MQ Health - Macquarie University

Ophthalmology Clinic

Our Doctors

Prof Stuart Graham

Head of Ophthalmology Clinical Unit
Subspeciality:  Glaucoma and Electrophysiology

Professor Stuart Graham completed his medical training at Sydney University, followed by ophthalmology with Fred Hollows and then a 2 year glaucoma fellowship at UBC, Vancouver, Canada. He completed a Master of Surgery in 1996 and a PhD in 2005. Professor Graham is Head of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at Macquarie University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, and a visiting Professor at the Save Sight Institute, Sydney University. Professor Graham practices as a glaucoma subspecialist, with a special interest in early diagnosis and electrophysiology. He performs SLT surgery for glaucoma, (but no longer does incisional surgery, referring such cases to other members of his team).

His research involves mechanisms of optic nerve damage, including vascular, molecular and genetic factors and new imaging techniques for structural analysis and dynamic retinal vascular changes. At Macquarie University his research team is studying neurodegenerative pathways with a view to developing neuroprotective therapies for glaucoma.

Professor Graham was Chairman of the Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia 2012-16, a previous RANZCO Board member, and is currently NSW representative of the ANZGIG executive committee. He has over 160 journal publications, several current NHMRC grants and is presently supervising six PhD students and three post-doctoral fellows at Macquarie University.

Associate Prof I-Van Ho

Head of Ophthalmic Surgery
Subspeciality:  Vitreoretinal and Macular Surgery

Associate Professor 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 Macular Consultants of New York. Associate Professor Ho is currently an Associate Professor of ophthalmology and Head of Ophthalmic Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University, and a clinical senior lecturer at the 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 Specialists. His clinical interest is in medical and surgical diseases of the macular, retina and vitreous; retinal imaging techniques; and small incision vitrectomy surgery. Languages other than English spoken by Associate Professor Ho are Mandarin and Cantonese.

Associate Prof Hema Arvind

Subspeciality: Glaucoma, Electrophysiology and Cataract

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 several scientific publications and a PhD. She is clinical senior lecturer at the Macquarie University.

Associate Prof Chandra Balachandran

Subspeciality: Glaucoma and Corneal/Refractive

Associate Prof 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 PhD in Ophthalmology. He completed further subspecialty training in Australia and overseas. Associate Prof Bala completed a glaucoma fellowship with Associate Prof 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. Associate Prof Bala has a number of research publications and is a senior clinical lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University. Dr Bala is  uent in Tamil and Hindi..

Associate Prof Ross Benger

Subspeciality: Oculoplastics

Associate Prof Ross Benger is an ophthalmic plastic surgeon – an ophthalmic surgeon who subsequently fellowship trained and qualified as a specialist oculo-facial plastic surgeon. He specialises in surgery of the eyelids, tear duct system, eye socket, and orbit (the cavity in which the eyeball and its attachments are located) in children as well as adults.

Associate Prof Benger is a graduate of the medical school of University of Adelaide, South Australia. He qualified in ophthalmology through the Sydney Eye Hospital training program. He subsequently qualified in his specialty, as a Fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Inc, after training in Sydney, United Kingdom, France and USA.

  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Australian and New Zealand Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeons (foundation member and former president) .
  • American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Inc
  • Asia-Pacific Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeons
  • Associate Member of European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Member of American Academy of Ophthalmology; and Australian Medical Association
  • Clinical Associate Professor at Macquarie University
  • Visiting Medical Officer (VMO) at Sydney Eye Hospital – head of oculoplastic surgery 2007-2014
  • Medical Director of Drummoyne Day Surgery Centre, Drummoyne, NSW

Dr Sara Booth-Mason

Subspeciality: Neuro-Ophthalmology

Dr Sara Booth-Mason trained at St Thomas Hospital and Moor elds 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, and general and medical ophthalmology. She also has an interest in clinical research. Dr Booth-Mason is a clinical associate lecturer at Macquarie University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health

Dr Eric Chai

Subspeciality: Glaucoma and Cataract

Dr Eric Chai is an ophthalmic surgeon with a subspecialty interest in glaucoma and small incision cataract surgery. 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. He has recently been appointed as a clinical lecturer and visiting medical officer at Macquarie University Hospital.

Dr Brian Chua

Subspeciality: Glaucoma and Cataract

Dr Brian Chua 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.

Dr Chua 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.

Dr Chua has authored numerous scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals, and has also presented at multiple local and international scientific congresses. He is currently a clinical senior lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University, and clinical lecturer at the University of Sydney. He is also a staff specialist in the Glaucoma Unit at the Sydney Eye Hospital, and visiting medical officer at St Vincent’s Hospital and Macquarie University Hospital.

Dr Chua is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, and has a sub-specialty interest in cataract and glaucoma surgery.

