Dr Trevor Gin

MBBS, Med(Ophthal), FRANZCO, FRACS

Dr Trevor Gin is a Specialist Ophthalmologist and Senior Associate at Eye Surgery Associates with a special interest in Medical Retina.  Dr Gin completed his medical degree at the University of Melbourne in 1987, gaining honours in all subjects.  He completed a post graduate Masters degree in experimental diabetic retinopathy, then finished his ophthalmology training at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.  Dr Gin then completed a fellowship in retinal diseases with Professor Alan Bird at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.  Dr Gin is currently a consultant ophthalmologist at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Medical Retinal Clinic, and has also been a consultant at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, The Alfred Hospital and St. Thomas’ Hospital in London.

Dr Gin is a fellow at the Centre for Eye Research Australia and is involved in international clinical trials for Medical Retinal Unit and for the Eye and Ear Hospital.  He also has a keen interest in third world eye disease and has operated in self-funded eye camps in Nepal, Vietnam, Kiribati, Nauru, Ethiopia, the peripheral islands of Vanuatu, and Laos.  He has had an active role in the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and has held the key roles of the Qualification and Education Committee Chairman for the Victorian Ophthalmology Training Program and Chairman of the Selection Panel for the Victorian Ophthalmology Training Program. He is presently an Examiner for the Royal Australian New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.

Dr Gin practices general ophthalmology, including Cataract Surgery, and has a key interest is in Medical Retinal disease, including Diabetic Retinopathy and Age Related Macular Degeneration.  He likes to take a holistic approach when treating his patients, taking into account their circumstances and other health issues in their management.  Dr Gin has a strong commitment to public health care, continuing to work in the public system for over 25 years, and been keenly involved in the teaching of the young trainee ophthalmologists.

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Practice Locations

  • Doncaster
  • East Melbourne
  • Vermont South

Speciality Interests

  • Cataract
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Retina

Positions Held

  • Member of the RANZCO RACE Examination Board 2012 - Current
  • Examiner, RANZCO Undergraduate Prize Examinations, 2007 - Current
  • Member, Victorian Branch of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists 2005 - Current
  • Chief Examiner, Melbourne RANZCO RACE exam, The Alfred Hospital, March 2016
  • Member of the Victorian Ophthalmology Training Program Selection Committee, 2006 - 2014
  • Chairman of the Victorian Ophthalmology Training Program Selection Committee, 2007 – 2013
  • Chairman of the Victorian Branch of the Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists Qualification and Education Committee 2007 - 2013
  • Member of Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Medical Appointments and Credentialling Committee (MACC) 2007 - 2013
  • Member of the Federal Branch of the Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists Qualification and Education Committee 2007 - 2013
  • Honorary Secretary, Victorian Branch of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists 2006 - 2009
  • Conference Organising Committee member and honorary treasurer, 40th Annual Scientific Congress, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, Melbourne, November 22-26, 2008
  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists part 1 examiner (BOSC) 2004
  • Reviewer, Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology Journal (RANZCO Journal)

Achievements

  • Medical Volunteer, Surgical Ophthalmological Australian South Pacific Eye Camp Trust (A.S.P.E.C.T.) expedition to Kiribati islands, mid-Pacific Ocean, October 1994
  • Medical Volunteer, Surgical Ophthalmological Fred Hollows Foundation / Nepal Eye Program Australia (N.E.P.A.) camp to Dhading, northwest of Kathmandu, Nepal, December 1994
  • Medical Volunteer, Surgical Ophthalmological Australian South Pacific Eye Camp Trust (A.S.P.E.C.T.) trip to Port Vila, Espiritu Santo and Tanna islands, Vanuatu, June 1995
  • Medical Volunteer, Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy, Nauru, 2000
  • Medical Volunteer, Surgical Eye Camp Vietnam, Vietnam Vision Project, June 2010
  • Medical Volunteer, Eyes for Africa Surgical Eye Camp Harar, Ethiopia, Jan 2013
  • Medical Volunteer, Surgical Eye Camp Vietnam, Vietnam Vision Project, June 2013
  • Medical Volunteer, Sight For All, Reverse Fellowship Program, Vientiane, Laos, Jun 2015

