Dr Paul Beaumont has been a prominent medical retinal specialist in Australia for over three decades and has led the profession in the management of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion. He has pursued active clinical research into major retinal disorders. He is a founding director of the Macular Degeneration Foundation and served the first chairman’s term.
He is a regular speaker at international conferences and trains doctors worldwide in his approach to managing macular degeneration. He has been a pioneer in intensive counselling for patients with macular degeneration.
Dr Beaumont is a past chairman of the NSW division of the Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, and the Committee of Chairmen of the College. He has been involved in volunteer work in Burma since 2007.
Dr Paul Beaumont
MB BS, FRACS, FRANZCO MEDICAL RETINA
Dr John H. Chang
BSc(Med) MB BS(Hons 1) PhD(UNSW), FRANZCO MEDICAL & SURGICAL RETINA Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon Medical Retina, Cataract & Uveitis
Dr John Chang graduated in medicine and surgery from the University of NSW with first class honours. After completing his specialist ophthalmology training in Australia, Dr Chang was awarded the RANZCO Eye Foundation scholarship to obtain further subspecialist training in Medical Retina & Uveitis at the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.
Dr Chang’s clinical expertise in ocular inflammation and retinal diseases is complemented by his strong academic and research credentials in this field. He was awarded a PhD in ocular immunology with Prof Peter McCluskey and Prof Denis Wakefield, and is an Associate Clinical Lecturer at the University of NSW. Dr Chang is widely published with peer-reviewed journals and book chapters, and his work has been acknowledged by the award of nationally competitive research grants.
Dr Chang's areas of clinical expertise include the diagnosis and treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular diseases and uveitis. He is experienced in performing retinal laser treatment, complex cataract surgery in the presence of uveitis or retinal disease, and intravitreal injection therapies.
Dr Mark Gorbatov trained to be an ophthalmologist at Sydney Eye Hospital, having obtained his medical qualifications from the University of Sydney. He was the recipient of the University Medal. Further training in retinal diseases was undertaken at the Lions Eye Institute in Perth and Manchester Royal Eye Hospital in the United Kingdom. He is currently a member of the Retinal Unit at Sydney Eye Hospital.
As a vitreoretinal surgeon, Dr Gorbatov performs surgery for retinal detachment, vitreous haemorrhage, macular hole, epiretinal membrane, diabetic retinopathy and related disorders. He has special interests in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) including the new injectable medications, and many diagnostic technologies such as optical coherence tomography (OCT). Dr Gorbatov performs intravitreal injections at Met West Surgical.
Dr Mark Gorbatov
MB BS (Hons), FRACS, FRANZCO MEDICAL & SURGICAL RETINA
Dr Kang attended medical school at the University of Sydney, where he also attained a Bachelor of Science degree with the University Medal. He completed ophthalmology training at Prince of Wales Hospital and pursued a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery and medical retina at Southampton University Hospital in UK, where he also worked as a consultant in 2005 and 2006.
Dr Kang has been active in research into retinal vein occlusion, macular degeneration and macular hole, and published numerous papers in major international journals. He routinely performs surgery for retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane and diabetic retinopathy. He has participated in rural ophthalmology as a visiting consultant at Broken Hill Base Hospital. He has been involved in a volunteer ophthalmology program in Burma since 2003. Dr Kang speaks Korean fluently.
Dr H. Kwon Kang
MB BS, BSc (Med), FRANZCO MEDICAL & SURGICAL RETINA
Dr Lu is a vitreoretinal surgeon with experience in multiple international health care settings. Her areas of expertise include treatment of surgical and medical retinal conditions.
Vicky obtained her medical degree at the University of New South Wales, and fellowship of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) through Sydney Eye Hospital Network. She then completed three international fellowships in surgical and medical retina (Singapore, United Kingdom), including the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.
Dr Lu was then invited to work as a vitreoretinal specialist in the National Health Service where she provided care to patients with acute and long term retinal and comprehensive ophthalmic conditions, including retinal detachment, maculopathy and diabetic retinopathy. She has continued to provide care of patients in Sydney, in various practices around Sydney and Wollongong. She is a visiting ophthalmologist at St Vincent’s Hospital and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
Vicky is actively involved in the local community. Vicky is the chair of Clinical Standards Committee and active member of various other committees for RANZCO. She is a clinical associate lecturer at Sydney University, actively involved in teaching students, registrars, fellows, optometrists and other specialist colleagues.
Dr Lu has a Masters of Public Health from University of Sydney and remains committed to international collaborations in Myanmar and through Fred Hollows teaching surgeons in Asia-pacific.
Vicky is fluent in English and mandarin.
Dr Vicky Hsin-Ju Lu
MBBS MPH FRANZCO