Dr Manju Meena comes to us from India and started the Oculoplasty Fellowship in Sydney Eye Hospital in October this year. She completed her ophthalmology training in New Delhi and also completed an Oculoplasty and Ocular Oncology Fellowship from LV Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad, India in 2010. She hopes to learn facial reconstruction, aesthetics and cultural diversities and plans to apply her skills for patient care back home in India.

Dr Avinash Gurbaxani is the Uveitis and Medical Retina Fellow working with the Professorial Unit. He has trained at Moorfi elds and St. Thomas’ Hospitals in London as well as the Oxford Eye Hospital. He plans to return to work as a Uveitis MR consultant in the UK after his Fellowship.

Dr Kapil Bhatia began his Vitreo Retinal Fellowship in Sydney Eye Hospital in August 2012. He completed his ophthalmology training in New Delhi, India and completed a Vitreo Retinal Fellowship at LV Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad, India in 2010. He hopes to learn not only clinical and surgical skills but also learn more about culture and language diversities and will return to start his own practice in India.

Dr Gustavo Reis completed his specialist registrar training in Brazil at the Santa Casa de Misericordia Hospital. He has also done a round year as a Glaucoma and Cataract Fellow with Prof. Felicio Silva, a recognised Glaucoma specialist in Brazil.

Dr Reis expects to enhance his studies from the qualifi ed staff attached to the Glaucoma Unit of the Sydney Eye Hospital, improve his clinical and surgical skills and carry out some useful research and development. When not in surgery, Dr Reis supervises in the Outpatients Department providing patient care that has helped him to achieve a better knowledge of eye disease diagnoses and patient management.

The Foundation funds a number of Fellowships involving the following specialist units:
Retinal, Glaucoma, Corneal, Oculoplastics, Intra-Ocular Implant and Professorial Clinical Fellowship

Candidates (Eye Doctors) for these Fellowships come from overseas. Each position is for 12 months and includes a research component. Sydney Eye Hospital benefi ts in many ways from these programmes, including clinical research and publication both nationally and internationally. Sydney Eye Hospital is a teaching hospital and has a continuing programme in place to teach qualifi ed doctors to become Eye Specialists. These Registrars benefi t in their training from the availability of already qualifi ed Eye Doctors who are engaged full time for the period of their Fellowship. Some of these Fellows are from third world countries and return to their country with their skills enhanced from their 12 months in this fully operational Eye Hospital.