RPAH - Institute of Academic Surgery RPAH - Institute of Academic Surgery
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Institute of Academic Surgery



Dr Jay Yohendran
Dr Jay Yohendran
Head of Department, Research and Education Lead

Dr Andrew Kaines
Dr Andrew Kaines

Dr Carolyn Ross
Dr Carolyn Ross

Dr Mitchell Lawlor
Dr Mitchell Lawlor

Dr Brian Harrisberg

Dr Simon Liew

Dr Dennis Lowe

Dr Ju-Lee Ooi

Dr Con Retsas

Dr Peter Heydon

Dr Raf Ghabrial

Dr Ross Fitzsimons

Dr James Leong

Dr Athena Roufas

Dr Peter McCluskey

About the Department

The ophthalmology department is one of the largest ophthalmological teaching units in Australia and provides quaternary level care to patients with the diseases of the eye and visual system. The team of nine specialist eye surgeons undertake more than 500 operations and deliver care to more than 4,000 ambulatory care patients annually, along with providing extensive consultations to other disciplines and patients at RPA.


  • Largest ophthalmological teaching units in Australia


Key Research Themes

  • Reconstruction techniques and outcomes
  • Adult ocular adnexal rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Neuro‐ophthalmology of invasive fungal sinusitis

Recent Publications


Key Education & Training Activities

  • Graduate Medical Program - University of Sydney
  • Dedicated training sessions for surgical trainees
  • Dedicated training sessions for endocrinology trainees
  • Course convenors and examiners to the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO)

Services and Procedures

Services and Procedures

The Ophthalmology outpatient clinic provides subspecialist care for all types of eye diseases and conditions.
We provide medical and/or surgical management of most eye conditions including:

  • Eye emergency and eye trauma
  • Cataracts
  • Diabetic eye problems
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular degeneration
  • Retinal and vitreous disorders and conditions
  • Strabismus and Eye Muscle problems
  • Cornea, Pterygium and ocular surface diseases
  • Uveitis (Inflammation within the eye)
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Eyelid, tear duct and eye socket problems

Areas of Expertise

  • Thyroid eye disease
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Inflammatory eye disease
  • Intraocular cancer
  • Tear duct surgery 
  • Glaucoma and complex cataracts

Useful Links

For further patient information please contact the department directly.


Dr Jay Yohendran

(02) 9519 3882

Eye Clinic
Level 8, Neurosciences Clinics,
RPAH Edinburgh Building (Main Hospital)
50 Missenden Road,

Ph: (02) 9515 7532
Fax: (02) 9515 7520

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