Dr Helen Do

Subspeciality: Medical Retina, Cataract Surgery and General Ophthalmology.

Dr Helen Do is an ophthalmic surgeon specialising in medical retina and cataract surgery. She graduated medicine from the University of New South Wales with first class honours and gained a Master of Medicine in Ophthalmic Science at University of Sydney, during which she wrote a treatise on retinal vein occlusions. She completed her ophthalmology training through the Sydney Eye Hospital program including training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Liverpool Hospital. She also performed outreach programs to rural Northern Territory based from Royal Darwin Hospital. This was followed by further training in complex cataract surgery and acute ophthalmology at Concord Hospital during her fellowship year. She underwent a medical retina fellowship in Sydney as a Bayer Medical Retina Fellow. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and dedicates time to ongoing research, with current projects in diabetic retinopathy and optical coherence tomography angiography.

Dr Do is a staff specialist at Westmead Hospital where she is actively involved with registrar teaching. She is also a clinical lecturer at Macquarie University and the University of Sydney.

Dr Do manages patients with medical retina conditions including medical, laser and injection management of patients with diabetic eye disease, age-related macular degeneration, retinal vascular conditions and other macular and retinal diseases. She performs cataract and pterygium surgery and manages patients with acute and general ophthalmology conditions.

Associate Prof Adrian Fung

Subspeciality: Vitreorentinal and Macular Surgery

Associate Professor Adrian Fung is a vitreoretinal surgeon and macular disease specialist. He also has expertise in tumours of the retina and choroid.

His interests include epiretinal membrane, macular hole, retinal detachment, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular occlusions, and retinal and choroidal tumours. Associate Professor Fung graduated in medicine from the University of New South Wales with first class Honours, before completing both a Master of Medicine in Ophthalmic Science and a Master of Medicine with merit in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Sydney. He undertook ophthalmology training at the Sydney Eye Hospital where he was elected as the Professorial Senior registrar and won the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists Filipic Greer Award for the highest mark in Advanced Pathology. A spokesman, research scholar and multiple awards recipient, he has written multiple books and book chapters and published dozens of manuscripts in major international ophthalmology journals.

Associate Prof Clare Fraser

Subspeciality: Neuro-Opthalmology and Strabismus

Dr Clare Fraser specialises in neuro-ophthalmology and adult strabismus, and is an Associate Professor in neuro- ophthalmology at the University of Sydney. She completed her ophthalmic training at Sydney Eye Hospital and neuro-ophthalmic training at Moorfields Eye Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology, London. In addition, she also completed a research fellowship at Emory Eye Centre, Atlanta USA. Dr Fraser has worked as a consultant neuro-ophthalmologist for Moorfields Eye Hospital and Kings College Hospital, London before returning to Sydney to work as a Consultant at Sydney Eye Hospital and St Vincent’s Hospital. She is the Education Officer for the Neuro-ophthalmology Society of Australia and is on the International Committee for the North-American Neuro-ophthalmology Society. She has been an invited lecturer at national and international conferences on neuro-ophthalmology. Dr Fraser has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles in medical journals, and written several book chapters. Her research was awarded an Ophthalmic Institute of Australia grant and has won several international awards.

Dr Gagan Khannah

Subspeciality:  Anterior Segment & Cataract Surgery

Dr Khannah is an ophthalmologist with special interests in cataract and refractive surgery.

He graduated from the University of Sydney in 1988, then undertook specialist training at Sydney Eye Hospital including postgraduate training as senior professional registrar in 1998. He became a Fellow of RANZCO in 1998 and is a member of the Australian, American and European Societies of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He is currently a member and previously on the Board of Directors for the Australian Society of Ophthalmologists and the Independent Ophthalmic Network.

He is a senior clinical lecturer at Macquarie University, a clinical lecturer in the Department of Ophthalmology at Sydney University.

Dr Khannah has presented his research at local and international conferences as well as being published in highly-reputed international journals.

He has taught anterior segment surgery since 1999 and is currently involved in clinical trials of the latest technology for cataract surgery.

Dr Rohan Merani

Subspeciality: Medical Retina and Cataract Surgery

Dr Rohan Merani is a medical retina specialist with expertise in the diagnosis and management of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular diseases and other macular disorders. He completed his undergraduate medical degree at the University of Sydney, graduating with Honours, followed by a Master of Medicine postgraduate degree. He undertook his ophthalmology registrar training at Sydney Eye Hospital, and his subspecialty fellowship in medical retina at Westmead Hospital. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists and the American Society of Retinal Specialists.

