (Hons), FRANZCO
Dr. Rose enjoys treating all general eye conditions in adults and children, including Cataract and Squint surgery. She is a VMO at Bankstown Hospital with a specialty paediatric ophthalmology clinic, and performs surgery in both adults and children. Additional admitting rights include Westmead Private Hospital and Epping Day Surgery.
Dr. Loren Rose completed her medical degree from the University of Sydney, graduating with MBBS (Honours). Prior to that, she completed a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney, graduating with Honours (Class I) in Visual Neuroscience. At Sydney University, Dr Rose continued with her interest in Visual Neuroscience and subsequently published in peer reviewed literature. She also has a strong interest in teaching which she pursued in her capacity as a physiology tutor at Sydney University, and as VMO in Bankstown Hospital.
Dr. Rose completed her internship and residency at Concord General Hospital, NSW, and her ophthalmic training at the Royal Eye and Ear Hospital in Victoria. Following this, she underwent a Fellowship in Paediatric ophthalmology at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. Dr Rose speaks fluent Spanish.
Dr Phillip Myers
Dr Myers graduated from Sydney University and obtained his training in Ophthalmology through the Sydney Eye Hospital. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, and has been an accredited registrar training supervisor since 1994.
His areas of expertise include a special interest in medical retina and on high quality outcomes in cataract surgery. Dr Myers commenced private practice in Blacktown in 1994 and opened a second practice in Castle Hill in 2003.
Dr Myers believes strongly that a mix of public and private medicine is the best model of health care for Australia. Since graduation he has been constantly involved in the public health system, and has been Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Bankstown Hospital for over seven years. His academic focus has been noted in publications over the past few years in areas as diverse as rates of Endophthalmitis in Western Sydney, and in drug-induced toxic optic neuropathy.
Dr Myers is committed to providing a range and quality of ophthalmic services to patients, their GPs and Optometrists across Western Sydney.
Dr Kirin Sindhu
MB BS, FRANZCO
Dr Sindhu graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1984 and completed his Ophthalmology training in 1992. Dr Sindhu is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.
His main surgical interests are with Cataract and Glaucoma patients, with additional interests in Paediatric Ophthalmology.
Dr Sindhu commenced private practice in Sydney in 2000, after several years in Tasmania and has been involved extensively in ophthalmology registrar training since 1993. Surgery is performed at Castle Hill Day Surgery, and Westmead Day Surgery, Westmead. He is also a Visiting Medical Officer and Registrar Training Supervisor at Westmead Hospital.
Dr Eric Chai
MB BS, FRANZCO
Dr Eric Chai is an Ophthalmic Surgeon with a sub-specialty interest in Glaucoma and small incision Cataract surgery. He is committed to the provision of the highest quality, personalised eye care for his patients.
A medical graduate of the University of Sydney, he completed his Ophthalmic training at the Sydney Eye Hospital and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. He has completed a Fellowship in Glaucoma at Cheltenham and Gloucester, UK.
Currently, Dr Chai is a Visiting Medical Officer at Bankstown Public Hospital where is active in the training of future Ophthalmologists. He has recently been appointed as a Clinical Lecturer and Visiting Medical Officer at the newly established Macquarie University Hospital. Throughout his career, Dr Chai has been actively involved in the continuing education of Optometrists and GPs.
Dr Simon Taylor
Dr Taylor sub-specialises in Oculoplastic, Orbital and Lacrimal surgery. He graduated in medicine from the University of Sydney. His ophthalmology training was completed at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and at the Sydney Eye Hospital. His sub-specialty and Fellowship training was undertaken in Australia, USA and UK.
Dr Taylor is an Honorary associate at the Sydney Eye Hospital, a consultant at the Skin and Cancer Foundation at Westmead, and a staff specialist at Westmead Hospital. He is associated with both the University of Sydney & Macquarie University, Australian School of Advanced Medicine.
Dr Sara Booth-Mason
MBBS, MRCP(UK), FRCS, FRC Ophth (UK), FRANZCO
Dr Sara Booth-Mason is one of the founders of Gordon Eye Surgery and a current partner of the practice.
Dr Booth-Mason trained at St Thomas Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London UK, gaining both medical and ophthalmology degrees.
