Dr. George Kong

Ophthalmologist

Qualifications

MBBS BMedSci PhD FRANZCO

Dr George Kong (MB BS, BMed Sci, PhD (Melb), FRANZCO) is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and Glaucoma subspecialist with a particular interest in glaucoma caused by angle closure and inflammatory eye diseases. 

 

Dr Kong completed his medical degree (MBBS) from The University of Melbourne, Australia.  He successfully completed his PhD in 2011 supported by National Health and Medical Research Council Postgraduate Training Scholarship.  He was awarded the prestigious Eberhard Dodt Memorial Award from International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision (ISCEV) for his work on retinal electrophysiology.

 

 

Dr Kong completed RANZCO (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists) accredited training at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.  Subsequently, he embarked on a subspecialty Glaucoma fellowship at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital where he gained medical and surgical expertise in the treatment of glaucoma.  He then travelled to Cambridge, United Kingdoms, to work with world-renown glaucoma specialist Professor Keith Martin for further glaucoma training, where he gained expertise in advanced management of complex glaucoma conditions such glaucoma caused by inflammatory eye diseases (uveitis) and children’s glaucoma.  He is also trained in laser procedures for glaucoma and in new surgical techniques of Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery.

 

 

Dr Kong published over thirty international peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and is a reviewer of several ophthalmology and optometry journals.  He was instrumental in the development of the GONE (Glaucoma Optic Neuropathy Evaluation) website which has helped thousands of optometrists and junior ophthalmologists around the world improve their optic nerve examination techniques.  He is a co-inventor of software for visual field testing software on iPad – Melbourne Rapid Fields.

 

Dr Kong has appointments as Consultant ophthalmologist at glaucoma subspecialty and general ophthalmology clinics at The Royal Eye and Ear Hospital, the Austin Hospital and Monash Medical Centre.  He has an Honorary Clinical Lecturer position at The University of Melbourne.  He speaks both Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese fluently.

 

Special Interests:

  • Glaucoma surgery (Trabeculectomy, Glaucoma implant operation, Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery-iStent, Xen Stent)

  • Glaucoma laser treatment

  • Cataract surgery

  • Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty, Ectropion/entropion correction)

  • Pterygium removal

  • Age-related macular degeneration

  • Diabetic assessment​​

Qualifications:

  • MBBS (The University of Melbourne, St Vincent’s Hospital Clinical School)

  • BMed Sci (The University of Melbourne)

  • PhD (The University of Melbourne)

  • FRANZCO Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists

Memberships:

  • RANZCO, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists

  • ARVO, The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (USA)

  • ASO, Australian Society of Ophthalmologists 

 

fax: (03) 9417 5952

phone: (03) 9417 1055

2, 77 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia

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