Dr Tess Huynh Ophthalmologist

Dr Tess


With over 16 years of experience, Dr Tess Huynh is a highly respected cataract, corneal and refractive surgeon who is actively involved in research, teaching and charity work. Her significant expertise with cataracts allows her to perform both routine cataract surgery, as well as more complex removals for patients with co-occurring eye conditions. Dr Huynh also specialises in corneal conditions – she has a particular interest in collagen cross-linking to treat keratoconus, pterygium surgery using autografting and corneal transplantation (including all types of lamellar surgery). In addition, Dr Huynh also performs vision correction using laser eye surgery (LASIK, SMILE and ASLA) and treats more general eye conditions.

Career highlights


  • Clinical Lecturer, Macquarie University Hospital, New South Wales
  • Lecturer, Master of Refractive Surgery, University of Sydney, New South Wales
  • Lectures at certification courses for national and international ophthalmologists
  • Sits on the College Board of Examiners for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) Ophthalmic Basic Competencies and Knowledge (OBCK) exam

Other professional achievements

  • Presents extensively at conferences in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (FRANZCO)
  • Member of the Australian Medical Association
  • Member of the Australasian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons


Dr Huynh is actively involved in clinical research. Some studies she has contributed to are listed below:

  • Corneal Collagen Cross Linking (CXL) vs CXL in Combination with Ortho Keratology
  • Corneal Collagen Cross Linking combined with Kerarings
  • Multifocal versus Monovision for Presbyopia (Alcon)
  • ReSTOR +3 Prospective Trial (Alcon)
  • ReSTOR +4 Four Year Results at Lasersight and PersonalEYES (Alcon)
  • Phototherapeutic Keratectomy for Pseudophakic Bullous Keratopathy
  • Desferrioxamine retinopathy
  • Immunosuppressive treatment in PUK and Necrotising scleritis

Community involvement & charitable work

Dr Huynh has a passion for helping the less privileged and has been involved in charity work in Australia, Vietnam, Cambodia and the Philippines. She has been actively involved as a volunteer surgeon and fundraiser for the Vietnam Vision Project since 2006. Other organisations that Dr Huynh volunteers for include Australian Health and Humanitarian Aid/Rotary Club, Cambodia Vision, Sight For All and Christian Blind Mission International. She was also recognised for establishing a Retinopathy-of-Prematurity screening program at the National Paediatric Hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam.


  • Pharmacia Grant for establishing a retinopathy-of-prematurity screening program at the National Paediatric Hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam (awarded in conjunction with an honorary position at the Royal Children’s Hospital International Charity Organisation)

Education & training

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, University of Sydney, New South Wales
  • Ophthalmology training, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Victoria
  • Corneal Fellowship, Corneal Unit, Centre for Eye Research Australia, Victoria

Languages spoken

  • Vietnamese

Personal life

Outside of work, Dr Tess Huynh enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She keeps active caring for 3 boys and 2 dogs, and for leisure she enjoys reading, yoga, swimming, hiking and skiing.

Publications Congress posters and lectures
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  • Extending the Depth of Focus with Small Aperture Optics.

    Huynh T. AUSCRS Annual Conference. Hamilton Island, 2017.
  • Sailing Masters – top tips and techniques.

    Huynh T. AUSCRS Annual Conference. Hamilton Island, 2017.
  • Keraring intrastromal corneal ring implants with/without crosslinking in the management of keratoconus.

    Huynh T. RANZCO Annual Scientific Congress. Perth, 2017.
  • Presenter of various papers on Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

    AUSCRS Annual Conferences, 2006–2017.
  • ELECT – ReSTOR Certification Course.

    Ho Chi Minh City, 2010.
  • ELECT – Toric IOLs.

    Ho Chi Minh City, 2010.
  • Video Presentation on Cataract Surgery Tips

    OCSO Brisbane Expert Panelist, 2010.
  • Small Group Practice – Pros and Cons.

    Younger Fellows Weekend, 2009.
  • ReSTOR Practice Pearls for Orthoptists and Practice Managers.

    Alcon Head Office, 2009.
  • Expert Panel on Discussion of Presbyopic Correction

    Tropsat AUSCRS. AUSCRS, 2008.
  • Current Trends in Refractive IOLs.

    RANZCO Supportive Staff Program, 2008.
  • Vietnam Vision Project Outcomes.

    RANZCO Overseas Program, 2008.
  • Technological Advancement in IOLs.

    Hong Kong, 2008.
  • Technological Advancement in IOLs.

    Taiwan National Ophthalmology Congress, 2008.
  • IOL Calculation Post-Refractive Surgery.

    Masters of Refractive Surgery Lecture Series for Ophthalmologists, University of Sydney, 2008.
  • Peri-operative eye drops and antibiotics.

    Orthoptic Association, 2007.
  • ReSTOR Multifocal IOLs – 4 year results

    APACRS Hanoi, 2007 and AUSCRS Kingscliff, 2007.
  • ReSTOR Medical Advisory Committee Meeting.

    The Eye Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, 2007.
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