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Highly experienced refractive eye surgeons

Headed by Dr Peter Stewart, our team of Ophthalmic surgeons have now carried out over 60,000 LASIK vision correction procedures in Australia, and have trained in excess of 400 fellow surgeons and optometrists throughout Australasia and South-East Asia in vision correction techniques and procedures.

  • Dr Peter Stewart, our founder and medical director, pioneered the LASIK procedure in Australasia in July 1995.
  • All our doctors are highly experienced refractive eye surgeons, having practiced in Australia and overseas. They are members of the Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.
  • We believe 100% in our results. 5 of our surgeons, our General Manager as well as 34 staff members, their families and more than 130 of our affiliated optometrists have successfully undergone the LASIK procedure at LASERSIGHT.
  • To date we have performed over 60000 successful LASIK procedures, with results that speak for themselves: over 99% of our patients no longer have to wear glasses or contact lenses in their everyday life and for driving.
  • We train eye surgeons in the LASIK procedure.
  • We are also involved in the training of surgeons for the ICL procedure.
  • Dr Peter Stewart, Dr Marc Wei and Dr Laurence Sullivan have all had LASIK surgery.

Laser eye surgeons

LASERSIGHT is the most experienced LASIK group in Australasia.

Peter Stewart

Peter Stewart - MBBS (QLD), FRACO

Dr Peter Stewart is the Director of Surgery at LASERSIGHT. He graduated from the University of Queensland in 1973 and began General Medical Practice in far western Queensland. Following an inspirational meeting with Professor Fred Hollows, Peter began his training in Ophthalmology in Sydney with Prof. Hollows.

Dr Stewart has been a progressive and innovative surgeon on the Sunshine Coast for the past thirty three years. During the early 1990s he pioneered 'no stitch' cataract surgery in Australia.

Peter's aim, initially for emmetropia (no glasses) following cataract surgery, continues to drive his enthusiasm for refractive surgery.

Peter's dream was to establish a team of specialists in cataract, retinal, oculo-plastic and refractive surgery, and link this with a Day Surgery facility. He has achieved this with the Sunshine Coast Eye Care Specialists, Sunshine Coast Day Surgery and LASERSIGHT at Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.

LASERSIGHT has training centres, theatres and consultation rooms in other areas of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia and Tasmania to which patients travel from around the world.

Peter is dedicated to excellence in the training and education of Eye Surgeons and Eye Care Practitioners throughout Australasia, and was the LASIK trainer of ophthalmologists in Australasia and has now trained more than 300 ophthalmologists since the establishment of LASERSIGHT in 1996.

Dr Stewart has lectured and presented papers extensively in USA, Sth America, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Philippines, Jakarta, New Zealand and Australia.

LASERSIGHT, Queensland, Australia

Ground Floor, 35 Astor Terrace, Spring Hill, QLD 4004

1st Floor, Corner Esplanade & Second Ave, Maroochydore, QLD 4558

Ph 1800 003 937

Marc Wei

Marc Wei - MBBS (Qld) FRANZCO

Dr Marc Wei is one of our principle specialist LASIK and cataract surgeons.

He graduated from University of Queensland Medical School in 1989 and underwent specialist training in ophthalmology at Royal Brisbane, Princess Alexandra and Mater Hospitals in Brisbane, culminating the Fellowship of Ophthalmology in 1998.

Upon completion of specialist training Australia, he obtained further subspecialty training in glaucoma, cataract and paediatric ophthalmology at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children and at Kings College Hospital, London, UK.

Dr Wei has been one of LASERSIGHT's principle surgeons since 2000. He is experienced in all refractive procedures including Advanced PRK, LASIK, ICL, lens surgery ie: multifocal IOL. He has completed over 15,000 procedures!

He is a member of the American Academy Of Ophthalmology , European Society of Refractive and Cataract surgeons and the Australasian Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons and is actively involved in research and presentations at ophthalmic conferences.

Dr Wei presents regularly at international conferences and is a lecturer at Bond and Griffith university. He also visits Myanmar yearly to volunteer his time.

LASERSIGHT, Queensland, Australia

Ground Floor, 35 Astor Terrace, Spring Hill, QLD 4004

Level 3, 34 High St, Southport, QLD 4215

Ph 1800 003 937

Dr Wei also practices in a General Ophthalmology clinic. Should you have the need for a general health check of your eyes, or management of a pre existing condition such as glaucoma, retinal disease, diabetes etc.

Please find his general clinic details on their separate website.

