- 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.
- 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
- 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 exercisesSome people respond to simple daily eye tracking exercises that stengthen eye muscles and improve alignment.PrismsTemporary or permanent prisms can be placed onto your glasses, to compensate for the eye misalignment and improve double vision.BotoxBy using injections of Botox we can relax the muscles that are pulling the eyes out of alignment for a few months at a time.SurgeryStrabismus surgery aims to permanently correct the imbalance by repositioning the muscles on the eyeball.
Costs (updated 30/03/20)
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 - 30 min ~ $385 (medicare rebate $75)
Follow-up visits - 20min ~ $255 (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.
Associate Professor of Neuro-ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Education, University of Sydney
Clinical Associate Professor, Macquarie University
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)TrainingNeuro-ophthalmology fellow at Emory University HospitalAtlanta, Georgia, USA
Dr Nancy Newman, Dr Valerie Biousse and Dr Beau Bruce
Neuro-ophthalmology and strabismus fellow at Moorfields Eye HospitalLondon, England
Dr Gordon Plant and Mr James AchesonBotox training with Ms Gill AdamsElectrophysiology training with Professor Graham HolderOphthalmology registrar at Sydney Eye HospitalSydney, 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
- Here's an embarrassing presentation I gave about how I used my iPhone as a registrar