A/Prof Chandra Bala

Cataract, Refractive and Cornea surgeon
BSc(Med)(Hons I), MBBS(Hons I), PhD, FRANZCO

A/Prof Chandra Bala

Associate Professor Chandra Bala specialises in cataract, cornea and refractive surgery at personalEYES, Sydney, and is also a clinical associate professor at the Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University.

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).

He is a member of the Board of Examiners for Ophthalmic Sciences, RANZCO specialist training programme, and has been published in both national and international peer reviewed journals. He has ongoing involvement in teaching and training undergraduate and post graduate medical students in ophthalmology and visual science.

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

SBS – World News
The possibilities are endless – Professor Chandra Bala explores pioneering treatments (video and article) 

SBS – World News Radio
Professor Chandra Bala eyes off new ways to save sight (audio and article)

Channel 7– Today Tonight
Eye Tattoo Risks (video)

Channel 7 NEWS – Sydney
Macular Degeneration Treatment (video)

Eye World – Capsular strength femtosecond vs manual cataract surgery
Femtosecond vs Manual Cataract Surgery (video)

Eye World – Femtosecond technology cutting Intraocular iols
Femtosecond Laser Technology – Cutting Intraocular IOLs (video)