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The OKKO Eye Specialist Centre team is highly experienced in the diagnosis, treatment and management of a comprehensive range of eye conditions, including cataracts, glaucoma and macular diseases

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  • The most experienced and most precise eye surgeon in Brisbane
  • Outstanding results that help patients regain their confidence and youthful energy
  • An easily accessible state-of-the-art medical facility with free parking
  • Transparent pricing and financing options
  • Easy access to appointments and flexible aftercare
  • A personalised approach to patient-centred care

Meet the team

A personalised approach to patient-centred care that achieves outstanding results

Dr Matthew Russell

Dr Matthew Russell is a specialist ophthalmic microsurgeon, internationally trained retinal surgeon, medical retinal diseases specialist and cataract surgeon. Throughout a career that spans over 15 years, Dr Russell has built an impressive reputation for his treatment of retinal and macular diseases, including macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. He provides surgical treatment of cataracts and refractive lens exchange, including extensive experience with toric and multifocal lens implantation.

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Dr Judy Ku

Dr Judy Ku is a specialist in glaucoma, cornea and external diseases and cataract surgery. She has served as a Glaucoma Fellow at the world-renowned Singapore National Eye Centre, then as the Cornea and External Disease and Refractive Surgery Fellow at the Toronto Western Hospital. During her fellowship training, Dr Ku developed expertise in the management and surgery of primary and complex glaucoma patients (especially angle-closure glaucoma), complex cataracts, anterior segment reconstructive surgery, advanced corneal transplant surgery and collagen cross-linking for keratoconus, as well as ocular imaging.

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Dr Nick Toalster

Dr Nick Toalster is an ophthalmologist with advanced training in cataract, corneal and glaucoma microsurgeries. He completed degrees in both optometry as well as medicine and surgery, both with honours, at the Queensland University of Technology and the University of Queensland, respectively. Dr Toalster trained as an ophthalmologist in Sydney and has worked from as far as rural indigenous communities in the Northern Territory to rural New South Wales and several major hospitals in Sydney and Melbourne. He then went on to complete an additional two years of subspecialty fellowships in the latest treatments for glaucoma, cornea and anterior segment disease. He returned to Queensland, his home state, to offer the latest pioneering techniques for patients.

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Inez Hsing

Inez Hsing works alongside Dr Matthew Russell in the co-management of ocular disease, with a particular focus on macular and vitreoretinal conditions. She has also developed special interests in the clinical assessment of macular pathology and therapeutic management of anterior segment disease and glaucoma.

Inez has guest lectured at continuing education conferences and seminars and was the alumni keynote speaker at the 2011 QUT Faculty of Health Awards Ceremony. She is active in the training of optometry students and currently works as a clinical supervisor in the QUT School of Optometry’s primary care clinic.

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Dr Julie Albietz

Julie has been a clinical optometrist in ophthalmology clinical and surgical practices for several decades. She has significant clinical experience in the diagnosis and management of anterior segment disease, glaucoma and post-surgical eye care. In addition, her PhD has equipped her with an extensive clinical research and publication record in the dry eye, tear film and the ocular surface field. 

Julie holds a graduate certificate in ocular therapeutics and for over a decade has taught significant components of the therapeutic management of eye disease to pupils at the Queensland University of Technology.

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About Brisbane’s Eye Specialist

A specialist ophthalmic micro surgeon, internationally trained retinal surgeon, medical retinal diseases specialist and cataract surgeon

Dr Matthew Russell, MBChB, FRANZCO

Brisbane Eye Surgeon

With a career that spans over 15 years, I have mastered the ability to achieve the most precise results that help patients regain their confidence and youthful energy. 

When it comes to restoring the eye’s function, there is a world of choice available that most people miss. It is my responsibility as a specialist ophthalmic surgeon, to help you avoid the agonising anxiety and regret that comes with not knowing all your options. 

I believe your lifestyle should dictate your vision, not the other way around. It’s my personal goal to align your vision with your lifestyle so that you can conquer life’s challenges and remain the version of yourself you most want to be.

Let me help you get your life back. 

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We’ve helped thousands of Queenlanders rejuvenate their eyes

“Very friendly and professional staff. Dr Russell is extremely informative and has a really positive presence. The doctor and all of the staff ensured all my questions were answered fully. I left the surgery feeling as if I’d been really well cared for.”

Suzanne Cooper

“The staff are all friendly and helpful.”

Alana Jenkins

“Dr Russell and the entire team should be commended for their genuine care and personal attention. They made every possible effort to explain and clarify the treatment required and made sure I was comfortable through the consultation treatment.”

Xerxes Meher

“Dr Russell is my hubby’s specialist for years. We love him. Such a kind person and always spends time to explain everything.”

Zita Farczadi Kershaw

“Many thanks for your care and skill and a big thanks to all your staff for their friendly care and professionalism shown each time I have visited.”

Henry Ellison

“My wife came to see Dr Russell today and we wanted to say thank you to all the staff for the kind and professional service. We are also extremely grateful for Dr Russell’s generosity when it came to us paying for the consultation. We wanted to reach out and say thank you so much!”

Troy and Liana Todd

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