Dr Helen Chan


Specialises in Cataract & Glaucoma

Dr Helen Chan is a Specialist Ophthalmologist in Glaucoma and Cataract Surgery.

Dr Chan graduated from the University of Melbourne with the Lorna King medal as the top student in her year in the final clinical examinations. After graduation she worked for the World Health Organisation as an intern in their Blindness Prevention unit, producing a report on eye care capacities in the Western Pacific region which contributed to the WHO’s Global Action Plan for Eye Health.

Dr Chan completed her specialist ophthalmology training at the Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital. She was the top graduating ophthalmologist in her year across Australia and New Zealand and winner of the Howsam medal. She then undertook subspecialty fellowship training in glaucoma at the University of Oxford.

She has published multiple research papers and textbook chapters, and has held teaching positions at the University of Melbourne and the University of Oxford.

Dr Chan holds consultant appointments at the Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital and the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

I care deeply about providing my patients with the best treatment possible. I aim to combine a friendly, caring approach with specialist advice and the latest innovations in medical, laser and surgical therapies.

– Dr Helen Chan


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Positions Held

  • Specialist Ophthalmologist at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital & and the Royal Melbourne Hospital

  • Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne

  • Supervisor of Training for Ophthalmology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital

  • Committee Member for the RANZCO Victorian Branch

  • Glaucoma Fellow to Professor John Salmon at the Oxford Eye Hospital, University of Oxford