Ophthalmology

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Dr Russell Townsend (Bunbury, WA)
Ophthalmologist

Dr Townsend has been a specialist consultant with Bunbury Day Hospital since 2014. Russell sees both insured and uninsured patients with services that include cataract surgery, pterygium surgery, oculoplastic surgery, glaucoma surgery, squint surgery and general and emergency ophthalmic services.

Russell achieved his Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery in 1997 and gained membership to FRANZCO in 2010.

Privately he operates at SJOG Bunbury and the Bunbury Day Hospital. Publicly he operates at Bunbury Hospital and the Busselton Health Campus.

Dr Russell Townsend’s special interests are:
• General ophthalmology
• Cataract surgery
• Medical retinal ocuplastic surgery
• Paediatric ophthalmology
• Medical & surgical glaucoma

Appointments to see

Dr Russell Townsend (Bunbury, WA)
08 9791 4111
admin@bandbeyedoctors.com.au
www.bunburydayhospital.com.au
Dr Kenneth Ooi (Brookvale, NSW)
Dr Kenneth Ooi (Brookvale, NSW)
MBBS (Adel), MSurg (Ophth), FRANZCO

Dr Kenneth Ooi is a consultant general ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon with an interest in the ocular surface and ocular inflammation including dry eye inflammatory states.

Dr Ooi is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Save Sight Institute, Sydney Eye Hospital Campus and is a Conjoint Lecturer at the School of Medical Sciences, UNSW. He holds an international patent for a novel dry eye drop – Topical Atorvastatin for Blepharitis and Dry Eyes and is currently conducting dry eye research through the Save Sight Institute, University of Sydney.

He is competent in customized refractive cataract surgery, pterygium surgery, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, glaucoma laser surgery and vitreous floaters laser surgery as well as intravitreal injections for diabetes and macular degeneration.

Appointments to see

Dr Kenneth Ooi (Brookvale, NSW)
02 9063 7585
wds@montserrat.com.au
www.warringahdaysurgery.com.au
Dr Simon Nothling (Brookvale, NSW)
Dr Simon Nothling (Brookvale, NSW)
BSc (Med), MBBS (Hons I), FRANZCO

Dr. Simon Nothling specialises in Medical Retina and Uveitis. He graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2001 with First Class Honours. Prior to his Ophthalmology training, he worked for 4-5 years as a Medical Senior House Officer in Australia and the United Kingdom in various medical specialties, such as Rheumatology and Neurology.

Simon worked for several years as a Senior House Officer in Neurology and Neuro-Ophthalmology in the UK prior to his Ophthalmic training.
He has a passion for rural Ophthalmology and also works as a Visiting Medical Officer at Broken Hill Hospital, where he is a cataract surgeon and medical retina specialist.

Dr Nothling’s areas of interest include:

  • Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Uveitis
  • Retinal Vascular disease
  • Cataracts
  • General ophthalmology

Appointments to see

Dr Simon Nothling (Brookvale, NSW)
02 9063 7585
wds@montserrat.com.au
www.warringahdaysurgery.com.au
Dr Juanita Pappalardo (North Lakes, QLD)
Dr Juanita Pappalardo (North Lakes, QLD)
BPharm MBBS FRANZCO

Dr Pappalardo began her medical studies at the University of Queensland School of Medicine, where she was awarded an MBBS with First Class Honours and a University Medal in Medicine.

Dr Pappalardo consults privately at Valley Eye Specialists in Fortitude Valley, and is a Visiting Medical Officer at the Queensland Children’s Hospital where she provides an Ocular Genetics service and actively participates in registrar teaching.

Having recently published in international journals in the field of ocular genetics, Dr Pappalardo maintains a keen and ongoing interest in research.  She also likes to attempt to balance out her busy weeks by spending time with her husband four children – mostly by enjoying the great outdoors.

Dr Pappalardo’s areas of particular interest include:

  • Pterygium surgery
  • Cataract surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular degeneration
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Inherited retinal diseases
  • General adult and paediatric ophthalmic conditions

Appointments to see

Dr Juanita Pappalardo (North Lakes, QLD)
07 3144 1655
info@valleyeye.com.au
www.valleyeye.com.au
Dr Sean Cheng (Taringa, QLD)
Dr Sean Cheng (Taringa, QLD)
MBBS (UQ), BE (Hon1), MMed (USyd), FRANZCO

Dr Sean Cheng is the Principal Consultant Vitreoretinal Surgeon at Queensland Retina Specialists, specialising in medical and surgical diseases of the retina – such as retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane, retinal vascular disease, complex cataracts and diabetic eye disease. He also provides a comprehensive eye care service – including cataracts, general ophthalmology and ocular trauma.

Dr Cheng also works as a Consultant Vitreoretinal Surgeon covering both the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital and the Princess Alexandra Hospital with Queensland Health. He is a Senior Lecturer with the University of Queensland School of Medicine and is dedicated to training the next generation of doctors, eye surgeons and ophthalmic allied health professionals in Queensland.

