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Dr Evan Wong MBBS, PhD, FRANZCO

“We are deeply committed to bringing together cutting-edge technology, the latest scientific evidence, and personalised care, to achieve the best possible results for every single patient.”

Dr Evan Wong was born in Scotland, grew up in Singapore and has spent all his adult life in Perth. He went to medical school at The University of Western Australia and subsequently completed specialist ophthalmology training with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. Dr Wong undertook a fellowship in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery at the Singapore National Eye Centre. Concurrently, he was a clinical research fellow in the tissue engineering and stem cell group at the Singapore Eye Research Institute. He has also completed a PhD in the field of microperimetry for the assessment of retinal and macular conditions.

Dr Wong specialises in the management of corneal and anterior segment disease, including cataracts, pterygium, keratoconus, corneal infections and corneal dystrophies. He has a special interest in corneal transplantation and regularly performs PK, DALK, DSAEK and DMEK surgeries both privately and at Royal Perth Hospital and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. Dr Wong is actively involved in clinical research and has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and scientific reviews. He is the Principal Investigator for a study that aims to manufacture cultured corneal endothelial cells for use in cell injection therapy for bullous keratopathy and Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy.

Dr Wong also specialises in refractive surgery, offering LASIK, refractive lenticule extraction (SmartSight), ICL and transPRK procedures. He has recently written a book chapter on small incision lenticule extraction in high myopia. Outside of work, he loves spending time with his wife and two daughters and enjoys swimming and running.

Areas of clinical specialty

  • Cornea surgery
  • Cataract surgery
  • Refractive surgery

Research interests

  • Cell therapy for corneal endothelial dysfunction
  • Neuropathic corneal pain
  • Refractive surgery, including LASIK, ReLex, ICL and advanced surface ablation

Professional achievements

  • 2021 RANZCO Trevalyn-Smith Travelling Scholarship

Teaching

  • 2013, 2015 UWA Clinical Lecturer/ Tutor for MBBS Year 5 Ophthalmology
  • 2013 – 2016 UWA Examiner for MBBS Year 5 Ophthalmology

Current hospital / university affiliations

  • Consultant ophthalmologist at Royal Perth Hospital
  • Consultant ophthalmologist at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
  • Senior Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
  • Member of the Australian Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Asia Cornea Society
  • Australia and New Zealand Cornea Society
Dr Evan Wong MBBS, PhD, FRANZCO
Dr Evan Wong MBBS, PhD, FRANZCO

Laser & Refractive Surgery, Cornea Transplants, Cataract Surgery,

Areas of Expertise

Cornea, cataract and refractive surgery

Locations

Lions Eye Institute, Nedlands WA

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