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Dr Eline Whist

Dr Eline Whist


Rocklands Drive, Tiwi NT 0810

Dr Eline Whist is an experienced Ophthalmologist based in Tiwi, a suburb of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. She specializes in cataract surgery, uveitis, medical retina, and Indigenous eye health. Dr Whist completed her medical degree through the University of Newcastle in 2004 and has since dedicated her career to providing comprehensive eye care. Originally from Norway, Dr Whist relocated to Australia to pursue her medical career. She has a strong passion for providing healthcare to underserved populations and has volunteered with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Burkina Faso, West Africa, and the Central African Republic. She also worked as a rural General Practitioner in Norway, furthering her commitment to serving rural communities. Dr Whist completed her specialization in Ophthalmology through the Sydney Eye Hospital training network and gained further expertise through a fellowship with the Fred Hollows Foundation in Fiji and Alice Springs. She has a particular interest in uveitis and medical retina and held a Professorial Fellowship at Sydney Eye Hospital where she gained experience in complex uveitic cataract surgery and conducted clinical trials on new therapies for conditions such as diabetes and age-related macular degeneration. Currently, Dr Whist is a consultant Ophthalmologist at Darwin Eye Surgeons at Darwin Private Hospital, where she provides exceptional care to her patients. She also holds a position as a staff specialist in ophthalmology at the Royal Darwin Hospital and serves as a locum Visiting Medical Officer (VMO) in ophthalmology at Alice Springs Hospital. Dr Whist actively participates in outreach services to communities in Katherine, Gove, and other remote areas, ensuring that quality eye care is accessible to all. In addition to her clinical work, Dr Whist is dedicated to the education and training of future ophthalmologists, junior doctors, medical students, and other healthcare professionals. She is actively involved in clinical research, leading to numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals. Dr Whist also holds an Honorary Fellow title with the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney and serves as a committee member of the Australia and New Zealand Eye Foundation (ANZEF) and the Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO). Dr Eline Whist's commitment to providing high-quality eye care, particularly in remote and low-resource settings, combined with her extensive experience and dedication to education, make her a respected and sought-after Ophthalmologist in Darwin, Northern Territory, and beyond. more
Dr Hema Karthik

Dr Hema Karthik


5 Tiwi Gardens Road, Tiwi NT 0810

Dr Hema Karthik is an ophthalmologist with over 18 years of experience specializing in Cataract Surgery, Medical Retina, Oculoplastics, and Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS). She received her medical education from Madras Medical College, Chennai, India, graduating with an MBBS in 2001. Dr Karthik later completed her specialist ophthalmology training and earned a Master of Surgery, M.S. Ophthal, in 2005 from the Regional Institute of Ophthalmology and Government Ophthalmic Hospital in Chennai. In 2006, Dr Karthik moved to Australia and settled in Darwin, where she has been providing exceptional ophthalmic care to patients in the region. She obtained her fellowship in Medical Retina and Oculoplastics in 2016 from The Mater Health Services and Queensland Eye Institute in Brisbane. Dr Karthik is also certified in MIGS, particularly iStent implantation. Currently serving as a consultant staff specialist at Royal Darwin Hospital, Top End Health Service, Dr Karthik ensures that patients receive the highest quality of ophthalmic care. Additionally, she is actively involved in teaching and mentoring medical students, as well as overseeing ophthalmology trainees through the NSW Vocational Training Program of RANZCO. Dr Karthik performs surgeries, including cataract, pterygium, MIGS, and oculoplastic surgery, at Darwin Private Hospital. Her dedication to her field and excellence in patient care have earned her the respect and admiration of both colleagues and patients. Outside of her clinical practice, she also participates in the Outreach program, providing ophthalmic care services to remote communities in Katherine and Gove. Dr Hema Karthik's holistic approach to ophthalmology, coupled with her extensive experience and commitment to ongoing learning, ensures that her patients receive the best possible care for their eye conditions. more
Dr Nishantha Wijesinghe

