Dr Mark Chiang completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree in Queensland in 2000, followed by a Master of Philosophy in 2007. Prior to his Ophthalmology training, he spent 2 years as a Glaucoma Research Fellow at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre in the UK and also served as a medical officer in rural Queensland. He then undertook his Ophthalmology training in Queensland and completed a Vitreo-Retinal Fellowship at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in 2012 where he became proficient at both the surgical and medical management of retinal and macular diseases. He was then awarded the RANZCO/Abbott Medical Optics Scholarship and completed a Fellowship in Glaucoma and Education at the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. He trained under the eminent Professor Sir Peng Khaw for the management of complex glaucoma in both children and adults and was involved in the development of state-of-the-art glaucoma drainage devices at the Institute of Ophthalmology in University College London.
Dr Chiang’s particular specialties include paediatric and adult glaucoma, complex cataract surgery techniques including those requiring vitreo-retinal approaches, as well as the management of retinal and macular diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. He has presented at local, national and international meetings and is the author of many Ophthalmology journal publications and book chapters. He is a member of the Childhood Glaucoma Research Network to promote advances in the care of childhood glaucoma globally. He is also a member of the international Lindberg Society where he is actively involved in the research of pseudoexfoliation syndrome and glaucoma.