She held a consultant position at Sussex Eye Hospital, Brighton UK for four years before immigrating to Australia. She was attached to Sydney Eye Hospital for two years before setting up practice in Gordon. Dr Booth-Mason has a special interest in cataract surgery, neuro-ophthalmology, general and medical ophthalmology.
Dr Booth-Mason also has an interest in clinical research. She is a Clinical Associate Lecturer at the Macquarie University, Australian School of Advanced Medicine.
Dr John Males
MB BS(Hons), BSc Med(Hons), M.Med (Clin Epi), FRANZCO
Dr John Males specialises in Cornea, Cataract and Refractive surgery. He is a consultant Ophthalmologist at Sydney Eye Hospital and clinical senior lecturer at the Sydney University.
Dr Males performs all forms of laser vision correction surgery.
He studied medicine and underwent his ophthalmic training at Sydney Eye Hospital where he was also professorial senior registrar, as well as being in charge of registrar teaching.
He spent time in the UK for further training in corneal, cataract and refractive surgery and completed his master’s degree in epidemiology.
Dr Nik Kumar
BMed, MPH, FRANZCO
Dr Nikhil L. Kumar specialises in Cataract, Refractive and Cornea surgery.
He graduated in Medicine from the University of Newcastle and completed a Masters in Public Health from the University of New South Wales. He completed his Ophthalmology fellowship training at the Sydney Eye Hospital and pursued further fellowship training in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at the University of Toronto, Canada.
He is a clinical lecturer at the Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University and at Sydney University.
He has published numerous scientific peer review papers involving cornea and refractive surgery and actively conducts reviews and supervises further research.
He has a specific interest in the refractive outcomes of cataract surgery, laser vision correction, the management of Keratoconus, and corneal transplant.
Dr Hema Arvind
MBBS, MS PhD, FRANZCO
Dr Hema Arvind completed her postgraduate training in Ophthalmology in India, and underwent post specialist training in Glaucoma at Sankara Nethralaya, one of the largest eye hospitals in India, then at the Sydney Eye Hospital.
She worked as a consultant in India before moving to Australia and was awarded fellowship of the RANZCO.
Her specific interests include Glaucoma, Cataract and Visual Electrophysiology. She is an active researcher, with has several scientific publications and a PhD.
She is clinical senior lecturer at the Macquarie University.
Dr Gagan Khannah
MBBS (Syd), FRANZCO
Dr Khannah is an Ophthalmologist with special interests in Cataract and Refractive surgery. He is a clinical lecturer in the Department of Ophthalmology at Sydney University, a staff specialist at Sydney Eye Hospital where he is a member of the intraocular implant unit for Cataract surgery. He has taught anterior segment surgery since 1999 and is currently involved in clinical trials of the latest Cataract surgery technology.
Dr Khannah underwent specialist training at Sydney Eye Hospital and its affiliated teaching hospitals. He became a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.) in 1998 and is a member of the Australian, American and European Societies of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (AUSCRS, ASCRS, ESCRS).
Dr Khannah has presented his research at local and international meetings as well as publication in international journals. Gagan has recently published a chapter in a book regarding cataract surgery techniques.
Gagan is also on the Board of Directors for the Australian Society of Ophthalmologists and the Independent Ophthalmic Network.
Dr David Wechsler
MB BS (Hons), FRANZCO
David graduated from the University of Sydney with Honours in medicine in 1997, trained as a general doctor at Concord hospital and then as an Ophthalmologist at Sydney Eye hospital and Liverpool Hospital. In 2006-2007 David undertook further training overseas in the field of glaucoma at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and Calderdale / Huddersfield in the UK.
He is a visiting consultant at Liverpool, Concord and Macquarie University hospitals in Sydney, and clinical associate lecturer at Sydney University. He is actively involved in teaching the next generation of Ophthalmologists. He has published articles and reviews articles for scientific papers, is involved in clinical research, attends and presents at local and international scientific meetings. David performs and teaches Cataract and Glaucoma surgery, and is one of the few specialists in NSW to perform tube-shunt surgery for severe glaucoma.
He is a clinical lecturer at the School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University, and he also consults at the Macquarie University Eye Clinic.
