What is Matthew Russell’s training and experience?

In this blog post, Dr Matthew Russell from OKKO Eye Specialist Centre is going to tell you about his training and experience.

I know that it’s not common to ask a doctor about his training and experience. But, it’s essential you know that you’re in good hands.

Take a look at my extensive training…

  • I earned my medical degree from the University of Otago in New Zealand in 1994. After graduating, I completed extensive specialist training, including three fellowships at institutions in the United States and Canada.
  • I have been a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver (Canada).
  • I undertook Post-fellowship training in lifestyle surgery (University of Sydney).
  • I have subspecialty fellowship training in Los Angeles (USA) at the highly regarded University of Southern California Doheny Eye Institute.
  • I also took Subspecialty fellowship training at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver (Canada).
  • I qualified as an ophthalmologist with The Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists’ (RANZCO) in 2002.

I’ve also had many firsts throughout my career…

  • I enjoy being an early adopter of new technologies and was one of the first surgeons to offer microincision cataract surgery when it wasn’t the mainstay of treatment.
  • I’m among the first surgeons to introduce new intraocular lens technologies and microsurgical techniques in Brisbane.
  • I was the first surgeon to use extended depth of focus multifocal implants in Brisbane.
  • I was the first surgeon internationally to use the revolutionary Zepto™ capsulotomy system during cataract surgery in combination with next-generation FEMTIS intraocular implants to enhance the precision of implant positioning.
  • I was the first surgeon in Brisbane to introduce a small-aperture intraocular lens for post LASIK presbyopia correcting cataract surgery, enhancing the postoperative depth of focus.
  • I was the first surgeon in Brisbane to implant a piggy-back small aperture implant. And, I’ve adapted ICL technology for post-cataract surgery vision enhancement.

If you’d like to know more about the services we offer to patients in Brisbane, give us a call. If you’d like to see if we can help you, book a consultation.

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"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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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 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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