Dr Crawford trained at the University of Melbourne and at the
Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. His academic experience includes
research work in the Transplantation Unit at the Walter and Eliza
Hall Institute and at the Melbourne University Department of Ophthalmology.
After gaining Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand
College of Ophthalmologists he travelled to the UK and joined the
Scottish National Health Service, becoming a Consultant Ophthalmologist.
He returned to Australia after nearly five years abroad, commenced practice in General Ophthalmology and joined the Eye Clinic at Northern Hospital. He became Head of Ophthalmology at Northern Hospital and remained in this position until Northern Health closed the service.
Dr Crawford is in private practice at Northern Eye Consultants. He performs cataract surgery, treats macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and glaucoma as well as seeing a comprehensive range of general eye conditions.
Dr Crawford has a public hospital appointment at the Austin & Repatriation Hospitals. He sees patients in the general eye clinics and teaches clinical and surgical ophthalmology.
Dr Fagan is a Melbourne based ophthalmologist. He completed his undergraduate medical degree with honours at The University of Melbourne in 2004. Resident medical years were spent at St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Dr Fagan commenced his ophthalmology registrar training at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in 2007 and finished in 2011. This provided comprehensive medical and surgical ophthalmology training. He achieved success in the final examinations by receiving the K G Howsam medal for best performing doctor in Australia and New Zealand. He subsequently undertook 18 months of subspecialty fellowship training in medical retina and ocular inflammatory disorders at the same institution. As part of this fellowship he has published articles in the medical literature and presented at international and local scientific meetings.
As a consultant ophthalmologist, Dr Fagan has public hospital appointments at the Austin and Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospitals. This involves providing public health care and he is actively involved in training of future colleagues. He has an appointment as a clinical lecturer with The University of Melbourne in the faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Dr MacIntyre received his basic medical and ophthalmic training in the United States of America. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) in Chemistry from Colgate University and a Doctor of Medicine (with Honours) from New York Medical College.
Dr MacIntyre undertook his internship at Columbia University and then completed ophthalmology training at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, receiving the American Board of Ophthalmology certification. Dr MacIntyre subsequently undertook subspecialty Fellowship training in Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Surgery at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.
Dr MacIntyre came to Australia in 2011 to be Cornea Fellow at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. During his Fellowships he conducted research in his specialty area, publishing the results in the medical literature and presenting them at local and international scientific meetings.
Dr MacIntyre specialises in medical and surgical disease of the cornea, including keratoconus and corneal dystrophies. He undertakes all forms of corneal surgery including lamellar grafting and full thickness corneal transplants. He also enjoys providing general ophthalmic care to a wide range of patients. He is a Staff Specialist at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and a Consultant in the Cornea Clinic, where he continues to be involved in the training of registrars and fellows.
Dr MacIntyre is a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honour Medical Society in the United States, and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.
Dr Satchi received her basic medical training in the United Kingdom, graduating from Cambridge University with a Distinction in Surgery. She then undertook eight years of general ophthalmology training, with her registrar training based at Oxford Eye Hospital.
Dr Satchi developed a special interest in oculoplastic and lacrimal ophthalmology, leading to her first coming to Melbourne to be Fellow in the Orbital, Oculoplastic and Lacrimal Clinic at the Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne. She then returned to the UK to be Fellow in the Orbital, Oculoplastic and Lacrimal Unit at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.
Dr Satchi returned to Australia in 2011 and was appointed as a Specialist Consultant to the Orbital, Oculoplastic and Lacrimal Clinic at the Eye and Ear Hospital. She maintains an active interest in academic research and in teaching. She has published over twenty articles in the peer-reviewed medical literature and she has presented papers at local and international scientific meetings.
Dr Satchi specialises in oculoplastic and lacrimal surgery including ectropion, entropion, ptosis, periocular skin tumours, blepharoplasty and tear duct surgery (including endonasal DCR). She also specialises in disorders of the orbit including problems associated with the loss of an eye and thyroid eye disease.
Her practice is focussed on oculoplastic, lacrimal and orbital disorders and she does not otherwise manage general ophthalmology referrals.
Dr Satchi holds an MA (Hons) and MBBChir (University of Cambridge) and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeons.
