DR JU-LEE OOI
BSc(Med) MBBS MPH GradDipPaed FRANZCO
Ophthalmic Surgeon and Physician
Dr Ju-Lee Ooi is an ophthalmologist with special interests in cataract surgery, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, medical retinal diseases, glaucoma and general ophthalmology.
Dr Ooi undertook her advanced training in ophthalmology at Sydney Eye Hospital. She completed a fellowship in Medical Retina at Westmead Hospital under the supervision of Professor Paul Mitchell. During this time she gained experience in the treatment of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other diseases of the retina. She was a co-investigator on several major clinical trials in the treatment of these conditions. Dr Ooi has undertaken further study and training at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Dr Ooi received a 100 TER in the Higher School certificate, and graduated dux of James Ruse Agricultural High School. She studied medicine at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), receiving a UNSW Alumni Association Undergraduate Scholarship. Dr Ooi graduated with a Master of Public Health from UNSW, and a Graduate Diploma of Paediatrics. She is a member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) Public Health Committee.
Dr Ooi has a strong commitment to medical research, and has published extensively in the peer-reviewed medical literature. She has presented at numerous local, national and international ophthalmology conferences.Dr Ooi was awarded the Prince of Wales Hospital ‘Major Contributor to Ophthalmology Research’ Prize, and several research grants including the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation Grant, the Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation Grant and the Foundation for Children Grant.
Dr Ooi is a Conjoint Lecturer at University of NSW and a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sydney. She also consults at the Hills Eye Surgery in Sydney – phone 02 9481 0066 for an appointment with Dr Ooi in Pennant Hills.
DR NEIL SHARMA
BSc(Med) MBBS(Hons) MPH MMed (Refract Surg) FRANZCO
Ophthalmic Surgeon and Physician
Dr Neil Sharma is an ophthalmologist with special interests in cataract surgery, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, refractive surgery and glaucoma management. After completing his specialist training at Sydney Eye Hospital, Neil undertook a fellowship in general ophthalmology at the Australian School of Advanced Medicine and Macquarie University Hospital. He graduated with a Master of Medicine in cataract and refractive surgery from the University of Sydney.
Dr Sharma trained as the Senior Clinical Fellow in Medical Retina at the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust. He gained experience in the management of conditions including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disease, CSR and other retinal diseases. Neil trained in the use of anti-VEGF medications, multispot retinal lasers, wide-field angiography, and the use of photodynamic therapy (PDT). Dr Sharma was involved in several research and audit projects in addition to his clinical work. He gave teaching presentations at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, the University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University.
Dr Sharma has a strong interest in research, and has published in the peer-reviewed medical literature. He has presented at numerous local, national and international ophthalmology conferences. He is a reviewer for several peer-reviewed medical journals. Neil has been awarded several prestigious prizes, including the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) undergraduate Prize and Medal, the RANZCO Eye Foundation Medical Retina scholarship, and the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Patron’s Prize.
Dr Sharma is a staff-specialist ophthalmologist at Westmead Hospital. He is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney, and a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Wollongong. He graduated with a Master of Public Health from UNSW in 2004. Neil is interested in raising public awareness of eye diseases and eye health, and does a regular segment on 2GB Radio, Sydney. Podcasts of recent episodes can be heard on our Patient Information page.
DR EDWINA EADE
MBBS (Hons) BSc MMed FRANZCO
Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon
Dr Eade is an Consultant Ophthalmologist with subspeciality training in Oculoplastic, Orbital and Lacrimal Surgery and Ocular Oncology.
She graduated from Medicine with Honours at the University of Sydney. She completed her specialty ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital with her final six months as the Senior Ophthalmology Registrar at Westmead Children’s Hospital.After completing a Masters Degree in Ophthalmic Science at the University of Sydney she undertook a fellowship in Ocular Oncology at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, USA. She undertook two further years of sub-speciality training with world leaders in Oculoplastic, Orbital and Lacrimal surgery at the Royal Manchester Eye Hospital, United Kingdom and the Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital, Melbourne.
Dr Eade is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology (RANZCO) and a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeons (ANZSOPS). She has published widely in the peer-reviewed medical literature and presented at national and international conferences.
She is an approachable doctor and focuses on addressing her patient’s concerns. She continues to update her knowledge of advances in her field and to maintain her clinical and surgical excellence. She has an ongoing interest in international ophthalmology, having worked in local clinics in Cambodia, Vietnam, Sri-Lanka and Myanmar.
She specialises in Eyelid Surgery including cosmetic surgery, Orbital Surgery and Lacrimal Surgery in adults and children. This includes Eyelid Malposition (Ectropion, Entropion, Ptosis), Periocular Skin Cancers, Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery, Facial Nerve Palsy, Orbital disease (infections, tumours, fractures), Thyroid Eye Disease, Watery Eye, Tear Duct Surgery (endoscopic and external), Artificial Eye Management. Dr Eade is trained in the use of scarless and minimally invasive techniques.
DR CHAMEEN SAMARAWICKRAMA
BSc(Med) MBBS PhD FRANZCO
Corneal, Refractive and Anterior Segment Surgeon
Dr Chameen Samarawickrama is a Consultant Eye Surgeon with expertise in corneal and anterior segment surgery, complex corneal diseases, keratoconus, corneal transplantation, dry eye, lens surgery and laser eye surgery. Dr Samarawickrama combines scientific excellence with personalised care. He prides himself on clear communication and patient education. His philosophy is to maintain a wholistic approach to each person’s vision, from assessment, to surgery, and aftercare. Dr Samarawickrama is abreast of the forefronts of ophthalmic developments and technology, and delivers this in a personalised and approachable manner.
Dr Samarawickrama is an alumnus of James Ruse Agricultural High School where he graduated as Dux in 1999 with a perfect score of 100.00 in the NSW Higher School Certificate. He studied Medicine and Surgery at the University of New South Wales, graduating in 2005. After submitting his PhD, Dr Samarawickrama commenced his Ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital in 2010 and went on to complete his first advanced specialisation in cornea and laser eye surgery at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (Melbourne). He was subsequently selected to complete a second fellowship at the acclaimed Moorfields Eye Hospital (London), where he worked with doyens in the field of corneal surgery including Mr Bruce Allan, Mr Stephen Tuft and Mr Mark Wilkins. At the culmination of his advanced specialist training, Dr Samarawickrama was appointed Consultant in Cornea and External Eye Diseases at Moorfields Eye Hospital prior to his return to Sydney in 2016.
Dr Samarawickrama has made major contributions to ophthalmology research, and is a leading clinician-scientist in his field. He was awarded his PhD from the University of Sydney in 2012. Dr Samarawickrama has authored over 40 publications in top-tier international journals. His research interests include the formulation of a novel corneal glue, early detection of keratoconus using photonic sensors and the development of new therapies for herpes simplex keratitis. Over the course of his career Dr Samarawickrama has been awarded over 10 scholarships, and over $100,000 in research funding.
He is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at Sydney University and a regular speaker at international conferences. He instructs ophthalmology trainees in cataract surgery and complex corneal and anterior segment reconstructions. Dr Samarawickrama is a consultant ophthalmologist at Westmead Hospital and Liverpool Hospital.
Dr Samarawickrama lives in Sydney with his wife, who is a local GP. In his spare time, he is an avid squash player and loves a good book.Click on the link for his interview at the 2016 ESCRS Conference http://www.touchophthalmology.com/gallery/escrs-2016-chameen-samarawickrama-interview