Melbourne Eye Specialists is an academic ophthalmology practice. We are partnered with CERA, the University of Melbourne, and the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. We are involved in clinical trials, basic research, and translational clinical research. This allows us to be at the forefront of care, and give you the best treatment available. Behind all good practice is excellent research.
Melbourne Glaucoma Specialists
An academic clinical practice solely focussed on the treatment of glaucoma medically, with laser and surgically. Initiated by Assoc Prof Michael Coote who has an international reputation in glaucoma research and management.
We have four glaucoma fellowship trained ophthalmologists (A/Pr Coote, Dr Ang, Prof Martin and Dr Wang), and together we can provide patients with all methods available for medical, surgical and laser treatment.
All four doctors are involved in research and have appointments at the Glaucoma Clinic at the Eye and Ear Hospital. All forms of surgical glaucoma management are available, including minimal invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS - such as the iStent, Hydrus and Cypass), trabeculectomy, revision trabeculectomy, Glaucoma Drainage Device implantation, combined cataract and glaucoma procedures, Non-Penetrating Glaucoma Surgery, Deep Sclerectomy, viscocanalostomy and canaloplasty. In addition, we also perform cylcodiode laser including direct visualisation endo-cyclodiode laser.
We have been involved in numerous early phase Glaucoma clinical trials, including that for Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (NHMRC), implantable Bimatoprost implants (Allergan), The XEN implant (Allergan), Electrophysiology in glaucomatous optic neuropathy (PhNR - NHMRC), Low Tension Glaucoma and Drusen Study (NHMRC), Hyperspectral imaging and glaucoma (CERA), along with many others.
The Centre for Eye Research Australia – co-located with the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. The managing director is Prof Keith Martin who works with us at Melbourne Glaucoma Specialists. We are frequently involved in research emanating from or co-managed with CERA.
The GONE Project
Online teaching program that is now (probably) the biggest on lien teaching program in the world.