Dr Kehdi joins the QEI Clinic

19 Sep, 2017

The QEI Clinic is delighted to welcome Dr Elias Kehdi as an eye surgeon with a special interest in children’s eye conditions.

His career has spanned many years, culminating in the last two with a fellowship in Paediatric Ophthalmology and a second fellowship in surgical and medical treatment of paediatric glaucoma. Dr Kehdi is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and undertook specialty training at Sydney Eye Hospital followed by two fellowships in the UK at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, with a focus on surgical and medical treatment of paediatric glaucoma.

Dr Kehdi has been able to attain a high level of surgical skills including cataract surgery, and various glaucoma surgeries including goniotomy, trabeculectomy and tube drainage surgery in addition to paediatric lensectomy to treat congenital cataract. He also has an astute level of knowledge in the treatment of squint including both surgical and non-surgical options. Dr Kehdi has published a number of peer-reviewed publications and authored many presentations, in particular on congenital cataract where he was part of the world-renowned multi disciplinary team at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and Royal Manchester Children Hospital. Dr Kehdi is also a Visiting Medical Officer at Lady Cilento Children’ss Hospital.

As well as teaching, Dr Kehdi is actively involved in the community and is fluent in English, Arabic and Armenian. He has taken part in many charitable activities, such as volunteering for the Lebanese Red Cross and participating in the Armenian Eye Care Project in both a surgical and teaching capacity. He regularly visits Armenia where he is currently involved in setting up a formal training program for the local doctors.


For the health and safety of our patients, staff and visitors, we ask you do not enter the QEI South Brisbane or QEI Clayfield facilities if you:

  • Have been in contact with a known case of COVID-19 
  • Have recently travelled overseas or interstate and have NOT undergone a two week quarantine 
  • Are awaiting COVID-19 test results
  • Have cold or fever symptoms (sore throat, coughing, sneezing etc)
  • Recently visited a COVID-19 hot spot (as identified on the Queensland Government website)

Please note that all visitors at this time will undergo contactless temperature checking. Our staff will also require the full names and contact details of all visitors to the building. 

Thank you for your cooperation at this time, please don't hesitate to contact us on 07 3239 5000 if you have any concerns.