5 Tiwi Gardens Road, Tiwi NT 0810

Dr Nishantha Wijesinghe is an accomplished ophthalmologist with expertise in a wide range of areas within the field. With a career spanning over 18 years, he has established himself as a reputable eye surgeon, specializing in cataract surgery, pediatric ophthalmology, medical retina, and glaucoma. Dr Wijesinghe completed his medical degree, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, in 1998. Fueled by his passion for ophthalmology, he pursued further specialization and earned his Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Ophthalmology from the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo in 2005. To broaden his expertise, Dr Wijesinghe pursued a fellowship in general and pediatric ophthalmology at the renowned Save Sight Institute at the University of Sydney in 2008. This comprehensive training equipped him with the necessary skills to perform a variety of ophthalmic surgeries, with a particular focus on cataract surgery, which he has been successfully performing at Darwin Private Hospital. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr Wijesinghe has made significant contributions to the field through his work at the Royal Darwin Hospital. He has spent 11 years leading the outreach team of ophthalmology, providing essential eye care services to remote and rural communities in the Top End. This dedication to outreach ophthalmology services led to his recognition as a finalist for the Chief Minister's Award in 2015. Dr Wijesinghe is also actively involved in the education and training of future eye specialists. He supervises and trains registrars in ophthalmology, orthoptists, optometrists, and medical students at the Royal Darwin Hospital. Additionally, he serves as a term supervisor for the Sydney Eye Hospital ophthalmology registrar program and acts as an examiner in basic sciences for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. Dr Wijesinghe is widely respected within the medical community for his unwavering commitment to exceptional patient care and his dedication to training the next generation of eye specialists. His extensive experience and expertise make him a highly sought-after ophthalmologist, trusted by both his patients and his peers. more
Dr Sanditha Wickramasinghe

Rocklands Drive, Tiwi NT 0810

Dr Sanditha Wickramasinghe is an ophthalmologist with over 14 years of experience in the field. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, United Kingdom, specializing in comprehensive ophthalmology with a keen interest in eyelid and oculoplastic surgery. He completed his medical degree (MBBS) with honors from the University of Colombo in 2003 and obtained postgraduate qualifications in 2010. Dr Wickramasinghe underwent Fellowship training in North Wales in the UK from 2012 to 2014, gaining additional experience in cataract surgery, medical retina, glaucoma, and oculoplastic surgery. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 2014 and a member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. Dr Wickramasinghe joined the Department of Ophthalmology at Royal Darwin Hospital in 2018 and is associated with Darwin Private Hospital. He has a good understanding of the local culture and has provided his expertise in outreach eye care programs and remote communities. Dr Wickramasinghe is known for his precision and expertise in cataract surgery, excision of lumps, removal of periocular malignancies, and correction of droopy and baggy eyelids. He is fluent in English and Tamil. more
Dr Susith Kulasekara

Dr Susith Kulasekara


Rocklands Drive, Tiwi NT 0810

Dr Susith Kulasekara is an accomplished Ophthalmologist with over 12 years of experience in the field. He obtained his medical degree, MBBS, from the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka in 2002. Dr Kulasekara then went on to complete his Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Ophthalmology in 2009. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (FRANZCO) and has received additional Fellowship training in Medical and Surgical Retina from the University of Adelaide. Dr Kulasekara is also certified in Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS). Dr Kulasekara is a dedicated Consultant Ophthalmologist who has a particular focus on serving the rural and remote communities in the Northern Territory of Australia. He provides his services to those who have limited access to healthcare. Additionally, he acts as a term supervisor for Ophthalmology trainees, teaching medical, optometry, and orthoptic students. He conducts cataract and other ophthalmic surgeries at Darwin Private Hospital, where he has earned a reputation for his skill, compassion, and commitment to his patients. His clinical interests include Cataract surgery, Medical and Surgical Retinal Disease, and Glaucoma. Dr Kulasekara has made significant contributions to the field of Ophthalmology and has published research articles in reputable journals. He has also presented his work at national and international conferences, including the World Glaucoma Congress and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Conference. With his extensive experience and knowledge, Dr Kulasekara is highly respected by his colleagues, peers, and patients. He is committed to providing high-quality eye care to his patients and improving access to healthcare in underserved areas. more
Dr Tharmalingam Mahendrarajah

