Associate Professor Andrew Chang
MBBS(Hons), PhD, FRANZCO, FRACS
Andrew Chang is a vitreoretinal surgeon and ophthalmologist. He holds an academic appointment of Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney. He is a consultant ophthalmologist and the Head of Ophthalmology and the Retinal Unit at the Sydney Eye Hospital. He is the Medical Director of Sydney Retina Clinic.
He graduated from University of Sydney Medical School and trained at the Sydney Eye Hospital with retinal fellowships at Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and in the USA. He was awarded a PhD for retinal research conducted in the Universities of California and Sydney.
His commitment to international ophthalmology includes Secretary General of the Asia-Pacific Vitreoretinal Society (APVRS) and Council Member of the APAO. He is a clinician advisor to the Department of Health Australia. He serves on the Boards of RANZCO and the Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation. Professional awards include the Achievement Award and Distinguished Service Award of the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) and the RANZCO Excellence in Teaching Award.
Dr Anne Lee
- BSc (Med), MBBS (Hons), PhD, FRANZCO.
Dr Anne lee is a Glaucoma subspecialist and one of the principals at Norwest Eye Clinic. She has public hospital clinical appointments at Sydney Eye Hospital and Liverpool Hospital since completion of her Glaucoma Fellowship at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, UK in 2009. She visits Royal Darwin Hospital regularly to provide glaucoma service to the Northern Territory. At these tertiary/ quaternary level teaching institutions, she manages high volumes of patients with complex glaucoma, most of whom require complex Glaucoma and/ or cataract surgery, and concurrently provides essential and active teaching and training to our future generation of ophthalmologists.
Dr Lee is the current Head of Department of Ophthalmology at Liverpool Hospital, a role dedicated towards patient advocacy and improvement of resources to the Public Health sector.
Dr Lee is a Senior Clinical Lecturer with the University of Sydney, and has published widely in peer-reviewed journals. After graduating with Honours at University of New South Wales and residency at Concord Repatriation Hospital, she undertook a PhD in Glaucoma Epidemiology and Systemic risk factors at the University of Sydney, awarded in 2006. She was a co-investigator of the Blue Mountains Eye Study 10 year follow-up, with Professor Paul Mitchell as her mentor. Dr Lee has been awarded NHMRC grants for her research into glaucoma, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and Seri-ARVO travel grants, and an Allergan Preceptorship.
Additionally, since 2011, she has been on the Board of Examiners of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) and the College Mentor Co-ordinator for the NSW Accredited ophthalmology trainees.
Interests and procedures:
• Primary and secondary glaucomas – including all forms of laser and advanced glaucoma surgical management.
• Cataract extraction and lens implantation.
• Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery – iSTENT and XEN implant certification.
Dr Trent Sandercoe
- Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, Paediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus.
Prior to medicine Dr Sandercoe completed his B.Med Sci (Hons) in 1997 at Sydney University. Dr Sandercoe then embarked on a PhD at Sydney University. He simultaneously completed this with his medical degree at the same university in 2005. He has undertaken several fellowships including Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowships at Royal Children’s Hospital Brisbane and Moorfields Eye Hospital. He has multiple publications and is involved in teaching other non-ophthalmic medical professionals.
Dr Edwina Eade
- Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon
MBBS (Hons) BSc MMed FRANZCO
Dr Eade is an Consultant Ophthalmologist with subspecialty 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-specialty 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 specializes in Eyelid Surgery including cosmetic surgery, Orbital Surgery and Lacrimal Surgery in adults and children.
Eyelid Malposition (Ectropion, Entropion, Ptosis)
Periocular Skin Cancers
Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
Facial Nerve Palsy
Orbital disease (infections, tumours, fractures)
Thyroid Eye Disease
Tear Duct Surgery (endoscopic and external)
Artificial Eye Management
Scarless and Minimally invasive techniques
Dr Yasser Tariq
- BSc MBBS (Hons) PhD FRANZCO
Medical Retina, Comprehensive ophthalmology & Cataract Surgery.
Dr Tariq studied science and medicine at the University of New South Wales, graduating with honours. Subsequently he was awarded a PhD from the University of Sydney in 2013, after several years of research into retinal structure measured by optical coherence tomography. This research lead to the publication of several world first descriptions of retinal structure.
His specialty training in ophthalmology was through Sydney Eye Hospital. His medical retina subspecialty fellowship training was at Westmead Hospital. He 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.
Dr Tariq is currently involved as an investigator for several clinical trials in retinal disease and attends several conferences to keep abreast of the latest developments.
He has been regularly involved in teaching of ophthalmology registrars, other doctors and medical students and holds an academic appointment as a clinical associate lecturer at the Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney.
Dr Hemal Mehta
- MBBS MD(Cantab.) FRCOphth FRANZCO
Dr Hemal Mehta is an experienced ophthalmic surgeon specialising in medical retinal conditions (such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy) and cataract surgery.
Dr Mehta is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists and Australasian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. Dr Mehta was previously an Ophthalmology Consultant at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust running intravitreal injection services, teaching cataract surgery and leading the retinal clinical trials unit.
Dr Mehta has previously completed medical retina and cataract fellowships at Sydney Eye Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital. His Doctorate of Medicine (academically on par with a PhD) on ‘Novel endpoints in diabetic retinopathy clinical trials’ is from Cambridge University.
Dr Mehta is a senior researcher with the University of Sydney’s Save Sight Registries. He is on the Steering Committee of the Fight Retinal Blindness! (FRB!) registry, which enables clinicians to track outcomes of interventions such as intravitreal therapy for wet age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. By analysing this anonymised big data, it is possible to optimise treatments to improve patient outcomes.
Dr Mehta is an experienced cataract surgeon with over 2000 cases. He is a global leader in the diagnosis and management of macular diseases with over 50 publications in the field. He takes the time to explain the diagnosis, discuss management options and answer any questions patients or relatives may have.
The Late Dr Alvin Goh
“Norwest Eye Clinic has been established to deliver the highest quality eye care leading to the best visual outcomes for each and every patient.”