Dr Lim is a fellowship-trained retina specialist and general ophthalmologist. She has particular expertise in the management of retinal diseases including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vascular diseases. She also manages a wide range of other eye conditions such as cataract, glaucoma, pterygiums and eyelid conditions.
Dr Lim gained her medical degree with honours at the University of Melbourne. She also holds a Bachelor of Medical Science degree, awarded for her research on diabetic retinopathy. She undertook ophthalmology training at the RVEEH followed by subspecialty fellowship training in medical retina and uveitis.
Dr Lim has published in her area of subspecialty in peer-reviewed journals and presented at multiple international conferences. She currently holds public appointments at the RVEEH and Austin Health, where she is an active clinician and teacher. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists (ANZSRS).
Dr Lim can converse in Mandarin, Malay and Bahasa Indonesia.
Dr Katarina Creese is an internationally trained comprehensive ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon with special interest and training in paediatric ophthalmology, medical retina, ocular motility and neuro-ophthalmology.
Dr Creese completed her Doctor of Medicine at Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic) and her initial specialist training in Slovakia. Dr Creese attained the Fellowship of the European Board of Ophthalmology (Paris) in 2009. She is fluent in Slovak and Czech.
Dr Creese completed further training in Australia including fellowships in Paediatric Ophthalmology at The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and Medical Retina and Ocular Motility/Neuro-ophthalmology at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. Dr Creese attained the Fellowship of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists in 2019.
Dr Creese is a compassionate specialist who cares deeply about access to quality eye healthcare. Dr Creese worked for several years with CBM International as an ophthalmologist in Nigeria, Cameroon, Uganda and Rwanda.
Dr Creese is currently a visiting medical officer at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and Austin Health.
Dr Soares is a Melbourne based Ophthalmologist holding a permanent public position in the Glaucoma Unit at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and at Monash Hospital. His main interests are in complex glaucoma and cataract surgeries, ophthalmic teaching and surgical training of future colleagues as well as community collaborative care.
After completing his medical degree both in Brazil and in Portugal and graduating from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Dr Soares underwent ophthalmic training in both Brazil and in Australia. Having completed fellowships in Glaucoma in Brazil and in Glaucoma and in Advanced Cataract Surgery at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne.
Dr Soares has published his research work in peer-reviewed journals and presented at several international conferences. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, the international Council of Ophthalmology and the Brazilian Council of Ophthalmology.
Dr Soares also converses in Portuguese and Italian.
Ophthalmologists are medically qualified doctors who have then
obtained an advanced qualification in eye disease and eye surgery.
To become an ophthalmologist a person must first become qualified
as a doctor and gain at least two years postgraduate experience
in general medicine and surgery. Only then may they begin training
in ophthalmology. Training and qualification as an ophthalmologist
requires a minimum of 5 years further study, amounting to over 12,000
hours of training in medicine and surgery specific to the eye. To
remain recognised as an ophthalmologist by the Australian and New
Zealand College of Ophthalmologists an ophthalmologist must undertake
a minimum of 100 hours of ongoing education, every year.
Ophthalmologists investigate, diagnose and treat the full range of diseases of the eyes and visual system. Ophthalmologists have a full range of treatments available for all eye conditions including,
As medical doctors, ophthalmologists will treat your eye condition while taking into account your entire medical condition and they will co-operate closely with your GP and any other medical specialists that you may have.
Orthoptists are university degree-qualified health professionals who specialise in the testing, measurement and analysis of the eye and the visual system.
Orthoptists work in an eye care team, often generating much of the precise measurement and data that underlies treatment decisions. Orthoptists are highly skilled with diagnostic technology and will often be the expert operators of equipment such as angiogram cameras and optical coherence scanners.
Orthoptists may be closely involved in the delivery of ongoing eye care including postoperative treatment and strabismus management.
Optometrists are degree-qualified health professionals who are expert in the measurement and testing of vision and the prescription of spectacles and contact lenses.
Optometrists examine and assess the health of eyes and diagnose many important eye diseases.
If eye disease is diagnosed, many optometrists will refer the patient to an ophthalmologist for further assessment and possible treatment. Therapeutically-qualified optometrists are able to prescribe eyedrops and may treat some eye diseases without the involvement of ophthalmologists or other medical practitioners.