Principal Surgeon, Corneal, Cataract & Refractive Surgeon

M.B B. Sc. (Med)(Hons) MMed (Clin Epi) F.R.A.N.Z.CO

Languages Spoken: English, Croatian

Dr John Males is the Principal surgeon at Envision Eye Centre and is a leader in laser vision correction, cataract and corneal surgery. He has 15 years experience in laser vision correction and has pioneered the latest procedure known as SMILE® in Australia.

He also performs the latest micro-incision laser-assisted cataract surgery, partial or full corneal transplants (DSAK, DSAEK, DALK), keratoconus treatments including collagen cross linking, corneal rings, phakic intraocular lenses, and anterior segment reconstruction among other surgeries.

Clinical Positions


Dr Males underwent his medical training at the University of Sydney and his Ophthalmic training in both Sydney Eye Hospital and Bristol Eye Hospital in the United Kingdom.


Dr Males has been at the forefront of ophthalmology and has introduced numerous surgical techniques in Australia. His achievements include:

Academic & Research


Recent articles

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SMILE® Pro – Introducing the ZEISS VISUMAX® 800

SMILE® Pro is the latest evolution in laser eye surgery being enabled by the ZEISS VISUMAX® 800 Femtosecond laser. A pioneer in laser eye surgery ...
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Top 5 Presbyopia Treatment Options

Presbyopia occurs as you age and makes it hard to see things up close. We explore the options for people to restore their near vision ...
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Am I Too Old for Laser Eye Surgery?

If you're over 50 you may no longer be eligible for laser eye surgery. However, a Refractive Lens Exchange may remove the need for glasses ...
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How do I know if I have glaucoma?

Glaucoma is the silent sight stealer as it progresses slowly with no symptoms. Learn how you can detect glaucoma earlier to protect your vision.

Managing Keratoconus & Thinning Corneas

Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease that can severely affect vision. Find out all about Keratoconus and the latest treatment collagen cross-linking.
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Top 5 Benefits of PRK Laser Eye Surgery

PhotoRefractive Keratectomy (PRK) is the original form of laser eye surgery. PRK is versatile, safe and cost-effective treatment.