5 Tiwi Gardens Road, Tiwi NT 0810

Dr Tharmalingam Mahendrarajah is an esteemed Ophthalmologist with a wealth of experience in the field of Ophthalmology. He practices in Tiwi, 0810, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, and is affiliated with the Darwin Private Hospital. Dr Mahendrarajah is fluent in both Tamil and English. Dr Mahendrarajah has developed a special interest in several areas, including Indigenous Eye-health, Trachoma, Cataracts, and Diabetic Retinopathy. He actively participates in programs conducted by the Fred Hollows Foundation and is deeply committed to improving eye health services for rural and remote communities. A true accolade to his dedication and accomplishments, Dr Mahendrarajah was honored with a place in the Australian of the Year Honour Roll. He is also the recipient of the prestigious 'Pride of Australia' medal in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the field of Ophthalmology. Dr Mahendrarajah obtained his MBBS degree from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka in 1982. He went on to earn a Diploma in Ophthalmology in 1994 and a Masters in Surgery (Ophthalmology) in 1996. These advanced qualifications have equipped him with comprehensive knowledge and skills in various aspects of Ophthalmology. Currently serving as the senior Ophthalmologist at NT Eye Specialists in Tiwi, Dr Mahendrarajah provides comprehensive General Ophthalmology care with a special emphasis on eye surgeries. All surgical procedures performed by Dr Mahendrarajah are conducted at the esteemed Darwin Private Hospital. With over 25 years of experience in Ophthalmology, Dr Mahendrarajah deftly handles complex cases and procedures involving Cataracts, Medical Retina, Corneal disease, and Glaucoma. Patients can trust that they are receiving the highest quality of care when entrusting their eye health to Dr Tharmalingam Mahendrarajah. more

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On Zable, you can search specifically for Ophthalmologists with availability after hours. Each Ophthalmologist controls their hours, so times may change according to their schedule.

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When you search for Ophthalmologists on Zable, you can filter your results by gender and other important criteria. That way, you'll only see Ophthalmologists who match your preferences.

Can I find an Ophthalmologist that speaks my language?

You can filter the search results by several languages, allowing you to connect with an Ophthalmologist who can speak your language.

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What is an Ophthalmologist?

An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the eyes. This type of doctor has completed specialised training in ophthalmology and is qualified to provide medical care for people with glaucoma, cataracts, and retinal detachment. In addition to diagnosing and treating these conditions, an ophthalmologist may provide preventative care and advice to help their patients maintain good eye health.

Some of the specific tasks that an ophthalmologist performs include:

  • Performing comprehensive eye exams to assess vision, eye health, and overall health
  • Ordering tests, such as visual acuity tests and imaging studies, to diagnose eye conditions.
  • Prescribing medication to manage symptoms and treat eye conditions
  • Advising patients on lifestyle changes that can help improve their eye health, such as wearing protective eyewear and quitting smoking
  • Referring patients to other medical specialists or surgeons if necessary
  • Performing surgical procedures, such as cataract surgery and glaucoma surgery, to diagnose and treat eye conditions.

Overall, the primary role of an ophthalmologist is to provide expert care for patients with eye conditions and to help them maintain good eye health.

Common procedures performed by an Ophthalmologist

Ophthalmologists are trained to perform a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Some of the most common procedures performed by an ophthalmologist include:

  • Comprehensive eye exam: This is a routine exam in which an ophthalmologist assesses a person's vision, eye health, and overall health. A comprehensive eye exam can diagnose conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
  • Visual acuity test: This is a test in which an ophthalmologist uses a standardised chart to measure how well a person can see at different distances. A visual acuity test can diagnose conditions such as cataracts and glaucoma.
  • Dilated eye exam: This is a test in which an ophthalmologist uses drops to dilate (enlarge) the pupils and then examines the inside of the eye using specialised instruments. A dilated eye exam can diagnose conditions such as macular degeneration and retinal detachment.
  • Slit lamp exam: This is a test in which an ophthalmologist uses a specialised microscope (a slit lamp) to examine the front and back of the eye in detail. A slit lamp exam can diagnose conditions such as dry eye and corneal ulcers.
  • Cataract surgery: This is a surgical procedure in which an ophthalmologist removes the cloudy lens (cataract) from the eye and replaces it with an artificial lens. Cataract surgery can be used to treat cataracts and improve vision.

These are just a few examples of the many procedures that an ophthalmologist may perform. Each patient's needs are different, and the specific procedures performed by an ophthalmologist will depend on the individual circumstances of each patient.

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