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Best Ophthalmologists in Melbourne VIC, Australia

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100 Victoria Pde, Suite 401, LEvel 4, East MElbourne, VIC3002 - 1.18 kilometers
Melbourne Retina Associates - 1.18 kilometers
100 Victoria Pde, Suite 401, LEvel 4, East MElbourne, VIC3002
21 years of experience
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Diabetic Retinopathy + 2 more
Dr Amy Cohn is an ophthalmologist who specialises in retinal diseases, general ophthalmology, and cataract surgery. Her specialist areas are diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, inherited eye disease, and cataracts. She has expertise in the use of retinal lasers, in intravitreal injections, and in cataract surgery.

Dr Cohn consults at the following locations:
The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, East Melbourne (public appointment)
Victorian Eye Surgeons, Footscray
Armadale Eye Clinic, Armadale
Specialist Eye Group, Glen Waverley
Goulburn Valley Eye Group, Shepparton

Dr Cohn graduated with honours from the University of Melbourne in 2000. Her subsequent residency at the Royal Melbourne Hospital gave her experience in cardiology, intensive care medicine, and plastic surgery. Following this, she became a Master of Medicine after her research into inherited eye disease at the Centre of Eye Research. In 2005, Dr Cohn trained at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital where she later worked as a senior registrar whilst pursuing a fellowship in anterior segment and cataract surgery. Dr Cohn has also spent time pursuing a fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.

Dr Cohn is currently a fellow of the Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists and a visiting medical officer for Southern Health and the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. She also has a passion for research and has published a number of research papers during her time as senior research fellow at the Centre of Eye Research, Australia. Dr Cohn has an interest in teaching and is involved in training new ophthalmologists at Southern Health and the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.

In her time away from work, Dr Cohn enjoys swimming, yoga, and spending time with her partner and three children.
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Rosanna, 27 Lower Plenty Road, Heidelberg, VIC 3084 - 11.40 kilometers
Heidelberg Eye Clinic - 11.40 kilometers
Rosanna, 27 Lower Plenty Road, Heidelberg, VIC 3084
14 years of experience
Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr Narelle Spencer has over 15 years of clinical and surgical experience in ophthalmology and has performed over 5000 cataract procedures. Based in Melbourne, Dr Spencer took over ownership of the Heidelberg Eye Clinic in 2007 and also practises at Canterbury Eye Specialists and Manningham Private Hospital. She places emphasis on good communication to ensure the best possible outcome for patients.


Dr Spencer’s specialist areas are as follows:

Intravitreal injections

Cataract surgery

Glaucoma diagnosis, treatment, and surgery

Oculoplastic surgery


Dr Spencer qualified with an honour’s degree from Monash University in 1995, before completing a 3-year surgical residency program at the Alfred Hospital and the Royal Melbourne Hospital. She undertook her ophthalmic training at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne and subsequently worked at the Sydney Eye Hospital as a senior registrar. Dr Spencer has pursued two fellowships in the UK – one in glaucoma, followed by a second in oculoplastic surgery at the Bristol Eye Hospital. She then returned to Australia where she held the position of consultant ophthalmologist at the Forster Eye Surgery and Gloucester Memorial Hospital. She has also worked at both the Austin Hospital and Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital.


Dr Spencer is actively involved in teaching and has lectured at multiple conferences. She also teaches medical students, ophthalmic registrars, optometrists, and pharmacists. She is Involved in the Continual Professional Development program at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists of which she is also a fellow. Other bodies Dr Spencer is a member of are the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Australasian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Australian, the New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists, and the Australian and New Zealand Glaucoma Interest Group.

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What is an Ophthalmologist?

When do you need to see an eye doctor? And which type of eye doctor should you see? There are three different specialists in the field, each with different degrees of medical education and expertise. Here’s how to tell which eye doctor will suit your needs best:

  • Opticians are experts in glasses, lenses, contacts and so on. They don’t perform diagnostics or provide eye treatment
  • An optometrist is an expert with a DO (Doctor of Optometry) degree, someone who carries out eye examinations, writes prescriptions for glasses or contacts, and identifies and sometimes prescribes drugs for some eye problems and diseases
  • The most skilled and well-trained of all is called an ophthalmologist, a fully-trained doctor specialising in diseases and disorders of the eye. They can do everything an optometrist can, but they also practice medicine as well as performing surgical and other procedures. This page covers what an ophthalmologist does

When to see an Ophthalmologist?

