Dr Ed Boets Ophthalmologist

Dr Ed Boets


Dr Ed Boets specialises in the treatment of glaucoma and strabismus (crossed eyes), as well as providing general ophthalmic care. He also has a special interest in cataracts and cataract surgery. Dr Boets has many years of experience in practising ophthalmology, having run his own practice in the Netherlands for nine years before moving to Australia.

Career highlights


  • Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Department of Medicine, James Cook University, Queensland

Other professional achievements

  • Chairman, Patient Education Committee, Dutch College of Ophthalmology (2003–2007)

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
  • Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmologists
  • Member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Community involvement & charitable work

Dr Boets is a volunteer member of the Rural Fire Brigade, helping to protect the town of Habana from natural disasters.

Education & training

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Ophthalmology training, Department of Ophthalmology, Central Military Hospital, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Ophthalmology training, University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands

Languages spoken

  • Dutch
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