Meet our team of Optometrists, Eye Surgeons and Eye Specialists.

Dr Katherine Smallcombe

Dr Katherine Smallcombe

MB, BS (Hons), BSc, FRANZCO

Ophthalmic Surgeon

Dr Katherine Smallcombe is a Queensland-trained Ophthalmic Surgeon specialising in diseases of the aging eye. As a result, she has developed particular interest and expertise in:

In 1999, Dr Katherine Smallcombe graduated with Honours from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB BS). She also completed a Bachelor of Science in 2004. In addition, she is currently studying for her Masters’ Degree in Cataract and Refractive Surgery through the University of Sydney.

In her final year of Ophthalmology registrar training, she was awarded the prestigious ‘K.G. Howsam Medal’ for academic excellence. This was under the auspices of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO). She was selected as the inaugural Fellow of The Fred Hollows Foundation, working in their programs in Central Australia, the South Pacific, Nepal, and China. She continues to serve on The Foundation’s Medical Advisory Committee.

As part of her commitment to ongoing professional development, Dr Smallcombe has completed Fellowship training in pterygium surgery with Professor Lawrence Hirst, a world-renowned expert in the field and pioneer of ‘P.E.R.F.E.C.T. for PTERYGIUM’®. She is the first surgeon in Australia and New Zealand to become an accredited P.E.R.F.E.C.T. for PTERYGIUM® PARTNER.

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Dr Ian C Reddie

Dr Ian C Reddie

LLB, MBBS, MACLM, FRANZCO, MAICD

Vitreoretinal Surgeon & Physician, Specialist Ophthalmologist

Dr Ian C Reddie is an internationally published scientific author and an acknowledged expert in the field of medical and surgical retina and ocular inflammatory disease.

Recognising his commitment to rural and regional practice, Dr Reddie was accepted into the ophthalmology training programme in New South Wales based at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick, Sydney. He also worked at the Sydney Childrens’ Hospital, and Sydney Eye Hospital. During his four years of training in Sydney, his surgical aptitude and commitment to excellence was recognised and fostered by his teachers: after completing his final specialist exams, he was encouraged to undertake an additional two years of sub-specialist training in medical and surgical retina at the prestigious Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, and the Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital in Melbourne.

Special interests and expertise include:

  • Retinal detachment
  • Macular hole
  • Epiretinal membrane
  • Diabetic retinopathy including complex tractional detachments
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Routine and complex cataract surgery including premium IOLs
  • Inherited retinal dystrophies and degeneration
  • Retinal vein occlusion
  • Uveitis and inflammatory eye disease
  • Ocular trauma
  • Ocular oncology and intraocular tumours
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DR Thomas Mandall Optometrist KindSIGHT

Dr Thomas Mandall

BVisSci, MOptom

Clinical Optometrist

Thomas completed his Bachelor of Vision Science (Distinction) through the Queensland University of Technology in 2017. He has subsequently graduated a Master of Optometry (Distinction) and was awarded the QUT Executive Dean’s Academic Commendation Prize. Thomas is a therapeutically qualified optometrist and has published research in peer-reviewed ophthalmic journals.

Thomas has experience in private and corporate optometry as well as ophthalmology clinics. He enjoys the diverse nature of optometry and is passionate about working collaboratively within ophthalmology.

Thomas’ special interests include ocular pathology and retinal diseases. During his training, he visited Mexico as a volunteer optometrist.

DR Brittney Ismail Optometrist KindSIGHTDr Brittney Ismail

BVisSci, MOptom

Clinical Optometrist

Brittney graduated from the Queensland University of Technology in 2013 with a Bachelor of Vision Science (Distinction) and Master of Optometry (Distinction) with therapeutic endorsement.

She further enhanced her clinical skills by completing an Advanced Certificate in Contact Lenses through the Australian College of Optometry, then returned to QUT as a clinical supervisor, training final year Optometrists in the fitting of contact lenses.

Brittney has experience in private and corporate Optometry practices as well as in research. She has dedicated time to provide volunteer eyecare in refugee camps along the Thailand/Myanmar border and in temporary housing shelters in Sydney.