Dr Jason Cassar (MBBS, BSc, FRANZCO)  is a specialist vitreo-retinal and cataract surgeon. He is originally from Melbourne, but grew up in Queensland (Rockhampton and Brisbane) and undertook his medical and ophthalmic training in Queensland.  After completing his ophthalmic training, he undertook two years of additional specialist vitreo-retinal and medical retina training in the United Kingdom.

Dr Cassar undertook fellowships in the UK at the Hull and East Yorkshire Eye Hospital, the renowned Prince Charles Eye Unit Windsor and at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.  These fellowships allowed him to obtain extensive experience in the latest innovations in vitreo-retinal surgery, laser and injectable medicines. He also obtained additional training at the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, in leading edge treatments for macular disease.

Dr Cassar specialises in:

  • Retinal detachment
  • Macular hole
  • Epiretinal membrane
  • Vitreous haemorrhage
  • Macular degeneration
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Cataract
  • Retinal tears (flashes & floaters)
  • Retinal vein occlusions
  • Macular oedema

After establishing himself in Brisbane since returning from the UK, Dr Cassar has recently set up his own practice, Westside Eye Doctors, in Taringa.  

He also continues to consult privately in Brisbane at Eye Co Ophthalmic Surgeons (Sunnybank) and Cura Specialist Suites (Spring Hill) as well as Northern Rivers Eye Surgeons (Lismore, NSW).  He is also a Visiting Medical Officer at the Mater Hospital in Brisbane and visits Rockhampton Base Hospital.

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