Publications

  • Gin T, Master of Medicine (Ophthalmology) thesis, "Effect of Hypertension and Antihypertensive Therapy on Functional Parameters of Experimental Diabetic Retinopathy.", Mar 1994
  • Cooper M, Rumble JR, Gin T and Lim Joon T, Diabetic renal microvascular disease: the role of Hypertension and ACE inhibitors, Clin Exp Pharm Phys 19: 23-27, 1992
  • Gin T, Lim Joon T, Panagiotopoulos S, Cooper M, Taylor H and Jerums G, Organ specificity of antihypertensive therapy on ocular albumin vascular clearance and albuminuria in the hypertensive diabetic rat, Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 1996; 37: 281-289
  • Chong NHV, Alexander RA, Gin T, Bird AC and Luthert PJ, TIMP-3, Collagen and Elastin Immunohistochemistry and Histopathology of Sorsby's Fundus Dystrophy, Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 2000, 41: 898-902
  • Sarraf D, Gin T, Yu F, Brannon A, Owens SL, Bird AC, Long Term Drusen Study, Retina, 1999; 19 (6): 513-9
  • Boyd S, Owens D, Gin T, Bunce K, Sherafat H, Perry D, Hykin PG, Plasma Homocysteine, Methylene Tetrahydrofolate Reductase C677T and Factor II G20210A Polymorphisms, Factor VIII and vWF in Central Vein Occlusion, British Journal of Ophthalmology 2001, 85 (11): 1313-5
  • Nguyen TT. Gin T. Nicholls K. Low M. Galanos J. Crawford A. Ophthalmological manifestations of Fabry disease: a survey of patients at the Royal Melbourne Fabry Disease Treatment Centre. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, 2005 33(2):164-8
  • Bylsma G, Guymer R, Qureshi S, Gin T, Allen P, Madhok P, McCombe M, Harper A. Intravitreous injections, Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, 2006 34 (4): 388-90
  • Vukecivic M., Gin T., Al Qureshi S. Prevalence of Optical Coherence Tomography-diagnosed Post-operative Macular Oedema in Patients Following Uncomplicated Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, 2011 40 (3): 288-94
  • Gin T, Lim Joon T, Panagiotopoulos S, Cooper M, Taylor H and Jerums G, Antihypertensive therapy ameliorates increased albumin permeation in hypertensive diabetic rats: contrasting effects in the retina and kidney, Diabetes 40, 1992
  • Gin T, Lim Joon T, Panagiotopoulos S, Cooper M, Taylor H and Jerums G, Organ specific effects of antihypertensive therapy on ocular albumin vascular clearance and albuminuria in the spontaneously hypertensive diabetic rat, Invest Ophthal Vis Sci, 34, 1993
  • Gin T, Sarraf D, Brannon A, Owens SL and Bird AC, Prognostic characteristics and natural history of pigment epithelial detachments in age-related macular degeneration, Invest Ophthal Vis Sci, 38, 1997
  • Sarraf D, Gin T, Brannon A, Owens S and Bird AC, long-term drusen study: evaluation of incidence on choroidal neovascular membrane formation, Invest Ophthal Vis Sci, 38, 1997
  • Luthert PJ, Chong NHV, Alexander RA, Gin T and Bird AC, TIMP-3, collagen and elastin immunohistochemistry, and histopathology of ciliary body and Bruch's membrane in Sorsby's fundus dystrophy, Invest Ophthal Vis Sci, 39, 1998
  • Gin T, Boyd SR, Owens D, Perry DJ and Hykin PG, Prevalence of newly identified thrombophilia factors in central retinal vein occlusion, Invest Ophthal Vis Sci, 39, 1998
  • Hykin PG, Sherafat H, Boyd S, Gin T, Owens D and Perry D, Prevalence of Prothrombin (G20210A) and Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (C667T) gene polymorphisms in central retinal vein occlusion, Invest Ophthal Vis Sci, 40, 1999