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Associate Professor Mei-Ling Tay-Kearney

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Associate Professor Mei-Ling Tay-Kearney

“Senior Lecturer at UWA and a member of the Australian Society for HIV Medicine and the Australian Uveitis Study Group.”


Associate Professor Tay-Kearney completed her ophthalmology training in WA completing postgraduate studies in ocular immunology and infections at the Wilmer Eye Institute in the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, USA.

She has held various positions including Head of Department at Royal Perth Hospital, RACE examiner and QEC Chair responsible for the ophthalmological training program in WA.

She is very active in the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology and is presently a Selection Board member, Training Progression Committee member and a Training Hospital Inspector. She is also a member of The MAC at RPH and is part of the LEI’s Clinical Leadership Committee.

She consults at RPH and the LEI and is active in Clinical Trials, focused on new drug treatments for infectious and non-infectious ocular inflammation and continues to participate in tele-ophthalmology research.

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Post-graduate study at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, USA

Member of the Australian Society for HIV Medicine
Member of Australian Uveitis Study Group
Member International Ocular Inflammation Society

Ophthalmology Consultant, Royal Perth Hospital
Associate Professor, Centre for Ophthalmology and Visual Science, University of Western Australia
Chair of Qualifications and Educations (WA)
Examiner for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology final examinations ( RACE)

Priniciple Investigator ‘Use of Humira in the treatment of non-infectious posterior uveitis’ and ‘Use of Gevokizumab in the treatment of non-infectious posterior uveitis’.
Clinical lead ‘Delivery of Teleophthalmology in under-served regions of WA’.
Completed research projects in use of slow release steroid implants and teleophthalmology

Head of Department, Royal Perth Hospital ( 2004 -2010)
Editorial Board member Clinical Experimental Ophthalmology
External Examiner for University of Malaya

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