Dr KL Lee

Dr KL Lee

Ophthalmologist – Ophthalmic care for everyone


Dr Griffits
Dr Griffits
Dr Kuo Luong Lee
Dr Kuo Luong Lee

Dr KL Lee has established a new clinic in East Maitland to better serve patients in the Hunter Valley area. He will start consulting at Ophthalmic Associates, Suite 5, 23 Mitchell Drive, East Maitland NSW 2323 (behind the Cheesecake Shop, opposite the Stockland Greenhills Mall) on Wednesday 30 October 2019. Dr Lee is a Visiting Medical Officer at John Hunter Hospital and continues to operate at Kurri Kurri District Hospital, Maitland Private Hospital and Charlestown Private Hospital.

Ophthalmic Associates will also amalgamate with Dr Robert Griffits’ practice in Warners Bay on 12 November 2019 to provide ophthalmic services to the Lake Macquarie area. Dr Griffits is a highly respected local ophthalmologist who has been in practice in Warners Bay for more than 20 years. He is the current Chair of the NSW branch of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and the Clinical Director of the Department of Ophthalmology at John Hunter Hospital.

Dr Griffits will continue to consult in the rooms in Warners Bay and also some clinics in East Maitland. Dr Lee will commence consultations at Ophthalmic Associates Warners Bay, Shop 6, Bayway Centre, 34 John St, Warners Bay NSW 2282 on Tuesday 12 November 2019. 

Dr Griffits and Dr Lee share the same philosophy of high quality patient centred care. We look forward to providing excellent ophthalmic services to patients at Ophthalmic Associates at East Maitland and Warners Bay.

Ophthalmic Associates East Maitland

Ophthalmic Associates East Maitland

Suite 5, 23 Mitchell Drive
East Maitland NSW 2323

Ph: 1300 165 359
Fax: 02 82874778

Ophthalmic Associates Warners Bay

Ophthalmic Associates Warners Bay

Shop 6, Bayway Centre
34 John Street
Warners Bay NSW 2282

Ph: 1300 165 359
Fax: 02 82874778

About Dr Kuo Luong Lee


Dr KL Lee is an ophthalmologist with a special interest in medical and surgical retinal diseases and cataract surgery who has been providing the latest patient-centred ophthalmic care in Newcastle and the Hunter region since 2016. He has developed a reputation for his warm, friendly manner with patients and healthcare professionals and clear communication regarding patients’ medical and surgical management.

He consults from rooms in East Maitland and Warners Bay, and operates at Maitland Private Hospital and Charlestown Private Hospital. Since 2018, Dr Lee has been a Visiting Medical Officer in Ophthalmology at John Hunter Hospital and Kurri Kurri District Hospital where he has regular theatre lists for public waiting list patients.

He had previously trained in Newcastle, Christchurch (New Zealand) and the Central West, in Dubbo and Orange. He completed his advanced ophthalmology training in Auckland and Hamilton, New Zealand before commencing subspecialty training in vitreoretinal surgery in Hamilton and then at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital (MREH), UK, which is one of the largest eye hospitals in Europe.

Dr Lee is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (FRANZCO) and is a member of the following professional associations:

  • Australian and New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists (ANZSRS)
  • British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons (BEAVRS)
  • American Society of Retinal Specialists (ASRS)
  • Australian Society of Ophthalmologists (ASO)

He has extensive experience in the management of:

  • Vitreomacular traction
  • Macular holes
  • Epiretinal membranes
  • Retinal detachment repair
  • Repair of complicated cataract surgery and aphakia
  • Intravitreal injections for a wide variety of macular and retinal diseases
  • Macular degeneration
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Cataract surgery
  • Pterygium surgery
  • Comprehensive ophthalmology

Cataract and vitreoretinal procedures can be done within 1-2 weeks with emergency procedures such as retinal detachments usually arranged within 1-2 days on his private operating lists. Urgent intravitreal injections can usually be done on the day of referral.

For more patient information please refer to:

Professional Memberships

ASRS (American Society of Retinal Specialists)

ASO (Australian Society of Ophthalmologists)

ANZSRS (Australian and New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists)

RANZCO (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists)

BEAVRS (British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons)