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Dr. Lewis Lam

Cataract and Vitreoretinal Surgeon
Surgical/Medical Retina
General Ophthalmology

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Subspecialty Fellowship trained Vitreoretinal and Cataract Surgeon 

Cataracts - Surgical / Medical Retina - Macula - Uveitis - Glaucoma - Pterygium - Trauma - General

Eye Specialist Institute would like to take this opportunity to introduce the newest member of our doctor team, Dr. Lewis Lam. 

Dr Lam is a subspecialty fellowship-trained vitreoretinal surgeon and a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology. Prior to his arrival on the Gold Coast, he worked as a full-time Consultant Vitreoretinal Surgeon at Christchurch Public Hospital, serving a large area of New Zealand's South Island, where he participated in both the retinal and general on-call roster.

During his ophthalmic training, he rotated through different hospitals around New Zealand, seeing an extensive variety of disease. He developed a passion for vitreoretinal surgery and was accepted to study under the guidance of Drs Stephen Guest and David Worseley in New Zealand's North Island. Dr Lam also has a special interest in cataract and refractive lens surgery and stays updated with the advancements in intraocular lens technology. He undertook a Post-Graduate Diploma in Cataract and Laser Refractive surgery at the University of Sydney to refine his experience.

As part of his vitreoretinal training, he is able to address diseases affecting the back of the eye (vitreous, retina) such as retinal detachments, macular holes, epiretinal membranes and diabetic retinopathy. As a vitreoretinal surgeon, he is able to access the back of the eye safely, meaning he can truly deal with complex cataract cases - this is when complications arise from routine cataract surgery or trauma, when the lens is dislocated or has fallen into the back of the eye, requiring retrieval and a secondary implant. Any iris defect can also be repaired.

As he deals with routine cataract cases on a day to day basis also, you can rest assured your comfort, safety and final outcome is his top priority.

Medical retina wise, Dr. Lam handles macular degeneration, vein occlusion, diabetes and a spectrum of infectious and non-infectious uveitis. Other than glaucoma and pterygium, Dr. Lam also sees patients with general ophthalmological problems.

Dr. Lam's personal mantra is to always treat his patients like how he would want his own family members treated. He is bilingual and consults in English and Mandarin.

In addition to normal office hours, Dr Lam also runs a Thursday evening clinic until 8 pm and weekend emergency clinics, substantially expanding our services and increases our availability to Optometrists, General Practitioners and Patients.

Dr Lam is happy to attend to any emergency after hours and will answer any clinical questions via email on or alternatively by phone during business hours on 07 5570 8600 and after hours on 1800 RETINA (738462).