Doctor Matthew Green
is a Queensland trained Ophthalmologist who has recently completed subspecialty training in corneal, cataract and refractive surgery at the world famous Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.
Dr Green specialises in
- Cataract surgery
- Pterygium surgery
- Corneal graft surgery
- Collagen Cross-Linking for Keratoconus
- EXCIMER laser refractive surgery for keratoconus
- Glaucoma treatment
Dr Green originally qualified as an Optometrist at Queensland University of Technology and completed his medical degree at University of Queensland. Dr Green spent two years as a resident at Gold Coast Hospital. Then after four years of training in public hospitals in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Lismore he completed his training at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. Here he received specialised training in corneal, cataract, refractive and glaucoma surgery under the supervision of Professor John Dart, Professor David Gartry and Mr Mark Wilkins.
Dr Green has an active research interest in the epidemiology of microbial keratitis. For this research he has been awarded a Masters of Science from the University of New Wales and an Australian Research Award from the Australian Government’s department of Education. He also researches in the areas of DMEK surgery and Boston Keratoprosthesis, has multiple publications in international peer reviewed journals and presents regularly at international conferences.
International medical aid is also a strong area of interest for Dr Green. He has been a surgeon on trips to Nepal and Burma and has lectured on the prevention of trachoma on a remote island in Fiji. Dr Green has an ongoing commitment to the Myanmar eyecare program where he is involved in teaching local surgeons corneal surgery and is assisting in the setup of a national eyebank.
Dr Brett Drury
MBBS (Hons), B.App.Sci.(Optom)(Hons), FRANZCO
Dr Drury is an Australian trained Ophthalmologist who has also undertaken further specialist training in United Kingdom at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
Dr Drury’ special interests include:
- Cataract surgery
- Micro Invasive Glaucoma Surgery
- Pterygium surgery
- Complex glaucoma surgery
- Medical retina and macular disease
Dr Drury began his career as an Optometrist, working on the Gold and Tweed Coasts before returning to study medicine. He excelled academically, being awarded the University Medal, the highest academic honour, as well as multiple academic awards including the Griffith Award for Academic Excellence, Gold Coast Medical Association Inc. Prize, Cooper Vision and Don Noack Prizes.
Dr Drury completed his Ophthalmology training in Queensland before moving to the United Kingdom to undergo further subspecialty training in glaucoma. He trained at the renowned Manchester Royal Eye Hospital (MREH) and is experienced in the full array of glaucoma procedures including traditional surgery such as trabeculectomy, glaucoma drainage implants, as well as Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS). This training also enabled Dr Drury to become experienced in complex cataract surgery. Owing to his background as an optometrist, Dr Drury also enjoys refractive challenges and has a keen interest in optimising refractive outcomes following cataract surgery.
Dr Drury also maintains active research interests in retinal disease, glaucoma and ocular oncology, having published in a number of international journals. Through his education and supervisory pursuits, Dr Drury also supervises the training of future Ophthalmologists on the Queensland ophthalmology training program.
Dr Roy van Eijden
Dr Roy van Eijden completed his medical degree in 2001 and was subsequently invited to specialise in Ophthalmology at one of the biggest and most advanced eye centres in Europe. He completed his training at the Academic Hospital in Maastricht, The Netherlands, in 2008 and also achieved the prized European Board Registration in the same year.
He and his family moved to Australia in 2009 where he worked at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, and also taught registrars locally. In 2012, he successfully completed his Australian Ophthalmology registration. After a year and a half in Melbourne, he moved to the Northern Rivers where he consults in Ballina, Lismore and Maclean at his practice MBL Eye Surgeons.
Dr Roy as his patients refer to him, strives to deliver the most up to date and complete management of any eye problem. With his continuing international exposure, he is always abreast with the newest developments in Ophthalmology.
His extensive training in Glaucoma, Retina, Neuro-ophthalmology, Cataract, Cornea, Oculoplastic procedures and Refractive surgery allows him to perform a wide range of surgeries at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Lismore and soon at Tweed Eye Doctors.
As a young father, Dr Roy van Eijden has a particular interest in child eye health and is aiming to improve local Paediatric eye care.