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Branch Fellowships

NSW: Clinical fellowship for overseas doctors

The expertise in the University Department is in the areas of glaucoma, cornea and external eye disease, paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, and medical retina in adults and children. The special investigation techniques include fluorescein angiography indocyannine green, electrophysiology and optical coherence tomography.

Prof Peter McCluskey
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Sydney

PO Box 4337
Sydney NSW 2001
Phone: +61 2 9382 7302
Fax: +61 2 9382 7372

NSW: Medical retinal fellowship, Vitreo-retinal fellowship, and Glaucoma fellowship

Prof Mitchell has wide experience in epidemiology and in particular, medical retinal disease such as diabetic retinopathy.

Prof Paul Mitchell
Department of Ophthalmology
Westmead Hospital

Cnr Hawkesbury & Darcy Roads,
Westmead NSW 2145
Phone: +61 2 9845 7960
Fax: +61 2 9845 6117

VIC: Research Fellowships and post doctoral students

Go to the Centre for Eye Research Australia for more information or contact Prof Keith Martin.

Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA)
32 Gisborne Street,
East Melbourne VIC 3002
Phone: +61 3 9929 8368
Fax: +61 3 9662 3859

VIC: Opportunities Eye and Ear Hospital Fellowship

Go to the Clinical Fellowships through the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital website for more information.

HMO Manager
Eye & Ear Hospital
32 Gisborne Street,
East Melbourne VIC 3002
Phone: +61 3 9929 8666
Fax: +61 3 9663 7203

WA: Research and Clinical Fellowship at Lions Eye Institute

Go to the website for more information or contact

Lions Eye Institute
2 Verdun Street,
Nedlands, WA 6009

Other Fellowships

NZ Pre-vocational clinical research fellowship in paediatric ophthalmology

The Department of Ophthalmology, University of Auckland has a vacancy for a one Year Pre-vocational Clinical Research Fellowship in Paediatric Ophthalmology

This position is open to junior medical staff with a medical qualification registrable in New Zealand who have an interest in pursuing ophthalmology as a career. The position has a 50:50 to 70:30 clinical: clinical research composition, depending on candidate experience and research project involvement. A draft copy of the position description is attached here.

Please submit an up-to-date CV along with a cover letter by email to Hutokshi Chinoy at before 3 December 2021.

The start date for this position is anticipated to be early to mid- February 2022.

Australian Trained 5th Year Registrar Position in WA at Lions Outback Vision, the Lions Eye Institute

Perth-based position with surgical outreach visits 2-3 days for up to 30 visits in the year. Outreach clinics and theatre located in Albany, Kalgoorlie, Hedland and Karratha  with four Consultants. Supervising consultants accompany on trips and support any challenging surgery and learning opportunities. Perth based time involves rostered state-wide Telehealth service and occasional involvement at an urban Aboriginal medical service.

Applicants are invited for full year commencing Jan/Feb in 2022  or 6 month rotation opportunities.

Please contact Angus Turner, Director Lions Outback Vision on for further information and to set up a phone call.



The Shirley and John Sarks Fellowship

The Shirley and John Sarks Fellowship intends to provide highly motivated trainee ophthalmologists an opportunity to discover, understand and build on the knowledge of the Sarks clinicopathological eye archive. Successful candidates will spend 2.5 days each week working on the digital version of the archive, publishing the most important cases to web and producing original research using archival data.

The successful candidate will gain a unique understanding of retinal microanatomy and histopathology, particularly as it relates to ageing and age-related macular degeneration. This training opportunity would best suit a candidate with a strong interest in medical retina and vitreoretinal surgery. The research component of the fellowship is remunerated by St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney and is supervised by A/Prof Svetlana Cherepanoff.

A full overview of the fellowship can be found here.

For more information, please contact A/Prof Svetlana Cherepanoff via +61 2 8382 9168 or email.

Clinical Paediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship at the Queensland Children’s Hospital

The Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service (CHQ HHS) have opened an opportunity to fill the position of Paediatric Ophthalmology Fellow. There are two roles available for this Fellowship commencing on the following dates: February 2022-January 2021 and August 2022-July 2023.

For further information, please refer to this page.

5th Year Position at John Hunter Hospital in 2021

John Hunter Hospital is looking for a 5th year position who is available at the hospital in 2021. This position will be ideal for those who wish to broaden the depth and scope of ophthalmology surgery and medicine for further preparation for career in comprehensive ophthalmology.

  • Participation in clinical duties and non-clinical duties as arranged by the Department of Ophthalmology.
  • Compliance with roster for out-of-hours and weekend duties as arranged by the Department of Ophthalmology.
  • Perform clinical duties under the supervision of specialist staff
  • Possess a responsible attitude and commitment to the teaching and supervision of junior medical staff in the Unit.

The position description is available here.

Position Number: 23912
Specialty: Ophthalmology
Sub-Specialty: None
Facility: John Hunter Hospital

Ophthalmology Fellow position at Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne

The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) provides secondary and tertiary care to children and young people across the northern and western suburbs; specialist paediatric healthcare to the children of Victoria, Tasmania, southern NSW and parts of South Australia; and is the designated state-wide provider of services including paediatric trauma, rehabilitation and forensic medicine. As a quaternary centre for complex cardiac surgery and organ transplantation, the RCH cares for the sickest children from around Australia.

With a passionate, highly skilled and committed staff campus wide of over 6000, we provide a full range of clinical services, tertiary care and health promotion and prevention programs for children and young people.

The ophthalmologists and orthoptists working in the Ophthalmology Department provide a comprehensive service including assessment, investigation and management of a wide range of eye and vision problems. The ophthalmology team work with many specialties in the hospital to provide coordinated care for patients. Conditions treated include eye misalignment, lazy eye, abnormal eye movements, droopy eyelids, glaucoma, cataracts, retinoblastoma and retinopathy of prematurity.

Applications are now open for a full time Ophthalmology Fellow to join the team. Position will commence on 7/02/2022 for 12 months.

For a detailed copy of the Position Description please click here

Last updated: November 23, 2021

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