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Our Doctors

Dr Pamela Weir

MBBS (Hons), BSc (Hons), MRCS, FRANZCO

Dr Pamela Weir is a comprehensive ophthalmologist who provides a wide range of services across all subspecialties including cataract surgery, eyelid surgery including tumour removal and droopy eyelid problems, retinal problems including macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology and paediatric screening.

 

Dr Weir obtained her medical degree in 1987 and went on to specialise in Ophthalmology, obtaining her Membership of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in the UK. She then trained at Sydney Eye Hospital and became a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists in 1996.

 

Dr Weir is the founder of myeyespecialist at Ballina and more recently Robina. She is joined by a group of Ophthalmologists with over 60 years experience between them.

 

Dr Weir is the author of the “The Little Red Eye Book” and has been involved in teaching surgery to Ophthalmology Registrars. She has given many lectures to Registrars, Optometrists, Medical Students and Ancillary staff.

Dr Andrea Zarkovic

BHB, MBChB, PGDipOphthBS, FRANZCO

Dr Andrea Zarkovic is an experienced cataract surgeon who offers full range of state-of-the-art intraocular lenses to meet the need of the discerning customer wishing to minimise the use of glasses. Andrea subspecialised both in treatment of age-related macular degeneration and other retinal conditions as well as surgical and medical treatments of eyelid disorders. Dr Zarkovic also has over 10 years of experience in general ophthalmology and emergency eye medicine.

 

After completing her medical and ophthalmology training in New Zealand and becoming a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, Dr Zarkovic completed medical retinal fellowship in the United Kingdom, with particular emphasis on treatment of wet macular degeneration, vein occlusions and diabetic retinopathy. Having also worked as part of the medical retina team in New Zealand’s largest ophthalmology department, Dr Zarkovic has a unique perspective on the latests trends in available treatments both in Australia and internationally.

 

Dr Zarkovic has dual subspecialty training with a further UK fellowship in eyelid and lacrimal surgery. Her area of interest is the treatment of watery eyes, lax or droopy eyelids and diagnosis and treatment of lid lesions including surgical reconstruction.

 

Dr Zarkovic is known for her approachable and caring manner, perfectionist approach to cosmetic lid surgery and attentiveness to patient’s individual needs. Andrea’s aim is that her patients are delighted with the care they receive and she achieves this by providing knowledgeable, clear explanations and answering all patient questions directly and honestly.

Dr John Langford-Smith

MBBS, BSc (Hons), MSc (Med), FRANZCO

Dr John Langford-Smith has worked as an Ophthalmologist for thirteen years having lived and worked in the Northern Rivers for the last ten of these. He has an exemplary academic background with 20 years of tertiary study. In Science, he achieved first class honours in Biochemistry at Sydney University, worked as an Immunochemist at Royal Price Alfred Hospital Sydney and completed Medicine at Sydney University. He finished a Masters research degree at Sydney Eye Hospital and specialised in Clinical Ophthalmology, completing his training in 2000.

 

Dr Langford-Smith’s major interests include Cataract Surgery, Macular Degeneration and medical, laser and surgical treatment of Glaucoma. As one of only a few Ophthalmologists in Australia with formal scientific research training, John has introduced a number of innovations to the Northern Rivers. He was the first Ophthalmologist in the area to employ SLT laser for the treatment for glaucoma. He pioneered combination treatment of diabetes, vein occlusions and other retinal diseases with combinations of laser and anti VEGF antibodies and was one of the first Ophthalmologists in the country to do so.

 

Dr Langford-Smith also has interests in innovative treatments of macular degeneration and is looking into the synthesis of potential nutritional and immune treatments for this disorder.

Dr KL Lee

 

Dr KL Lee has extensive experience in the management of retinal disease requiring medical and/or surgical treatment including vitreomacular traction, macular holes, epiretinal membranes, retinal detachment, symptomatic floaters, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease. He is an experienced cataract surgeon.

 

Dr Lee completed his advanced ophthalmology training in Auckland and Hamilton, New Zealand before commencing subspecialty training in vitreoretinal surgery in Hamilton and then at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital (MREH), UK, which is one of the largest eye hospitals in Europe.

 

Dr Lee is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (FRANZCO) and is a member of the following professional associations: Australian and New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists (ANZSRS), British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons (BEAVRS), American Society of Retinal Specialists (ASRS), and Australian Society of Ophthalmologists (ASO).

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