Dr Ian Murrell
M.B., B.S (Tas), FRANZCO

General Ophthalmology, Ocular Plastics and Cataract Specialist
Dr David McKay

Vitreoretinal Specialist
Dr Tze'Yo Toh
M.B., B.S. (Tas), MMed Sci (Tas), FRANZCO

Glaucoma and
Cataract Specialist
Dr Brendan Vote
M.B., B.S (Qld)

Clinical Associate Professor (University of Tasmania),
Vitreoretinal and Cataract Specialist

What is an ophthalmologist?

An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eye. An ophthalmologist is specially trained to provide the full spectrum of eye care and eye surgery. Many ophthalmologists are also involved in scientific research into the causes and cures for eye diseases and vision problems.

Ophthalmologists complete:
  • 5 - 6 years of medical school
  • At least 3 years of residency (hospital-based training) in general medicine, and
  • At least 5 years of postgraduate training in clinical and surgical ophthalmology in a closely monitored and structured program
  • Many ophthalmologists also choose to undertake additional training in a subspecialty area of ophthalmology by completing fellowship training. One of the subspecialty areas of ophthalmology may include retinal, glaucoma, corneal, paediatric or ocular plastic


Thistle Street Medical Centre
Level 1, 36 Thistle Street West
South Launceston, TAS 7249

4 Eastland Drive
Ulverstone, TAS 7310

phone 03 6344 1377
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