Adelaide Eye and Retina Centre have been operating since 1995. We have a team of over 20 people and we are committed to providing you with the best possible opthalmic care.
Dr. James Muecke
James graduated with Honours from the University of Adelaide Medical School in 1987 and trained as an ophthalmologist in Adelaide from 1992 to 1994. Following a 12-month fellowship at St John’s Ophthalmic Hospital in Jerusalem, James undertook subspecialty training in oculoplastic surgery at Salisbury District Hospital in England in 1996 and ocular oncology at Moorfields and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals in London in 1997. He returned to Adelaide in 1998 to take up positions as Visiting Ophthalmologist and Director of Ocular Oncology at the Royal Adelaide and Women’s and Children’s Hospitals.
James is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and a member of the South Australian Institute of Ophthalmology and the International Society of Ocular Oncology. James also has a strong interest in blindness prevention and ophthalmic aid to the developing world. He is the founding chairman of Sight For All, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fighting avoidable blindness in the world (www.sightforall.org).
A/Prof Jagjit (Jolly) Gilhotra
Jolly graduated from the University of Sydney Medical School in 1996 and trained in ophthalmology at Sydney Eye Hospital and Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital from 2001 to 2004. Thereafter he undertook fellowship training in medical and surgical retina for 2½ years. He is involved in research and training in medical retina and vitreo-retinal surgery at the South Australian Institute of Ophthalmology and the Royal Adelaide and Queen Elizabeth Hospitals. He has published papers in peer-reviewed journals and is also a reviewer for ophthalmic journals. His main interests include macula degeneration, macula surgery, diabetic eye disease and uveitis.
Jolly is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, the Australian and New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists, the American Society of Retinal Specialists, and the Oceanic Retina Association.
Dr Shane Durkin
Shane graduated with Honours in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Adelaide in 2002.
He undertook training in ophthalmology in Adelaide and the Northern Territory before commencing an International Fellowship with the Fred Hollows Foundation. He followed this with subspecialty training in disease of the retina, vitreous and macula in the University of Auckland for 12 months before undertaking further training in the management of medical and surgical retinal disease within the University of British Columbia and Vancouver General Hospital.
He is involved in research and training in medical retina and vitreo-retinal surgery at the South Australian Institute of Ophthalmology and the Royal Adelaide and Queen Elizabeth Hospitals.
Shane has a special interest in Indigenous and developing world ophthalmology. He visits Pipalyatjara and Nyapari in the far north west corner of South Australia. He also particpates in Sight for All programs and visits Port Lincoln monthly to offer a regional service.
Shane is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Australian and New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists and the European Society of Retina Specialists.
Dr. Michelle Baker
Dr Michelle Baker is an Adelaide-based ophthalmologist who specialises in cataract surgery and glaucoma.
Michelle loves connecting with her patients and providing world-class evidence-based medicine tailored to each patient with adoption of innovative technologies and her surgical skill set.
Michelle studied medicine at the University of Melbourne and undertook her early resident years as a junior doctor at Royal Melbourne Hospital. She then entered the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons training scheme and rotated through the neurosurgery, cardiothoracic, plastic surgery, maxillofacial and urology departments. Michelle acquired knowledge and skills to manage any health condition.
Michelle then changed to ophthalmology and entered the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology Victorian training scheme at the Royal Victorian and Eye and Ear Hospital. Her ophthalmology training gave her an in-depth understanding of diseases affecting the eye including cataract, glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration and retinal vein occlusion. Following the completion of her ophthalmology training, Michelle completed medical and surgical fellowship training in glaucoma. First, at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and then in the United Kingdom at the Norfolk Norwich University Hospital followed by Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. This advanced surgical training equipped Michelle with further skills and subspeciality interests including angle closure disease and in novel surgical techniques to manage glaucoma (cataract surgery, laser, Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgical techniques (MIGS), trabeculectomy surgery, Paul and Baerveldt tube implantation).
Michelle is a clinician-scientist with an interest in public health and clinical research. Concurrent with her ophthalmology training, Michelle completed a PhD on Retinal Signs in Cerebrovascular Disease at the Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne. She has published over 18 peer-reviewed publications. Currently, Michelle is a researcher on the PROGRESSA study at Flinders University. This is a prospective study investigating how genetics and other clinical measures can be used to predict the risk of developing glaucoma in early signs of disease.
Michelle has a special interest in blindness prevention specific to indigenous eye health and developing world ophthalmology. Michelle volunteered with the National Indigenous Eye Health Survey to establish the state of Indigenous eye health in the Pilbara region of North Western Australia. Michelle was the Principal Investigator of the Solomon Islands National Ocular Trauma Audit (SINOTA) which formed the research project for her Masters of Public Health. SINOTA and the subsequent publications have formed the basis for blindness prevention programs in the Western Pacific.
Michelle is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and a member of the Australian and New Zealand Glaucoma Society and Australian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.
For patient information and resources: https://www.drmichellebaker.com.au
Dr. David Sia
Dr David Sia returned in 2020 with dual-fellowship training in Vitreoretinal Surgery and Ocular Oncology.
David obtained his medical degree from the University of Otago, New Zealand in 2009 and went on to undertake ophthalmology registrar training in Adelaide, South Australia and Alice Springs, Northern Territory.
Following completion of registrar training, David then pursued overseas fellowship training and completed a 13-month Ocular Oncology Fellowship in London, UK at the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital, St Bartholomew’s Hospital and Royal London Hospital. This was followed by a 2-year Vitreoretinal Fellowship in Edmonton, Canada, at Alberta Retina Consultants. During his fellowships, he gained extensive experience in treating medical and surgical retinal diseases, as well as adult and paediatric intraocular and ocular surface tumours.
Upon returning to Adelaide, David was appointed as a Vitreoretinal Specialist and Ocular Oncologist at Flinders Medical Centre and Women’s and Children’s Hospital where he will be regularly involved in the training of future ophthalmologists and vitreoretinal surgeons. He is actively engaged in clinical research, has published widely and written book chapters. He currently holds a position as Clinical Associate Lecturer at the University of Adelaide.
In his free time, he enjoys photography, travel, reading, seeking out good food and working on computers. Having grown up in a multi-cultural background, he is fluent in English, Malay, Mandarin, Foochow and Hokkien.
David is a dedicated professional who loves his craft. He is committed to providing the best care possible for his patients and loves to connect with them.
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Adelaide Eye and Retina Centre
18 North Terrace, Adelaide.
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