Appointments to see

Dr Sean Cheng (Taringa, QLD)
07 3555 5960
admin@qldretinaspecialists.com.au
www.qldretinaspecialists.com.au
Dr Phillipa Sharwood (Taringa, QLD)
Dr Phillipa Sharwood (Taringa, QLD)
MBBS, B. Optom, MMed, FRANZCO

A general adult and subspecialist paediatric ophthalmologist who provides caring comprehensive eye care for the whole family.  She enjoys treating a wide range of general ophthalmic conditions in patients from birth to over 90 years old.

Dr Sharwood undertook her general ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital before completing additional subspecialty fellowships in paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at the Cambridge University Hospitals and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London.

Dr Sharwood has special interests in:

  • Cataract surgery in adults and children
  • Strabismus surgery in adults and children
  • Genetic eye disease

Appointments to see

Dr Phillipa Sharwood (Taringa, QLD)
07 3062 2380
info@qldos.com.au
www.qldos.com.au
Dr Madeleine Adams (Taringa, QLD)
Dr Madeleine Adams (Taringa, QLD)
MB ChB, BSc (Hons), PhD (Melb), FRANZCO

Dr Madeleine Adams provides a cataract surgery service at the Westside Private Hospital all under one roof – from the initial consult, to the surgery and subsequent check-ups.

Dr Adams is an experienced refractive cataract surgeon and comprehensive ophthalmologist.

Insight Eye Surgery provides the highest quality eye care to enhance, preserve and restore vision. We do this by combining state-of-the art technology with the latest techniques.

Dr Adams takes care of:

  • Cataracts
  • Refractive lens exchange and ICL
  • Glaucoma including minimally invasive glaucoma surgery
  • Pterygium
  • Macular degeneration
  • Diabetic eye disease

Appointments to see

Dr Madeleine Adams (Taringa, QLD)
07 5154 1515
info@insighteyesurgery.com.au
www.insighteyesurgery.com.au
Dr Jason Cassar (Taringa, QLD)
Dr Jason Cassar (Taringa, QLD)
MBBS, BSc, FRANZCO

Dr Jason Cassar is a specialist vitreo-retinal and cataract surgeon. He completed his medical and ophthalmic training in Queensland.

Dr Jason Cassar provides comprehensive ophthalmic service specialising in the medical and surgical treatment of disorders involving the retina, macula and vitreous at three convenient locations in Brisbane (Taringa, Spring Hill and Sunnybank).

He is highly skilled, experienced and is able to ensure best treatment options for patients.  He has access to state of the art ophthalmic equipment and resources as well as specialist support staff.

Dr Cassar specialises in:

  • Retinal detachment
  • Macular hole
  • Epiretinal membrane
  • Vitreous haemorrhage
  • Macular degeneration
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Cataract
  • Retinal tears (flashes & floaters)
  • Retinal vein occlusions
  • Macular oedema

 

Appointments to see

Dr Jason Cassar (Taringa, QLD)
07 3188 5185
referrals@drjasoncassar.com.au
www.westsideeyedoctors.com.au
Dr James McAlister (Taringa, QLD)
Dr James McAlister (Taringa, QLD)
MBBS, BSc (Hons), MD, FRCOpjth, FRANZCO

Dr James McAlister is an Eye surgeon with subspecialty experience in treating disease of the Cornea and Ocular Surface Disease as well as Cataract and Refractive Surgeon.

He is strongly grounded in research with a background which centres on; the evolving role of Corneal Crosslinking and its efficacy in the treatment of progressive disease, various refractive interventions for Keratoconus, and dry eye disease.

Dr McAlister offers clinical specialist expertise in:

  • Corneal transplantation
  • Ocular surface tumours
  • Infections and Auto-Immune disease of the Ocular Surface

Appointments to see

Dr James McAlister (Taringa, QLD)
07 3193 1100
jim@eyesmatter.com.au
www.eyesmatter.com.au
Dr Erwin Groeneveld (Taringa, QLD)
Dr Erwin Groeneveld (Taringa, QLD)
MBBS (Qld), FRANZCO

Dr Erwin Groeneveld is an experienced Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon.

He established a private practice, Brisbane Eye Clinic in 1990.  He has served as a Visiting Medical Officer to the Public Hospitals and Veteran’s Affairs for over 25 years where he taught trainee registrars. He now provides on call services for private ophthalmic emergencies.

Dr Groeneveld has extensive experience in the management of complex:

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • AMD
  • Glaucoma

Appointments to see

Dr Erwin Groeneveld (Taringa, QLD)
07 3832 1700
reception@brisbaneeyeclinic.com.au
www.brisbaneeyeclinic.com.au
Dr Christopher Stewart (Taringa, QLD)
Dr Christopher Stewart (Taringa, QLD)
MBBS (Hons1), MMed, FRANZCO, ANZSOPS

Dr Christopher Stewart is a subspecialist oculoplastic/adnexal surgeon as well as a general ophthalmologist.

