A/Prof Lyndell Lim

MBBS, DMedSci, FRANZCO

Associate Professor Lyndell Lim is a Specialist Ophthalmologist and Senior Associate at Eye Surgery Associates with dual sub-specialty training in the areas of Ocular Inflammatory Diseases and Medical Retina.  After completing her ophthalmology training at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH), A/Prof Lim embarked on a two year Medical Retina Fellowship at RVEEH and then went on to complete a Uveitis Fellowship at the Casey Eye Institute in Portland, Oregon, USA.

A/Prof Lim has authored over 60 peer reviewed published articles and 6 book chapters.  She has also been the recipient of an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship in support of her research work, in addition to competitive grant funding from the Ramaciotti Foundation, Diabetes Research Trust, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Alfred Felton Bequest and the Ophthalmic Research Institute Australia.

She is currently a Principal Research Fellow at the Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, where she also heads the Clinical Trials Research Unit. A/Prof Lim also is a Consultant Ophthalmologist sub-specialising in the fields of Medical Retina and Ocular Inflammatory Disease at both the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH) and the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and is Head of the Ocular Immunology Clinic at RVEEH.  Her main passion is in clinical research, particularly in the areas of Ocular Inflammatory Disease and Diabetic Retinopathy, where she is continually searching for better treatments for these diseases – but these are a distant second to being Mum for her two young sons.

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Practice Locations

  • East Melbourne

Speciality Interests

  • Cataract
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Inflammatory Eye Disease
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Retina

Positions Held

  • Head of the Clinical Trials Research Unit at the Centre for Eye Research Australia 2013 - Current
  • Head, Ocular Immunology Clinic, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital December 2014 - Current
  • Principal Research Fellow, Centre for Eye Research Australia January 2016 - Current
  • Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Eye Research Australia January 2009 - 2015
  • Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH) and the Royal Melbourne Hospital 2006 - Current
  • Uveitis Section Editor for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology 2010 - Current
  • Chairperson of the Australian and New Zealand Special Interest Group 2012 - Current
  • Member of the Human Research and Ethics Committee for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists 2009 - 2017
  • Honorary Secretary and Treasurer, Melbourne Ophthalmic Alumni 2010 - 2012
  • Uveitis Fellow at The Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States of America 2004 - 2006
  • Medical Retina Fellow, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital 2003 - 2004

Achievements

Research Grant Funding

  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (AUD$749,266.80) 2017-2020
  • Alfred Felton Bequest (AUD$20,000) 2017
  • Ramaciotti Health Investment Grant (AUD$150,000) 2017 - 2020
  • NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (AUD$187,322) 2016 - 2019
  • Diabetes Australia Research Trust Grant (AUD$48,500) 2014 - 2015
  • Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia (ORIA)/Eye Foundation Grant (AUD$49,900) 2010-2011
  • 2010 - 2011 Retina Australia Grant (AUD$20,000)
  • 2009 - 2010 Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia (ORIA) New Investigator/Eye Foundation Grant (AUD$48,100)
  • 2008 - 2009 Melbourne University Early Career Research Grant (AUS$37,927)
  • 2007 - 2008 The Eye Foundation/Novartis Medical Retina Fellowship/Grant (AUS$37,500)
  • 2006 - 2008 Manckiewicz-Zelkin-Crock Fellowship, University of Melbourne, Australia