Dr van Heerden
Ophthalmologist & Refractive Surgeon
Dr van Heerden is an expert cataract and refractive surgeon. He is the director of Eye Laser Specialists, Armadale Eye Clinic and is the Head of Department, Surgical Ophthalmology Services at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.
Dr van Heerden completed his medical degree at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He went on to become a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in London, UK where he furthered his surgical skills. His post-graduate training was completed at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.
In 2008 he moved to Melbourne where he completed a year’s fellowship in medical retina and inflammatory diseases of the eye at the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital.
Dr van Heerden is the HOU, Surgical Ophthalmology Services at the RVEEH where he is striving to achieve better patient outcomes and shorter wait periods for patients requiring cataract surgery. He is actively involved in clinical research in the field of cataract and refractive surgery and is involved in registrar and medical student teaching.
Dr Anton provides a high-quality multidisciplinary ophthalmology specialist service to the community of Melbourne with private practices in Armadale at Armadale Eye Clinic and in the Mornington Peninsula, at Mornington Peninsula Eye Clinic. In addition, he also provides an ophthalmology service, both public and private.
Cataract and refractive surgery, including LASIK ,PRK, SMILE®
Sub-specialist interest in medical retina conditions, including age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
- Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO)
- Fellow of the College of Ophthalmologists South Africa
Overseas Humanitarian Assistance
Dr van Heerden has accompanied the team from the Australian Health and Humanitarian Association (AHHA) to Cambodia where they performed cataract surgery on patients in need of help.
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