When you have a potential eye problem or eye injury, something more serious than simply needing glasses or contact lenses, you need a top ophthalmologist in Australia. The best ophthalmologists in Australia are available via Doctify, all with more than four years of specialist training as well as four years of general medical training behind them. It’s their job to identify eye abnormalities and problems, deal with eye trauma, and arrange for surgery on the eyes and eyelids. They also treat and manage ongoing conditions like glaucoma and cataracts.

How to find an ophthalmologist?

When an expert ophthalmologist in Australia is exactly what you need, Doctify is the best place to find one. You can search for the best ophthalmologist on Doctify and use a variety of practical, useful filters to find the perfect specialist. Packed with real, honest reviews from genuine patients, Doctify’s feedback system helps thousands of Australians like you find high-rated ophthalmologists in your area.

How to choose an ophthalmologist?

Doctify’s feedback system reveals exactly how people feel about their experiences, designed to help you make the best, most sensible decisions. A collection of useful filters let you sort ophthalmologists by your own unique requirements, whether it’s a desire to get a same-day appointment to settle your concerns or you want to see someone close to home. You can even sort Melbourne eye doctors by rating to find the people with the most patient recommendations.

How much is a private ophthalmologist appointment?

The cost of a private ophthalmologist appointment depends on several factors. The purpose of your appointment matters, as is where your doctor is based, the length of your appointment and what it’s for. Your best bet is to check directly with the surgery, or check the surgery website for pricing details. 

Who is the best ophthalmologist?

Doctify lets you identify the best ophthalmologist, someone who’s been highly recommended by other patients. Real user reviews and ratings make all the difference in your search for the best ophthalmologist in Australia.

How to get an appointment with an ophthalmologist?

It’s easy to book an appointment through Doctify, as well as fast. Simply search for available appointments directly on Doctify – there’s no need to go anywhere else. Just choose your preferred specialist, check the available appointments, then log in or sign up to book directly through the Doctify system.

What happens at an ophthalmologist appointment?

Your appointment with an ophthalmologist involves first taking a detailed medical history, looking at your symptoms and condition plus any treatment you’ve completed. They’ll probably carry out a number of tests to pin down exactly what’s going on with your sight and the physical health of your eyes, then they’ll make expert recommendations around what happens next.

What conditions does an Ophthalmologist treat?

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
  • Amblyopia
  • Astigmatism
  • Binocular Vision
  • Blepharitis
  • Blephex
  • Cataracts
  • Colour Vision Deficiency
  • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
  • Corneal Ectasia
  • Demodex
  • Double Vision
  • Dry Eye Syndrome
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dylopia
  • Eye Problem
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macula Hole
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Haemorrhage
  • MGD (Meibomian Gland Dysfunction)
  • Presbyopia
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Squint
  • Visual Stress

What procedures can you find at an Ophthalmology clinic? 

  • Colorimeter
  • Complex Cataract Surgery
  • Complex Contact Lens Assessment
  • Epiretinal Membrane
  • Glasses
  • Glasses Repair
  • Humphreys Visual Field
  • Independent Prescriber
  • IPL (Intense Pulse Light)
  • Laser eye surgery
  • Laser eye test
  • Low Vision Assessment
  • Meibography
  • Minor Eyelid Procedures
  • Muscle Balance
  • Myopia Control
  • New Eye Exam
  • OCT (Ocular Coherence Tomography)
  • Orthokeratology
  • Orthoptics
  • Overnight Lens Wear
  • Paediatric Ophthalmology
  • Paediatric Optometry
  • Prisms
  • Profilo Plastica
  • Retinal Imaging
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Routine Eye Exam
  • Scleral Contact Lenses
  • Specialist Contact Lenses
  • Sports Eyewear
  • Sunglasses
  • Urgent Eye Care
  • Video Consultation