Dr David Ng is a specialist cataract surgeon. He is also a general ophthalmologist with a special interest in diabetic eye disease and glaucoma. Dr Ng went to school at Trinity Grammar School, where he was awarded the Bishop Chambers Scholarship. He then studied medicine at the University of Sydney. He completed a Master’s of Public Health (his treatise for Master’s of Public Health was titled “Stop it or you will go blind”, which was a literature review regarding the effects of smoking on eye health). Dr Ng gained a wide breadth of clinical expertise in neurosurgery and plastic surgery prior to commencing his ophthalmology training at the renowned Sydney Eye Hospital. Dr Ng has a great interest in medical mission and has worked in Tanzania and in the Northern Territory with the Aboriginal population. In 2003, he travelled to Tibet where he helped set up a cataract day surgery facility and provided clinical expertise to local ophthalmologists. In 2004 and 2005, he visited Sichuan and Yunnan provinces in China to educate and provide more local ophthalmologists with the skills to help reduce the long waitlist of cataract cases. He has travelled to China three times to provide volunteer services – in 2008 to Jieyang in Guangzhou province, 2009 to Midu in Yunnan Province and 2011 to Ningcheng in Inner Mongolia.
Dr Ng has achieved many milestones in his career. These include: