SURGICAL TEAM

Dr Martin Duncan

Dr Martin Duncan is in specialist private practice at Canberra Eye Hospital and operates at Canberra Microsurgery. His main areas of interest include cataract and eyelid surgery.

He obtained Fellowships of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1998 after completing his training at Sydney Eye Hospital. He was awarded a travelling scholarship that allowed further postgraduate study in the United Kingdom, and more recently undertook the Refractive Surgery degree at Sydney University.

As a Visiting Medical Officer to Calvary and Canberra Hospitals, he has regular operating lists and supervises training eye specialists in anterior segment and eyelid surgery.  He lectures at The Australian National University Medical School.  Having served on the ACT Medical Board, he remains a member of the Australasian and American Societies of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and is a founding member of 'Partners in Sight’ with the (RANZCO) Eye Foundation.

Dr Duncan was invited by The Canberra Medical Society to perform cataract surgery for patients from the Northern Territory, and thereafter by The Fred Hollows Foundation to help with surgical waiting list initiatives there.

Dr Iain Dunlop

Dr Iain Dunlop trained at Sydney Eye Hospital and undertook further training in London. He is based in Canberra and also practices in Sydney.

He was involved in establishing Canberra Eye Laser, Canberra Eye Hospital and now Canberra Microsurgery.

Dr Dunlop has been active in the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO), including serving as College President in 2008 and 2009.

At Sydney Eye Hospital, Dr Dunlop has been teaching Anterior Segment Surgery since 1988. He is the chairman of the Sydney Hospital MSC and serves on numerous Department of Health advisory committees for the Federal Government.

In 2005 Dr Dunlop was elected to the board of Vision 2020 Australia. His work was recognised and awarded in 2012 by the APAO for International work for the Prevention of Blindness.

In 2011 and 2012 he served as President of the AMA – ACT and continues to hold various positions within the AMA Federal Council and State branch. He is the Ophthalmic advisor to the Federal AMA.

In 2012 Dr Dunlop was appointed a voting member of the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) Executive Council.

His interests include cataract and refractive surgery, medical botulinum toxin, strabismus, and retinal disorders.

Dr Gagan Khannah

Dr Khannah is an Ophthalmologist with special interests in cataract and refractive surgery. He chooses to operate at Canberra Microsurgery and Canberra Eye Laser, consults at the Canberra Eye Hospital and also in Sydney.

He graduated from the University of Sydney in 1988 then undertook specialist training at Sydney Eye Hospital including postgraduate training as senior professorial registrar in 1998. He became a Fellow of RANZCO in 1998 and is a member of the Australian, American and European Societies of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (AUSCRS, ASCRS, ESCRS).

Dr Khannah has presented his research at local and international meetings as well as being published in highly-reputed international journals. He has recently published a chapter in a book regarding cataract surgery techniques.

He is a senior clinical lecturer at Macquarie University, a clinical lecturer in the Department of Ophthalmology at Sydney University and a staff specialist at Sydney Eye Hospital.

He is a member of the intraocular implant unit for cataract surgery at Sydney Eye Hospital. He has taught anterior segment surgery since 1999 and is currently involved in clinical trials of the latest cataract surgery technology.

Dr Khannah is also on the Board of Directors for the Australian Society of Ophthalmologists and the Independent Ophthalmic Network.

Dr Christiane Lawin-Bruessel

Dr Christiane Lawin-Bruessel trained in Hamburg and Muenster in Germany, at the Harvard Medical School in Boston as well as in Australia.  Before her move to Canberra in 2001 she was Senior Staff Specialist and Deputy Director of the University Department of Ophthalmology, Muenster.

Dr Lawin-Bruessel is an ophthalmic surgeon skilled in cataract and glaucoma treatment as well as lacrimal duct surgery. A special focus of hers is the whole range of oculo-plastic surgery. This includes corrections for lid malpositions and minor and major tumour resection followed by reconstructive surgical procedures. She is experienced in retinal laser treatment for diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma and general ophthalmology.

Dr Lawin-Bruessel is a member of RANZCO and the German Society of Ophthalmologists.

In addition to her clinical and surgical appointments in Canberra, Dr Lawin-Bruessel also offers a regular clinic in Cooma and surgery lists in Goulburn as a Visiting Medical Specialist. She is routinely committed to a voluntary role through the John James Foundation to provide Ophthalmological services to remote communities in the Northern Territory.

Other surgeons

Dr Rohan Essex  Vitreoretinal surgeon

Dr Maciek Kuzniarz

Dr Randev Mendis Vitreoretinal surgeon

Dr Salim Okera

Dr Angelo Tsirbas