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Our Laser Surgeons

Highly experienced refractive eye surgeons

Headed by Dr Peter Stewart, our team of Ophthalmic surgeons have now carried out over 70,000 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 70000 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), FRANZCO

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


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 6, Pacific Private, 123 Nerang Street, 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.


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


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 is a fellowship-trained Corneal Specialist. 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, Transplantation Surgery, and Laser Refractive Surgery).

His public hospital teaching appointment was to the Corneal Clinic at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, where he was 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 was 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 has been 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 both Nepal and Fiji. He conducted the firstever Ophthalmology fellowship examinations for Cambodia in 2009 and continues to both teach and examine in Cambodia. He also volunteers his time teaching in Vietnam. He is a founding member of the RANZCO International Development Committee and is also a member of the RANZCO Victorian state branch committee.

He is the Secretary/Treasurer of the Australian Society of Ophthalmologists and a director of LaserSight Victoria. 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.

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


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

John Hogden


Dr John Hogden is an ophthalmologist with subspecialty training in corneal, external eye disease, cataract, anterior segment and refractive surgery. He trained at the Sydney Eye Hospital and was awarded the Sydney Eye Hospital Travelling Scholarship and RANZCO Topham Scholarship. He then underwent further subspecialty training at the surgically renowned University of British Columbia (UBC) Vancouver Eye Care Centre in Canada.

Dr Hogden is a member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology (RANZCO), American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS). He has a special interest in advancing refractive surgery and is actively involved in ongoing clinical research with several international papers and publications to his name.

His specialty interests include corneal and lens based refractive surgery, lamellar corneal transplant surgery (such as DMEK, DSAEK and DALK), cataract surgery, the management of irregular astigmatism through topographic guided refractive surgery, keratoconus stabilisation and optimisation, post-refractive ectasia and pterygium surgery.

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

Georgia Cleary


Dr Georgia Cleary is a cornea specialist and eye surgeon. Her subspecialty interests include corneal refractive laser and cataract surgery. The goal of these procedures is to achieve the best possible visual outcomes for each individual based on their professional and lifestyle requirements.

She completed her undergraduate medical studies at the University of Western Australia and then trained as an Ophthalmologist in London, UK, in addition to completing a PhD exploring cataract surgery and intraocular lens design. She then undertook advanced subspecialty training in corneal surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, then the Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital (RVEEH), Melbourne.

Dr Cleary is a consultant Ophthalmologist at RVEEH, working in the corneal service, and the surgical and acute ophthalmology services. She is actively involved in teaching and training, and undertakes research in the fields of corneal disease and cataract surgery outcomes. She has presented her research work internationally and has received numerous prizes for this work. She lectures regularly at the University of Melbourne for the School of Optometry and Visual Sciences.

LASERSIGHT, Victoria, Australia

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

Ph 1800 003 937

Patrick Versace

Patrick Versace - MBBS, FRANZCO, Dip, Anaes

Doctor Patrick Versace is a cataract and refractive surgeon with more than 25 years’ experience as a specialist ophthalmologist.

He holds appointments as a senior lecturer in Optometry and medicine at The University of New South Wales and Staff Specialist ophthalmologist at The Prince of Wales Hospital Randwick and Sydney Eye Hospital providing clinical service and registrar surgical training. After gaining Anaesthetic qualifications in London Dr Versace completed his specialist ophthalmology training with Sydney Eye Hospital to become a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.

Kenneth Ooi

Kenneth Ooi - MBBS (Adel.), MSurg (Ophth.), FRANZCO

He has completed his ophthalmology training through Prince of Wales and a Master of Surgery (Ophthalmology) with University College London and the University of Adelaide. He undertook clinical research fellowships in cornea at the Prince of Wales and Sydney Eye Hospitals in Sydney and in uveitis at Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Institute of Ophthalmology in London.

He is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Save Sight Institute, Sydney Eye Hospital Campus and is a Conjoint Lecturer at the School of Medical Sciences, UNSW.

Tanya Trinh

Tanya Trinh - MBBS (UQ), FRANZCO

Dr. Trinh is a fully qualified ophthalmologist in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery.

Dr Trinh completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of QLD where she was awarded a scholarship in Medical Leadership and the Australian Medical Association of Queensland Harold Plant Prize for Best All Rounded Graduate.

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