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drOjaimiDr Elvis Ojaimi

Elvis is an ophthalmologist with an additional 3.5 years of clinical fellowship training in surgical retina, medical retina and uveitis. His general ophthalmic training was at the Sydney Eye Hospital and fellowship training at Royal Victorian Eye and Ear as well as North American centres with Dr David Chow where he was representing over 40 ophthalmic fellows as chief fellow on the committee.

He was also at the renowned Hospital for Sick Kids training in paediatric retina and had ocular oncology clinical (non-surgical) training at Princess Margaret Hospital. He has a Masters in Medicine (ophthalmology research) and published over 20 peer-reviewed publications and is currently a clinical member of the ethics board at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and clinical lecturer.

His main interests include macular and vitreoretinal pathology including age related macular degeneration, diabetic macular oedema, epiretinal membrane, vitreoretinal traction and macular holes. He also performs cataract surgery including complex cases. His current research interest is in vitreoretinal instrumentation including the utilisation of 3-dimentional configuration and macular surgery to improve surgical outcomes.

drbuckleyDr Chris Buckley

Trained at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and at the Oxford Eye Hospital, UK, Chris has a general ophthalmic surgical practice, and runs East Melbourne Ocular Imaging Services. He has been training medical students and ophthalmic registrars at large general teaching hospitals, Prince Henry’s Hospital and Monash Medical Centre, for over 30 years; he served on the Court of Examiners for the Federal College of Ophthalmology’s final exams for 10 years. His current specialty interests are glaucoma diagnosis and treatment, especially surgical management; cataracts; all corneal diseases; retinal diseases; imaging; and therapeutic uses of soft contact lenses.

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 Vanuata and the Solomon Islands

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Associate Professor Mark Daniell

Assoc Professor Daniell is a senior consultant at Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital serving as Head of the Corneal Service since 2011, overseeing a team of surgeons performing corneal transplantation for Victoria. He is founding Chair of the ANZ Corneal Society and Medical Director of the Lions Eye Bank. Previously he was Head of Ophthalmology at Royal Melbourne Hospital from 2003-2011 and Chair of ORIA 2007-2013.

He is Head of the Surgical Research Unit at the Center For Eye Research Australia, which is developing a tissue engineered cornea. He leads an international consortium on keratoconus.

He held the position of President of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists from 2016 – 2018. Mark has many years of clinical experience and is an authority in the treatment of keratoconus including cross-linking. He is a refined surgeon in cataract surgery and has clinical interests in medical retina. He is also registered with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).

YE CHEN 1Dr. Ye Chen

Dr. Ye Chen is an ophthalmic surgeon with sub-speciality training in eyelid, lacrimal and orbital surgery (oculoplastics). He has special interests in Asian eyelid surgery, nasolacrimal duct intubation, endoscopic DCR surgery, orbital inflammation including thyroid eye disease, orbital tumours and eyelid tumour excision and reconstruction.Ye graduated from Melbourne University and interned at St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. With a Rhodes Scholarship, he undertook further studies in the UK, obtaining a DPhil in Medical Science at Oxford University, England.

Following his opthalmology training at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Ye undertook his oculoplastics sub-specialty training in Adelaide (Professor Dinesh Selva, Dr. Garry Davis), Japan (Professor Akihide Watanabe) and Korea (Professor Yoon-Duck Kim), obtaining considerable experience in the treatment of eyelid disorders (including ‘droopy’ eyelids, eyelid malpositions, brow ptosis, eyelid tumours), orbital disorders (including thyroid eye disease, orbital tumour, socket disorders) and lacrimal disorders (‘watery eyes’, blocked tear duct).
Ye also holds public appointment at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. Ye speaks fluent English and is also a native Mandarin (普通话), and Shanghainese (上海话) speaker.

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