Our doctors are local medical graduates and have completed specialist ophthalmology training in Australia with further training in the UK and USA. Each has a special area of interest that their practice focuses on.


































Our Doctors

Dr Shish Lal specialises in cataract surgery and the management of macular degeneration. He graduated from the University of Sydney and completed his training in Ophthalmology at Sydney Eye Hospital in 1998. He then undertook further training in retinal diseases at St Thomas’s Hospital, London.


Dr Lal is a visiting medical officer at Sydney Adventist Hospital. He is a member of both the Australian and American Societies of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and an executive member of the Australian Society of Ophthalmologists.

Dr Ilesh Patel specialises in glaucoma and cataract surgery. He graduated from medical school at the University of New South Wales. He undertook ophthalmology training in Adelaide at Royal Adelaide Hospital/Flinders Medical Centre. He completed a Masters in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, USA focussing on epidemiology and preventative ophthalmology. His research at Johns Hopkins focussed on blindness prevention in rural Africa and Nepal. He has fellowships from the Wilmer Eye Institute at John Hopkins Hospital, USA and Royal Manchester Eye Hospital, UK. Dr Patel is an expert in the medical and surgical management of glaucoma.


Dr Patel has appointments at SAN Day Surgery and Chatswood Private Hospital. He is on the expert advisory committee of Glaucoma Australia.