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Dr Joanne Dondey is a leading Melbourne based ophthalmologist with international fellowship training in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. She has extensive experience in the treatment of children’s eye problems, childhood strabismus, complex adult strabismus and general ophthalmology. She is an experienced cataract surgeon.

In addition Joanne provides neonatal eye services, including screening and treatment of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and is registered to inject Botulinum toxin (Botox) for blepharospasm.

Joanne has undertaken research and is a published author in several peer reviewed ophthalmic journals. She continues to improve her knowledge and skills by regular contribution at local and international scientific meetings and ongoing postgraduate studies.


Following her medical degree at the University of Queensland, and medical and surgical residency in public hospitals, Joanne undertook specialist training in ophthalmology. She became a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists in 2000.

She discovered a passion for children’s ophthalmology and underwent subspecialty training in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. She completed 2 Fellowships, firstly at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne then overseas at the Hospital for Sick Children and Toronto Western Hospital in Toronto, Canada, where she was the recipient of the Donald Morin Scholarship.

Joanne then underwent further training in adult cataract surgery in York, UK prior to returning to Australia.




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We are pleased to announce a new Ophthalmologist will be commencing practice at Glen Iris Eye Specialists in the next few months.

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Lisa graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Orthoptics in 1998.

She spent her earlier orthoptic career working in private practices both interstate and overseas, with some of Australia and New Zealand’s most renowned refractive surgeons. She has vast clinical experience and knowledge in cataract and refractive procedures.

Upon returning home to Melbourne, she continued her work in the refractive specialty with leading Melbourne surgeons Dr Noel Alpins and Dr Rick Wolf.

After taking time off to start her family, Lisa returned to orthoptics with new interest in the subspecialty of medical retina.

Lisa is now finally back to practicing the core of her orthoptic training at Glen Iris Eye Centre, and is enjoying working with both adults and children.

Lisa is multilingual, speaking English, Vietnamese and Cantonese.


Sandra graduated with a Diploma of Applied Science in Orthoptics in 1984 from Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences, upgrading to a Bachelor of Applied Science (Orthoptics) from La Trobe University in 1992. She has 30 years’ experience in clinical paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus and 23 years’ experience as the Retinoblastoma Care Co-Ordinator at the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) in Melbourne, Victoria.

During her time at the RCH, Sandra developed clinical expertise in the management of paediatric glaucoma, cataract, and retinoblastoma, as well as uveitis, head injury and children with special needs. She is actively involved in teaching paediatric ophthalmology clinical skills to medical students, maternal child health nurses and ophthalmology registrar trainees.

As a research orthoptist at the Centre for Eye Research Australia, she has coordinated collaborations with national and international researchers investigating genes that cause congenital glaucoma, congenital cataract and strabismus. She is currently undertaking postgraduate studies at the University of Melbourne.

She is registered with the Australian Orthoptic Board, and is a member of the International Society for Genetic Eye Disease and Retinoblastoma. Sandra has published in peer-reviewed medical journals and attends and presents at local, national and international conferences.