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Dr. Lewis Lam

Vitreoretinal and Cataract Surgeon
Macula, Vitreous, Retina, Cataract, Glaucoma, Pterygium
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Subspecialty Fellowship trained Vitreoretinal Surgeon. 

Medical Retina, Cataract, Glaucoma, Pterygium and General Ophthalmology.

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 cycled 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 the Waikato region in New Zealand's North Island. Dr Lam also has a special interest in cataract and refractive lens surgery and enjoys watching 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) and deal with complex cataract cases. As part of his work, Dr Lam also deals with routine cataract cases, medical retina (e.g.macular degeneration, vein occlusions, diabetes), uveitis, glaucoma and pterygium.

Dr Lam 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 retinal 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).