Dry Eye Institute

Our Team

  • Dr.Anna Siu (Optometrist)

    Anna graduated from BOptom with honours and went on to complete her graduate certification in ocular therapeutics at UNSW, Sydney Australia. She has worked in regional and urban centres across Australia and has been involved in the pre and post operative care of ophthalmic patients for over 10 years. She was involved in the initial release of PRGF eye drops as well as Lipiflow to dry eye patients in our Sydney Clinic. She coordinates and manages our research trials and she works closely with our Ophthalmologists to deliver the most accurate results and best care with a personalised experience

  • Dr.Emma Furniss (Optometrist)

    Emma graduated with a Bachelor of Optometry with Honors and therapeutic endorsement from the University of Auckland. She worked for a large private company in New Zealand for 4 years in multiple different locations and clinics. Following this Emma moved to Sydney to take the role of principal optometrist for the Dry Eye Institute in Sydney. When not working Emma has a strong interest in exercise and nutrition. She also assists as a clinical optometrist in PersonalEYES City, Parramatta and Castle Hill Clinics

  • Dr. Phil Dang (Optometrist)

    Phil Dang graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Optometry with Honours in 2010. He has a keen interest in managing dry eye disease, and has overseen the Dry Eye Clinic in Canberra since 2015. He is therapeutically endorsed and licensed in the use of scheduled medicines. He works very closely with our ophthalmologists and has been involved in dry eye research projects with Associate Professor Chandra Bala. He was involved with the introduction of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology in the Canberra clinic. Phil is very passionate about incorporating new technologies as well as tried and tested methods in order to achieve best patient outcomes.

  • Daisy Kitts

    Daisy has been a team member of the Dry Eye Institute since September 2017. Daisy has a strong customer service background and she is passionate about delivering exceptional care and support to our patients. Daisy is currently studying a Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSci) and has a particular interest in pharmacology, neurocognitive disorders and dermatology. She hopes to pursue post-graduate medicine in the future. Daisy speaks French and conversational Russian and Korean and enjoys learning new languages in her spare time.

  • Under the guidance of our Eye Specialist

  • Dr.Kerrie Meades

    Dr Kerrie Meades specialises in dry eye disease, cataract and refractive surgery at personalEYES. She is a member of RANZCO, ASO, ASCRS, AAO, founding member of AUSCRS, on the advisory board of ALCON and co-chairperson of women in ophthalmology. She was an associate then VMO at Sydney Eye Hospital, Concord Hospital and Mt Druitt hospital as well as private hospitals and day surgerys including the SAN, St Vincents Private, and Epping day surgery. She is very passionate about patient care and has a keen interest in managing dry eye disease. She understands the importance of dry eye disease and how it affects optimal surgical outcomes and quality of life. She has been actively involved over several years in charitable cataract work as an eye doctor in China and Tibet and refractive work in Vietnam. She is now supporting much needed medical care in the Solomans, PNG and Madagascar.

  • A/Prof Chandra Bala

    Associate Professor Chandra Bala specialises in dry eye disease, as well as cornea, cataract and refractive surgery at personalEYES. He is also a clinical associate professor at the Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University. He is heavily involved with research in the field of dry eye disease and has overseen several clinical trials in both Sydney and Canberra clinics. Being a corneal specialist, he has a wealth of experience in treating patients with corneal complications as a result of severe dry eye disease. He is a member of the Board of Examiners for Ophthalmic Sciences, RANZCO specialist training programme, and has been published in both national and international peer reviewed journals. He has ongoing involvement in teaching and training undergraduate and post graduate medical students in ophthalmology and visual science.

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