Dr Simon Chen

Senior Lecturer (Conjoint)


BSc (Hons), MBBS (London), FRCOphth (UK), FRANZCO


Dr Simon Chen is an Ophthalmologist with expertise in retinal and cataract surgery. He practices at Vision Eye Institute, Sydney, and is a Conjoint Senior Lecturer at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales.

He graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of London, then trained in Ophthalmology at the teaching hospitals of the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge, UK and completed Vitreoretinal Surgery fellowships at the Oxford Eye Hospital and Lions Eye Institute, Australia.

Dr Chen has been a principal investigator for numerous international clinical trials of novel treatments for retinal disease. He has over 35 publications in peer-reviewed international medical journals and over 30 articles in the non-peer reviewed medical literature covering various aspects of retinal disease and cataract surgery. He is an expert in modern treatments for age related macular degeneration, sutureless retinal surgery, complex cataract surgery and was the first surgeon in the world to perform combined laser cataract surgery and vitreoretinal surgery.