• Dr Clare Fraser

    Neuro Ophthalmologist Sydney

    I specialise in neuro-ophthalmology and adult strabismus surgery in Sydney CBD, Gordon and Macquarie Uni.
     
    My training allows me to help patients whose symptoms don't fit neatly into just "neurology" or "ophthalmology".
     
    We'll start by listening to your story in your own words, performing a clinical examination, then together we come up with a plan for your ongoing care.
  • Neuro-ophthalmology

    What is Neuro-ophthalmology?

    Neuro-ophthalmology deals with visual problems caused by disorders of the brain or the optic nerve connection.
     
    Our eyes simply receive visual information - we actually see with our brain. In turn, the brain controls the position and focus of the eyes, directing our visual attention. Many disorders of the brain can cause problems in processing vision and problems with the control of eye movements.  
     
    Neuro-ophthalmologists can diagnose brain disorders using eye examinations.

    Symptoms Include

    • Altered central vision
    • Reduced peripheral visual field (side vision)
    • Double vision 
    • Pupil changes
    • Drooping of the eyelids
  • Strabismus

    Commonly known as a squint or cross-eye

    What is Strabismus?

    Strabismus is a condition where the eyes are not properly aligned with each other.
     
    The misalignment can occur in any direction, but is commonly known as a squint or being cross-eyed.  This is caused by an imbalance between the muscles controlling eye movements.  Strabismus can also be associated with a lazy eye.
     
    Though some patients are troubled by double vision, for others the main issues are related to the social impact of not being able to make normal eye contact.

    How can strabismus be treated?

     
    Eye exercises 
    Some people respond to simple daily eye tracking exercises that stengthen eye muscles and improve alignment.
     
    Prisms
    Temporary or permanent prisms can be placed onto your glasses, to compensate for the eye misalignment and improve double vision.
     
    Botox
    By using injections of Botox we can relax the muscles that are pulling the eyes out of alignment for a few months at a time.    
     
    Surgery
    Strabismus surgery aims to permanently correct the imbalance by repositioning the muscles on the eyeball.
  • Make a Booking

    Costs

    Routine private consultations are typically available within 2-4 weeks but every effort will be made to provide urgent appointments in an emergency.
     
    Initial consult ~ $290 (medicare rebate $75)
    Follow-up visits ~ $190 (medicare rebate $35)
     
    Please ask when booking for the current fees.
     
    Further tests may be necessary during your visit and these are charged separately, however in most cases will not exceed $350 (and medicare rebates may apply).
     
    Please call the clinic directly at the location most convenient for you.
  • Locations

    Sydney Ophthalmic Specialists Map

    Sydney Ophthalmic Specialists CBD

    Level 13
    139 Macquarie Street
    Sydney NSW 2000
     
    Monday and Tuesday afternoons
    (and Wednesday afternoon once a month)
     
    St Vincent's Clinic Map

    St Vincent's Clinic Darlinghurst

    Suite 1004
    438 Victoria Street
    Darlinghurst NSW 2010
     
    Wednesday afternoons fortnightly
     
    Gordon Eye Surgery Map

    Gordon Eye Surgery - new location

    Level 2

    741 Pacific Highway

    Gordon NSW 2072

    (old Gordon Post Office) 

     

    Access via Wade Lane or Pacific Highway. 

     
    Fridays
    (and Monday once a month)
     
    Macquarie University Ophthalmology Map

    Macquarie University Ophthalmology

    Suite 401
    2 Technology Place
    Macquarie University NSW 2109
     
    Tuesday mornings
     
  • Qualifications and Training

    Qualifications

    Associate Professor of Neuro-ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Education, University of Sydney
    Fellow of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (FRANZCO) 
    International Fellow of North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS)
    Masters of Medicine in ophthalmology research (MMed)
    Medical degree (MBBS - Hons) 

    Training

    Neuro-ophthalmology fellow at Emory University Hospital
    Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Dr Nancy Newman, Dr Valerie Biousse and Dr Beau Bruce

    Neuro-ophthalmology and strabismus fellow at Moorfields Eye Hospital
    London, England
    Dr Gordon Plant and Mr James Acheson
    Botox training with Ms Gill Adams
    Electrophysiology training with Professor Graham Holder
     
    Ophthalmology registrar at Sydney Eye Hospital
    Sydney, Australia
    January 2006 – December 2009 
    2009 4th year: Sydney Eye, Royal North Shore – senior registrar
    2008 3rd year: Westmead Children’s, Wagga, St Vincent’s, Bankstown
    2007 2nd year: St George, Royal Hobart, Sydney Eye, Liverpool
    2006 1st year: Concord, Prince of Wales, Sydney Eye, Royal North Shore
  • Watch

    Here's an embarrassing presentation I gave about how I used my iPhone as a registrar

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    If you need to get in contact with me, please call the Sydney Ophthalmic Specialists on (02) 9241 2914

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