Dr Alison Chiu

Ophthalmic Surgeon, Specialist Cataract and Refractive Surgeon

F.R.A.N.Z.C.O, PhD, MBBS (Hons), BMedSc (Hons I), GradDipRefractiveSurgery, GCertEd (Harvard)

Languages Spoken: English

Dr Alison Chiu

Dr Alison Chiu is an Ophthalmic Surgeon with subspecialty interest in premium and complex cataract surgery, and refractive surgery.

She performs cataract and refractive lens-based procedures, laser eye surgery such as LASIK and PRK, complex anterior segment surgery, phakic intraocular lens surgery such as ICL surgery, sutureless pterygium surgery and collagen cross-linking, amongst other surgeries and procedures.

Clinical positions

Dr Chiu works both in private practice and has been appointed Visiting Medical Officer at 3 Public Hospitals. In addition, she is a supervisor of registrar training and teaches cataract surgery, an examiner for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO), and is appointed as a Councillor of RANZCO (National) and Member of the Executive Committee of RANZCO (NSW). 

Dr Chiu has previously been a lecturer and tutor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney and is currently a conjoint lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of NSW.

Training & Experience

Dr Alison Chiu completed her medical degree with Honours at the University of Sydney. She also completed a Bachelor of Medical Science and following a dedicated research year, graduated with First Class Honours.

Subsequent to surgical and medical registrar training positions, her ophthalmology training was undertaken at Sydney Eye Hospital, with further subspecialty Fellowship training including an academic qualification in Refractive Surgery.

Dr Chiu has completed a PhD from the University of Sydney, supported by prestigious scholarships at University College London and Cambridge University. Further postgraduate study has been undertaken at Harvard University.

Academic & Research

Alison has presented research papers at national and international scientific meetings, published papers in the peer-reviewed literature and written a book chapter for Oxford University Press. Over her career, she has received numerous scholarships and awards for her research.