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Director - Dr Dana Robaei

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Dr Dana Robaei - Sydney Ophthalmologist
MBBS(Hons) BSc(med) MPH PhD FRANZCO

Dr Robaei is the Founder and Director of Forest Eye Surgery. She is a comprehensive ophthalmic surgeon with additional expertise in corneal diseases and corneal transplantation.

She completed her undergraduate medical degree with Honours at University of New South Wales (UNSW). Her ophthalmology specialist training was completed at Sydney Eye Hospital, where she also gained subspecialty fellowship training in medical retina. She then travelled to London to undergo a second subspecialty fellowship in complex cataract surgery and corneal surgery at the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital.

Dr Robaei holds a Master of Public Health from UNSW, and a PhD in ophthalmology from the University of Sydney. She is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney, and a consultant ophthalmologist at Westmead Hospital. She is a lead investigator in the Ocular Surface Disease Research Unit at Save Sight Institute, where she conducts post-doctoral epidemiological research on infectious keratitis (infections of the cornea).

She has extensively published in the national and international ophthalmic literature, and presented at international ophthalmology conferences, as well as having authored a book on childhood visual impairment.

Dr Robaei is committed to clinical and surgical excellence, with the aim of providing the highest possible standard of care based on the latest available evidence, in combination with effective communication to patients and their referrers.

Publications  

Monograph:

  1. Robaei D, Mitchell P. Visual impairment in Australian school children: Prevalence, causes, and associations. VDM Verlag 2008.

Invited Editorials:

  1. Robaei D, Watson S. Corneal blindness: A global problem. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 2014;42(3):213-4.

  2. Robaei D, Naunton M, Watson S. Seeing red: over-the-counter chloramphenicol. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 2015;43(2):99-100.

Original research:

  1. Robaei D, Rose K, Ojaimi E, Kifley A, Huynh S, Mitchell P. Visual acuity and the causes of visual loss in a population-based sample of 6-year old Australian children. Ophthalmology 2005;112:1275-1282.

    • Cover article
    • Quoted in Ophthalmology Times, May 3, 2005

  2. Cosstick M, Robaei D, Mitchell P, Rochtchina E, Rose K. Numerical confusion errors in Ishihara testing: Findings from a population-based study of young children. American Journal of Ophthalmology 2005;140(1):154-6.

  3. Ojaimi E, Rose K, Morgan IG, Smith W, Martin FJ, Kifley A, Robaei D, Mitchell P. Distribution of ocular biometric parameters in a population-based study of Australian children. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 2005;46(8):2748-2754.

  4. Ojaimi E, Robaei D, Rochtchina E, Rose KA, Morgan IG, Mitchell P. Impact of birth parameters on eye size in a population-based study of 6-year old Australian children. American Journal of Ophthalmology 2005;140(3):535-7.

  5. Ojaimi E, Morgan IG, Robaei D, Rose KA, Smith W, Rochtchina E, Mitchell P. Effect of Stature and Other Anthropometric Parameters on Eye Size and Refraction in a Population-Based Study of Australian Children. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 2005;46(12):4424-9.

  6. Huynh SC, Ojaimi E, Robaei D, Rose K, Mitchell P. Accuracy of the Lang II stereotest in screening for binocular disorders in 6-year-old children. American Journal of Ophthalmology 2005;140(6):1130-2.

  7. Robaei D, Rose K, Kifley A, Mitchell P. Patterns of spectacle use in young Australian school children. Findings from a population-based study. Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus 2005;9(6):579-83.

    • Quoted in the front page of the Sydney Morning Herald, January 23, 2006
    • In top 25 most downloaded articles (Jan-Mar 2006)

  8. Huynh SC, Wang X, Ip J, Robaei D, Kifley A, Rose KA, Mitchell P. Prevalence and associations of anisometropia and aniso-astigmatism in a population-based sample of 6-year-old children. British Journal of Ophthalmology 2006;90(5):597-601.

  9. Robaei D, Kifley A, Gole G, Mitchell P. The impact of modest prematurity on visual function at age 6 years. Findings from a population-based study. Archives of Ophthalmology 2006;124:871-7.

  10. Robaei D, Rose K, Ojaimi E, Kifley A, Martin FJ, Mitchell P. Causes and associations of amblyopia in a population-based sample of 6-year old Australian children. Archives of Ophthalmology 2006;124:878-84.

  11. Robaei D, Wang J, Tan M, Rose KA, Kifley A, Mitchell P. Patterns of eyecare utilisation by young Australian children. Findings from a population-based study. Ophthalmic Epidemiology 2006;13:153-8.

  12. Robaei D, Rose K, Kifley A, Cosstick M, Mitchell P. Factors associated with childhood strabismus. Findings from a population-based study. Ophthalmology 2006;113(7):1146-53.

