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

John is 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 two terms as federal councillor, and in 2004 -05 was chairman of the NSW branch of the College.

Since 2014 John has been a member of RANCZO's Code of Conduct Committee.

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 sees patients with any eye problem, and works extensively with other ophthalmic sub-specialists if you need further referral.

He graduated in medicine at the University of Sydney in 1977 and undertook ophthalmic training at Sydney Eye Hospital, receiving his Australian fellowship in 1983. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (since 1989) and is also a member of the American, European, and Australasian societies of cataract and refractive surgery, and in 2006 was elected as a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in the UK.

He has presented papers at both local and international meetings, the 2 most recent being in 2013: "IOL calculations - getting it right" and in 2014: "Femtosecond Report Card 2014", both to the annual meeting of the NSW branch of RANZCO. John participates extensively in registrar and student teaching, taking medical students from both UNSW and Notre Dame University. In 2007 he was voted Clinical Tutor of the Year at St Vincents.

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 Frank Cheok OAM

M.B.,B.S.(Syd.), D.O.(R.C.P.& S.Eng.), F.R.C.S. (Edin), F.R.C.S., F.R.A.C.S., F.R.C.Ophth., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.
Dr Frank Cheok OAM

Frank Cheok is one of Australia’s most respected and admired ophthalmologists. He retired from surgical practice in 2006, but still consults part time and assists at surgery.

Frank’s expertise is in cataract surgery, and such was his reputation that he became the “eye doctor of choice”, operating extensively on other doctors, ophthalmologists, and their families.

His talent in eye surgery is only matched by his prowess on the golf course (sometimes), interest in Rugby, and skill in playing the harmonica.

Since retiring from active surgery Frank has become chairman of the Senior Fellows Division of RANZCO (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists).

In that position Frank has become actively engaged with the college and fellows to ensure that the expertise acquired by senior ophthalmologists is handed down to the next generation.

In recognition of his services to ophthalmology and the community, Frank was awarded an OAM in the Queen's birthday honours list in 2014.

Dr Jed Lusthaus

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.