Dr Katherine Smallcombe

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
  • Glaucoma
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Ophthalmic emergencies

Westside Private
Hospital:
32 Morrow Street
Taringa QLD 4068

Phone: (07) 3063 1600
Fax: (07) 3063 1666
website: www.kindsight.com.au

Dr Cameron McLintock

After 7 years at the University of Queensland, Dr. McLintock graduated as a Doctor in 2006. He then worked as a Doctor in several Queensland hospitals for the next 5 years, mainly in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. During this period, he completed a Masters of Medicine in Ophthalmic Science through the University of Sydney.

Subsequently, he commenced 6 years of specialist training in Ophthalmology. In 2017, he was awarded the Topham Scholarship and travelled to England to undertake 18 months of sub-specialist training in corneal and refractive surgery at the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead – an institution with an international reputation for excellence and innovation. Here he refined his skills in cataract surgery, corneal surgery (including all types of corneal transplants), and refractive surgery.

As well as working at the Westside Private Hospital, Dr. McLintock also works as a corneal surgeon at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, looking after patients with very complex eye diseases. Dr. McLintock is passionate about teaching medical students and junior doctors. He is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland and is heavily involved with training Queensland’s future eye surgeons through his work at the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Dr. McLintock has authored numerous peer reviewed journal articles in international ophthalmology journals on many topics including cataract surgery, keratoconus and other corneal disease and limbal stem cell transplantation, He regularly presents at Australian and International Ophthalmology conferences, including the annual meetings of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) and the Australia Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (AUSCRS).

Dr. McLintock is committed to patient-focused care and providing his patients with international standard, leading-edge treatments available for their eye health.

Westside Private Hospital
32 Morrow Street
Taringa QLD 4068

Phone: (07) 33849 1511
Fax: (07) 3189 2533

Dr Christopher Stewart

Dr Stewart understands the critical importance of your vision and comfort of your eyes in addition to achieving an excellent aesthetic result from eyelid and adnexal surgery. In treating skin cancers around the eye he partners with some of Brisbane’s best dermatologists, pathologists and radiologists so that you can be confident of getting the best treatment from initial diagnosis to reconstruction.

Dr Stewart completed his general ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital as well as an additional 2.5 years of subspecialty fellowship training in oculoplastic and adnexal surgery at the Oxford University Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital in the UK. He is an examiner in Anatomy for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and a Senior Lecturer at Griffith University. He is a visiting medical officer at Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital and the Gold Coast University Hospital.

For appointments please refer to contact details below.

Westside Private Hospital
Suite 205
32 Morrow Street
Taringa QLD 4068

Phone: (07) 3062 2380
Fax: (07) 3112 5078

Dr Erwin Groeneveld

Dr Erwin Groeneveld is an experienced Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon.

He established a private practice, Brisbane Eye Clinic in 1990. He has served as a Visiting Medical Officer to the Public Hospitals and Veteran’s Affairs for over 25 years where he taught trainee registrars. He now provides on call services for private ophthalmic emergencies.

Special Interests :

  • Retinal Surgery
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • AMD
  • Cataracts

He has served as an officer in the Australian Army Reserve, as an AusAID surgeon in the Pacific and as an office bearer for his professional college.

Dr Groeneveld operates on patients with cataract, glaucoma and retinal pathology at the Westside Private Hospital day surgery which is located in Taringa.

For appointments please refer to the contact details below.

Westside Private Hospital
Suite 206
32 Morrow Street
Taringa QLD 4068

Phone: (07) 3832 1700
Fax: (07) 3831 3129

Dr James McAlister

Dr James McAlister is an Eye surgeon with subspecialty experience in treating disease of the Cornea and Ocular Surface Disease as well as Cataract and Refractive Surgeon. He graduated with Honours from the University of London. His specialist training was based in London at world’s largest Eye Hospital, Moorfield’s and was a TFC Frost clinical research fellowship recipient which took him to Institute of Ophthalmology and Schepens Eye Research Institute affiliated to University College London and Harvard University, Boston respectively looking at Gene therapy strategies in corneal disease.

His training continued with a 16 months Fellowship in Cornea, External Eye disease and Refractive Surgery at Moorfield’s Hospital followed by one year Fellowship in Cornea and External Eye Disease at Southampton Hospital.

He is strongly grounded in research with a background which centres on; the evolving role of Corneal Crosslinking and its efficacy in treatment of progressive disease, various refractive interventions for Keratoconus, and dry eye disease.

Special Interests :

  • Corneal transplantation
  • Ocular surface tumours
  • Infections and Auto-Immune disease of the Ocular Surface

His refractive interests are balanced between personally tailored Laser and Implant correction to maximise patient’s visual outcomes. His expertise also encompasses standard and complex cataract surgery.

Dr McAlister was previously a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland before taking up the position of Associate Professor at Griffith University. Dr McAlister has published numerous peer reviewed journal articles. He regularly presents his work nationally and internationally. His clinics also provide a regular teaching commitment to medical students and Optometry graduates.

For appointments please refer to contact details below.

