Dr Chris Buckley



Dr Buckley completed his medical training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and then as a registrar at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.

Further training at the Oxford Eye Hospital and Radcliffe Infirmary with Professor Anthony Bron, corneal specialist and with Dr Peter Scott, retinal surgeon in Cambridge.

Chris’ experience in issues affecting the underdeveloped world includes work with Fred Hollows in Central Australia and Cambodia, and Australian South Pacific Eye Consultant Teams in Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands.

Special Interests

  • Glaucoma diagnosis & treatment
  • Laser Iridotomy
  • Laser trabeculoplasties
  • Laser Capsulotomy
  • Corneal diseases
  • Inflammatory eye conditions
  • General ophthalmology
  • Imaging & therapeutic uses of soft contact lenses



Awards & Research

  • First foldable Intraocular lens implantation in Australia

(none currently)

In the past, clinical research in Implantable Contact Lenses, perioperative steroid pellet insertion for post op inflammation reduction, use of silicone oil in traction retinal detachments, scleral contact lenses for sick eyes, long wear soft contact lenses.

Melbourne Cup Clinic Closure

The clinic will be closed from Monday 6th November 2023 and will re-open on Wednesday 8th November 2023.

Happy Holidays

The clinic will be closed from Friday 22nd December 2023 and will re-open on Monday 8th January 2024.

From the team at East Melbourne Eye Group, we wish all of our patients & referrers a happy & safe festive period.

The Christmas holiday period can be a very busy time, please take a moment to ensure you have enough scripts to cover you over the holiday period and your referrals are up to date.