Dr Lawrence Lee
MBBS FRANZCO FRACS Vitreoretinal Surgeon Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Specialising in Diseases of the Retina, Vitreous and Macula, Diabetic Retinopathy, Ocular Trauma, Vitreoretinal Surgery, Complex Cataract Surgery.
Associate Professor Lawrence Lee is a vitreo-retinal specialist and director of City Eye Centre. Dr Lee has over 15 years of experience and specialises in medical and surgical retinal diseases, with particular interests in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration, retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy and eye trauma. Dr Lee also has expertise in managing complex cataract surgery, macular hole and epiretinal membrane. In addition to vitreoretinal surgery, Dr Lee has a keen interest in digital ophthalmic imaging utilizing the latest equipment in wide field fluorescein angiography, autofluorescence, and ICG angiography.
Dr Lee undertook his ophthalmology training in Brisbane and completed a Retinal Fellowship at the Sydney Eye Hospital. He was awarded the Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists / Alcon Fellowship to pursue further retinal training with the eminent Professor J. Donald M. Gass at the Ophthalmology Department of the Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tennessee USA. He later worked at the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital in London where he managed complex retinal disorders and vitreoretinal surgery. He returned to Brisbane and established City Eye Centre in 2001 and now also runs an outreach vitreoretinal clinic in Cairns, North Queensland.
Dr Lee is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and past Director of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and the Royal Children’s Hospital. He also holds an academic position as an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Queensland. He was a past Director of Queensland Eye Hospital, one of the largest Ophthalmic Day Hospitals in Australia. Dr Lee is involved extensively with the teaching of undergraduate medical students, optometrists, and ophthalmology trainee registrars. Dr Lee is a frequent invited speaker at international retinal conferences and his published work includes over 150 journal articles and conference papers.