Dr John Ambler

Diseases & Surgery of the Retina, Vitreous & Macula
General Ophthalmology



Dr John Ambler graduated with honours from University of Sydney in 1981 and undertook ophthalmic training at Sydney Eye Hospital. He was awarded the Cedric Cohen medal for excellence. He then undertook a retinal fellowship at The Lions Eye Institute of Western Australia and a two year retinal fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio, USA. This was followed with 12 months as Associate Staff Specialist in Vitreoretinal Diseases at the Cleveland Clinic.

On his return to Australia, Dr Ambler was a Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology with the University of Queensland from 1991 to 1996. He has authored research papers in the peer reviewed literature. Dr Ambler recently was voluntary faculty with the flying eye hospital ORBIS, in the West African country of Niger where he taught retinal disease in French. He is a Designated Aviation Medical Examiner. Dr Ambler’s interests away from medicine are the study of the French language and Astrophysics.