Dr Hemal Mehta is a leading macula disease specialist and cataract surgeon based in Sydney. He is committed to delivering high-quality and compassionate care for his patients. He provides consultations in Strathfield, Sydney CBD, Bondi Junction, Norwest and Gosford.
Dr Mehta is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists and Australasian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He provides consultations at rooms in Strathfield, Bondi Junction and Norwest.
Dr Mehta was previously an Ophthalmology Consultant at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust in the United Kingdom running the intravitreal injection services, teaching cataract surgery and leading the retinal clinical trials unit. He contributed to the Vision2020 Link Programme with Mulago Hospital in Uganda.
Dr Mehta has an academic role with University of Sydney’s Save Sight Registries. He is a retinal specialist on the Therapeutics Committee of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.
Dr Mehta completed an 18-month medical retina and cataract fellowship at Sydney Eye Hospital specialising further in the latest techniques in the diagnosis and management of these conditions. He also carried out a medical retina and cataract fellowship at the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. The clinical research during these fellowships contributed to his Doctorate of Medicine (academically on par with a PhD) on ‘Novel endpoints in diabetic retinopathy clinical trials’ from Cambridge University.
Dr Mehta completed 7 years of ophthalmology specialist training in London with 3 of these years at Moorfields Eye Hospital with rotations in all major ophthalmology subspecialties. He has carried out ophthalmology electives in the USA at Harvard Medical School and Stanford University. His internship was in London teaching hospitals. He carried out 6 years of medical training, completing the Medical and Veterinary Sciences Tripos at Cambridge University and clinical training at University College London Medical School. He was awarded the Allen Goldsmith and Duke Elder Awards in Ophthalmology.