Dr. Richards is a highly-skilled ophthalmic surgeon with expertise in cataract surgery, eyelid surgery, tear drainage surgery, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
Training at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Dr. Richards graduated with Honours from the University of Queensland medical program. She completed a Master of Science in Medicine (Ophthalmic Science) from the University of Sydney School of Medicine.
Having completed RANZCO ophthalmology training in Queensland, Dr. Richards moved to the United Kingdom for two years of further training in advanced Cataract surgery, Oculoplastic surgery and Medical Retina. She worked at the James Cook University Hospital in North Yorkshire during her Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery Fellowship, and was invited to work as an Oculoplastics Fellow at the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, where she took the opportunity to broaden her sub-specialty experience, including expanding her skills in endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy.
Dr. Richards also accepted a prestigious fellowship in the field of Medical Retina at London’s Moorfields Eye Hospital. There she was trained by ophthalmologists who are widely considered to be world leaders in the diagnosis, medical management and research of retinal diseases such as macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. During her tenure, she gained extensive surgical experience in managing the complexities of cataract surgery in patients with retinal conditions. She was awarded the Topham Scholarship and the RANZCO Travelling Scholarship for her dedication to furthering her skills through the pursuit of overseas advanced training.
Over the years, Dr. Richards has gained diverse experience while working at a number of locations including Brisbane, Townsville, Gold Coast, Darwin, rural Australia, London and North Yorkshire. Alongside her clinical work, she actively participates and presents at local and international ophthalmology conferences, showcasing her commitment to staying abreast of the latest advancements in the field. Dr. Richards is dedicated to providing high-quality ophthalmic care and continues to contribute to the field through her expertise and ongoing pursuit of knowledge.