Dr Ethan Nguyen
Medical Retina & Glaucoma Surgeon
MBBS, M.Med (Ophth Sci), FRANZCO
Clinics: Canberra, Mudgee
Dr Ethan Nguyen is a Sydney-based ophthalmologist with expertise in glaucoma and medical retina. He also has comprehensive skills in cataract surgery and general ophthalmology care.
Dr Nguyen undertook undergraduate medical training at Monash University in Melbourne and returned to Sydney for his residency in Liverpool Hospital before undertaking two intense years of basic physician training at Concord Hospital. During this time, he completed a Masters of Medicine (Ophthalmic Sciences) and mentored as a tutor for the course. He pursued ophthalmology training through the prestigious Sydney Eye Hospital training network which encompasses a wide selection of metropolitan and rural placements across Sydney and greater New South Wales, in addition to secondments to Tasmania and the Northern Territory.
After completing his general ophthalmology training, Dr Nguyen went on to subspecialise in medical retina under the guidance of Professor Paul Mitchell at Westmead Hospital. He became proficient in managing complex macular and retinal disorders with a focus on age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vascular occlusion. He is also adept at performing various types of retinal laser therapy. During his time at Westmead Hospital, he was a sub-investigator for several international clinical trials contributing to new therapies in wet macular degeneration, vein occlusion, and diabetic macular oedema.
Dr Nguyen sought further subspecialty training in the field of glaucoma under the supervision of Professor Bill Morgan at Royal Perth Hospital. He then went abroad to train at Kings College Hospital in London for a further 18 months where he acquired skills in managing a wide spectrum of complex medical and surgical glaucoma cases. It was during this time that he received the Medical and Dental Leadership Award for his support and contribution towards training and supervising junior doctors. He stayed at Kings College Hospital to practice as a consultant and helped lead the recovery response during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, he participated as a sub-investigator for several cross-institutional studies based at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital. He continues to collaborate with researchers in the United Kingdom in the field of glaucoma. He is capable of performing traditional incisional surgery for cases of advanced glaucoma and also offers minimally invasive glaucoma surgery using modern and novel implants for appropriate patients. Dr Nguyen also performs conventional laser treatment for several types of glaucoma and undertakes complex cataract surgery where this has occurred secondary to glaucomatous disease.