Dr. Katherine Smallcombe MB BS (Hons) BSc FRANZCO is a Queensland trained Ophthalmic Surgeon who strives to build excellent doctor-patient relationships based on trust, open communication and respect.
She was raised in Brisbane, attended Brisbane State High School and graduated with Honours from the University of Queensland in 1999 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. In her final year of Ophthalmology registrar training under the auspices of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO), she was awarded the prestigious K.G. Howsam Medal for academic excellence.
Dr. Smallcombe was selected as the inaugural Fellow of The Fred Hollows Foundation, working in Central Australia, The South Pacific, Nepal and China. She subsequently served on The Foundation’s Medical Advisory Committee.
As part of her commitment to ongoing professional development, Dr Smallcombe completed Fellowship training in pterygium surgery with Professor Lawrence Hirst, a world renowned expert in the field and pioneer of P.E.R.F.E.C.T. for PTERYGIUM® surgical technique. In addition, she has completed a Graduate Diploma in Cataract and Refractive Surgery through the University of Sydney.
In 2016 Dr. Smallcombe opened her own private ophthalmology practice, KindSIGHT, consulting from rooms at Peninsula Specialist Centre. She operates at Peninsula Private Hospital, meaning patients can undergo cataract surgery locally.
Dr. Smallcombe provides specialist eye care services focusing on diseases of the aging eye, including cataract surgery, age related macular degeneration and glaucoma. Her interests extend to the management of diabetic eye disease and ophthalmic emergencies including sudden loss of vision or acute red eye.
Special Interests :
- Cataract Surgery
- Pterygium Surgery
- Age-related macular degeneration
- Diabetic eye disease
- Ophthalmic emergencies
32 Morrow Street
Taringa QLD 4068