Dr Hughes is the principal surgeon and managing partner at Vision Eye Institute, Hurstville (Southline). He has been in practice at Hurstville since 1979 and is still enjoying the work he does. Dr Hughes is, and always has been, at the cutting edge of new technology. An internationally trained micro-surgeon, he has specialised in cataract and refractive surgery for over 30 years. He was one of the pioneers of laser eye surgery in Australia and is in constant demand to speak at home and abroad. He was one of the first ophthalmologists in Australia to open his own ambulatory day surgery.
Dr Hughes’ love of refractive surgery began in the mid-1980s when he travelled to the United States to learn the Russian technique, Radial Keratotomy (RK). As RK technology continued to evolve, Dr Hughes kept abreast with the new developments and, with the arrival of the excimer laser, he became one of the first eye surgeons in Australia to adopt this new technology. Today, he continues to adopt and adapt new devices for eye surgery and is a strong proponent of the latest laser-assisted cataract surgery.
Dr Hughes is proud to provide his patients with the highest standard of personal care and to deliver the best possible vision results. In fact, he says, “it’s the look of delight on my patients’ faces the day after surgery, which inspires me to continue to pursue new technologies.”
Dr Hughes is a highly respected ophthalmologist, and is recognised both internationally and in Australia.
Additionally, Dr Hughes is actively involved in ophthalmic research, speaks regularly at international ophthalmic meetings, has been published in peer- reviewed journals and has frequently appeared on national radio and television.