Meet the July 2021 Fellows

They’re here and it’s all thanks to our generous donors! In July we welcomed three of our four new international fellows. All are eagerly looking forward to working at Sydney Eye Hospital with our world class professionals.

Our Fellowship Program is now in its 30th year and provides once in a lifetime experience to outstanding clinicians who will become the next generation of ophthalmic leaders. Thanks to community support Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation has committed $440,000 to support 8 Fellows in 2021.

Together with the Heads of Department of Sydney Eye Hospital, we recruit doctors who are fully-qualified ophthalmologists in their respective country.

Dr Andrew Chang, Head of Ophthalmology said, “They are selected competitively on merit and importantly, if from overseas, intend to return to their country to provide much needed speciality services there.

“Our eye speciality departments are committed to the Fellowship Program which affords unparalleled access to the best in medical and surgical ophthalmology training, and our fellows work side–by–side leaders in the field and importantly train our junior doctors.”

Australia’s first hospital, now known as Sydney / Sydney Eye Hospital provides surgical and medical management across 7 sub-specialities of Vitreoretinal, Medical retina, Cornea, Glaucoma, Strabismus, Oncology Neurophthalmology and Uveitis.

Since 1991 Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation has funded 142 Ophthalmology Fellows from 26 countries.

“Fellows enrich the hospital in many ways and are often described as central and fundamental to our service delivery to patients,” said Linda Fagan, Chief Executive of Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation.

“We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all who donate to the Foundation. With an ageing population, there is increasing demand on services and we need to raise much more funding to support the hospital,” Linda said.

If you would like to support the Fellowship Program please donate here or contact the Foundation to discuss the special opportunities available

Please welcome our July 2021 Fellows:

Dr Amberin Fazal

Dr Amberin Fazal
Corneal Fellow

Amberin studied Medicine at the University of Nairobi after which she did her Masters of Medicine in Ophthalmology at the same university. She is also a fellow of the College of Ophthalmology of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (COECSA). She has been working at the PCEA Kikuyu Hospital which is the oldest eye unit in Kenya where she developed an interest in Cornea. She went on to do an Observership in cornea at the Instituto de Microcirurgia Ocular (IMO) in Barcelona, Spain. She has also attended a course in Glaucoma at the Moorfields Eye Hospital in Dubai. In her free time she likes painting, travelling to new places and experiencing different cultures.

Dr Dana Ahnood
Medical Retinal Fellow

Dana studied medicine at the University of London and was drawn to Ophthalmology early in her training. After completing her Ophthalmology training in the UK, she completed a medical retina and uveitis Fellowship at the world renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital, UK. She also undertook Observerships at the Christian medical centre in Tanzania and the Rigshospitalet in Denmark.

Dr Tun Hang Yeo

Dr Tun Hang Yeo
Eddie Donaldson Vitreoretinal Fellow

Tun Hang studied at the University of Western Australia and completed his Ophthalmology training in Singapore. He is currently a Fellow with both the Academy of Medicine (Singapore) and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (United Kingdom). He is also a clinical lecturer at the National University of Singapore.

Dr Taras Gout

Dr Taras Gout
Oculoplastics Fellow

Taras trained in the UK where he taught medical students, engaged in bench-to-bedside translational research, and developed a special interest in oculoplastics, a highly specialised field of plastic and reconstructive surgery. He will take the knowledge and skills he gets here back to the UK and work as an oculoplastics consultant.