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Peter Beckingsale

Peter Beckingsale - MBBS, FRANZCO

Dr Peter Beckingsale graduated from the University of Queensland Medical School in 1996 and completed his residency and ophthalmology training in Brisbane. He was awarded the ARVO and RANZCO/Allergan scholarships. He then went to England for fellowship training at The West of England Eye Unit and then the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead where he underwent subspecialty training in corneal, anterior segment and refractive surgery.

Dr Beckingsale practices primarily in the areas of corneal and refractive surgery. As well as routine refractive and cataract surgery, he has a special interest in more complex refractive cases such as treatment of corneal scars. He has helped pioneer the technique of corneal endothelial transplantation, of which he has performed more than any other surgeon in Australia. His research interests include new treatments such as using the Intralase femtosecond laser for corneal surgery, topography guided LASIK for complex cases and corneal rings and crosslinking for keratoconus.

Dr Beckingsale is a refractive surgeon with LASERSIGHT, working in the Brisbane facility. He is a member of the Corneal Society and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He is a senior lecturer at the University of Queensland, Assistant Medical Director of the Queensland Eye Bank.

LASERSIGHT, Queensland, Australia

Ground Floor, 35 Astor Terrace, Spring Hill, QLD 4004

Ph 1800 003 937

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Hamish McKee

Hamish McKee - MB ChB, FRANZCO

Dr. McKee completed his undergraduate medical degree at Otago University, New Zealand. He then underwent specialist training in ophthalmology in Queensland.

After completion of his general ophthalmology training, he embarked on sub-specialty training in refractive (laser vision correction) surgery, corneal and cataract surgery at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital in the United Kingdom. One of his key areas of interest is related to treatment of corneal and anterior segment problems, including partial thickness corneal transplantation and cross-linking for keratoconus. He also has a keen interest in glaucoma and did sub-specialty training in this area at the Hong Kong Eye Hospital.

He is still active in research and continues to publish papers in high ranking ophthalmology journals and presents his findings at local and international meetings.

Dr. McKee is based at LASERSIGHT Maroochydore, where he specialises in refractive surgery, including LASIK, PRK, cataract extraction and insertion of intraocular lenses. He also works at Eye Care Specialists in Maroochydore, consulting in general ophthalmology, corneal disease and glaucoma.

LASERSIGHT, Queensland, Australia

1st Floor, Corner Esplanade & Second Ave, Maroochydore, QLD 4558

Ph 1800 003 937

Laurence Sullivan

Laurence Sullivan - MBBS, FRANZCO

Dr Laurie Sullivan MB BS FRANZCO is a highly skilled and experienced refractive surgeon who has been a Surgeon/Director of LaserSight Victoria (previously 20/20 Laser Vision) since 1997. He has performed over 6000 successful refractive laser eye surgeries, including PRK and LASIK. His easygoing manner and commitment to providing professional and thoughtful advice has made him very popular with our patients.

Dr Sullivan is one of the few fellowship-trained Corneal Specialists in Melbourne. He specialises in the medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the front of the eye, including small incision refractive Cataract Surgery, Corneal diseases (including Keratoconus Cross Linking) and Corneal Transplantation Surgery, and Laser Refractive Surgery.

His public hospital teaching appointment is to the Corneal Clinic at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, where he is involved in training Ophthalmology registrars and fellows. Laurie has been a Clinical Associate at the University of Melbourne Department of Ophthalmology and the Centre for Eye Research Australia since 1994.

Laurie is an Examiner for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. He lectures at the University of Melbourne Department of Optometry and Visual Science. He has lectured internationally. Laurie is involved in major research projects at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and has authored numerous scientific papers and book chapters.

Laurie has worked overseas volunteering his time for third world eye camps with the Hollows Foundation in Nepal, and also in Fiji. He conducted the first ever Ophthalmology fellowship examinations for Cambodia in 2009 and continues to both teach and examine in Cambodia. He is involved in teaching and mentoring Fijian trained Ophthalmologists. Laurie also volunteers his time teaching in Vietnam. He is a founding member of the RANZCO International Development Committee.

Laurie is a member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, Australasian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He founded Bayside Eye Specialists in 2005.

