Associate Professor Anthony Kwan

Retina, Macula Specialist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon



Associate Professor Anthony Kwan is a vitreoretinal surgeon with an academic interest and the director of vitreoretinal service at the Queensland Eye Institute.

He specialises in retina and macula diseases e.g. age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy (eye disease in diabetes mellitus) and retinal detachment. He performs cataract operations and vitrectomy operations e.g. retinal detachment, macular hole, and epiretinal membrane (macular pucker, cellophane maculopathy) privately at Queensland Eye Institute (Brisbane), John Flynn Hospital (Tugun), and Mater Adult Hospital (Brisbane)

He adopts a holistic approach to patient care and has a reputation for passion in his work and ability to communicate well with patients, and he always finds time to speak to his patients and their family.

He received his schooling and medical training in England, and ophthalmology training in London. He spent over 10 years at the largest specialist eye hospital in the world, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. This training equipped him as one of a few Australian eye surgeons trained to deal with both routine and complex retinal diseases. Dr Kwan is always happy to deal with retinal emergencies like wet age-related macular degeneration and retinal detachment.

Dr Kwan has extensive experience in research and is internationally known for his work in experimental retinal transplantation. He obtained his research-based Doctor of Medicine (MD) on the subject of retinal transplantation from the Institute of Ophthalmology at the University of London. Between research and clinical care, Dr Kwan devotes himself to the education of junior doctors and he is currently an examiner for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO).

He has published in national and international clinical ophthalmology and scientific journals. He holds grants from NHMRC (Australia) and most recently a major project grant from Macular Disease Foundation (MDF Australia 2013) as a co-investigator with Professor Damien Harkin at the Queensland Eye Institute.

Dr Kwan extends his specialist service to the patients at the Gold Coast and northern NSW at: The Gold Coast Eye Clinic 94 Nerang Street, Southport 07 5532 9099 or The Eye Care Clinic 6 Scott Street, Coolangatta 07 5506 6777

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