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Coast Eye Clinic Doctors

The Gold Coast Eye Clinic Team

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dr john kearney

Dr John Kearney

Dr Kearney is the founding principal of the Gold Coast Eye Clinic which began in 1984. He is participating in the development of both Griffith and Bond University Medical Schools where he is Clinical Associate Professor. Since graduating from the University of Melbourne with honours in surgery, leading ophthalmologist Dr John Kearney has worked extensively throughout Australia and overseas.

In addition to the specialist services he provides at the Gold Coast Eye Clinic, Dr Kearney is committed to helping patients in disadvantaged and third world communities. As a member of the Mercy Ships and the Pacific Island Projects, he has travelled extensively performing cataract and other surgery, giving lectures and assisting with skills transfers.

Additionally, he has worked with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services on the Gold Coast and in Western Australian. He has also worked in the Northern Territory as part of the National Trachoma and Eye Health Program established by Dr Fred Hollows. He has taken part in the Dili (East Timor) Eye Clinic with the International Red Cross and World Health Organisation. Away from the theatre, Dr Kearney enjoys sailing and ballroom dancing.
dr peter montgomery

Dr Peter Montgomery

Dr Montgomery joined the Gold Coast Eye Clinic in 2004. He has been working on the Gold Coast since 2000. He is originally from New Zealand, where he completed most of his studies. After graduating from Otago University in 1986, he travelled overseas where he underwent sub-speciality training for three years at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Manchester Royal Hospital in the UK. After his time Manchester he moved on to Montreal, Canada.

He specialises in eyelid and tear duct surgery, ocular (skin repair) plastics, orbital surgery, eyelid tumours, thyroid-related eye diseases, Endonasal DCR for blocked tear ducts and the management of ptosis (droopy eyes). Dr Montgomery’s interests include playing golf and spending time with his family.
dr marc wei

Dr Marc Wei

Dr Marc Wei is our principle specialist laser and cataract surgeon. He graduated from University of Queensland Medical School in 1989 and underwent specialist training in ophthalmology at Royal Brisbane, Princess Alexandra and Mater Hospitals in Brisbane, culminating the Fellowship of Ophthalmology in 1998. Upon completion of specialist training in Australia, he obtained further subspecialty training in glaucoma, cataract and paediatric ophthalmology at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children and at Kings College Hospital, London, UK.

Since 2000, he has been in private practice, specialising in cataract, glaucoma and laser refractive surgery on the Gold Coast, Brisbane and in Sydney. He is one of the earliest pioneers of toric and multifocal lenses for cataract surgery as well as the first surgeon in Queensland to be accredited for and is the most experienced in laser cataract surgery. He is also a pioneer in the use of SMILE laser treatment for myopia in QLD.

He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, European Society of Refractive and Cataract surgeons and the Australasian Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons and is actively involved in research and presentations at ophthalmic conferences as well as teaching at Bond and Griffith University Medical Schools. He also contributes his time to the Myanmar Eye program to help relieve blindness in developing countries.
dr elizabeth livingstone

Dr Elizabeth Livingstone

Dr Livingstone has been working at the Gold Coast Eye Clinic for the past four years. She comes up from her practice in Sydney once a month. She specialises in cosmetic surgery and anti-wrinkle injections. Dr Livingstone is a member and fellow of numerous professional associations in Australia and overseas. Dr Livingstone’s interests include sailing, reading and travelling.
dr tony kwan

Dr Tony Kwan

Associate Professor Anthony Kwan is a vitreoretinal surgeon with an academic interest and the director of vitreoretinal service at QEI. He received his schooling and medical training in England, and ophthalmology training in London. He spent over 10 years at the largest specialist eye hospital in the world, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. This training equipped him as one of a few Australian eye surgeons trained to deal with both routine and complex retinal diseases.

Dr Kwan is always happy to deal with retinal emergencies like wet age-related macular degeneration and retinal detachment. Dr Kwan has extensive experience in research and is internationally known for his work in experimental retinal transplantation. He obtained his research-based Doctor of Medicine (MD) on the subject of retinal transplantation from the Institute of Ophthalmology at the University of London.

Between research and clinical care, Dr Kwan devotes himself to the education of junior doctors and he is currently an examiner for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO).
dr fraser imrie

Dr Fraser Imrie

Dr Fraser Imrie (MBChB, FRCOphth, FRANZCO) is a general ophthalmologist with a special interest in medical retina conditions (including age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disease and uveitis). He completed his ophthalmology training in several centres in Scotland (Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee), before undertaking a fellowship in medical retina at the Bristol Eye Hospital (UK).

In 2007, he was appointed as a consultant ophthalmologist in Glasgow, Scotland, and then moved to the Gold Coast in 2010 to take up an appointment as a consultant ophthalmologist at the Gold Coast Hospital. He is currently the clinical director of ophthalmology at the Gold Coast University Hospital where he leads the department and supervises registrar and medical student training. He is an expert in medical retinal diseases, and an experienced cataract surgeon.
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