Dr Tim Roberts is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon specialising in Cataract and Glaucoma Surgery.
He is a highly regarded cataract surgeon with 20 years of experience in small incision microsurgery, topical anaesthesia and premium intraocular lens implant technology. During that time he has been at the forefront of developments in cataract surgery and has performed over 9000 procedures. In 2011, with his partners at Vision Eye Institute, he introduced the first laser cataract surgery system into Australia, one of only four USA FDA-approved systems worldwide. He has lectured widely on cataract surgery in Australia, South East Asia, UK and the USA and has been invited to perform live surgery at international meetings. He is one of the leading laser cataract surgeons in Australia and internationally.
Dr Roberts graduated in Medicine from the University of New South Wales in 1985 and then completed specialist training in Ophthalmology at Sydney Eye Hospital. He undertook further advanced training in the United Kingdom and United States in both cataract surgery and glaucoma. As well as being a cataract specialist he has an academic sub-specialty interest in glaucoma and was awarded a Masters of Medicine in 2008 from the University of Sydney for his research into nocturnal cardiovascular and respiratory risk factors in glaucoma.
Dr Roberts is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Royal North Shore Hospital, where he specialises in cataract surgery and heads the Glaucoma Unit. He is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney has published many scientific papers including an academic thesis, and reviews scientific articles for international peer-reviewed ophthalmology journals.
Dr Roberts has a special interest in medical ethics and education and has been involved in teaching throughout Australia, South East Asia, Europe, UK and the USA. He was a consultant surgeon with the Aboriginal Eye Service and most recently involved with the Myanmar Eye Care programme. He has a strong commitment to the ophthalmic profession and holds senior positions in the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists as Chairman of the NSW Qualification and Education Committee and as a member of the Federal QEC, College Board of Examiners and NSW State Committee. He is on the faculty in the Discipline of Ophthalmology, University of Sydney and is Course Co-ordinator for the Masters of International Ophthalmology, collaborating with Hanoi Medical College, Vietnam National Institute of Ophthalmology and the University of Otago.
Outside of ophthalmology his interests including cycling to work, playing touch football, kayaking around Middle Harbour, social tennis, playing bass guitar in the band at his local church, engaging in verbal repartee with three university-aged daughters and reading his wife’s esoteric book club novels.