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A/Prof Colin Chan

Dr Colin Chan

MBBS(Hons) FRANZCO

A/Prof Colin Chan is a highly experienced cataract and refractive surgeon. He is an internationally recognised expert in vision correction procedures, including laser eye surgery (LASIK, SMILE® and ASLA/PRK), refractive lens exchange and lens implant. He has extensive experience in cataract surgery and was one of the first surgeons in the world to perform laser cataract surgery. A/Prof Chan also specialises in the treatment of corneal conditions, with a focus on keratoconus, pterygium and dry eye. He has expertise in techniques such as corneal ring implants (using Intacs and Kerarings) and corneal transplants and was one of the first surgeons in the world to perform collagen cross-linking for keratoconus.

Background

After completing a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery with Honours at the University of Melbourne, A/Prof Chan became a medical and surgical registrar at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne. He then undertook ophthalmic surgery training at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital, before completing a fellowship in corneal and laser eye surgery at the Boxer Wachler Vision Institute in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and at the University of California, Irvine. A/Prof Chan is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health at the University of Canberra and a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sydney. A/Prof Chan has published over 30 peer-reviewed publications and is on a number of academic committees, including the Ocular Therapeutics Committee at the Australian College of Optometry, and the Human Research and Ethics Committee and the Registrar Training Program Committee at RANZCO.

A/Prof Chan consults at Vision Eye Institute Bondi Junction and Chatswood.

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Dr Tess Huynh

Dr Tess Huynh

MBBS FRANZCO

With over 16 years of experience, Dr Tess Huynh is a highly respected cataract, corneal and refractive surgeon who is actively involved in research, teaching and charity work. She is one of the most experienced laser cataract surgeons in Australasia, with expertise in all of the available laser platforms. Her significant expertise with cataracts allows her to perform both routine cataract surgery, as well as more complex cataract surgery for patients with co-occurring eye conditions.

Dr Huynh also specialises in corneal conditions – she has a particular interest in collagen cross-linking to treat keratoconus, pterygium surgery using autografting, and corneal transplantation, including all lamellar surgery. In addition, Dr Huynh performs laser eye surgery (LASIK, SMILE and ASLA/PRK) and treats more general eye conditions. She was awarded the Pharmacia Grant for establishing a retinopathy-of-prematurity screening program at the National Paediatric Hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam, in conjunction with an honorary position at the Royal Children’s Hospital International Charity Organisation.

Background

Dr Huynh received her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Sydney. She completed her ophthalmology training at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, before undertaking a Corneal Fellowship at the Centre for Eye Research Australia, Victoria. Dr Huynh’s teaching positions include Clinical Lecturer at Macquarie University Hospital and Lecturer for the Master of Refractive Surgery program at the University of Sydney. She also lectures at certification courses for national and international ophthalmologists and sits on the College Board of Examiners for the RANZCO Ophthalmic Basic Competencies and Knowledge (OBCK) exam. Dr Huynh has a passion for helping the less privileged and has been involved in charity work in Australia, Vietnam, Cambodia and the Philippines. She has been actively involved as a volunteer surgeon and fundraiser for the Vietnam Vision Project since 2006. Other organisations that Dr Huynh volunteers for include Australian Health and Humanitarian Aid/Rotary Club, Cambodia Vision, Sight For All and Christian Blind Mission International. Dr Huynh presents extensively at conferences in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

Dr Huynh practises at Vision Eye Institute Hurstville.

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Dr Mark Jacobs

Dr Mark Jacobs

MD MBBCh FRANZCO FRACS FRCOphth

Dr Mark Jacobs is an experienced general ophthalmologist who treats a range of eye conditions, including glaucoma and pterygium. He also specialises in laser cataract surgery and was one of the first surgeons in Australia to perform laser cataract surgery, using the first femtosecond laser in the country. He is a member of staff at Sydney Children’s Hospital and a conjoint senior lecturer at the University of New South Wales.

Background

Dr Jacobs qualified as an ophthalmic surgeon at Sydney Eye Hospital in 1989. He then worked in London, where he was a fellow at the Hospital for Sick Children and Moorfields Eye Hospital. After qualifying as an ophthalmologist, he attained a doctorate in medicine (MD, University of New South Wales) for original research of international standing. He has been a co-supervisor of both PhD and master’s thesis students. Dr Jacobs has published over 30 articles in peer-reviewed ophthalmology journals and presented at international ophthalmology meetings. In the past, Dr Jacobs has been invited to review grant applications for the Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia and journal articles for the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Ophthalmology.

Dr Jacobs practises at Vision Eye Institute Drummoyne.

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Dr Athena Roufas

Dr Athena Roufas

MBBS(Hons) BSc(Med) MMed(OphthalSci) FRANZCO

Dr Athena Roufas is a cataract, corneal and glaucoma specialist. She has extensive cataract surgery experience, including complex cataract removals in patients with uveitis, advanced or dense cataracts, angle-closure glaucoma and eye trauma, as well as in those who have had a vitrectomy. Dr Roufas also treats a range of corneal conditions, with particular expertise in corneal transplantation, collagen cross-linking, pterygium surgery and dry eye. For glaucoma treatment, Dr Roufas specialises in trabeculectomy and glaucoma drainage devices.

Background

Dr Roufas received a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery with Honours, and a Master of Medicine in Ophthalmic Science from the University of New South Wales. She completed a fellowship in glaucoma at Westmead Hospital in Sydney and a fellowship in cornea and anterior segment trauma at King’s College Hospital in London. Dr Roufas spent many years as a research fellow at the University of Sydney’s Save Sight Institute (Clinical Ophthalmology and Eye Health). More recently, Dr Roufas undertook research on an adhesive drug delivery technology for corneal and scleral wounds at the Centre for Vision Research, Westmead Institute for Medical Research in Sydney. She is a consultant and involved in teaching and supervising trainee ophthalmologists at Sydney Eye Hospital and Royal Alfred Prince Hospital.

Dr Roufas consults at Vision Eye Institute Bondi Junction, Chatswood and Mosman.