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Dr Frank Martin MBBS, FRACS, FRANZCO

Specialises in paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus.

Frank was head of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead for 22 years and is currently a Visiting Medical Officer at the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network (the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick), as well as at Sydney Eye Hospital. He is Clinical Professor in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health and Ophthalmology at the University of Sydney. Frank has published over 40 articles, has written several text book chapters and is a reviewer for the British Journal of Ophthalmology. He was Editor of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Ophthalmology for 11 years. Frank is past President of the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, he is current President of the Children’s Medical Research Institute at Westmead, the International Strabismus Association and the Asia Pacific Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. In 2013 he was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Frank also serves as a director of the Board of the International Council of Ophthalmology and was made an Honorary Professor of the Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center Sun Yat-sen University.

Michael Jones

Dr Michael Jones MBBS PhD FRANZCO

Specialises in paediatric ophthalmology, strabismus, cataract and general ophthalmology.

Michael is currently the Head of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Head of the Strabismus Unit at the Sydney Eye Hospital and a Senior Clinical Lecturer with the University of Sydney. Michael undertook sub-specialty fellowship training at the Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada) where he received the Morin Award for most outstanding fellow. Michael undertook further subspecialty training in retinoblastoma with Brenda Gallie. He has a keen interest in teaching and research and completed his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the University of Sydney in mitochondrial DNA and age-related maculopathy. Michael has published numerous peer-reviewed scientific papers, book chapters and is regularly invited to present at scientific meetings nationally and internationally. Michael contributes to the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology as secretary and treasurer of the strabismus society and to the Sydney Eye Hospital as secretary and treasurer of the Medical Staff council as well as on the scientific committee of the Alumni Association. Dr Jones operates privately at Chatswood Private Hospital.

Caroline Catt

Dr Caroline Catt BMBS MMed BMedSci
(Hons1) FRANZCO

Dr Caroline Catt specialises in paediatric ophthalmology, cataract surgery, strabismus surgery and general ophthalmology.

Caroline graduated with an undergraduate, a Medical and a Masters degree from the University of Sydney and the Flinders University of South Australia. She completed her ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital and was the Professorial Senior Registrar during her final year of training. This was followed by a Fellowship in paediatric ophthalmology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, which developed her particular interest in paediatric and neonatal ophthalmology and strabismus. Caroline was awarded the Morin award for most outstanding Fellow & has published in peer-reviewed journals and has undertaken clinical studies in paediatric ophthalmic disease. She has a keen interest in teaching ophthalmologists-in-training and is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney. A regular speaker at national and international meetings, Caroline takes a kind, comprehensive and patient-centered approach in her practice.

Craig Donaldson

Dr Craig Donaldson MBBS FRACS FRANZCO

Specialises in paediatric ophthalmology, strabismus, cataract and general ophthalmology.

He completed his ophthalmic training at Sydney Eye Hospital (SEH) and further fellowship studies in Toronto, Canada where he was awarded the John Gabi Award for ophthalmic research. Craig is a consultant ophthalmologist at Sydney Eye Hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Sydney Children’s Hospital. He has authored many papers and presented at a number of Australian and overseas conferences. As a former College of Ophthalmology (RANZCO) Council and NSW Branch committee member and current Australian Orthoptic Board (AOB) representative, Craig has a strong and respected profile within ophthalmology. He is currently chair of the Australian and New Zealand strabismus society and director of training of the Sydney Eye Hospital registrar training program.

Clare Fraser

Dr Clare Fraser MBBS (Hons) Mmed FRANZCO

Specialises in neuro-ophthalmology, general ophthalmology and adult strabismus.

Dr Fraser undertook ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital and fellowship training in neuro-ophthalmology and strabismus at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, the National Hospital for Neurology in London and Emory Eye Center in Atlanta. Clare is an Associate Professor in Neuro-ophthalmology at the University of Sydney, with public hospital clinical appointments at Sydney Eye Hospital and St Vincent’s Hospital. She has ongoing research projects in optic neuritis, multiple sclerosis, idiopathic intracranial hypertension and ocular electrodiagnostics. Clare has authored book chapters on optic neuritis and pituitary tumours and has over 30 neuro-ophthalmic scientific publications.

Peter Martin

Dr Peter Martin MBBS FRACS FRANZCO

Oculoplastic Specialist, General Ophthalmology, Orbital and Lacrimal Surgery

Dr Martin is highly specialised in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery (lacrimal, orbital and eyelid pathology). He specialises in treating patients with systemic disease affecting the eyelid and orbit such as thyroid and orbital diseases. Peter preforms both external and endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy. The outcome of all oculoplastic procedures demands the need for a good cosmetic result. Cosmetic surgery of the eyelids and face has become part of Dr Martin’s interest using CO2 skin laser. He also uses Botox therapeutically to treat various eyelid problems. Dr Martin is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sydney, a consultant at Sydney Eye Hospital and is involved extensively in the training of registrars and international fellows.He is passionate about his work & leads a team of surgeons and nurses to Myanmar annually caring for both children and adults with oculoplastic problems. Peter operates at Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick, Westmead Children’s Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital.

Daniel Polya

Dr Daniel Polya MBBS MPH FRCSC FRANZCO

Dr Daniel Polya is a specialist in vitreoretinal surgery, medical retina, cataract and general ophthalmology.

Daniel’s main interests are in the diagnosis and treatment of surgical and medical diseases of the retina and vitreous including age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, vitreous haemorrhage, epiretinal membrane, macular hole and the management of posterior segment complications of intraocular surgery. As a Visiting Medical Officer at Royal North Shore Hospital, he supervises and mentors trainee ophthalmologists. Daniel completed ophthalmology training at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne and a fellowship in Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous at St Michael’s Hospital, Canada’s busiest retinal service, at the University of Toronto, where he was chief fellow. He was appointed as clinical lecturer in the Department of Ophthalmology at Dalhousie University. He has authored and co-authored multiple published manuscripts in international journals and a book chapter on sutureless vitrectomy. He completed a Masters of Public Health at the University of NSW with a thesis in Patient Safety. Daniel has presented at several international ophthalmic meetings & is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Retina Specialists, Oceania Retina Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists, Canadian Ophthalmological Society, Canadian Retina Society, and Australian Medical Association. In addition Daniel is an examiner for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists in Anatomy and is a member of the RANZCO Clinical Standards Committee.