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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.
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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
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
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
Additional languages spoken
Vietnamese – 越南语
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.
Research & publications
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
Immunosuppressive treatment in PUK and Necrotising scleritis
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