Update on doctors at MetWest

Over the last couple of months, MetWest has farewelled and welcomed a couple of Ophthalmologists.

  • We were sad to see Dr Alessandra Martins head of the the UK, but have found worthy replacement in Dr Hema Arvind.  Dr Arvind is a glaucoma sub-specialist and is currently consulting fortnightly Mondays at MetWest
  • Dr Andrew Kaines is on leave for the first few months of 2016
  • We have welcomed Dr Dov Hersh and Dr Brighu Swamy to the medical retina team
  • On Tuesday 15 December we bade farewell to Dr Neil Rowe

Thursday 17 December was also long-term practice manager, Sheila Martin’s last day at the centre – as she leaves for the green pastures of retirement.  All the staff and doctors at MetWest wish her well!

Introducing Dr Dov Hersh

Dr HershMetWest Eye Centre welcomes a new doctor to the retinal team – Dr Dov Hersh.

Dr Hersh (pictured left) is starting a fortnightly Monday retinal clinic at MetWest in 2016, as well as “filling in” for Dr Kaines during his leave in early 2016.

He has interests in diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration and retinal vein occlusion.

Click here for more information about Dr Dov Hersh.


Australian Private Hospitals Week

Saturday 2Did you know that along with 70% of eye procedures in Australia being performed in private and day hospitals…..

  • Nearly half of Australian hospitals are private?
  • 40% of patients are treated in private hospitals?
  • More than half of all surgeries in Australia are performed in private hospitals?

This week MetWest Surgical – the accredited day surgery located on the first floor of MetWest Eye Centre – is celebrating Australian Private Hospitals Week.

Private hospitals are a vital part of Australia’s health care system.


Eye Update 2015

The MetWest Eye Centre update for Optometrists was held on Monday 27 April.

Dr Dana Robaei presented “Seeing Red” – incorporating eye conditions from mild-severe that present with a red eye.

Dr Matthew Ball’s spoke on anterior surface disease requiring surgery – “On the cutting edge”, and the complicated decisions involved in this.

The update was awarded 6T points with Optometry Australia.

The evening was described as “interesting”, “excellent”, “informative”, “very practical for optometry”, “useful topics”, “highly relevant and useful” by the optometrists attending.

Dr Robaei (left) discusses a case.

Dr Robaei (left) discusses a case.