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About Dr Chan

Dr Helen Chan is a Specialist Ophthalmologist in Glaucoma and Cataract Surgery

Dr Chan graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, with Honours. She received the Lorna King medal as the top student in her year in Medicine and Surgery. 


Dr Chan completed her specialist ophthalmology training at the Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital. She was the top graduating ophthalmologist in her year across Australia and New Zealand and was awarded the Howsam medal by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. 


She then completed a subspecialty fellowship in glaucoma with Professor John Salmon at the University of Oxford.  She has trained extensively in trabeculectomy, tube surgery, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery and complex cataract surgery.


After qualifying as a medical doctor, Dr Chan worked for the World Health Organisation as an intern in their Blindness Prevention unit, producing a report on eye care capacities in the Western Pacific region which contributed to the WHO’s Global Action Plan for Eye Health.


She has published several textbook chapters and papers, and presented at international conferences.  She is a senior clinical lecturer at the University of Melbourne.


Dr Chan holds consultant appointments at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and the Royal Melbourne Hospital.  She consults at Eye Surgery Associates in East Melbourne, Doncaster and Vermont.

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