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Dr Kevin Vandeleurvandeleur

M.B., B.S., F.R.A.C.S, F.R.A.C.O
Ophthalmic Surgeon

Dr Vandeleur completed his ophthalmology training in 1983 and has participated in post graduate studies in Canada, the USA, Italy, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. His primary areas of ophthalmological interest include cataract and refractive surgery. He also specialises in vitreo-retinal and retinal detachment surgery.

In 1994 Dr Vandeleur developed and subsequently became director of Brisbane's first licensed free standing ophthalmic day surgery - Eye Tech. The Excimer Laser Centre is another day surgery, which he also helped establish in 1991.

Dr Vandeleur is a member if the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RACO) the Oceania Retinal Association (ORA) and the International Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ISCRS).

Dr Graham LeeDr Graham Lee

M.B., B.S (Qld), M.D.,  F.R.A.N.Z.C.O
Ophthalmic Surgeon

Dr Lee is a Queensland graduate having completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery in 1991, a Master of Medical Science in Ophthalmology in 1994 and Ophthalmological training in 1999 and recently a Doctorate of medicine in 2005.. He returned from the United Kingdom in 2001 completing a Glaucoma fellowship at Birmingham and Midlands Eye Centre and a Cataract, Cornea and Refractive Fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.

Particular specialties include cataract phacoemulsification techniques, state of the art corneal transplantation, and advanced management of primary and complex glaucoma.

Awards received include the Pharmacia and Upjohn RACO Award 1998, Alcon/RACO Travelling Scholarship 2001 and AUSCRS Film Festival 2001 and 2005.

He has an active interest in ophthalmic teaching having presented over 200 lectures at local, national and international levels as well as more than 50 publications and book chapters in peer reviewed journals. Dr. Lee is a member of the Australian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and Co-founding Director of the International Society of Self-Tonometry. He holds the academic title of Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Queensland.

Dr Kevin Englishenglish


After completing Ophthalmology training in Brisbane in 1973, Dr English extended his eye training in Boston, USA. He then returned to Brisbane to commence private practice at Wickham Terrace, Clayfield and Margate.

He was then awarded the inaugural Allergan Traveling Scholarship. This was offered by the Coppelstone Post Graduate Medical Institute in Sydney. This resulted in another trip to the USA and a course in the early style of the developing technique of phacoemulsification.

Dr English then worked as a consultant at the Royal Brisbane Hospital for approximately 28 years with particular interests in cataract and IOL surgery and glaucoma management. 

Dr Archie LambArchie Lamb

M.B.Ch.B (Glas)., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O, F.R.C.Ophth.,FRACS
Ophthalmic Surgeon

Dr Archie Lamb graduated in medicine at Glasgow University, Scotland and completed his ophthalmic training in Brisbane where he continues to practice. He was formally a consultant at PA hospital, a senior clinical lecturer at the University of Queensland and an official for the College of Ophthalmologists. He is a founder member of the Asia-Pacific society of ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery and is a non-executive director of the Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic surgery.

After a career long interest in eyelid problems, he now focuses almost exclusively on reconstructive and cosmetic eyelid and brow problems including Asian eyelid surgery, in which he has a special interest having studied this extensively in Korea and Hawaii.

Dr Lamb is regularly approached to educate fellow specialists on his surgical techniques.

Dr Joseph ParkJoseph Park

Ophthalmic Surgeon

Dr. Park completed his Ophthalmology training in Brisbane in 2005 and has undertaken further sub-specialty training in the treatment of Surgical and Medical Retinal Diseases in London, United Kingdom. His special interests are diagnosis and treatment of Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Eye Disease, Retinal Detachment, Macular Holes, Epiretinal Membrane, Vitreo-retinal Microsurgery. He uses the most up-to-date treatment and surgical techniques with the latest equipment to deliver exceptional and compassionate care.

He also performs Cataract Surgery, especially those that are technically challenging, often requiring combined vitrectomy surgery.

Dr. Park is a member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, Australia and New Zealand Society of Retina Specialists, an International member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists, and is also a member of the European Society of Retina Specialists. He has numerous publications in international peer reviewed literature, has presented at international meetings and attends both International and National Ophthalmology Meetings regularly to keep abreast of the latest scientific advances in diagnosis and management of Retinal Diseases and Cataract Surgery.