Dr Merani holds the academic position of clinical lecturer at both the University of Sydney and Macquarie University. He has many research interests and has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals. He regularly attends and presents at local and international meetings and has been involved in several clinical trials. He is a RANZCO clinical examiner and is chair of the Sydney Fluorescein Meeting. He has a public appointment at Concord Repatriation General Hospital where he teaches registrars clinical ophthalmology and cataract surgery.

Dr Leonard Ong

Subspeciality: Cataract Surgery and General Ophthalmology

Dr Leonard Ong graduated from the University of Sydney (MBBS, 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 one 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 currently a clinical lecturer in ophthalmology at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University. Dr Ong’s interests include cataracts, glaucoma, pterygia and diabetic retinopathy.

Dr Amy Pai

Subspeciality: Medical Retina and Uveitis

Dr Amy Pai completed her undergraduate medical degree at the University of New South Wales after entering the university with the Premier’s Award of Excellence. She furthered her academic pursuits in completing a PhD in clinical ophthalmology at the University of Sydney in 2013. After completing her Ophthalmology training in the Sydney Eye Network, Dr Pai went on to complete a Fellowship in Medical Retina and Uveitis at the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital in London (2016-7).

In her own time, she also went to National Taiwan University Hospital to learn about particular retinal and uveitic conditions prevalent in the Asian population, as well as blepharoplasty. Dr Pai has been recognised for her research with many prestigious awards including the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) postgraduate scholarship, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) travel grant, Westmead Charitable Trust Travel Scholarship, and the most recent RANZCO industry sponsored scholarship.

She has published in many peer reviewed journals and is a current clinical associate lecturer at the University of Sydney. Dr Pai is fluent in Mandarin, and speaks some Cantonese and Japanese.

Dr Godfrey (Goff) Quin

Dr Quin is an eye surgeon and medical retinal specialist. His expertise includes caring for people with diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration and other retinal disorders. A graduate of Otago Medical School, he was a resident at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital before being awarded a PhD in diabetic retinopathy from the University of Sydney. After completing his specialist training at Sydney Eye Hospital he completed further subspecialty training in medical retina.

Dr Quin is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, and a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists. As a clinical lecturer at Macquarie University, Dr Quin continues to research new ways to prevent vision loss with both laboratory science and as an investigator in large clinical trials of emerging treatments. He publishes articles about retinal disease in respected scientific and medical journals, and attends international conferences to other patients the best available treatments worldwide.

Dr Quin highly values establishing a good rapport with patients, taking time to listen to their and the family’s concerns. He gives full explanations of patient’s condition and treatment options.

Dr Loren Rose

Subspeciality: Paediatric Ophthalmology

Dr Loren Rose enjoys treating all general eye conditions in adults and children, including cataract and squint surgery. Dr 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 the University of Sydney, Dr Rose continued with her interest in visual neuroscience and was subsequently published in peer-reviewed literature. 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 Kiran Sindhu

Subspeciality:  Paediatric Ophthalmology and Cataract

Dr Kiran 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. Dr Sindhu is also a RANZCO examiner for anatomy and ophthalmic basic clinical competencies and knowledge.

Dr James Smith

Subspeciality: Paediatric and Adult Squint

Dr James 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. As well as consulting at Macquarie University Hospital, he is the Head of Ophthalmology at Royal North Shore Hospital.

Dr Krishna Tumuluri

Subspeciality: Oculoplastics

Dr Krishna Tumuluri 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 three 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. He is accredited at Macquarie University Hospital and also works at Westmead and Liverpool hospitals, the Children’s Hospital Westmead and Skin and Cancer Foundation Australia. He was an examiner for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists in the discipline of anatomy. He is a clinical senior lecturer at the University of Sydney and Macquarie University. Dr Tumuluri has a special interest in management of eyelid malpositions (ptosis, ectropion and entropion surgery), management of skin cancers in the region of eyelids, Seventh nerve palsy, DCR surgery for watery eye – specialising in endoscopic DCR surgery, thyroid eyelid and orbital problems and management of orbital lesions and tumours.

Dr David Wechsler

Subspeciality: Glaucoma & Cataract

Dr David Wechsler is an ophthalmologist with expertise in cataract and glaucoma surgery. He graduated from the University of Sydney with Honours in medicine and surgery in 1997. After training in ophthalmology at Sydney Eye Hospital and Liverpool Hospital, he underwent fellowship training in the management of glaucoma at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and Calderdale / Huddersfield Hospitals in the UK. He consults at MQ Health Ophthalmology Clinic and Burwood Eye Clinic. He is also a visiting medical officer at Concord Hospital, where he is involved in teaching the next generation of ophthalmologists. He is a senior lecturer in the discipline of ophthalmology at Sydney University, and associate lecturer at Macquarie University. He is also an examiner for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, and a member of the expert advisory committee for Glaucoma Australia.