Dr. Ilan Sebban

MB, BS (Hons), M Med Sc (Ophthal), FRANZCO, FRACS
Ophthalmologist - Cataract and Refractive Eye Surgeon

Dr Ilan Sebban is a highly skilled cataract and visual correction surgeon. With over 15 years experience, he has trained ophthalmologists in refractive eye surgery both in Australia and overseas. Having graduated with honours from the University of Queensland he also completed specialist training in Ophthalmology at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane.

Dr Ilan Sebban is a founding member of the Australian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, a member of the American Cataract and Refractive Society, and a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons. He was the first surgeon in Sydney to insert an implantable contact lens in a human eye in December 1997.

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Dr. Elizabeth Livingstone

Ophthalmologist - Retinal Diseases, Glaucoma, Oculoplastics and Cosmetic Surgery

Dr Elizabeth Livingstone is a specialist in eye surgery and eye condition management and is now one of Australia's most highly regarded Ophthalmologists.  She is a specialist in the treatment of retinal diseases, glaucoma and oculoplastics. She has also developed additional related skills in cosmetic surgery and became a founding Fellow of the Australian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS).

Dr. Livingstone graduated as a physician and surgeon from the University of Melbourne and has worked extensively as a specialist Ophthalmologist in Australia and overseas. Some of her extensive qualifications include Australian Certificate of Civil Aviation Medicine (ACCAM) with an appointment as a Designated Aviation Ophthalmologist (DAO), Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST) as run by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and DSTC, including military module.


Professor Lawrence Hirst

MBBS (Hons), MD, MPH (Hopkins), DO, FRACO, FRACS, Cert Am Bd Ophth
Pterygium specialist

Professor Hirst graduated with M.B.B.S. (first class honours) from University of Queensland, completed an internship at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane and undertook 3 years of Ophthalmology registrarship at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne. 

He later obtained The Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists and The Royal Australian College of Surgeons, as well as a Diploma of Ophthalmology. After many years abroad working at the Wilmer Institute at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore and  the Bethesda Eye Institute, St Louis University, Missouri.

Professor Hirst returned to Australia  as the Chair of Ophthalmology, at the University of Queensland/Princess Alexandra Hospital. Professor Hirst also became Executive Director of the Prevent Blindness Foundation and established the first eye bank in Queensland where he remains as Medical Director.

He is also CEO of the Queensland Eye Institute and Professor of the University of Queensland's School of Medicine.

His area of expertise and special interests are pterygium, corneal transplantation, and ocular surface disease.


Mr. Anthony Milat

B Optom, MBA, M Optometry

Mr. Milat has over 20 years' experience as an Optometrist and previously worked in private practice. He specialises in primary eye health care and in offering patients all available options in refractive correction.

Mr. Milat has obtained ocular therapeutics qualifications in NSW after training and gaining clinical practice with the various ophthalmologists at the Sydney Eye Clinic.

Dr. John Elder

Eye Surgeon

Dr John Elder has practised in Sydney since 1983, specialising in cataract and refractive surgery.

He is a graduate of Sydney University and set up the first Ophthalmic Day Surgery in Australia after 10 years further experience in the UK and USA.

Dr Elder is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and a Foundation Member of the Australian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He participates in teaching and mentoring the latest techniques in cataract surgery.

Dr Elder is actively involved with ophthalmologists training in Developing Countries. His passionate goal is to improve the sight of all Australians.

Dr. Kenneth G-J Ooi

MBBS (Adel), MSurg (Ophth), FRANZCO
General Ophthalmologist - Cataract Surgeon

Dr Kenneth Ooi is a consultant general ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon with an interest in ocular inflammation including dry eye inflammatory states.

He has completed his fellowship exam with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists through Prince of Wales and a Master of Surgery (Ophthalmology) with University College London and the University of Adelaide.

He undertook clinical research fellowships in Cornea at the Prince of Wales and Sydney Eye Hospitals in Sydney and in Uveitis at Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Institute of Ophthalmology in London.

He is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Save Sight Institute, Sydney Eye Hospital Campus and is a Conjoint Lecturer at the School of Medical Sciences, UNSW.

He holds an international patent for a novel dry eye drop - Topical Atorvastatin for Blepharitis and Dry Eyes and is currently undertaking a part-time PhD in dry eye research through the University of Sydney.

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