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Dr Simon Chen

Dr Simon Chen


Dr Simon Chen is a retinal specialist, vitreo-retinal surgeon and laser cataract surgeon. He is an expert in modern treatments for age-related macular degeneration and sutureless retinal surgery and is a principal investigator for numerous international clinical trials of new treatments for retinal disease. Dr Chen was one of the first surgeons in the world to perform laser cataract surgery and regularly receives referrals for complex cataract surgery, especially in patients with retinal disease or ocular trauma, or following complications from previous eye surgery. He was the first surgeon in the world to perform combined laser cataract surgery and vitreoretinal surgery.


Dr Chen was born and educated in London, UK. He graduated in medicine and surgery from the University of London, then trained in ophthalmology at the teaching hospitals of the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge, UK. He undertook extensive advanced training in retinal and cataract surgery during fellowships at the Oxford Eye Hospital, UK and Lions Eye Institute, Australia. This experience and international training enable Dr Chen to manage the full range of routine and complex retinal problems. Dr Chen has been selected to treat many doctors, nurses, optometrists and their closest relatives, who trust his reputation for intricate microsurgery, passion for excellence and communication skills. Dr Chen is a conjoint senior lecturer at the University of New South Wales. He has published over 35 papers in peer-reviewed medical journals and over 30 articles in the non-peer-reviewed medical literature, covering various aspects of retinal disease.

Dr Chen practises at Vision Eye Institute Bondi Junction, Chatswood and Drummoyne.