Get to know Dr Judy Ku

Dr Ku is a Brisbane specialist in glaucoma, cornea and external diseases and cataract surgery

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About Judy Ku

Her expertise and experience as an eye specialist

Dr Judy Ku, MBChB, FRANZCO

Specialist ophthalmic surgeon

Dr Judy Ku is passionate about assisting her patients to achieve their full visual potential. She feels extremely privileged to have the opportunity to restore sight and to improve people’s quality of life. She prides herself on her genuine warmth, empathy and ability to communicate effectively. Dr Ku strives to ensure personalised treatment and believes that a patient’s understanding is crucial to the treatment process. Aside from her broad Ophthalmic experience in different countries, she is also multi-lingual (fluent in English, Mandarin and Hokkien).

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and her two young boys.

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After graduating with her medical degree from the University of Auckland, Dr Ku began her Ophthalmology career in the United Kingdom. Following this, she returned to Auckland to complete her training with prestigious Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO).

In 2010, Dr Ku was one of five ophthalmology fellows from across Australia and New Zealand to receive a RANZCO scholarship. She completed her extensive subspecialty fellowship training overseas. Dr Ku served as a glaucoma fellow at the world-renowned Singapore National Eye Centre. After that, she was a cornea and external disease and refractive surgery fellow at the Toronto Western Hospital under the professional guidance of Professor David Rootman, Dr Allan Slomovic and Assistant Professor Clara Chan.

During her fellowship training, Dr Ku developed expertise in the management and surgery of primary and complex glaucoma patients (especially angle-closure glaucoma). Furthermore, she has gained expertise in the following treatments: complex cataract surgery, anterior segment reconstructive surgery, advanced corneal transplant surgery and collagen cross-linking for keratoconus, as well as ocular imaging.

Dr Ku is a specialist in glaucoma, cornea and external diseases and cataract surgery.

Dr Ku has many publications in peer-reviewed journals, as well as a book chapter in the latest edition of Ocular Surface Diseases.

Dr Ku has received several awards, including:

  • The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS) Best Presenter Award in 2012
  • Previous RANZCO Best Presenter and Best Poster Prize,
  • The Sir William McKenzie Ophthalmology Prize
  • The University of Auckland postgraduate research first presentation prize

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