Dr Alexander Tan

Dr Alexander Tan

General Ophthalmologist, Cataract surgeon
BMedSc (Hons) MBBS (Hons)
Monash Health
Eastern Health

  • Provides advice to other ophthalmologists regarding new and existing drugs and therapeutic substances for Retinal diseases
  • Noel and Imelda Foster Award
  • Royal Children’s Hospital New Technology Grant
  • Australian Postgraduate Award for postgraduate medical research
  • UWA “A & A Saw” Scholarship for postgraduate medical research
  • Alvina King Scholarship

Dr Alexander Tan is a Melbourne-trained eye surgeon specialising in general ophthalmology. He has a special interest in cataract surgery and diseases of the retina, including macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. He is currently an Ophthalmology consultant for Monash Health and Eastern Health.

Alexander began his medical training at the age of 16 at The University of Western Australia, graduating with both a Bachelor of Medical Sciences with First Class Honours in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, and a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery with Honours. He then commenced work at the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and continued to contribute to clinical research at the Lions Eye Institute in Perth. He completed his ophthalmic training at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH) in Melbourne, whilst serving on the Qualification and Education Committee and as a member of the Senior Trainees Network for the Royal Australian and New Zealand of Ophthalmology (RANZCO).

He previously served as the Chief Ophthalmology Registrar at RVEEH and was responsible for teaching new ophthalmology trainees in the Victorian Training Network, as well as coordinating the national RANZCO Advanced Clinical Examination. He has presented his research at local and international scientific conferences, and has received a number of scholarships, awards and grants. Dr Tan recently spent 3 years working full-time in rural NSW as a general ophthalmologist. serving the needs of patients with poor access ti healthcare, and prior to COVID he performed a regular visiting surgical service there.

Dr Tan performed over 4000 successful cataract surgeries and is always striving to perfect his surgical techniques. He believes that good communication is the cornerstone for excellent medicine. His patients are given time to ans
questions and understand all of the options available before proceeding with a treatment plan tailored to meet their individual needs. His clinical motto is: “What would I do for my loved ones”.

Cataract Surgery
Laser Surgery:

  • Retinal Lasers
  • YAG Capsulotomy
  • Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) & laser

Diseases of the retina including:

  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Age-Related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Central Serous Retinopathy
Intravitreal Injections for treatment of retinal conditions
Pterygium removal surgery
Inflammatory eye disease/uveitis
Common lid disease

  • Chalazion
  • Tarsal Cyst
  • Lid lesion removal