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Dr Jason Cheng

Dr Jason Cheng

BSc MBBS FRCOphth FEBO FAMS FRANZCO

Dr Jason Cheng is a glaucoma specialist with extensive surgical and laser experience, including trabeculectomy, tube implant, angle surgery and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS). He is actively involved in research in the field of glaucoma and has been part of several commercial and multicentre trials as principal and co-investigator. His current projects look to improve the quality of treatment for glaucoma patients through medication, laser and surgery. Dr Cheng is also a highly experienced cataract surgeon and is a conjoint lecturer at UNSW Medicine.

Background

Dr Cheng completed his medical training and Bachelor of Science at Imperial College London, UK. He did one year of basic medical officer training in Sydney, before returning to England for general ophthalmology training, which included two years at Moorfield’s Eye Hospital. He then completed two separate glaucoma subspecialty fellowships, one at St Thomas’ Hospital, London, and a second at the University of Toronto, Canada, which was funded by a Royal College of Ophthalmologist Scholarship. Dr Cheng went on to work in Singapore as a glaucoma consultant in a public hospital for three years, where he was appointed to the board of the Operating Theatre Committee and Medical Care Quality Committee. He was also a clinical lecturer at the University of Singapore, where he received a teaching excellence award as voted by medical students. He received an innovation research grant to develop new technology and was a part of a team that developed an ophthalmic mobile app that won an IT excellence award from the Singapore Ministry of Health. Dr Cheng is currently in the visiting teaching faculty for the Pacific Eye Institute, Fiji (RANZCO and Fred Hollows Foundation NZ).

Dr Cheng practises at Vision Eye Institute Bondi Junction and Hurstville.