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Dr Tanya Trinh

Dr. Trinh is a fully certified RANZCO (Australian) ophthalmologist with extensive triple fellowship expertise specializing in cornea, cataract, refractive and pterygium surgery. She is also a fellow of the World College of Refractive Surgery and Vision Sciences and is the only accredited P.E.R.F.E.C.T. for Pterygium surgeon outside of Queensland.

Dr Trinh completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Queensland where she was awarded a scholarship in Medical Leadership and the Australian Medical Association of Queensland Harold Plant Prize for Best All Rounded Graduate.

Dr Trinh completed her ophthalmology specialist training under the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists in Queensland.

She then embarked upon the world renowned two year fellowship in Cornea, External Diseases and Refractive Surgery at the University of Toronto, Canada where she developed extensive expertise in corneal transplantation techniques, pterygium surgery, ocular surface regeneration, complex anterior segment surgery and refractive surgery including LASIK, PRK, implantable collamer lenses and corneal collagen crosslinking for the treatment of keratoconus.

Dr Trinh was awarded the position of Chief Fellow of the University of Toronto and subsequently received the prestigious Lim Memorial Prize for the subspecialty surgeon exemplifying best surgical and teaching skills. She then undertook a research fellowship in laser cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, dry eye treatments and ocular surface disease.

Dr Trinh was invited to join the Cornea Department at Sydney Eye Hospital as a Cornea Staff Specialist and now co-directs Australia's only Keratoprosthesis Service.

She has published over 40 scientific journal articles in national and international journals, written book chapters on advanced corneal transplantation techniques and ocular surface disease and is a regular presenter on the national and international conference circuits.

She teaches medical students, residents, registrars and fellows, is involved in the development of anterior segment curriculum teaching at the University of Toronto and contributes regularly to community optometry education. She is also a clinical associate lecturer for the University of QLD.

She currently sits on the RANZCO Executive Committee for Women in Ophthalmology and is the Secretary for the Global Research and Education Society of Ophthalmology (GERSO).

She is also the Head of the Refractive Surgery Terminology Committee for the Refractive Surgical Alliance.

In 2022 she became the first Australian graduate of the Physician CEO Program at Northwestern University School of Business, Chicago and in 2023 became the first Australian female to be awarded a fellowship of the World College of Refractive Surgery and Visual Sciences. 

In 2024, she completed a Pterygium Fellowship under Professor Lawrie Hirst in the P.E.R.F.E.C.T. technique and is the only surgeon outside of Queensland offering this service.