Balwyn Eye Centre
Balwyn Eye Centre was set up in 2018 with the purpose of helping those in need of good private eye care. Our facilities are clean and modern, and our staff are well-trained and humble. Balwyn Eye Centre was selected as a digital champion by the Australian Government in 2019.
How to get to Balwyn Eye Centre
The clinic is located at 55 Whitehorse Road, Deepdene, Victoria. Click here for directions.
- Via Public transport: 109 tram stops right outside the building at Stop 43.
- Via Car: There is a free all day undercover parking available. Please enter through back entrance and follow the Balwyn Medical Hub signs to find the car park. Please note that it is best to have someone else drive you to your appointment as you may need to have dilating drops put in your eyes for your eyes to be examined in full.
Dr Jonathan Kam
MBBS(Hons) BMedSc(Hons) FRANZCO AMA(M)
Dr Kam is a committed Eye Surgeon and General Ophthalmologist. He is a leader in cataract and lens surgery, and dedicates his time to both public and private work in Melbourne. He holds public hospital consultant appointments at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, and with Northern Health, where he is the supervisor of ophthalmology training.
He regularly sees patients for cataract surgery, pterygium surgery, laser eye procedures, retinal conditions such as age related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, and uveitis, and eyelid conditions such as ectropion, entropion or heavy eyelids due to excess skin. He has performed over 1500 successful cataract operations to date, and is highly regarded amongst his peers for his teaching in this area.
Jonathan trained at Australia’s top hospitals. He studied Medicine at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and spent some time at the University of Oxford completing a student elective in Ophthalmology.
He received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery awarded with Honours, and Bachelor of Medical Science also with Honours in 2009. He then went on to complete his internship and surgical residency at the well known Alfred Hospital due to its excellent training, before moving to to the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital for six years of specialist training in Ophthalmology, which included some time spent at The Royal Children’s Hospital.
In 2017, he held the position of Advanced Cataract Surgery Fellow at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. In 2018, he returned to the Alfred Hospital for further training in tertiary hospital ophthalmology, where he worked with other medical speciality units such as neurology, neurosurgery, oncology, rheumatology, trauma surgery and plastic surgery.
He has won a number of awards for his surgery and medical research, which focuses on safety in surgery, and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. He is recognised as a Specialist by both the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and Medicare.
He is a member of the Australian Medical Association and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He has authored many (20+) scientific articles, including a book chapter on cataract surgery, and has been a speaker for the Australasian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons advanced trainee program.
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