Dr Thanh Nguyen

Dr Thanh Nguyen

General Ophthalmologist & Cataract Surgeon
Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital
Monash Medical Centre

  • Author of over 40 peer-reviewed publications
  • Peer-reviewer for 17 journals
  • Leading author for large studies with direct relevance to diabetes
  • Worked with clinicians and scientists nationally and internationally

Dr Thanh Nguyen is a Melbourne trained eye specialist and surgeon specialising in general ophthalmology. He has a strong interest in diseases of the retina.
He is currently an ophthalmologist consultant at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and Monash Health while undertaking research fellowship at the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA).

Following his undergraduate studies, Thanh received his PhD from the University of Melbourne in 2009. He went on to become a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (FRANZCO) in 2015.

Thanh believes that patients benefit from his thorough and informative manner. They are given time to ask questions and become fully apprised of their condition and required treatment.
His patients fully understand the treatment options available to them and the associated benefits and risks. He follows this up with a comprehensive management plan which is made available to both the patient and their GP.

Dr Nguyen has over 40 peer-reviewed publications, including top ranked journals in the field of Diabetes (Diabetes, Diabetes Care) and Ophthalmology (Ophthalmology, IOVS). IN addition, he has been a peer-reviewer for 17 journals including Diabetes, Diabetes Care, Annals of Neurology and a range of Ophthalmology journals.

His primary research interest is to utilise retinal image analysis to understand the changes of the retinal vasculature in patients with pre-diabetes and diabetes. He has been the leading author for large scale studies that have direct relevance to diabetes and retinal vascular diseases.

Dr Nguyen has received competitive grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Juvenile Diabetes Reserach Foundation, National Heart Foundation and the Diabetes Australia Research Trust.

Cataract Surgery
Laser Surgery:

  • Retinal Lasers
  • YAG Capsulotomy
  • Glaucoma Laser

Diseases of the retina including:

  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Age-Related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Central Serous Retinopathy
Laser Vision Correction
Cross Linking for Keratoconus
Intravitreal Injections for treatment of retinal
Pterygium removal surgery
Inflammatory eye disease/uveitis
Lid Surgeries (ptosis/blepharoplasty)
Common lid diseases (chalazion/cyst/lesion)