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Suite 5A, Level 1, 1-17 Elsie Street

Burwood NSW 2134


(02) 8090 8010


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

Eye Surgeon


Dr. Rose enjoys treating all general eye conditions in adults and children, including cataract and squint surgery. She is a VMO at Bankstown Hospital with a specialty paediatric ophthalmology clinic, and performs surgery in both adults and children. Additional admitting rights include Westmead Private Hospital and Macquarie University Hospital. She is a Clinical Lecturer at Macquarie University.

Dr. Loren Rose completed her medical degree from the University of Sydney, graduating with MBBS (Honours). Prior to that, she completed a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney, graduating with Honours (Class I) in Visual Neuroscience. At Sydney University, Dr Rose continued with her interest in Visual Neuroscience and subsequently published in peer reviewed literature. She also has a strong interest in teaching which she pursued in her capacity as a physiology tutor at Sydney University, and as VMO in Bankstown Hospital. She is current a supervisor of Ophthalmology trainees both in her rooms and the hospitals she works in.

Dr. Rose completed her internship and residency at Concord General Hospital, NSW, and her ophthalmic training at the Royal Eye and Ear Hospital in Victoria. Following this, she underwent a Fellowship in Paediatric ophthalmology at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. Dr Rose speaks fluent Spanish.


1. Rose L.V.T, Rose NT, Elder JE, Thorburn DR, Boneh A. Ophthalmological manifestations in oxidative phosphorylation disorders of childhood. Pediatr. Neurol. 2008;38(6),395-397    

2. Rose, L.V.T., Elder, J. Management of Congenital elevation deficiency due to congenital third nerve palsy and monocular elevation deficiency. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology.  2007;35:840-846.

3. Rose, L.V.T., Zamir, E. Reversible anterior segment ischaemia after carotid endarterectomy. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. 2007:35:94-95.

4. Rose, L.V.T., Moshegov, C. Comparison of the Zeiss IOLMaster and A scan Ultrasound:biometry for intraocular lens calculation. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. 2003;31:121-124.

5. FitzGibbon, T., Tevah, L.V. and Sefton, A.J. Connections between the Reticular nucleus of the thalamus and Pulvinar-Lateralis Posterior Complex: a WGA-HRP study.  J. Comp. Neurology. 1995; 363:489-504.

6. FitzGibbon, T., Tevah, L.V. and Sefton, A.J. Photic responses of the lateral geniculate nucleus can be used as a stereotaxic guide for micropipette placement.  J. Neuroscience methods. 1995; 56:17-20.


MBChB(Otago), PhD(Syd), FRANZCO

Eye Surgeon

Dr. Quin is an an eye surgeon and medical retinal specialist.  His expertise include caring for people with diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration and other retinal disorders.  A graduate of Otago Medical School he was a resident at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital before being awarded a PhD in diabetic retinopathy form the University of Sydney.  After completing his specialist training at Sydney Eye Hospital he completed further sub-specialty training in Medical Retina.

Dr. Quin is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, and a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists.  As a Clinical Lecturer at Macquarie University, Dr. Quin continues to research new ways to prevent vision loss with both laboratory science and as an inverstigator in large clinical trials of emerging treatments.  He publishes articles about retinal disease in respected scientific and medical journals, and attends international conferences to offer patients the best available treatments worldwide.

Goff highly values establishing a good rapport with patients, taking time to listen to their and the family's concerns. He gives full explanations of their condition and treatment options.



1. Quin GJ, Len AC, Billson FA, Gillies MC. Proteome map of normal rat retina and comparison with the proteome of diabetic rat retina: new insight in the pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy. Proteomics 2007: 7(15):2636-2650.

2. Quin GJ, Len AC, Madigan MC, Gillies MC. Proteome Changes Induced by Laser in Diabetic Retinopathy. Submitted for publication to Proteomics.

3. Quin G, Liew G, Ho I, Gillies M, Fraser-Bell S. Diagnosis and Interventions for Central Serous Chorioretinopathy: Review and Update. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology 2012 (In Press).

4. Liew G, Quin G, Gillies M, Fraser-Bell S. Central SerousChorioretinopathy – A Review of Epidemiology and Pathophysiology. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology 2012 (In Press).



Eye Surgeon

Dr. Kadappu graduated from MAHE University in India.   She underwent general ophthalmic training at Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, India and subsequently completed her Master of Surgery degree in Ophthalmology. She moved to Australia for further training and obtained the Fellowship of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. She has completed subspecialty training in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismology with Associate Prof. Frank Martin at The Children’s Hospital, Westmead.

Dr Kadappu has conducted research in Paediatric eye injuries at the Westmead Children’s Hospital.  The findings of this research helped develop EYEPLAYSAFE, a web based interactive resource with a series of relevant and fun activities for children, centred on eye safety, located at www.eyeplaysafe.org.au. Dr Kadappu also conducts the STEPS (Statewide Eyesight Preschooler screening) Clinic at Bankstown Hospital.

Dr Kadappu is fluent in English, Hindi and Kannada.

Her publications include

1. Childhood eye injuries – Aetiology and Outcome. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. In Press.

2. Subhashini Kadappu, Allan Bank. Angle Closure Glaucoma - An Overview. Medicine Today. Feb 2010

3. Subhashini Kadappu, Sue  Silveira, Neil Rowe, Frank Martin. Paediatric Open globe Injuries - Aetiology and Visual Outcome.Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology. 36 Supplement 2: A722, Nov 2008.