Westside Private Hospital
32 Morrow Street
Taringa QLD 4068

Phone: (07) 3193 1100
Fax: (07) 3193 1101

Dr Jason Cassar

Dr Jason Cassar is a specialist vitreo-retinal and cataract surgeon. He completed his medical and ophthalmic training in Queensland. Following this, he underwent two years of additional specialist vitreo-retinal and medical retina training in the United Kingdom. Dr Cassar took part in fellowships in the UK at the Hull and East Yorkshire Eye Hospital, the Prince Charles Eye Unit Windsor and at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

These fellowships allowed him to obtain extensive experience in the latest innovations in vitreo-retinal surgery, laser and injectable medicines. He also obtained additional training at the Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, in leading edge treatments for macular disease.

Dr Jason Cassar provides comprehensive ophthalmic service specialising in the medical and surgical treatment of disorders involving the retina, macula and vitreous at three convenient locations in Brisbane (Taringa, Spring Hill and Sunnybank).

He is highly skilled, experienced and is able to ensure best treatment options for patients. He has access to state of the art ophthalmic equipment and resources as well as specialist support staff.

The nature of vitreo-retinal disorders mean that many patients may be referred with conditions requiring urgent treatment – Dr Cassar is available for emergency consultations, which help to facilitate optimal outcomes.

Special Interests :

  • Retinal detachment
  • Macular hole
  • Epiretinal membrane
  • Vitreous haemorrhage
  • Macular degeneration
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Cataract
  • Retinal tears (flashes & floaters)
  • Retinal vein occlusions
  • Macular oedema

Westside Private Hospital
32 Morrow Street
Taringa QLD 4068

Phone: (07) 3188 5185
Fax: (07) 3189 2533

Dr Madeleine Adams

Dr Madeleine Adams is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and covers all aspects of general ophthalmology.

Special Interests :

  • Cataract surgery
  • Pterygium surgery
  • Medical retina

Dr Adams completed general ophthalmology training in Queensland and then undertook fellowships in Australia and overseas. Dr Adams worked for the Fred Hollows Foundation as a clinical fellow in Central Australia and Nepal.
She undertook a Medical Retina Fellowship at the Lions Eye Institute in Western Australia. Dr Adams has also worked at Bristol Eye Hospital in the UK and at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne.

Dr Adams was awarded a PhD by the University of Melbourne for her research into Age Related Macular Degeneration. She has numerous publications including a book chapter on the Genetics of Retinal Disease. She has also presented at national and international conferences.
Her research has been featured by the media including the Daily Mail and the Wall Street Journal.

Dr Adams worked for the Fred Hollows Foundation as a clinical fellow in Central Australia and Nepal. She continues to work with the Fred Hollows Foundation in an advisory role. Dr Adams remains committed to outreach work and has worked as a consultant ophthalmologist in Central Australia, based in Alice Springs, and regional Queensland.

Dr Adams works as an ophthalmologist for the Westside Private Hospital in Taringa, and holds a position as Lecturer at the University of Queensland. She is involved in teaching the next generation of eye doctors, as well as mentoring junior doctors and medical students.

Westside Private Hospital
Suite 203
32 Morrow Street
Taringa QLD 4068

Phone: (07) 3154 1515
Fax: (07) 3154 1516

Dr Phillipa Sharwood

A general adult and subspecialist paediatric ophthalmologist who provides caring comprehensive eye care for the whole family. She enjoys treating a wide range of general ophthalmic conditions in patients from birth to over 90 years old

Special Interests :

  • Cataract
  • Strabismus (turned eye)
  • Children’s visual development and refractive error
  • Inherited Eye Disease
  • Retinal Disease
  • Red or inflamed eyes
  • Glaucoma
  • Optic nerve and visual pathway abnormalities

Dr Sharwood undertook her general ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital before completing additional subspecialty fellowships in paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at the Cambridge University Hospitals and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London.

In addition to consulting and operating at Westside Private Hospital she is a visiting medical officer at the Queensland Childrens Hospital, an examiner in Ophthalmic Sciences for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland.

For appointments please refer to contact details below.

Westside Private Hospital
32 Morrow Street
Taringa QLD 4068

Phone: (07) 3062 2380
Fax: (07) 3112 5078

Dr Sean Cheng

Dr Sean Cheng is the Principal Consultant Vitreoretinal Surgeon at Queensland Retina Specialists, specialising in medical and surgical diseases of the retina – such as retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane, retinal vascular disease, complex cataracts and diabetic eye disease. He also provides a comprehensive eye care service – including cataracts, general ophthalmology and ocular trauma.

Dr Cheng grew up and was educated in Brisbane, Queensland. Dr Cheng was awarded First Class Honours in Engineering by the University of Queensland prior to commencing medical training.

Furthermore, Dr Cheng travelled to the United Kingdom to complete two additional years of surgical sub-specialisation through a Vitreoretinal Fellowship under the auspices of Professor Andrew Dick and Dr Richard Haynes at the prestigious Bristol Eye Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

Dr Cheng also works as a Consultant Vitreoretinal Surgeon covering both the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital and the Princess Alexandra Hospital with Queensland Health. He is a Senior Lecturer with the University of Queensland School of Medicine and is dedicated to training the next generation of doctors, eye surgeons and ophthalmic allied health professionals in Queensland.

Queensland Retina Specialists:
Ground Floor, Boundary Court,
55 Little Edward St,
Spring Hill 4000

Phone: (07) 3555 5960
Fax: (07) 3555 5961