Vision Australia’s 100k Your Way in April

Posted April 26, 2024

Help our team raise funds as we do 100k Your Way This month some of the team at Sydney Ophthalmic Specialists have been walking / running & riding up a storm to raise funds for Vision Australia. By taking on the 100K Your Way challenge and raising funds for Vision Australia, we are endeavoring to enable mobility […]

Your eye appointment – What to Expect

Posted March 28, 2024

Your Appointment – What to Expect Do you have a child needing to see an eye doctor (ophthalmologist)? It is likely that they will be feeling a little nervous and this is perfectly normal. But guess what? We have some fantastic news to share – Our eye doctors and orthoptists are specially trained to take […]

LEGO shines a light on Amblyopia Treatment

Posted March 28, 2024

New LEGO figurines encourage amblyopia treatment The newest release of LEGO® Minifigures Series 25 has excited the doctors and orthoptists at Sydney Ophthalmic Specialists by including a figurine wearing an eye patch. The ‘train kid’ mini figurine wears glasses and a patch. Patching is an effective treatment for children with ‘lazy eyes’ which we refer […]


Posted March 1, 2024

RANZCO 2023 Now that the festive season and new year rush has settled down, we have had time to reflect on the year that was 2023. Our team of Ophthalmologists and Orthoptists had many highlights of continued education throughout the year including being part of the hosting committee for the Australian and New Zealand Strabismus […]

Prof Frank Martin awarded prestigious AAPOS Marshall M. Parks Silver Medal

Posted April 12, 2023

Dr Martin awarded ‘Nobel Prize’ of Ophthalmology in NYC Prof Frank Martin is no stranger to accolades. In his 50+ years of building a successful career as a paediatric and general ophthalmologist, Prof Martin’s service to the industry has been noticed by many. Last week, in New York, Dr Martin was awarded the prestigious Marshall […]

Dr Caroline Catt appointed Chair of ANZPOS

Posted July 29, 2022

The PSIG (Paediatric Special Interest Group Meeting) was held in Brisbane this month from 8-9th July. Several of our ophthalmologists presented two cases for discussion. The Paediatric Special Interest Group is an official special interest Group of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. The group meets on an annual basis, sharing unique […]

Dr Starte talks Congenital Cataract

Posted August 9, 2021

Congenital Cataract Cataract is the leading cause of preventable blindness worldwide. Most commonly, cataracts affect older adults, but did you know that cataract can also be found in babies? We recently observed Cataract Awareness month in June and while many people understand cataract as part of the normal aging process, the fact that cataract can […]

Dr Vivek Pandya talks Macular Degeneration for Macula Month

Posted May 31, 2021

Dr Pandya talks Macular Degeneration We recently sat down with our resident Vitreo-Retinal specialist Dr Vivek Pandya who specialises in macula conditions. Macula Degeneration is, as the name suggests, a degenerative condition. Dr Pandya explains exactly what your macula is, goes into some detail on the pathology of Macular degeneration and identifies risk factors and […]

May is Macula Month!

Posted May 6, 2021

MACULA MONTH We don’t suppose Macular disease awareness is the first thing that springs to mind when you think about the month of May. May is such a nice time of year in Australia; it’s Autumn. We enjoy watching leaves turn a beautiful shade of red-brown and begin to softly fall to the ground. There’s […]

Screen over-load in Lockdown

Posted September 24, 2020

Eyes on Lock-down EDIT: Dr Michael Jones was interviewed on the ABC Breakfast show with Josh Szeps, 9th April 2021. Listen to the full interview here by clicking link below.   For the majority of 2020, life for most Australians has been impacted either directly or indirectly by COVID-19. For millions of Victorians, life […]

R U OK? Day

Posted September 10, 2020

R U OK Day Today, 10th September is our national day of action for suicide awareness and prevention. R U OK, is an Australian suicide prevention charity, aiming to inspire people to meaningfully connect and support those struggling with life. They are here to remind us all that everyday is a day to start a conversation […]

Spotlight on Glaucoma

Posted May 28, 2020

Glaucoma Recently we came across an article on the Glaucoma Australia website written by the mother of one of our very own patients, Harrison. We have linked the article here as we really feel it is a story that a lot of our followers and patients will relate to. As a mum Renee was not […]

Telehealth Services

Posted April 20, 2020

Telehealth Services now available To help us fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Sydney Ophthalmic Specialists are rolling out more comprehensive options to help ensure that your care is not compromised while you self-isolate or are in quarantine. It is a way of delivering health services remotely, either by telephone or video conferencing. It […]

Covid-19 Coronavirus Update

Posted March 10, 2020

Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 Update We understand that patients may be concerned about the recent Coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China late last year. We wanted to provide some information on this following recent alerts from the State and Federal Governments. The Australian & NSW Governments are monitoring the situation and have processes in place […]

How Artificial Intelligence is improving Lives

Posted March 7, 2019

Artificial Intelligence is helping visually impaired people all over the world There are more than 350,000 vision impaired people in Australia. Exciting news is emerging that advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) are beginning to make everyday activities for these people more accessible. What is Artificial Intelligence?! Artificial intelligence is sometimes called ‘machine intelligence’. That is, […]

Recognition for Dr Craig Donaldson

Posted February 7, 2019

Dr Craig Donaldson awarded AM One of our very own Ophthalmologists Dr Craig Donaldson was one of four eye health professionals recognised for their contributions to the sector, featuring among the 1,127 recipients on the 2019 Australia Day Honours List. Dr Donaldson was awarded Member of the Order (AM) in the Order of Australia Honours […]

World Sight Day 2018

Posted October 11, 2018

World Sight Day 2018 World sight day is an annual day of awareness to bring attention to blindness and vision impairment on a global scale. It is held on the second Thursday in October. It was established by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 2000 & together with the International Agency for the Prevention of […]

Be My Eyes

Posted September 20, 2018

Be My Eyes – conception to a reality   “It’s my hope that by helping each other as an online community, Be My Eyes will make a big difference in the everyday lives of blind people all over the world.” – Hans Jørgen Wiberg, Founder of Be My Eyes In 2012, Danish furniture craftsman Hans […]

Jeans for Genes Day 2018

Posted August 2, 2018

Jeans for Genes Day is happening tomorrow! Friday 3rd August 2018. “Jeans for Genes day is the iconic fundraising campaign of the Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI). It was established in 1994 by the CMRI to fund revolutionary research that helps diagnose, understand and find cures or treatments for conditions affecting kids, including genetic diseases, cancer […]

Optical Illusions Behind the Scenes!

Posted July 11, 2018

The Mechanisms behind Optical Illusions Have you ever seen something that isn’t really there? Could your mind be playing tricks on you? The “tricks” might be your brain reacting to feedback between neurons in different parts of the visual system, according to a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience by Carnegie Mellon University Assistant Professor […]