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Dr Jeff Friedrich Ophthalmologist

Dr Jeff Friedrich

Dr Jeff Friedrich


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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.

In Focus

Dr Jeff Friedrich explains intravitreal injections

Career highlights

Professional achievements

  • 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

Professional memberships

  • 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

Additional languages spoken

  • German

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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