MBBS BSc(Hons) FRANZCO
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.
MBBS MPH FRANZCO
Dr David Ng is a general ophthalmologist who treats a broad range of conditions. He has considerable experience in performing laser cataract surgery and was part of the first team in the Southern Hemisphere to use laser technology for cataract surgery. He regularly lectures on this area to optometrists and other doctors. Dr Ng also has a particular interest in glaucoma and medical diseases of the retina, including diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration and retinal vein occlusion. Dr Ng regularly manages and treats eyelid lesions and pterygium. For pterygium surgery, he uses tissue glue to reduce the need for sutures.
Dr Ng often travels to developing countries to perform pro-bono cataract surgery and is also a designated aviation ophthalmologist (DAO). He is the Medical Director of China Vision, an Australian-based charity that conducts cataract surgery missions in China. As part of Dr Ng’s work for China Vision, he visited Qingxin city, Guangdong in 2018 to perform cataract surgery.
Dr Ng received a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Sydney, and later completed his Master of Public Health at the same university. He gained a wide breadth of clinical expertise in neurosurgery and plastic surgery prior to commencing his ophthalmology training at the renowned Sydney Eye Hospital. Dr Ng is a conjoint senior lecturer at the University of Western Sydney School of Medicine. Through his great interest in medical mission, he has worked in Tanzania as well as in the Northern Territory with the Aboriginal population. He has travelled to China many times to provide volunteer services. In 2014 and 2015, he travelled to Kratie, Cambodia to perform cataract surgery with Cambodia Vision.
Dr Ng practises at Vision Eye Institute Chatswood, Drummoyne and Mosman.