Dr Simon Chen is a vitreo-retinal surgeon, medical retina specialist and cataract surgeon.
He is at the forefront of modern retinal treatments, offering the latest international advances. These include new treatments for age related macular degeneration, diabetic eye problems, retinal vein occlusions, sutureless retinal surgery for epiretinal membranes, macula holes, retinal detachments and cataract surgery.
His experience and international training enables him to manage the full range of routine and complex retinal problems. All treatments are fully customised by Dr Chen to suit the individual needs of his patients.
Dr Chen was born and educated in London, UK. He graduated in Medicine from the University of London, and trained in ophthalmology at the teaching hospitals of the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. He then completed two additional years of advanced fellowship training in vitreo-retinal surgery at international centres of excellence, including the Oxford Eye Hospital in the UK and the Lions Eye Institute in Australia.
Prior to moving to Sydney, Dr Chen held a public hospital teaching position as Consultant Vitreo-retinal Surgeon in Auckland, New Zealand, and was an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland.
Dr Chen has been selected to treat many doctors, nurses, optometrists and their closest relatives, who have trusted his reputation for intricate microsurgery, passion for excellence and ability to communicate well.
Dr Chen has published over seventy medical articles in the field of retinal disease, conducted scientific research into eye injections for retinal disease and is a principal investigator for international trials of new treatments for retinal disease. He reviews research papers for numerous leading medical journals and regularly attends and lectures at conferences.
Dr Chen is married with a young daughter. He has many interests outside of working hours, with a special love of computer-related technology, as well as outdoor pursuits including cycling.