LASERSIGHT, Victoria, Australia

Level 2, 100 Victoria Pde, East Melbourne, VIC 3002

Ph 1800 003 937

Stephen Bambery

Stephen Bambery - FRACS, FRANZCO

Dr Stephen Bambery is a leading refractive and cataract surgeon in Australia. After graduating from the University of Melbourne in 1978, he trained in Ophthalmology at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH) and later in the United Kingdom. Following this, Stephen held Ophthalmologist positions at the RVEEH, the Austin and Frankston Hospitals. He has also participated in medical visits to India and the South Pacific Islands of Kiribati, Tuvalu and the Solomon Islands.

Stephen is a regular speaker at refractive and cataract surgery conferences including the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology, as well as meetings in Indonesia, Poland and the United Kingdom.

In 1991, as a founding member of the Melbourne Excimer Laser Group, Stephen was one of the first surgeons to perform refractive laser surgery. In 1997, Stephen was selected as an investigator for The Australian Implantable Contact Lens Trial. As the first surgeon in Victoria to offer this procedure, Stephen was able to offer more choices to a wider range of people with refractive errors.

Stephen is also dedicated to advancements in intraocular lens (IOL) development for cataract and lens exchange surgery. He has a great interest in the latest toric, multifocal and accommodating lens implants and has presented his results of clinical research on toric IOLs to other ophthalmic specialists. Stephen remains active in teaching medical and optometry students.

Stephen is well respected amongst his peers and popular with his patients for his relaxed manner and punctuality. As well as running a busy refractive clinic in East Melbourne he is also the Director of Southern Eye Centre/Southern Day Surgery, a multi doctor ophthalmology clinic and day surgery on the Mornington Peninsula. He is a keen cyclist outside of work and proud father of three sons.

Stephen is a member of the Australasian and American Societies of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and the Australian Medical Association.

LASERSIGHT, Victoria, Australia

Level 2, 100 Victoria Pde, East Melbourne, VIC 3002

Ph 1800 003 937

Michael T Shiu

Michael T Shiu - MBBS FRACGP FRANZCO

Dr Michael Shiu is an ophthalmologist dedicated to delivering comprehensive management of general eye diseases specialising in cataract, glaucoma and refractive laser surgery.

He has demonstrated a consistent history of academic and clinical excellence from obtaining the highest state grades for secondary education in South Australia and the Northern Territory in 1990 to receiving first class honours in medicine at the University of Melbourne where he also won multiple awards including the 1996 RACP Prize in Clinical Medicine, the highest award from the Royal Australian College of Physicians.

Michael founded his skills in general practice from 1997 to 2002, completing his qualification and becoming a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2000. Having achieved a solid background in general medical practice, he commenced specialisation in ophthalmology at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and became the Glaucoma fellow at the same institute. Currently, he is a staff specialist working in the Glaucoma Clinic at RVEEH and article reviewer for the journal of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology.

Michael maintains his knowledge of international standards through regular attendance of ophthalmology and glaucoma conferences in the United Kingdom, European Union and United States. In March 2007 he volunteered his surgical skills in the Equal Health overseas aid program in Chennai, southern India and continues to dedicate himself to developing world eye care and program.

Michael's strong communication skills are further enhanced through his command of fluent spoken and written Cantonese and Mandarin.

LASERSIGHT, Victoria, Australia

Level 2, 100 Victoria Pde, East Melbourne, VIC 3002

Ph 1800 003 937

Dr Dermot Cassidy

Dermot Cassidy - BSc (Hons) MBBS FRANZCO

Specialty: Cataract, Corneal and Laser Refractive Surgery

Dr Dermot Cassidy is an Ophthalmologist who is fellowship-trained in the medical and surgical treatment of Corneal Disease and Cataract surgery, including Laser Refractive Surgery and corneal transplantation. Dr Cassidy completed subspecialist fellowship training in Corneal surgery at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne before undertaking a further fellowship in Corneal, External eye disease and Laser Refractive Surgery at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital in the United Kingdom.

Dr Cassidy has an appointment as a consultant on the Corneal Unit and on the Acute Ophthalmology Service at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. He has presented at international meetings and published in his area of subspecialty in peer-reviewed journals. Dr Cassidy has also recently published a book entitled Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty – A Manual regarding endothelial corneal transplantation.

When not at work Dermot can be found on the tennis court or spending time with his young family.

LASERSIGHT, Victoria, Australia

Level 2, 100 Victoria Pde,East Melbourne,VIC 3002

Ph 1800 003 937

Daniel Black

Paul McCartney - MBBS (Tas), FRANZCO, FRACS, FRCOphth (UK)

Clinical Associate Professor Dr Paul McCartney graduated from Medicine from the University of Tasmania in 1983 and trained in Ophthalmology at Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney under Professor Fred Hollows. Now one ofAustralia's leading refractive surgeons, Paul's solid clinical experience and drive for best practice has led him to train both students and fellow surgeons. He regularly travels both nationally and internationally lecturing and demonstrating surgical advancements in optimising refractive surgery.

