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Vision Eye Institute doctors visit sister hospital in China


Dr Joe Reich at the Academic Exchange Conference

Over the last few months, some of Vision Eye Institute’s doctors have travelled to China to visit the Changzhou Zeming Eye Hospital, a sister hospital to Vision Eye Institute.

Doctors from both organisations participated in the China–Australia Ophthalmology Experts International Academic Exchange Conference, a platform for academic and industry exchange. It encourages friendly, bilateral collaboration between Australian and Chinese ophthalmologists to facilitate the delivery of high-quality ophthalmic care to patients. Vision Eye Institute also partners with Zeming Ophthalmology on research projects investigating various ophthalmic diseases and their treatment.

Dr Joe Reich and Dr Raj Pathmaraj, who travelled to China on separate occasions, shared insights from their years of clinical experience, the latest research being conducted at Vision Eye Institute’s clinics, the current status of ophthalmology in Australia and their thoughts regarding the future of this field. They also actively participated in Q&A sessions with their Chinese counterparts regarding various eye diseases and potential complications.

Our doctors look forward to participating in more of these academic exchanges in the future.


Dr Joe Reich with nursing staff during his tour of Changzhou Zeming Eye Hospital in ChinaDr Joe Reich with representatives of Nanjing Jiangheze Ming Xiao Hospital Management CompanyDr Raj Pathmaraj with staff during his tour of Changzhou Zeming Eye Hospital in ChinaDr Raj Pathmaraj with staff during his tour of Changzhou Zeming Eye Hospital in China



Dr Joe Reich is a highly experienced cataract and refractive surgeon. Dr Reich specialises in LASIK, ASLA/PRK, cataract surgery and refractive lens exchange and has extensive experience with multifocal and toric lenses. Dr Reich performs complex cataract surgery on patients with co-occurring eye diseases, such as keratoconus, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.

He practices at Vision Eye Institute Camberwell, Vision Eye Institute Coburg and Vision Eye Institute Melbourne (St Kilda Rd).

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Dr Raj Pathmaraj is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with significant experience treating a broad range of ophthalmic conditions, including dry eye, red eye and ocular surface diseases. He is an expert in cataract and refractive surgery, and offers his patients laser cataract surgery. Dr Pathmaraj also specialises in glaucoma and other optic nerve diseases, with expertise in laser surgery for glaucoma.

He practices at Vision Eye Institute Blackburn.

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