SURGEON PROFILES & QUALIFICATIONS

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
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. Patrick Lockie

Dr Patrick Lockie
M.B.B.S., F.R.A.C.O
General Ophthalmology

Dr Patrick Lockie is a General ophthalmologist mainly dealing with cataract and and glaucoma , and with further special interests in plastic surgery of the eyelids.

He graduated from University of Melbourne Medical School in 1976. From 1979 to 1984 he trained in Ophthalmology at Brighton Eye Hospital England , then Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Melbourne. He then spent a fellowship year at Flinders Medical Centre in the areas of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Medical Retina .

From 1985 to mid 1987 he was seconded to Universiti Sains Malaysia , and founded their Ophthalmology department including training of a number of Malaysian Ophthalmologists. He worked then as a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Royal Childrens Hospital from 1987 to 1992.

He has worked in Geelong since 1989. During the last 27 years he has worked on Overseas Eye programs in the South Pacific, Ethiopia, Indonesia and Cambodia.
He currently volunteers as Deputy Chairman of Karingal St Laurence, a large disability service based in Geelong.

DR MARK WHITING

Dr Mark Whiting
M.B., B.S. (Melb),
F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.
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.

ORTHOPTISTS

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.

BRIDGET ARNOTT

TRACEY BOYES

KELLIE DIMENT

MARY GAZIS

LOUISE MARSHALL

CARRIE WHITE

MEDICAL RECEPTION STAFF

PRUE BEEFORTH

Dr Pat Lockie
(Tues to Friday)

MELINDA CAIRNS

Dr Mark Whiting
(Tues to Friday)

DEBORAH LOCKIE

Dr Pat Lockie
(Monday)

LEANNE MOLONEY

Dr Mark Whiting
(Monday)

MARGARET SMYTHE

Dr Ben Clark
(Mon – Thurs)

ESTELLE WESSON

Dr David Fabinyi
(Tues to Friday)