    • Highlighted by Academy Express, the American Academy of Ophthalmology
    • July 26, 2006

  13. Robaei D, Huynh SC, Kifley A, Mitchell P. Correctable and non-correctable visual impairment in a population-based sample of 12-year-old Australian children. American Journal of Ophthalmology 2006;142(1):112-118.

  14. Robaei D, Kifley A, Rose KA, Mitchell P. Refractive errors and patterns of spectacle use in 12-year old Australian children. Ophthalmology 2006;113(9):1567-73.

  15. Ip JM, Robaei D, Rochtchina E, Mitchell P. Prevalence of eye disorders in young children with eyestrain complaints. American Journal of Ophthalmology 2006;142(3):495-7.

  16. Robaei D, Kifley A, Mitchell P. Factors associated with previous diagnosis of strabismus in a population-based ample of 12-year-old Australian children. American Journal of Ophthalmology 2006;142(6):1805-7.

  17. Ip JM, Huynh SC, Robaei D, Kifley A, Rose KA, Morgan IG, Mitchell P. Ethnic differences in refraction and ocular biometry in a population-based sample of 12-year-old Australian children. Eye, 2008 May;22(5):649-56.

  18. Robaei D, Kifley A, Rose KA, Mitchell P. The impact of amblyopia on vision at age 12 years: Findings from a population-based study. Eye, 2008;22(4):496-502.

  19. Robaei D, Huynh SC, Kifley A, Gole GA, Mitchell P. Stereoacuity and ocular associations at age 12 years: Findings from a population-based study. JAAPOS 2007;11(4):356-61.

  20. Ip JM, Robaei D, Rochtchina E, Rose KA, Smith W, Wang J, Mitchell P. Can information on the purpose of spectacle use and age at first use predict refractive error type? Ophthalmic Epidemiology, 2007;14(2):88-92.

  21. Ip JM, Huynh SC, Robaei D, Rose K, Morgan IG, Smith W, Kifley A, Mitchell P. Ethnic differences in the impact of parental myopia: Findings from a population-based study of 12-year-old Australian children. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 2007;48(6):2520-8.

  22. Ip JM, Robaei D, Kifley A, Wang J, Rose KA, Mitchell P. Prevalence of hyperopia and associations with eye findings in 6- and 12-year olds. Ophthalmology, 2008;115(4):678-685.

  23. Mitchell P, Robaei D. Author reply. Ophthalmology, 2008;115(1):223.

  24. Mitchell P, Liew G, Rochtchina E, Wang JJ, Robaei D, Cheung N, Wong TY. Evidence of arteriolar narrowing in low-birth-weight children. Circulation. 2008;118(5):518-24.

  25. Gopinath B, Baur LA, Burlutsky G, Robaei D, Mitchell P. Socio-economic, familial and perinatal factors associated with obesity in Sydney schoolchildren. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 2012;48(1):44-51.

  26. Robaei D, Carnt N, Minassian DC, Dart JKG. The impact of topical corticosteroid use before diagnosis on the outcome of Acanthamoeba keratitis. Ophthalmology. 2014 Jul;121(7):1383-8.

    • Featured in EyeNet, June 2014

  27. Robaei D, Carnt N, Minassian DC, Dart JKG. Therapeutic and optical keratoplasty in the management of Acanthamoeba keratitis: risk factors, outcomes and summary of the literature. Ophthalmology. 2015 Jan;122(1):17-24.

  28. Carnt N, Robaei D, Watson SL, Minassian DC, Dart JK. The Impact of Topical Corticosteroids Used in Conjunction with Antiamoebic Therapy on the Outcome of Acanthamoeba Keratitis. Ophthalmology. 2016 May;123(5):984-90.

  29. Robaei D, Carnt N, Watson S. Established and emerging ancillary techniques in management of microbial keratitis: a review. Br J Ophthalmol. 2016 Sep;100(9):1163-70.

Case reports:

  1. Robaei D, Fernando GT, Branley MG, MacDonald C. Orbitocranial penetration by a fragment of wood [Full text from MJA] . Medical Journal of Australia 2004;188(6):329-30.

  2. Andric M, Dixit S, Robaei D, Watchorn R, Verma N. A case of subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus as a result of ranibizumab (Lucentis) treatment. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2013;61(12):752-4.

  3. McDerby N, Watson S, Robaei D, Naunton M. Inappropriate use of topical chloramphenicol results in vision loss. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2014 Nov 2. 2015 Mar;43(2):192-3.

  4. Jutley G, Aiello F, Robaei D, Maurino V. Central toxic keratopathy after laser in situ keratomileusis. J Cataract Refract Surg, 2014;40(12):1985-83.

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