Dr Anil Arora is an ophthalmologist who has been practising in Central Coast and in Sydney since 1998. Dr Arora completed his medical degree through the University of Sydney in 1985 and after carrying out his internship and residency training at Royal North Shore, Westmead and Royal Prince Alfred Hospitals, he embarked on a career in ophthalmology. He was one of the first to complete a Masters of Medicine in Ophthalmology with a thesis on retinal electrophysiology and carried out five years of specialist training in ophthalmology from the Sydney Eye Hospital from 1988 to 1993.
In 1997 – 1998 Dr Arora completed a clinical fellowship in “Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous” from the University of Texas in Houston. He then began practicing on the Central Coast and Sydney’s North Shore and has established himself as a respected ophthalmologist and has performed surgeries on tens of thousands of patients over the past decade. He brought retinal surgery to Central Coast and this meant that patients no longer had to travel to Sydney for these procedures.
Dr Arora also saw the need for laser vision correction services on the Central Coast and carried out further postgraduate training in laser refractive surgery and was one of the first to obtain a Graduate Diploma in Medicine (Refractive Surgery) from the University of Sydney. He has established the Laser Vision Clinic Central Coast – a state-of-the-art laser refractive centre on the Central Coast.
Dr Arora has practices in Gosford, Long Jetty, Woy Woy and Wahroonga and is a Visiting Medical Officer at the Central Coast Day Hospital, Brisbane Waters Private Hospital and the Sydney Adventist Hospital and also at Gosford and Wyong Public Hospitals, and now at Madison Day Surgery.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Clinical interests include cataract surgery, particularly with multifocal intraocular lenses, retinal diseases and surgery and laser refractive surgery.
Extracurricular interests include squash and long-distance running (20 City-to-Surfs, 8 half-marathons and 3 full marathons so far). He also has in interest in ophthalmology in developing countries and in charity work. He sponsors 100 children in all parts of the world through World Vision and has been a member of AmnestyInternational for over 10 years.
Dr Shish Lal is an Ophthalmic Surgeon with specific interests in cataract surgery and the management of macular degeneration. Dr Lal graduated from the University of Sydney in 1990 and completed his training in Ophthalmology at Sydney Eye Hospital. He then undertook further fellowship training in retinal diseases at St Thomas’ Hospital, London. He is a member of both the Australian and American Societies of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He is in private practice as a partner at Hornsby Eye Specialists in Florence Street, Hornsby and operates at Madison Day Surgery.
Dr Ilesh Patel is an Ophthalmic Surgeon with interests in Glaucoma and Cataract. He graduated from medical school at the University of New South Wales. In 2004, he completed a Masters in Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, USA focusing on ophthalmic epidemiology and biostatistics. Following this, he was awarded the Delta Omega Scholarship to undertake a Fellowship in Preventative Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, USA. He completed his Ophthalmology training at Royal Adelaide Hospital/ Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide in 2009. Following this, he completed subspecialty training in Glaucoma at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Manchester, U.K.
Ilesh has interests in glaucoma surgery, in initiatives to enhance patient understanding of glaucoma, and public health issues surrounding the screening and treatment of glaucoma. He follows the latest developments in cataract surgery closely.
Ilesh is an Associate Research Fellow at Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is a member of the Australian Glaucoma Special Interest Group, European Glaucoma Society and American Glaucoma Society. He is well-published in peer-reviewed journals and recently completed a book chapter. His current research is focused on the use of micro-trabecular shunts to deliver less invasive glaucoma surgery. His other area of current research is in blindness prevention in rural Tanzania.
Dr Whitehouse completed his general medical training at the University of Sydney and Royal North Shore Hospital. He then undertook ophthalmology training at Westmead Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital. After graduating as an ophthalmologist he completed further studies in cataract and glaucoma at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK.
Since 1994 Dr Whitehouse has been in private practice in Hornsby with a subspecialty interest in cataract surgery. He is a VMO at The San Day Surgery Hornsby, Dalcross Adventist Hospital, Royal North Shore Hospital and Madison Day Surgery.
Dr Whitehouse is a member of the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and the Australian Medical Association.
Dr. Steven Wine graduated from medicine at New South Wales University in 1987. After resident training he was involved in a glaucoma based research program through the Australian National University. His registrar training was based at Sydney Eye Hospital with significant periods of time in Darwin and Albury.
As an ophthalmologist, Dr Wine worked in Randwick, Fairfield and Blacktown before joining with Dr. Peter Anderson in Hornsby. Dr Wine has an interest in teaching and is involved in both undergraduate teaching, at the University of Sydney, and postgraduate training through the college of General Practitioners & AMEC.
Dr Wine is on the Medical Advisory Committee for San Day Surgery Hornsby, and Madison Day Surgery, Hornsby.