From Tuesday 27 November 2018, Dr Lee will be consulting from the following rooms:
Maitland Eye Centre, Medical Centre Maitland Private Hospital
Level 2, Unit 14a, 175 Chisholm Road
Ashtonfield Ph: 02 4933 5755
Fax: 02 4933 5744
Singleton Eye Centre
96 George Street
Singleton Ph: 02 6572 2522
Fax: 02 4933 5744
2 The Close
Ph: 02 4929 5969
Fax: 02 4926 2012
About Dr Kuo Luong Lee
MBChB (Otago), MPH (NSW), FRANZCO
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, Raymond Terrace and Singleton, and operates at Maitland Private Hospital and Charlestown Private Hospital. Since 2018, Dr Lee is also a Visiting Medical Officer in ophthalmology at John Hunter Hospital, Kurri Kurri District Hospital and Belmont 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:
Retinal detachment repair
Repair of complicated cataract surgery and aphakia
Intravitreal injections for a wide variety of macular and retinal diseases
Diabetic eye disease
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. Dr Lee also welcomes referrals for patients who would like to be placed on his public waiting lists for surgery with current waiting list of less than 3 months.