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 Cameron McLintock

Dr Cameron McLintock

MBBS, MMed, FRANZCO

Specialist Ophthalmologist, Eye Surgeon

Dr McLintock is an Ophthalmologist (Eye Surgeon) with advanced training and expertise in Refractive /Laser Eye Surgery, Cataract Surgery and Corneal transplantation.

Dr McLintock completed a Masters of Medicine in Ophthalmic Science at the University of Sydney, followed by six years of specialist training in Ophthalmology at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital, the Gold Coast University Hospital and the Queensland Children’s Hospital.  He completed his advanced sub-specialist training in Corneal & Refractive Surgery at the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, England.

Special interests and expertise include:

  • Cataract surgery and Laser Cataract surgery, in particular complex or trauma-induced cataract surgery
  • Refractive Vision Correction surgery, including LASIK, PRK, Refractive Lens Exchange and Staar ICL- Implantable Collamer Lens
  • Corneal Surgery, including Descemet Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK), Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK), Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK), Penetrating Keratoplasty (PK).
  • Keratoconus / Corneal Collagen Cross-linking treatment
  • Pterygium Surgery
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Dr Nirosha Paramanathan

Dr Nirosha Paramanathan

MBBS, BSc Med, MHA, FRANZCO

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Dr Nirosha Paramanathan is a comprehensively trained and highly effectual Ophthalmologist. Technical expertise, thoroughness, kindness, and an instinctive commitment to holistic care are demonstrated core values in her clinical practise.

Dr Paramanathan studied both undergraduate medicine and post-graduate master’s degrees, at the University of New South Wales. She then completed five years of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology accredited training, at Prince of Wales, Sydney Children’s, and Sydney Eye Hospitals. Having acquired extensive training in both adult and paediatric general ophthalmology, Dr Paramanathan went on to undertake a three-year mentorship with internationally renowned Strabismologist, Dr Ross Fitzsimons, to advance her appreciation of the science and art, of strabismus (squint). She has now returned home to Brisbane, joining KindSIGHT and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, as a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon. Dr Paramanathan expertly manages a wide range of presentations: adult cataract, strabismus, glaucoma, pterygium and paediatric strabismus, amblyopia (lazy eye) and tear-duct obstruction.

Special interests and expertise include:

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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 Samuel Cheung Optometrist KindSIGHT

Dr Samuel Cheung

BVisSci, MOptom

Clinical Optometrist

Samuel graduated from QUT with a Bachelor of Vision Science and Master of Optometry (Distinction). Samuel has special interest in anterior eye pathology and glaucoma, to which he applies his therapeutics qualification.

Samuel previously worked in corporate optometry after graduating and has published research in the Contact Lens & Anterior Eye journal. He has also contributed to the education of optometry students in filming a series of videos for the online textbook Clinical Procedures in Primary Eye Care.