Dr Matthew Green
MBBS, MSc, BAppSci(Optom), FRANZCO
Dr Green is a Queensland trained Ophthalmologist who has recently completed subspecialty training in corneal, cataract and refractive surgery at the world famous Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.
Dr Green specialises in
- Cataract surgery
- Pterygium surgery
- Corneal graft surgery
- Collagen Cross-Linking for Keratoconus
- EXCIMER laser refractive surgery for keratoconus
- Glaucoma treatment
Dr Green originally qualified as an Optometrist at Queensland University of Technology and completed his medical degree at University of Queensland. Dr Green spent two years as a resident at Gold Coast Hospital. Then after four years of training in public hospitals in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Lismore he completed his training at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. Here he received specialised training in corneal, cataract, refractive and glaucoma surgery under the supervision of Professor John Dart, Professor David Gartry and Mr Mark Wilkins.
Dr Green has an active research interest in the epidemiology of microbial keratitis. For this research he has been awarded a Masters of Science from the University of New Wales and an Australian Research Award from the Australian Government’s department of Education. He also researches in the areas of DMEK surgery and Boston Keratoprosthesis, has multiple publications in international peer reviewed journals and presents regularly at international conferences.
International medical aid is also a strong area of interest for Dr Green. He has been a surgeon on trips to Nepal and Burma and has lectured on the prevention of trachoma on a remote island in Fiji. Dr Green has an ongoing commitment to the Myanmar eyecare program where he is involved in teaching local surgeons corneal surgery and is assisting in the setup of a national eyebank.
Dr Esra Sanli
BMSc, MBBS (Hons), MMed, FRANZCO
Dr Sanli is an ophthalmic surgeon who specialises in
- Cataract surgery
- Oculoplastic surgery (ptosis, eyelid skin cancer, ectropion & entropion repair, blepharoplasty, lacrimal surgery)
- Pterygium surgery
Dr Esra Sanli is an Australian trained, comprehensive general ophthalmologist, who also holds an appointment as a staff specialist at the Gold Coast University Hospital.
Dr Sanli completed her undergraduate medical degree with Honours at The University of Tasmania. Her specialist ophthalmology training was at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney.
Dr Sanli undertook fellowship training at Cheltenham and Gloucester General Hospital’s in the United Kingdom. During this time she honed her skills in cataract, eyelid and lacrimal surgery under the guidance of world renowned oculoplastic surgeon, Mr Ric Caesar.
Dr Sanli prides herself on achieving excellent outcomes for her patients by utilising the most current evidence, advanced diagnostic investigations and personalised therapeutic strategies.
Dr Heather Russell
MBChB(Hons), BSc(Hons), FRCOphth, FRANZCOO
Dr Heather Russell graduated from the University of Glasgow with Honours in Medicine in 1999, before completing specialty training in ophthalmology and obtaining Fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (UK). This was followed by two years of sub-specialty fellowship training in paediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus, firstly at the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Edinburgh, and then at the University of Auckland.
Dr Russell moved with her family to Australia in 2012. She was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and took up the position of Staff Specialist at the Gold Coast University Hospital where she continues to practice as a comprehensive and paediatric ophthalmologist. Through her position at the hospital, Dr Russell is involved with the teaching of medical students from both Bond and Griffith University, nursing staff and trainee ophthalmologists.
Dr Russell is a member of the Australasian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Australian and New Zealand Strabismus Society (ANZSS), the International Strabismological Association (ISA), the World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (WSPOS), and the Paediatric Special Interest Group of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles in international medical journals, coauthored a book chapter on ocular findings in inflicted trauma in infants, presented at many local and international meetings, and lectured on paediatric ophthalmology, injectable muscle relaxants in the management of strabismus, progressive myopia in children, retinopathy of prematurity, and infantile nystagmus.
Dr Russell specialises in cataract surgery and general adult ophthalmology. She has expertise in all aspect of paediatric ophthalmology, and paediatric and adult strabismus (turned eye), and has extensive experience in the use of injectable muscle relaxants for treatment of blepharospasm, hemi-facial spasm and complex strabismus. In addition, Dr Russell has a special interest in the management of progressive myopia in children.