Geelong Eye Surgeons


Dr Ben J. Clark

DR. Ben J Clark

Dr Ben Clark
M.B.B.S., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O

Vitreous & Retinal Surgery

Ben Clark is an ophthalmologist specializing in surgical and medical diseases of the retina and vitreous. He graduated from Melbourne University medical school in 1983. He was an intern and resident medical officer at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and trained in Ophthalmology at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.

After finishing his training he worked as a senior registrar at Queen’s Medical centre Nottingham U.K. and subsequently undertook a retinal fellowship at the Bristol Eye Hospital.

He is director of ophthalmology at Barwon Health and is a visiting consultant at the RVEEH vitreo-retinal unit.He is a member of the Australia and New Zealand society of retina specialists, the American society of retina specialists and the European society of retina specialists. He is a current member of RANZCO indigenous committee, and has done overseas aid work in Kiribati and Bosnia, and currently works annually in Myanmar.  Outside of work, he is married with 5 children, enjoys surfing, and is a keen but poor golfer.

Dr David Fabinyi

Dr. David Fabinyi

Dr David Fabinyi
M.B.B.S., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.
Retina & Vitreous Surgery

Dr David Fabinyi is an Ophthalmologist specialising in Vitreoretinal Surgery & Medical Retina, including the management of macular holes, epiretinal membrane, retinal detachment, complicated cataract surgery, diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration.

David graduated from Monash University in 2002 with 1st Class Honours and was an Intern at Geelong Hospital. He undertook Basic Surgical Training in Geelong and the Alfred Hospital, before training in Ophthalmology at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. Subspeciality training in vitreoretinal surgery was performed at the Eye and Ear Hospital (2010) and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London (2012). In 2011 he was awarded the East Timor Eye Surgeons Scholarship and trained in sutureless extracapsular cataract surgery at L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India before working in East Timor, conducting outreach surgical clinics.

He commenced working at SJOG Eye Clinic in 2013 and holds public hospital appointments with University Hospital Geelong and the Vitreoretinal Unit at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.

He was been involved as a surgical consultant for the Bionic Eye Project at the Centre for Eye Research Australia and is currently a consultant surgeon to the Myanmar Eye Care Project. He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists and the American Society of Retinal Specialists.

Dr Mark Whiting

Dr. Mark Whiting

Dr Mark Whiting
M.B., B.S. (Melb),
Cataract & Corneal Surgery

Dr. Mark Whiting is an ophthalmologist specialising in the medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the front of the eye including: corneal transplant, cataract and pterygium surgery, keratoconus and ocular surface disease.

He graduated from Melbourne University in 1993 and was an intern at Geelong Hospital. He worked as a surgical resident at St Vincent’s and Royal Melbourne hospital before training in ophthalmology at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.

From 2001 to 2003 he completed fellowships in diseases of the front of the eye, including cataract, corneal and pterygium surgery, in the United Kingdom at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, and Manchester Royal Eye Hospital.

He then worked for a year as a general ophthalmologist in Cape Coast, Ghana and returned to Australia to work in Geelong as consultant ophthalmologist at Geelong Hospital since 2005. Since then he has also been a Senior Staff Specialist on the Corneal Clinic at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital where he works every Thursday. He has also worked in East TImor in Dili, Oecussi, Suai and Bacau, Nepal in Kathmandu and Dang, and Tonga in Nuku’Alofa and Vava’u.

He is actively involved in teaching medical students at Deakin University, ophthalmology registrars and optometry students and has been an Optics examiner for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology since 2007.

Dr Rod O'Day

Dr. Rod O'Day

Dr Rod O’Day
MBBS (Hons), LLB (Hons), BSc
Medical Retinal & Ocular Oncology Specialist

Dr O’Day completed his graduate medical degree with honours at The University of Sydney in 2011. Prior to this he studied Law and Science at the University of Melbourne. His resident medical years were undertaken at Westmead Hospital in Sydney.

He commenced ophthalmology registrar training at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in 2014 and finished in 2018. This provided comprehensive medical and surgical ophthalmology training. He subsequently undertook subspecialty fellowship training in medical retina at the same institution and in ocular oncology at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. He has an active research interest, publishing regularly in the medical literature in his areas of specialisation and presenting at international and local scientific meetings.

As a consultant ophthalmologist, Dr O’Day has a public hospital appointment at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and will also work at University Hospital Geelong. This involves providing public health care and he is actively involved in training of future colleagues.

Dr. Anna Pang

Dr Anna Pang
M.B.B.S., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.
General Ophthalmology

Anna undertook her ophthalmology training in Victoria, based at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. It was during a six month rotation here in Geelong in 2009, that she saw the immediate appeal of Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula as a wonderful place to practice ophthalmology as well as to raise a family.

Anna has recently returned from the United Kingdom where she completed her fellowship training.

During this period, in addition to cataract surgery and medical retina, she has refined her skills in the sub-specialty areas of oculoplastics, glaucoma as well as paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus surgery. 

Dr. David Sousa

Dr David Sousa
Retina & Vitreous Surgery

Dr David Sousa is an Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon.

He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon in 2013. He completed his Ophthalmology specialty training in Portugal, followed by Vitreoretinal fellowships in Manchester, United Kingdom and Melbourne, Australia.

Dr Sousa currently works as a Vitreoretinal Surgeon at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, in Melbourne and consults at St John of God Eye Centre in Geelong on a regular basis.

He is also involved in multiple research projects at Centre for Eye Research Australia, including retinal imaging, artificial intelligence and innovative surgical devices.

Dr Sousa has authored numerous peer-reviewed research publications and is a regular speaker at national and international conferences. He obtained his PhD degree (Hons.) in April, 2021, and continues to lecture in his alma mater, the University of Lisbon.

Dr Sousa specialises in the treatment of cataract, retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane, diabetes-related eye disease and age-related macular degeneration.


Orthoptists are university-trained, allied health care practitioners. The Orthoptist will see the patient first before they see the Ophthalmologist to gain a history of the patient, to observe and check the patients vision, and perform all tests required by the Ophthalmologist prior to consultation.










Dr Mark Whiting
(Monday to Friday)


Dr Ben Clark & Dr David Sousa
(Monday to Thursday)


Dr Ben Clark
(Monday to Thursday)


Dr David Fabinyi
(Tuesday to Friday)

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