4. Subhashini K R, Anshu Arora, Vijaya Pai H.Capsule contraction syndrome. AIOS Journal  Jan 2003:33-34

5. Subhashini K R, Subperiosteal Abscess-a diagnostic dilemma. Karnataka Ophthalmology  Journal. Nov. 2002: 286

6. Subhashini K  R, Vijaya Pai H. Cataract surgery in eyes with congenital anomalies. AIOS Journal  Jan 26000: 95-9


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

Eye Surgeon

Dr. Chandra Bala specializes in cataract, cornea and refractive surgery and glaucoma surgery, with comprehensive experience in the anterior segment of the eye. Dr. Bala graduated from the University of Sydney with Honours (Class I). He completed an additional year of research for which he was awarded a Bachelor of Science (Med) (Honours Class I). He completed his general ophthalmic training at Sydney Eye Hospital and has a Ph.D. in ophthalmology.

He completed further subspecialty training in Australia and overseas. Dr Bala completed a glaucoma fellowship with Associate Professor Paul Healy at Westmead hospital. He has also completed a cornea fellowship with Dr. Gerrit Melles in Holland, and a refractive fellowship in Greece with Dr. Ioannis Aslanides.

Dr. Bala has a number of research publications and is a senior clinical lecturer at Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University. He is a VMO at Bankstown hospital.  He operates at Macquarie University Hospital and performs refractive laser surgery at Personaleyes in Paramatta and at the York Street clinic in the City. Dr. Bala is fluent in English, Tamil and Hindi.


Papers Published

1.         Bala, C., J. Shi, and K. Meades, Intraocular lens fragmentation using femtosecond laser; an in-vitro study.             Translational Vision Science & Technology, 2015. 4(3): p. 1-8.

2.         Bala, C., Y. Xia, and K. Meades, Electron microscopy of laser capsulotomy edge: Interplatform comparison.Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, 2014. 40(8): p. 1382-9.

3.         Bala, C. and K. Meades, Improvement in vision with inverted placement of an asymmetric refractive multifocal intraocular lens.           Journal of  cataract refractive surgery, 2014. 40(5): p. 833-5.

4.         Ham, L., et al., Refractive change and stability after Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty. Effect of corneal dehydration-induced hyperopic shift on intraocular lens power calculation.           Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, 2011. 37(8): p. 1455-64.

5.         Moutsouris, K., et al., Optical coherence tomography, Scheimpflug imaging, and slit-lamp biomicroscopy in the early detection of graft detachment after Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty.           Cornea, 2011. 30(12): p. 1369-75.

6.         Balachandran, C. and I.M. Aslanides, Break in microkeratome oscillating pin during LASIK flap creation. Contact Lens & Anterior Eye, 2010. 33(3): p. 144-6.

7.         Ham, L., et al., Visual rehabilitation rate after isolated descemet membrane transplantation: descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty. Archives of Ophthalmology, 2009. 127(3): p. 252-5.

8.         Balachandran, C., et al., Simple technique for graft insertion in Descemet-stripping (automated) endothelial keratoplasty using a 30-gauge needle. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, 2009. 35(4): p. 625-8.

9.         Flaherty, M.P., et al., Congenital fibrosis of the extraocular muscles type 1, distinctive conjunctival changes and intrapapillary disc colobomata. Ophthalmic Genetics, 2009. 30(2): p. 91-5.

10.       Dapena, I., et al., Phacoemulsification after Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, 2009. 35(7): p. 1314-5.

11.       Balachandran, C., et al., Spontaneous corneal clearance despite graft detachment in descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 2009. 148(2): p. 227-234.e1.

12.       Balachandran, C., et al., Malignant Optic Glioma presenting as an Acute Anterior Optic Neuropathy. Retinal Cases & Brief Reports, 2009. 3(2): p. 156-60.

13.       Millar, M.J., et al., Mycobacterium hemophilum infection presenting as filamentary keratopathy in an immunocompromised adult. Cornea, 2007. 26(6): p. 764-6.

14.       Balachandran, C., et al., Comparison of objective diagnostic tests in glaucoma: Heidelberg retinal tomography and multifocal visual evoked potentials. Journal of Glaucoma, 2006. 15(2): p. 110-6.

15.       Klistorner, A.I., et al., Objective perimetry using the multifocal visual evoked potential in central visual pathway lesions. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 2005. 89(6): p. 739-44.

16.       Sirimaharaj, M., et al., Vitrectomy with short-term postoperative tamponade using perfluorocarbon liquid for giant retinal tears. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 2005. 89(9): p. 1176-79.

17.       Balachandran, C., A.I. Klistorner, and S.L. Graham, Effect of stimulus check size on multifocal visual evoked potentials. Documenta Ophthalmologica, 2003. 106(2): p. 183-8.

18.       Martins, A., et al., Effect of pupil size on multifocal pattern visual evoked potentials. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, 2003. 31(4): p. 354-6.

19.       Balachandran, C., et al., Methotrexate-induced optic neuropathy. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, 2002. 30(6): p. 440-1.

20.       Bala, C., et al., Ophthalmologists in teaching hospitals: do we make a difference to patient outcome? Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, 2001. 29(2): p. 59-63.

21.       Balachandran, C. and M.R. Bennett, ATP-activated cationic and anionic conductances in cultured rat hippocampal neurons. Neuroscience Letters, 1996. 204(1-2): p. 73-6.

Book Chapter

Drouas K., Monnereau C., Naveiras M., Balachandran C., Cabrerizo J., Dirisamer M. Novel DMEK surgeon's outcomes and complications, in How to get started with standardised 'no-touch' descemet membrane endotheial keratoplasty (DMEK), G. Melles, Dapena I., Editor. 2014, Sidestone Press: Leiden. p. 83-87.