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Dr Devinder Chauhan is a retinal ophthalmologist with over 20 years of experience. He treats all retinal, macular and vitreous conditions, including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion, retinal detachment, posterior vitreous detachment, epiretinal membrane and macular hole. Dr Chauhan specialises in the medical and surgical treatment of these conditions. Depending on your condition, he can offer eye (intravitreal) injections, surgery or laser treatment. He also routinely combines retinal operations with cataract surgery.
First retinal specialist in the world to attempt to prevent progression of age-related maculopathy to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by applying extremely short pulses of laser to the macula, as part of an international study.
Honorary Lecturer, Centre for Eye Research Australia, Victoria (2007 – present)
Training optometrists, junior doctors and orthoptists
Teaching vitreoretinal surgery to local eye surgeons in Myanmar
Other professional achievements
Chair of the Australian and New Zealand OCT Angioplex users' group
Regularly attends and presents at conferences in Australia and overseas
MD research and leading authority in optical coherence tomography (OCT) interpretation
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists UK
Oceania Retinal Association
European Society of Retina Specialists
Dr Chauhan has been involved in clinical research studies using cutting-edge technologies, including piloting the world’s first needleless eye injection through a collaboration with researchers at the Centre for Eye Research Australia. For his doctoral thesis he conducted research into the interpretation of optical coherence tomography (OCT) images of the retina, using the first OCT machine in Europe, under the supervision of Professor John Marshall. His research paper on the interpretation of images is one of the most cited papers in the field.
Dr Chauhan is currently heavily involved in research in the area of dry AMD. His Box Hill clinic is one of only two sites in Victoria participating in a multi-centre international trial of a candidate drug for dry AMD, which is ongoing until 2019. He was also involved in a trial of ultra-short laser pulses to prevent progression of AMD, and subsequent studies for this are currently underway, with results expected in 2018.
Community involvement & charitable work
As part of the Myanmar Eye Care Project, Dr Chauhan regularly teaches local eye surgeons vitreoretinal surgery. This training program is conducted by several Australasian vitreoretinal surgeons, and is the only one of its kind in the world.
Education & training
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, University of London, UK
Ophthalmology training, St Thomas' Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK
Three years of fellowships in retinal medicine, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear, Victoria, Australia; Bristol Eye Hospital, Bristol, UK and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK
Doctor of Medicine, University of London, UK
Additional languages spoken
You can find more information about Dr Chauhan and one of Australia’s most extensive sources of information about retinal and macular conditions at www.retinadoctor.com.au.
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