Dr Stewart understands the critical importance of your vision and comfort of your eyes in addition to achieving an excellent aesthetic result from eyelid and adnexal surgery.  In treating skin cancers around the eye he partners with some of Brisbane’s best dermatologists, pathologists and radiologists so that you can be confident of getting the best treatment from initial diagnosis to reconstruction.

Dr Stewart has a special interest in:

  • Cataract surgery
  • Eyelid malposition surgery
  • Periocular reconstructive surgery
  • Lacrimal/watery eye surgery
  • Orbital surgery

Appointments to see

Dr Christopher Stewart (Taringa, QLD)
07 3062 2380
info@qldos.com.au
www.qldos.com.au
Dr Cameron McLintock (Taringa, QLD)
Dr Cameron McLintock (Taringa, QLD)
MBBS, FRANZCO

After 7 years at the University of Queensland, Dr. McLintock graduated as a Doctor in 2006. He then worked as a Doctor in several Queensland hospitals for the next 5 years, mainly in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. During this period, he completed a Masters of Medicine in Ophthalmic Science through the University of Sydney.

Dr. McLintock is committed to patient-focused care and providing his patients with international standard, leading-edge treatments available for their eye health.

Dr. McLintock is an eye surgeon with a sub-specialist interests in:

  • Cataract surgery
  • Refractive surgery
  • Corneal transplantation

Appointments to see

Dr Cameron McLintock (Taringa, QLD)
07 3849 1511
hello@westsideeyedoctors.com.au
www.drcameronmclintock.com.au
Dr Katherine Smallcombe (Taringa, QLD)
Dr Katherine Smallcombe (Taringa, QLD)
MBBS (Hons), BSc, FRANZCO

Dr. Katherine Smallcombe MB BS (Hons) BSc FRANZCO is a Queensland trained Ophthalmic Surgeon who strives to build excellent doctor-patient relationships based on trust, open communication and respect.

Dr. Smallcombe provides specialist eye care services focusing on diseases of the aging eye, including cataract surgery, age related macular degeneration and glaucoma. Her interests extend to the management of diabetic eye disease and ophthalmic emergencies including sudden loss of vision or acute red eye.

Special Interests include:

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • Age-related Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Ophthalmic Emergencies

Appointments to see

Dr Katherine Smallcombe (Taringa, QLD)
07 3063 1600
hello@kindsight.com.au
www.kindsight.com.au
Dr Stuart Reader (North Lakes, QLD)
Dr Stuart Reader (North Lakes, QLD)
BMBS, FRANZCO, DipAvMed

Dr Reader studied medicine at Flinders University of South Australia graduating in 1985. After a number of years as a RAAF medical officer, he completed training as a commercial pilot and worked in general aviation.

Dr Reader regularly attends both local and overseas ophthalmic meetings, as well as giving regular clinical updates to Optometrists and General Practitioners.

Special Interests:

  • General Ophthalmology
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Medical Retinal Diseases
  • Aviation Medicine

Appointments to see

Dr Stuart Reader (North Lakes, QLD)
(07) 3385 0900
reception@northpointeyecare.com.au
www.northpointeyecare.com.au
Dr Kate Slaughter (North Lakes, QLD)
Dr Kate Slaughter (North Lakes, QLD)
MBBS, FRANZCO

Dr Slaughter graduated from the University of Queensland Medical School in 1997 and undertook her residency training throughout Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Dr Slaughter worked as a visiting Medical Officer at the Princess Alexandra Hospital 2009-2017 and was awarded RANZCO Trainer of Excellence award in 2010. She was also Director of Training for RANZCO Queensland 2010-2016.

Special Interests:

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Medical Retina
  • Glaucoma
  • General Ophthalmology

Appointments to see

Dr Kate Slaughter (North Lakes, QLD)
(07) 3385 0900
reception@northpointeyecare.com.au
www.northpointeyecare.com.au
Dr Andrew Smith (North Lakes, QLD)
Dr Andrew Smith (North Lakes, QLD)
MBBS, MSc, FRANZCO

Dr Smith was a graduate of University of Queensland Medical School in 1997 and spent his residency training in Northern Queensland and Brisbane. He has achieved a Masters in Science research degree in Anatomy at Trinity College in Dublin for which he received a Trinity College Post-Graduate Award. He completed his advanced training in Ophthalmology in Queensland in 2007.

Special Interests:

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Medical Retina
  • General Ophthalmology and
  • Oculoplastic Surgery

Appointments to see

Dr Andrew Smith (North Lakes, QLD)
(07) 3385 0900
reception@northpointeyecare.com.au
www.northpointeyecare.com.au

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