Specialists

Portrait of staff member Dr Martin Duncan

Dr Martin Duncan

Dr Martin Duncan consults privately here at Canberra Eye Hospital. His main areas of interest include cataract and eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration.

He obtained Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1998 after working in England and completing his Registrar training at Sydney Eye Hospital. There he was awarded a travelling scholarship for further postgraduate study in England and more recently he undertook qualifications in Cataract and Refractive Surgery at Sydney University.

As a Visiting Medical Officer at Calvary and Canberra Hospitals he has regular operating lists and supervises training eye specialists in anterior segment and eyelid surgery. Private surgeries are performed at Canberra Microsurgery in Phillip. He also lectures at The Australian University Medical School, has served on the ACT Medical Board and remains a member of the Australasian and American Societies of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

Portrait of staff member Dr Iain Dunlop

Dr Iain Dunlop

Dr Iain Dunlop trained at Sydney Eye Hospital and undertook further training in London. He is based in Canberra and also practices in Sydney. His interest include cataract and refractive surgery, medical botulinum toxin, strabismus and retinal disorders.

Dr Dunlop has been active in the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO), including serving as College President in 2008 and 2009.

At Sydney Eye Hospital, Dr Dunlop has been teaching Anterior Segment Surgery since 1988. He is the Chairman of the Sydney Hospital MSC and serves on numerous Department of Health advisory committees for the Federal Government.

In 2005 Dr Dunlop was elected to the board of Vision 2020 Australia. His work was recognised and awarded in 2012.

In 2011 and 2012 he served as President of the AMA Federal Council and State branch. He is the Ophthalmic advisor to the Federal AMA. Also in 2012, Dr Dunlop was appointed a voting member of the Australian Council and Healthcare Standards (ACHS) Executive Council.

Portrait of staff member Dr Gagan Khannah

Dr Gagan Khannah

Dr Khannah is an Ophthalmologist with special interests in cataract and refractive surgery. Dr Khannah consults and operates in both Sydney and Canberra.

He graduated from the University of Sydney in 1988, then undertook specialist training at Sydney Eye Hospital including postgraduate training as senior professional registrar in 1998. He became a Fellow of RANZCO in 1998 and is a member of the Australian, American and European Societies of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Australian Society of Ophthalmologists and the Independant Ophthalmic network.

He is a senior clinical lecturer at Macquarie University, a clinical lecturer in the Department of Ophthalmology at Sydney University and a staff specialist at Sydney Eye Hospital.

Dr Khannah has presented his research at local and international conferences as well as being published in highly-reputed international journals.

He is a member of the intraocular implant unit for cataract surgery at Sydney Eye Hospital. He has taught anterior segment surgery since 1999 and is currently involved in clinical trials of the latest technology for cataract surgery.

Portrait of staff member Dr Christiane Lawin-Bruessel

Dr Christiane Lawin-Bruessel

Dr Lawin-Bruessel trained in Hamburg and Muenster in Germany, at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, as well as in Sydney and Melbourne in Australia. Before moving to Canberra in 2001 she was Senior Staff Specialist and Deputy Director of the University Department of Ophthalmology, Muenster.

She is a member of RANZCO and the German Society of Ophthalmologists.

As an Ophthalmic Surgeon she is skilled and very experienced in the Surgery as well as the Treatment of Cataracts and Glaucoma.

A special focus of hers is Oculoplastic Surgery. This includes corrections for all Lid Mal-positions, Lacrimal Duct Surgery, minor and major Tumour resection and consequently following all Reconstructive Plastic Surgical Procedures. She provides medical laser treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy, Glaucoma, minor Retinal Disorders and practises the full range of General Ophthalmology.

Dr Lawin-Bruessel routinely offers clinics in Cooma and regularly performs Cataract Surgery in Goulburn.

Twice a year Dr Lawin-Bruessel volunteers her time to the John James Foundation and serves as a Flying Ophthalmologist in  remote indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.

Portrait of staff member Dr Salim Okera

Dr Salim Okera

Dr Okera commenced practice in Canberra in 2009, upon his return from advanced training in the United Kingdom.  His interests include corneal and ocular surface disease and surgery, keratoprostheses (artificial corneas), refractive surgery and cataract surgery.  After becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists in 2005, he undertook three years of subspeciality training in these fields at Sussex Eye Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.

In addition to his clinical practice at the Canberra Eye Hospital, Dr Okera runs a Corneal and External Eye Disease Unit at the Canberra Hospital. he has been active in establishing corneal tranplantation in the ACT, and in facilitating eye donation for transplantation. He also operates at Calvery Public Hospital, and teaches at the Austrlian National University Medical School.