Dr. Park holds the title of Senior Lecturer at the University of Qld and is actively involved in the teaching of medical students and next generation of eye specialists at the Royal Brisbane Hospital and Greenslopes Private Hospital.

Dr. Park would be pleased to see you for consultations, second opinions and the treatment of your eye condition.

Dr Luke MaccheronLuke Maccheron

BMedSc, MBBS (Univ Qld, Hons), FRANZCO

Luke is an Anterior Segment Surgeon who completed his advanced ophthalmic training in Brisbane in 2007. In 2008 he performed a corneal, cataract, and refractive surgical fellowship at The Queen Victoria Hospital and Centre for Sight, United Kingdom. His special areas of interest are cataract and intra-ocular lens surgery, corneal transplant, pterygium surgery, and Keratoconus, but he also manages medical retinal disease such as diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. Any referrals considered emergencies are always welcomed.

In keeping with Brisbane North Eye Centre's tradition of public service, Luke is also a visiting surgical specialist at The Royal Brisbane Hospital and a Senior Clinical Lecturer for the University of Queensland. Here he is involved in training and teaching younger eye surgeons and managing some of Queensland's most challenging eye diseases. He has published numerous articles in the ophthalmic scientific literature and presented at both Australian and international conferences.

Luke is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, a member of The Cornea Society, and a member of the Australasian College of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

Dr Lily Ooi Lily Ooi


Dr Lily Ooi graduated in medicine with honours in 1997 and completed advanced ophthalmic training in Brisbane. She completed her fellowship training in general ophthalmic surgery at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, and Princess Alexandra Hospital. She is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology.

Her Clinical interests are cataract, glaucoma, diabetes, medical retinal and strabismus surgery.

Dr Ooi operates at the City EyeTech Day Surgery, Southside Eyetech Day Surgery, Princess Alexandra Hospital, and Queensland Eye Hospital. She is also a visiting Ophthalmologist at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and a associate lecturer at the University of Queensland. She is involved in the training of Queensland Ophthalmology registrars.

Dr Ooi is multi-lingual; she is proficient in Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien and Malay.

Dr Alan Hilton Dr Alan Hilton

M.B.B.S (Qld), DO (Melb), F.C.C.S.(Edin.) F.R.A.N.Z.C.O
Ophthalmic Surgeon

Dr Hilton has worked in private practice since 1970. He has been a visiting Consultant Ophthalmologist at both Princess Alexandra Hospital and Mater Children's Hospital until 2010. Dr Hilton has been Chairman of Ophthalmology Assessment Tribunal for Q Comp. He is a lecturer in Ophthalmology at University of Queensland and is an Independent Medical Examiner for both Independent Medical Opinions and Medico Legal Consultants of Australia.

Dr Hilton is a member of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, Royal Society of Medicine London. He has held the position of Director Royal Blind Foundation.

As well as general ophthalmology, Dr Hilton's special interests are paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus.


Bill WatsonBill Watson

Clinical Optometrist 

Bill Watson graduated from QUT in 1996 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Optometry) (Hons) and completed his graduate certificate in Ocular Therapeutics (2007). Bill is a member of the Association of Optometrists Australia.

Paul CareyPaul Carey

B.App.Sc. (Optometry) M.Sc. (Ulster) Grad.Cert.Ocular Therapeutics
Clinical Optometrist

Paul Carey graduated from QUT in 1988 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Optometry) and has practiced optometry in most parts of Queensland. In 2006 Paul completed a Master of Science at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland majoring in cataract and refractive. Paul is a member of the Optometrists Association of Australia and the American Academy of Optometry. Paul is licensed in Queensland to treat most anterior eye conditions.

Jan HurJan Hur

B.Nursing, B.App.Sc.(Optometry) Grad. Cert. Ocular Therapeutics
Clinical Optometrist

Jan has worked as a Registered Nurse in the areas of emergency, oncology and general medicine and graduated from QUT with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Optometry) in 2008. Jan has completed her graduate certificate in Ocular Therapeutics in 2011.

Olwyn LawlorOlwyn Lawlor

Clinical Optometrist

Olwyn graduated with honours from Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science (Optometry). She completed her Ocular Therapeutics training in 2009 at Queensland University of Technology. Olwyn is a member of the Optometrist's Association of Australia.