Dr Tony Chen (Ophthalmologist)
Dr Tony S. Chen is a comprehensive Ophthalmologist with subspecialist fellowship training in Cataract and Refractive surgery, manual small-incision cataract surgery (MSICS) and Medical Retina. He specialises in refractive (laser) surgery and premium cataract/lens surgery, and in retinal conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and retinal vein occlusions.
After graduating in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Otago, New Zealand and completing Master of Medicine (Ophthalmic Science) at the University of Sydney, Dr Chen underwent specialist ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital. He further completed a fellowship in comprehensive ophthalmology as the Senior Registrar at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney.
Dr Chen then travelled abroad to complete three further subspecialty fellowships in Medical Retina (Taipei, Taiwan), Cataract and Refractive Surgery (The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide SA) and MSICS (Solomon Islands; Alice Springs NT). He was awarded the prestigious Sydney Eye Hospital Alumni Association Travelling Scholarship.
Dr Chen takes pride in keeping up-to-date with the evidence and latest advances in ophthalmology and is actively involved in research. He has written several publications and has presented at multiple conferences. He has also been involved in the training of future Ophthalmologists as a former Clinical Associate Lecturer and current Adjunct Lecturer at the University of New South Wales.
Dr Chen aims to provide the highest quality eye surgery. He believes in clear communication and patient-centred care. Dr Chen strives to empower his patients with evidence-based knowledge to tailor individual needs.
Besides English, Dr Chen is fluent in Chinese, Mandarin, Taiwanese and basic Cantonese.
Specialty services include but not limited to:
- Micro-incisional Cataract surgery, with premium intraocular lenses and secondary laser treatment combinations, to ensure the best refractive outcomes. - Vision Correction procedures using laser or lens implantation for treating long- or short-sightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. - Keratoconus management including Collagen Cross-Linking to achieve stability. - Macular Degeneration - Diabetic Retinopathy - Retinal Vascular Disease - Comprehensive Ophthalmology
- Hospital Affiliations
- San Day Surgery (Hornsby, NSW)
- The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Woodville, SA)
- Sydney Hospital / Sydney Eye Hospital (Sydney, NSW)
- Royal North Shore Hospital (St Leonards, NSW)
- Sussex Day Surgery (Haymarket, NSW)
- Sydney Surgical Centre (Randwick, NSW)
- East Sydney Private Hospital (Woolloomooloo, NSW)
- Affiliated Clinics
- Eye and Retina Specialists
- George St Eye Centre
- Southeastern Eye Care - Hurstville
- Hornsby Laser Eye Centre
- Sydney Eye Clinic - Darlinghurst
- Burwood Eye Specialists
- Affiliated Universities
- University of New South Wales
- Medical Interventions
- Cataract Surgery
- Laser Cataract Surgery
- Medical retina
- Mycophenolate sodium in the treatment of corticosteroid-refractory non-infectious inflammatory uveitis (MySTRI study). https://www.nature.com/articles/s41433-020-1066-y
- Simultaneous subconjunctival triamcinolone and bevacizumab injections for management of blepharo-keratoconjunctivitis in children. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29967706/
- Materials in the vitreous during cataract surgery: nature and incidence, with two cases of histological confirmation. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27311978/
- LESCs: Lateralizing Eyelid Sleep Compression Study https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24777266/
- Successful "medical" orbital decompression with adjunctive rituximab for severe visual loss in IgG4-related orbital inflammatory disease with orbital myositis https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24481505/