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About our optometrists

Everything you need to know about our optometrists

Inez Hsing
BAppSci(Optom) (Hons), Grad Cert Oc Ther

Inez Hsing graduated from QUT in 2008 with First Class Honours and a University Medal. She was also awarded the Optometry Australia (QLD & NT Division) Clinical Excellence Award. After graduating, Inez worked in private practice for several years and completed a Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics in 2013.

 Inez has been with the OKKO Eye Specialist Centre since its conception in 2015. She has developed special interests in the clinical assessment of macular and vitreoretinal conditions, and therapeutic management of anterior segment disease and glaucoma. Inez also joined the Glaucoma Australia Optometry Committee in 2017 and is passionate about early detection and education of glaucoma in the general community. 

Inez has guest lectured at numerous continuing education conferences and seminars and has authored several articles in leading industry publications. 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 clinics.

Dr Julie Albietz
BAppSc(Optom) (Hons), PhD Grad Cert Oc Ther

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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cataracts

Glasses are ineffective once cloudy vision starts getting in the way. Activities that you once enjoyed, like reading and walking can become a tiring challenge.

Fortunately, with cataract surgery, we can easily remove those grey clouds from your vision so that you can resume life as usual with your favourite pair of specs.

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Treat cataracts AND reduce your dependence on glasses

Being forced down the route of cataract surgery isn’t great. Still, if you’ve ever fancied reducing your need for glasses, it could be a blessing in disguise. Lifestyle and laser cataract surgery can remove your cataracts and give you a visual enhancement tailored to your unique needs and lifestyle.

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Halt the progression of your glaucoma

Having a sight-threatening condition like glaucoma can be scary. Early detection and treatment are often critical for preserving a good level of vision, but knowing the treatment options can be confusing.

We understand the severity of the situation and are here to guide you towards the right treatment for your unique eyes.

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Find help for another eye problem

Any issue with your eyes can be exhausting and stop you from engaging in activities you enjoy.

Fortunately, we’ve built an impressive reputation for the treatment of many complex eye conditions including keratoconus, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR) and ocular surface disease.

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Our Brisbane eye specialists

We are dedicated to providing you with the best possible eye health and vision outcomes

Dr Nick Toalster, MBChB, FRANZCO

Specialist ophthalmic surgeon

I am an ophthalmologist with advanced training in cataract, corneal and glaucoma microsurgeries. As both an optometrist and an ophthalmologist, I am particularly well placed to lead the emerging field of eye disease management.

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Dr. Matthew Russell, MBChB, FRANZCO

Brisbane Eye Surgeon

I am a specialist ophthalmic micro surgeon, internationally trained retinal surgeon, medical retinal diseases specialist and cataract 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. 

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Dr Judy Ku, MBChB, FRANZCO

Specialist ophthalmic surgeon

I am a specialist in glaucoma, cornea & external diseases and cataract surgery. I am passionate about assisting my patients to achieve their full visual potential. I feel extremely privileged to have the opportunity to restore sight and to improve people’s quality of life.

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