Dr Krishna Tumuluri
Eyelid, Lacrimal and Orbital Surgeon
Krishna is an Ophthalmologist who subspecialises in eyelid, lacrimal and orbital surgery (Oculoplastic surgeon –adults and children). After completion of Ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital, he undertook 3 years of additional training in the subspecialty of Oculoplastic surgery at such world renowned centres as Moorfields Eye Hospital – London and Manchester Royal Eye Hospital – Manchester, UK.
His practice is solely focussed on the management of eyelid, lacrimal and orbital disorders (including thyroid eye disease). Krishna is a senior lecturer at both University of Sydney and Macquarie University in Sydney, and he is an examiner for the Royal Australian and NZ College of Ophthalmologists.
Dr Leonard Ong
MB BS (Hons1) MPH (Hons) FRANZCO
Anterior Segment Surgeon and General Ophthalmology
Dr Ong graduated from the University of Sydney (MB.BS, Hons) and completed his general residency years at Concord Hospital. He undertook a Master of Public Health at Sydney University in 1999. His first three years of specialist ophthalmology training were at the Sydney Eye Hospital and associated hospitals, followed by a year at Townsville Hospital in North Queensland where he became a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists in 2003. He is currntly a Clinical Lecturer in Ophthalmology at the Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University.
Leonard’s interests include Cataracts, Glaucoma, Pterygia, and Diabetic Retinopathy.
Dr Peter Herse
DipAppSc QIT, PhD Houston, FAAO
Dr. Peter Herse practiced optometry for a number of years in Australia and Kenya. He entered academic life in 1984 and has held appointments in a number of optometry schools around the world, the most recent being as Senior Lecturer at the University of NSW.
He has been a Councillor for the Optometrists Association of Australia. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and has a strong interest in international eye care. He has helped establish a number of low vision clinics in Sydney and around the world.
Dr James Smith
MB BS FRANZCO FRACS
Dr Smith has worked in Sydney as a paediatric ophthalmologist for 20 years following his training at Sydney Eye Hospital and the Royal Alexandria Hospital for Children at Camperdown. He holds appointments at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Royal North Shore where he is the head of Ophthalmology.
Dr Tess Huyhn
MB BS (Syd), FRANZCO
Dr Tess Huynh is a leading ophthalmic surgeon who is also a fellowship-trained Corneal and External Eye Diseases subspecialist. She graduated from the University of Sydney in 1996 and subsequently spent her residency years at Liverpool, Westmead and Concord Repatriation Hospital.
She commenced the RANZCO ophthalmology training in 2000 at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. On completion of the ophthalmic surgical training, she was granted the Corneal Fellowship for further training with the Corneal Unit at the Centre for Eye Research Australia headed by Professor Hugh Taylor AC.
She is also an honorary member of The Royal Children’s Hospital International for her charity work with commencing a screening program for Retinopathy of Prematurity in Vietnam. She has been involved in charity work with Vietnam Vision Project since 2006. She has been invited to speak and present papers regularly at national and international conferences on advances in cataract and refractive surgery.
Dr Adrian Fung
MBBS(Hons I), MMed(Ophthal. Sci.), MMed(Clin. Epi.), FRANZCO
Dr Adrian Fung is a vitreoretinal surgeon and macular disease specialist. He also has expertise in tumours of the retina and choroid.
Dr Fung completed his ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital, where he was the Professorial Senior registrar. He completed two retinal fellowships, at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada and at Vitreous Retina Macula Consultants of New York and the Manhattan Eye & Ear Hospital, New York, USA. He also completed research scholarships in uveitis (Bascom Palmer Eye Hospital, Miami, USA) and ocular oncology (Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, USA).
Dr Fung holds two Master of Medicine postgraduate degrees from the University of Sydney. He has written multiple books, including “Vitreoretinal Surgery for Trainees-The University of British Columbia and Sydney Eye Hospital Manual, and has published dozens of manuscripts in major international ophthalmology journals. He is a member of RANZCO, ANZSRS, ORA, AAO, ASRS and ARVO. Dr Fung continues to conduct clinical research and particularly enjoys being involved in teaching.
He is a lecturer at the University of Sydney/Save Sight Institute, and works at the Sydney Eye Hospital Retinal Unit. His interests include epiretinal membrane, macular hole, retinal detachment, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular occlusions and retinal and choroidal tumours.