Dr Alicia Au
(FRANZCO MBBS (Hons) Melb)
Lacrimal / Orbital / Oculoplastic Surgeon
Dr Alicia Au completed her medical training at the University of Melbourne with 1st class honours in both Medicine and Surgery. Suring her undergraduate years she was consistently included in the Dean’s Honours list and won numerous of prizes including the Anatomy Exhibition prize, Dwight’s prize, T.F. Ryan prize and Matthew W.McKenzie award in anatomy , the Chemistry Exhibition prize, and the Australian College of Emergency Medicine Victorian region prize. She spent her residency years at the St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne.
In 2009 Dr Au completed her 5 years of ophthalmic training and was awarded fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. Her training was based at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne. She was awarded the Filipic Greer Medal for Advanced Ophthalmic Pathology. Dr Au worked at the Monash medical Centre Ophthalmology Unit for a year as the cataract surgery senior registrar then fellow. In that time she performed nearly 1000 cataract extractions and intraocular lens insertions.
Dr Au underwent further fellowship training at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in the Orbital, Plastics and Lacrimal Unit. She is trained in a broad range of oculoplastic surgical procedures including external and endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy for correction of nasolacrimal duct obstructions; aesthetic and reconstructive eyelid surgery including ptosis repair, ectropion and entropion repair, eyelid tumour excision and reconstruction; and in orbital surgery.
Dr Au is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologist (FRANZCO) and currently holds a number of public hospital appointments as a visiting ophthalmologist and oculoplastic surgeon to the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, the Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre Eye Unit and the Southern Health Ophthalmology Service.
In 2012-13 she undertook a period of international fellowship to the MD Anderson Cancer Institute in Houston, Texas, USA; the Western Eye Hospital and the Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals in London, UK; and Samsung Medical Centre in Seoul, South Korea, pursuing further interests in aesthetic and reconstructive orbital, oculoplastic and lacrimal surgery.
She has ongoing involvement in ophthalmic training. She has been involved in ophthalmic registrar training for many years, as a clinical tutor, lecturer and as the coordinator of the organising the Fellowship examinations of the Royal Australasian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.
She now returns to her practice in Brighton with the aim of providing world standard car in ophthalmic, orbital, oculoplastic and lacrimal surgery to her patients.