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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 Ronald Binetter

MBBS,  FRANCO,  FRANZCO

Dr. Ron Binetter, is one of the most experienced Cataract and LASIK surgeons in Australia. He has undertaken over 14,000 Cataract and Lens Implant procedures  and over 22,000 LASIK procedures​.
Many of his administrative and nursing staff and their families have had Cataract and Lens Implant or LASIK procedures performed by him.
He has 20 years experience in giving Intravitreal injections for Ocular diseases, now most commonly for patients with Age Related Macular degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy.

 

Dr. Binetter graduated in Medicine from the University of New South Wales. He underwent specialist ophthalmic training at Sydney Eye Hospital and was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

 

After a year as a Research Associate in Ophthalmology at St.Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, he was appointed as a Clinical Assistant in Ophthalmology. At the same time he became a Visiting Medical Officer at Goulburn Base Hospital and a clinical examiner in Ophthalmology for the Civil Aviation Authority. ​H​e was appointed as a Visiting Medical Officer in Ophthalmology at St.Vincent’s Public and Private Hospitals.

 

 

​In the early 2000’s​ a revolution in cataract surgery occurred with the introduction of phacoemulsification (small incision cataract surgery). Dr Binetter was one of the earliest surgeons to adopt this new technology. He routinely use​s​ small incision, sutureless cataract surgery combined with the implantation of foldable intraocular lenses, which he helped pioneer in Australia. ​​W​ith the emergence of the Excimer Laser and Laser Eye Surgery, Dr Binetter travelled to the USA for Fellowship training in LASIK. He trained with the world’s best surgeons, Dr Stephen Slade in Texas and Dr Jeff Machat in Toronto, Canada.

 

He ​has instructed​ other surgeons in Cataract and Lens Implant procedures and LASIK. Dr Binetter is a founding member of the Australasi​an Society of Cataract and Refractive Surg​eons ​and holds memberships to the American Academy of Ophthalmology​ and ​the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

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Dr Cameron McLintock

MBBS, FRANZCO

 

Dr McLintock is an Eye Surgeon with a sub-specialist interest in Cataract Surgery, Refractive Surgery and Corneal transplantation.

 

After 7 years at the University of Queensland, Dr McLintock graduated as a Doctor in 2006.   He then worked as a Doctor in several Queensland hospitals for the next 5 years, mainly in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine.  During this period, he completed a Masters of Medicine in Ophthalmic Science through the University of Sydney.  Subsequently, he commenced 6 years of specialist training in Ophthalmology.  In 2017, he was awarded the Topham Scholarship and travelled to England to undertake 18 months of sub-specialist training in Corneal and Refractive Surgery at the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, an institution with an international reputation for excellence and innovation.  Here he refined his skills in cataract surgery, corneal surgery (including all types of corneal transplants) and refractive surgery.

 

Dr McLintock works as an Eye Surgeon at Southside Eye Clinic in Mount Gravatt, My Eye Specialist in Robina and Mary River Eye Specialists in Hervey Bay.  He also works as a Corneal Surgeon at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane.

 

Dr McLintock is passionate about teaching medical students and junior doctors.  He is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland and is heavily involved with training Queensland’s future Eye Surgeons through his work at the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

 

Dr McLintock has authored numerous peer reviewed journal articles in international Ophthalmology Journals on many topics including cataract surgery, keratoconus and other corneal disease and limbal stem cell transplantation, He regularly presents at Australian and International Ophthalmology conferences, including the annual meetings of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) and the Australia Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (AUSCRS).

 

Dr McLintock is committed to patient-focused care and providing his patients with international standard, leading-edge treatments available for their eye health.

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