Dr Geoffrey Chan MBBS (Hons), FRANZCO, MMedSc (UWA), PGCert Med Ed (University of Cambridge)

“Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.”

Dr Geoffrey Chan graduated with honours in medicine from The University of Western Australia (UWA). After accomplishing his ophthalmic specialty training, he completed a Fellowship position in both complex cataract and glaucoma at Fremantle and Royal Perth Hospitals, before a subsequent Glaucoma Fellowship at the world-leading Addenbrooke’s Eye Clinic, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He holds a Masters in Medical Science (UWA), as well as a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education through the University of Cambridge.

Dr Chan’s research work investigates the structural and functional characteristics of the optic nerve laminar regions. He is an invited reviewer for editorial boards and has published book chapters and numerous papers in both local and international peer reviewed ophthalmic journals. His expertise in wound healing after glaucoma surgery allows specific and tailored postoperative care plans for patients as well as optimisation of surgical outcomes.

Dr Chan was the first ophthalmic surgeon from Western Australia to successfully perform a Preserflo microshunt implant and provides leading medical, laser and surgical ophthalmic expertise to his patients, with a focus on minimally invasive glaucoma surgery. Career highlights include being awarded a position in the prestigious European Glaucoma Society fellowship program, which he completed at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz in Germany.

Dr Chan is committed to the teaching of future healthcare professionals and has received the Clinical Lecturer title through The University of Western Australia.

Areas of clinical specialty

  • General ophthalmology
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataract surgery
  • Laser

Research interests

  • Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery
  • Imaging of the conjunctival lymphatics and aqueous outflow pathways
  • Optic nerve structural and functional characteristics
  • Wound modulation
  • Retinal microvasculature

Professional Achievements

  • European Glaucoma Society Travel Grant
  • Australasian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons Advanced Trainee Scholarship
  • School of Paediatrics and Child Health Prize in Paediatric Ophthalmology
  • Western Australian Faculty of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine Prize
  • F. Sobotka Undergraduate Scholarship

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
  • World Glaucoma Association
  • European Glaucoma Society
  • The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology


  • Clinical Lecturer, Ophthalmology, University of Western Australia, IMED 5531/5532 (2014-2016)
  • Clinical Tutor, Foundations of Clinical Practice, University of Western Australia, Unit IMED2211 (2011)

Current hospital/University affiliations

  • Fiona Stanley Hospital
  • Fremantle Hospital
  • University of Western Australia
Dr Geoffrey Chan MBBS (Hons), FRANZCO, MMedSc (UWA), PGCert Med Ed (University of Cambridge)
Dr Geoffrey Chan MBBS (Hons), FRANZCO, MMedSc (UWA), PGCert Med Ed (University of Cambridge)

Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery,

Areas of Expertise

General ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Cataract surgery, Laser


Lions Eye Institute, Nedlands WA
Lions Eye Institute, Midland WA

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