Paul founded Hobart Eye Surgeons, a private practice in general ophthalmology in 1998. He is the principal of this practice, which has developed into an innovative team of highly skilled and trained ophthalmologists. Paul established laservision correction in Hobart in 2008, in association with LaserSight. Hobart Eye Surgeons now offers a comprehensive range of leading diagnostic technology and provides professional ophthalmic care in purpose-fitted facilities with patient comfort and consideration in mind. Paul understands the importance of the decision to undertake laser vision correction and ensures patients are comfortable with and fully understand the surgical options.

Paul has always expressed strong clinical interests in cataract, corneal and refractive surgery This has led him to continuously seek the best technologies in terms of intraocular lenses and refractive surgery techniques. As a result, he is invited to teach and demonstrate surgery internationally. He has performed live cataract surgery in India in 2009 and in Sydney at the International Conference of Ophthalmologists in 1990 before an audience of I000 fellow international ophthalmologists.

Paul's research interests include advancements in specialised intraocular lens use in cataract surgery and the genetics of glaucoma. Paul has a long involvement in providing eye services to needy communities and has worked as a volunteer ophthalmologist in communities in the Torres Strait Islands and Fiji, as well as more recently the East Timor Eye Programme since 2003, treating local people and assisting in training local ophthalmologists.

Paul was head of the Ophthalmology Department at the Royal Hobart Hospital from 1994 to 2010. Now a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Tasmania, Paul is involved in the training of ophthalmology registrars and medical students.

To date, Paul has successfully performed over 2500 laser vision correction treatments in partnership with LASERSIGHT.

LASERSIGHT, Tasmania, Australia

Lower Level - 182 Argyle Street, Hobart,TAS 7000

Ph 1800 003 937

Graham Furness

Graham Furness - MBBS (WA), FRANZCO

Dr Graham Furness graduated in Medicine from the University of WA in 1987 and worked for a number of years at Royal Perth Hospital, prior to commencing Ophthalmology training. He completed this in 1996, and then underwent further subspecialty training in the United Kingdom.

Dr Furness has extensive experience in cataract and refractive surgery, utilising the latest techniques and technology. He has been performing refractive surgery, including laser and lens procedures since 1997. Specialising in cataract and refractive surgery, Dr Furness was one of the first surgeons in Perth to regularly perform cataract surgery using the small incision no needle technique under eyedrop (topical) anaesthetic.

Dr Furness is a founding member of the Australasian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and also a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

Despite his busy private practice, Dr Furness is also Consultant Eye Surgeon at Joondalup Health Campus and Osborne Park Hospital. He is a current Board Member and previous Chairman of the Perth Eye Centre - a charitable organisation which provides funding for ophthalmic research, and provision of eye surgery in under-developed countries.

Dr Furness enjoys spending time with his wife and three teenage children and is an enthusiastic rally driver, having regularly competed in Rally Australia, Targa Tasmania and Targa West.

LASERSIGHT, Western Australia, Australia

14 Subiaco Square Rd, Subiaco, WA 6008

Ph 1800 003 937

James Genge

James Genge - M.B., B.S., B.Med.Sci. (Hons)., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr James Genge (M.B., B.S., B.Med.Sci. (Hons)., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.) is an ophthalmic micro surgeon and internationally trained Laser Vision Correction, Cataract and Corneal Surgery Subspecialist.

Dr Genge graduated in Medicine from the University of NSW, obtaining a further medical research degree with overseas experience in Burma on a scholarship. His specialist training was at Sydney Eye Hospital, after which he undertook advanced surgical training with a Laser Eye Surgery and Corneal Transplant Surgery Fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, one of the world's leading eye institutions. He specialises in Laser Vision Correction, modern Cataract and Refractive Intraocular Lens Surgery, Corneal Transplantation and has a comprehensive grounding in all aspects of eye care.

He is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. Dr Genge frequently lectures at major international and local conferences on Laser Vision Correction, Corneal and Cataract Surgery and has numerous publications in peer-reviewed literature.

LASERSIGHT, Sydney, Australia

Suite 4207, Level 2, Dee Why Grand, 834 Pittwater Road, Dee Why NSW 2099

Ph 1800 003 937

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