Dr John Kennedy

M.B., B.S.(Syd.).F.R.A.C.S., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O. F.R.C.Ophth.
Dr John Kennedy

Dr John Kennedy is immediate past chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at St Vincents Private Hospital in Sydney. He has held a number of senior positions in the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO), including chairman of the NSW branch, two terms as federal councillor, and is currently a member of RANZCO’s Code of Conduct Committee and is the inaugural chairman of the Australian and New Zealand Eye Foundation (ANZEF).

John’s chief clinical interest is in cataract surgery, either as a primary or refractive procedure, and especially in high risk cases with other pathology, eg macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy.

He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in the UK, and also a member of the American, European and Australasian societies of cataract and refractive surgery.

He sees patients with any eye problem, and works extensively with other ophthalmic sub-specialists if you need further referral. He practises with the principal learnt very early on that “the good doctor treats the disease, but the great doctor treats the patient who has the disease”.

Dr Brian Chua

MB BS (Hons), BSc, MPH (Hons), FRANZCO
Dr Brian Chua

Dr Brian Chua’s sub-speciality is in glaucoma research and therapy, as well as cataract surgery.

He is a VMO at St Vincents and Macquarie University Hospital, and a staff specialist at the glaucoma unit at Sydney Eye Hospital.

Brian graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery (Hons) and a Masters of Public Health (Hons).

He commenced his internship and residency at Royal North Shore Hospital before starting Ophthalmology training through the Sydney Eye Hospital.

He was heavily involved in the Blue Mountains Eye Study, both as the study coordinator and a clinical examiner, through the Centre for Vision Research at Westmead Hospital.

After completing his ophthalmic training at the Sydney Eye Hospital, Dr Chua undertook further Fellowship training to Sub-Specialise in Glaucoma at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne before returning to Sydney to continue his clinical and research commitments.

Brian has authored numerous scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals, and has also presented at multiple local and international scientific congresses.

Dr Jed Lusthaus

MBBS (Adel), MPH (Syd), FRANZCO
Dr Jed Lusthaus

After completing my medical degree in 2006 at the University of Adelaide, I undertook internship and residency at Concord Hospital, Sydney. I was trained as an ophthalmologist at Sydney Eye Hospital. During my training I was very fortunate to spend time working in Darwin and various outreach clinics in the Northern Territory treating indigenous Australians. This is something I plan to continue in the future.

From early in my training I developed an interest in glaucoma.

I completed a glaucoma fellowship under the guidance of Prof Keith Martin at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, UK.

I gained valuable experience in glaucoma surgery and complicated cataract surgery.

I find teaching and lecturing very rewarding. I am currently a lecturer at Sydney University medical school. My other passions include sport, film, classical music, and spending time with my family and friends.

I am a locum ophthalmologist at Sydney Eye hospital and St George Hospital, and a visiting ophthalmologist at Broken Hill Hospital.