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Dr Jeff Friedrich specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of medical diseases of the retina and macula, including macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusion and diabetic retinopathy. He has considerable expertise in administering eye (intravitreal) injections to treat these conditions. Dr Friedrich has a special interest in the medical and laser treatment of glaucoma, and also specialised in small-incision phaco-emulsification cataract surgery for over ten years. He is commonly referred tertiary cases for YAG laser capsulotomy following cataract surgery.
Dr Jeff Friedrich explains intravitreal injections
Visiting Medical Officer, Mater Misericordiae Hospital, North Sydney, New South Wales (1988 – present)
Former Secretary of the Division of Surgery, Mater Misericordiae Hospital, North Sydney, New South Wales
Visiting Medical Officer, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, New South Wales (1987–2003)
Visiting Medical Officer, St Vincent's Private Hospital, New South Wales (1988–2012)
Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (FRACS) (1987–2017)
Match ophthalmologist for the NSW Waratahs rugby team
Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
Member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists
Member of the European Society of Retinal Specialists
Education & training
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, University of New South Wales, Clinical School, St Vincent's Hospital, New South Wales
Ophthalmology training, Sydney Eye Hospital, New South Wales
Senior ophthalmology registrar, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, New South Wales
Mini-fellowship in medical retinal disease, Jules Stein Eye Institute, Los Angeles Medical Centre, University of California, USA
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Research & publications
From 2009–2011, Dr Friedrich participated in international multicentre studies (VIEW 2 and Galileo studies) to test a new medical treatment for age-related macular degeneration and retinal vein occlusion.
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