Ophthalmologist- Diabetic Retionapathy, Cataracts, Macular Degeneration
Dr. Jay Chandra
Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon
Dr. Jay Chandra is a skilled vitreoretinal surgeon with many years of experience. He trained as an ophthalmologist (eye specialist) at Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney and at Sydney Eye Hospital. At the Prince of Wales Hospital he trained under the guidance of the late Professor Fred Hollows. His sub-speciality training in vitreoretinal diseases was undertaken over the course of a further two years at Sydney Eye Hospital and Jules Stein Eye Institute, California, USA.
Specialising in the treatment and surgery of diseases of the retina, Dr. Chandra deals with conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment and diabetic vitreous haemorrhage.
In 2006 he established the Fiji Eye Project, offering free cataract and other surgeries to the poor and underprivileged in Lautoka, Fiji. Over the past 10 years he and his team has operated on close to 1000 cataracts, giving vision to these patients, who otherwise would be unable to gain access to quality eye surgery. For his work both in Australia and overseas, Dr. Jay Chandra was awarded the Order of Australia in 2016.
Dr. Chandra has hospital attachments at Westmead Public Hospital as VMO: Vitreoretinal surgery and at Nepean Private Hospital.