Dr Martin Duncan

Dr Martin Duncan is in specialist private practice at Canberra Eye Surgeons 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 Surgeons 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 Surgeons 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 Maciek Kuzniarz

Dr Kuzniarz is a general ophthalmologist, cataract and oculoplastic surgeon, his private consultation rooms are in Braddon, Canberra.

Having relocated from Sydney with his family, Dr Kuzniarz is now Canberra-based and offers comprehensive general ophthalmology services in new purpose built rooms including a day procedure room. He offers surgery for cataract, functional and medical eye disease and sub-specialises in corrective and reconstructive eyelid and lacrimal surgery.

Services include:

  • Cataract surgery
  • Intravitreal injections for management of macular disease
  • Eyelid tumour excision & reconstruction
  • Lid surgery for droopy lids, blepharoplasty, ptosis and in/out-turning lids
  • Lacrimal (tear duct) surgery for sticky or watery eyes (traditional or keyhole surgery)

After completing his training as a medical undergraduate at Flinders University in South Australia, Dr Kuzniarz undertook specialist training in general ophthalmology at Sydney Eye Hospital. After gaining his specialist qualifications, Dr Kuzniarz was in practice as a private consultant for a number of years.

Dr Kuzniarz went overseas to undertake advanced fellowships in oculoplastic surgery in the UK at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and at the University Hospital in Norfolk where he practiced as an oculoplastic surgeon and honorary lecturer.  Dr Kuzniarz also has a Masters in Public Health and Epidemiology graduating with honours from Sydney University. His research work has been published in internationally recognised ophthalmic journals.

Dr Salim Okera

Dr Okera commenced practice in Canberra in 2009, upon his return from advanced training in the United Kingdom.  His interests include corneal and ocular surface disease and surgery, keratoprostheses (artificial corneas), refractive surgery and cataract surgery.  After becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists in 2005, he undertook three years of sub speciality training in these fields at Sussex Eye Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.

In addition to his clinical practice at Canberra Eye Surgeons, Dr Okera runs a Corneal and External Eye Disease Unit at the Canberra Hospital. He has been active in establishing corneal transplantation in the ACT, and in facilitating eye donation for transplantation. He also operates at Calvary Public Hospital, and teaches at the Australian National University Medical School.

Other surgeons 

Dr Barry Den

Dr Rohan Essex Vitreoretinal Surgeon

Dr Randev Mendis Vitreoretinal Surgeon

Dr Daniel Athavale

Dr Geoffrey Broadhead