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Dr Hemal Mehta

MBBS MD(Cantab.) FRCOphth FRANZCO

Dr Mehta is an expert in the fields of medical retina and cataract surgery with extensive experience in general adult ophthalmology.

After reading medicine at Cambridge University in England, Dr Mehta carried out clinical training at University College London. He completed seven years of training in London with three years at the world famous Moorfields Eye Hospital with rotations in all major ophthalmology subspecialties. Dr Mehta also carried out a medical retina fellowship at Sydney Eye Hospital. Dr Mehta has previously been a Consultant Ophthalmologist in London. Because of his English clinical work, he brings international expertise to his local practice.

Dr Mehta is an expert in the diagnosis and management of retinal conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal vein occlusions. He is an experienced cataract surgeon having performed thousands of operations. He can discuss the full range of intraocular lens options available to patients undergoing cataract surgery. Dr Mehta manages a wide range of general ophthalmology presentations. Dr Mehta’s commonly performed procedures include intravitreal injections, cataract surgery, retinal laser, glaucoma laser therapy, YAG laser capsulotomy, blepharitis treatment and surgery for eyelid lumps.

Dr Mehta is at the forefront of retinal research globally with extensive publications in the field. His higher research degree titled “Novel endpoints in diabetic retinopathy clinical trials” is registered at Cambridge University. He has academic affiliations with Sydney University and University College London. He was awarded the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Ethicon Award for work streamlining diabetic retinopathy screening in the Northern Territory. Dr Mehta is involved in clinical trials of new longer-lasting intravitreal injection therapies for wet age-related macular degeneration, that will soon be available to the public.