Assoc Professor Fred Chen

Assoc Professor Fred Chen

  • Ophthalmology
Lions Eye Institute
2 Verdun Street
Nedlands 6009 WA
08 9381 0817
08 9382 1171

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Dr Fred Chen is an eye surgeon with more than 10 years of experience specialising in diseases of the retina. He studied medicine in Perth at the University of Western Australia and completed four years eye specialist training at Royal Perth Hospital.

He devoted an additional five years in advanced training in complex retinal surgery and retinal transplantation at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. In 2010, he successfully completed a PhD in stem cell therapy for retinal diseases at the University College of London. He returned to Perth in 2011 as a clinical-academic with a special interest in genetic retinal diseases. In his clinic, he treats cataract, macular degeneration and retinal emergencies. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr Chen conducts clinical trials in macular degeneration, retinal imaging and drug induced ocular toxicity.

He leads a team of researchers investigating stem cell and new drug therapy for inherited retinal diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and Stargardt disease. He has over 150 peer-reviewed publications and has given 50 invited talks nationally and internationally in retinal disease and treatment.

Outside of his professional life, Fred enjoys playing music with his three children.

Dr Chen has sub-specialty interests in:

  • Macular surgery
  • Retinal detachment repair
  • Cataract surgery
  • Ocular injury
  • Treatment of dry and wet macular degeneration
  • Stargardt disease
  • Retinitis pigmentosa
  • Retinal lasers

Specialties:
  • Ophthalmology

Clinical interests:
  • Cataract and IOL surgery
  • Macular disease
  • Optical Coherence Tomography - OCT
  • Retinal and vitreous disorders
  • Retinitis pigmentosa

  • MBBS
  • PhD
  • FRANZCO
  • Mandarin

Telehealth consultations: No

Treats Children: Yes

Lions Eye Institute
2 Verdun Street
Nedlands 6009 WA
08 9381 0817
08 9382 1171

Where we are

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