A/Prof Chandra Bala

A/Prof Chandra Bala

Refractive, Cataract & Corneal Ophthalmology & Surgery

BSc(Med)(Hons I), MBBS(Hons I), PhD, FRANZCO

Clinics: Burwood, Canberra, Dubbo, Liverpool, Parramatta, Sydney CBD

Languages: English, Hindi

Meet A/Prof Chandra Bala

Associate Professor Chandra Bala is the Managing Director at personalEYES and subspecialises in Cataract, Cornea, Glaucoma and Refractive surgery. He is a clinical associate professor at the Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University, an examiner in the RANZCO Ophthalmology specialist training program and a clinical supervisor of medical, optometry and vision science students.

He graduated from the University of Sydney with class 1 Honours and completed an additional eight years of research where he was awarded a Bachelor of Science (Med) with class 1 Honours. He then went on to complete ophthalmic training at the Sydney Eye Hospital and Westmead Hospital and has a PhD in ophthalmology.

Associate Professor Bala has completed multiple fellowships under leading surgeons in Australia and throughout Europe, including a glaucoma fellowship with Associate Professor Paul Healy (Westmead Hospital, NSW), a cornea fellowship with Dr Gerrit Melles (Holland) and a refractive fellowship with Dr Ioannis Aslanides (Greece).

His work has been published in both national and international peer reviewed journals and he has won numerous awards at international conferences including Best Paper at ASCRS Boston 2014, Best Video at ASCRS San Diego 2019 and APACRS Kyoto 2019 and winner of the Michael Bluementhal Award at ESCRS Paris 2019.

Recent Publications

Published on Journal Covers

Intraocular Lens Fragmentation Using Femtosecond Laser (Best paper of session ASCRS March 2017)

Intereye Comparison of Femtosecond Laser-assisted Cataract Surgery Capsulotomy and Manual Capsulorhexis Edge Strength

Media Coverage


3 awards from ASCRS (American) ESCRS (Europe) and APACRS (Asia)

  • Michael Blumenthal Award (37th Congress ESCRS)
  • ASCRS Film Festival Best of the Best Award – the DMEK Kite

  • APACRS Refractive and Cornea Film Festival – the DMEK Kite

Michael Blumenthal Award
37th Congress ESCRS

ASCRS Film Festival Best of the Best Award
The DMEK Kite

APACRS Refractive and Cornea Film Festival
The DMEK Kite