A/Prof Heather Mack


Specialises in Visual Electrophysiology & Medical Retina. CASA Designated Aviation Ophthalmologist

A/Prof Heather Mack is a Specialist Ophthalmologist who has a particular interest in visual electrophysiology and Medical Retinal Disorders, including inherited retinal diseases. She trained at Melbourne Medical School, Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. A/Prof Mack then completed a PhD in retinal development at the Howard Florey Institute, University of Melbourne, and a Fellowship in retinal degenerations at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School.

I am interested in medical retinal diseases, and particularly their investigation using visual electrophysiology. Visual electrophysiology measures very small electrical signals in the eye (electroretinogram) and brain (visual evoked potential) and can assist in diagnosis of some disorders of the retinal and optic nerve. I am also interested in progress in medical science and am able to offer some of my patients participation in clinical trials. – A/Prof Heather Mack

Visual electrophysiology testing is offered by A/Prof Mack at East Melbourne.

A/Prof Mack is an Accredited Impairment Assessment Examiner, AMA 4th Edition (2010-present). Government appointments include the Insurance Commission of WA Catastrophic Injuries Scheme, Transport Accident Commission Victoria, Designated Aviation Ophthalmologist, and Member of Medical Panels Victoria. She conducts independent impairment assessments for numbers of legal firms in Victoria.

A/Prof Mack leads the Electrophysiology and Clinical Trials services at Eye Surgery Associates.

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Positions Held

  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists Past-President (2018-2020)

  • Honorary researcher, Center for Eye Research Australia