Why Dr Simon Skalicky?
Dr Simon Skalicky is a Melbourne-based Ophthalmologist achieving excellence in the management of glaucoma specialisation and cataract surgery. His advanced surgical skillset and adoption of the most innovative, cutting edge technologies affords his patients access to world class care.
Dr Simon Skalicky's unwavering dedication to his patients shines through in his commitment to providing personalised, attentive care to each individual he treats. As an acclaimed expert in ophthalmology, Dr Skalicky is renowned for his profound expertise in managing glaucoma and executing cataract surgeries with precision. His patients are the beneficiaries of his vast knowledge and skill, coupled with his deeply compassionate approach to healthcare. He invests time in comprehensively understanding their unique needs and concerns, thereby ensuring that the treatment they receive is not only the most appropriate but also the most effective. His pursuit of excellence is relentless, staying abreast of medical innovations to offer world-class care. Dr Skalicky utilises cutting-edge technologies to achieve the best possible outcomes, a testament to his commitment to enhancing his patients' vision and quality of life. His holistic approach extends from initial consultation to post-operative care, where his meticulous attention to detail and patient-centric ethos ensure that each patient's journey towards better vision is smooth, effective, and profoundly satisfying.
An Ophthalmologist is a doctor that specialises in diagnosing and managing eye conditions, including any disorder of your body’s visual system. In Australia, Ophthalmologists need to complete a minimum of 5 years of specialist training after becoming a doctor. Visit your local Ophthalmologist, and you will be able to get your eyes checked for common eye conditions. Medications can also be prescribed for any eye problems you may have.
Whether you are experiencing blurred vision, eye pain, or any other eye-related symptoms, visiting an Ophthalmologist is crucial for accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. We are equipped with advanced diagnostic tools and techniques to thoroughly evaluate your eye health, allowing them to detect and address issues such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and more.
What Conditions do Ophthalmologists Treat?
Most Ophthalmologists in Melbourne should be able to treat the following eye conditions:
Injuries to the eye
Partial loss of vision
Poor vision that requires specialist care
General eye pain and inflammation
Conditions such as cataracts or glaucoma
What Qualifications Does an Ophthalmologist in Melbourne Need?
To work as an Ophthalmologist in Australia or New Zealand, you are required to undertake 12 years of collective years of training.
6-7 years in medical school
A degree in medicine
A minimum of 2 years’ experience as a newly qualified doctor
A total of 5 years of ophthalmic specialist training
Completion of an examination set by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College (RANZCO)
12,000 hours of training which includes surgery
Why Choose Dr Simon Skalicky?
Dr Simon Skalicky is an Ophthalmologist in Melbourne with an advanced surgical skill set built up over years of hard work and experience in his field. After finishing his hospital residency years and Ophthalmology training in Australia, he was invited to complete surgical fellowship training at Cambridge in the United Kingdom. At Cambridge, Simon mastered his advanced surgical skills for glaucoma and cataract surgery.
Dr Simon Skalicky is now a leading Melbourne Ophthalmologist that specialises in treatments for glaucoma and cataracts. Prior to performing cataract surgery, Dr Skalicky carries out precise measurements to determine the correct artificial lens required to improve your vision.
All surgeries are performed with the utmost care and diligence in a safe and sterile surgical centre. The end result is often a favourable outcome that achieves improved vision for Dr Simon Skalicky’s patients.
In the innovative sphere of ophthalmology, Dr Simon Skalicky has distinguished himself not just as a surgeon, but as a pioneer. Recognising the limitations of traditional visual field testing equipment, Dr Skalicky spearheaded the development of Eyeonic, a cloud-based platform launched in 2019. Through meticulous research, he crafted an application that could assess peripheral vision on any computer or tablet. This digital solution, praised by patients, swiftly garnered the attention of tech experts, including a senior programmers from Microsoft. With collaboration and rigorous scientific validation, including endorsements from international conferences and esteemed publications, Eyeonic has secured global recognition, setting a new benchmark in glaucoma detection and care. It has won numerous prestigious awards in scientific and business competitions, and is now approved for use in many countries around the globe, revolutionising access to early glaucoma diagnosis.
Depending on which surgery you are undergoing, preparation such as applying lubricating eye drops may be required weeks prior. On the day of your surgery, you will need to have fasted from the night before and arrive at the operating theatre several hours before your surgery is due to commence.
Nurses will assist in administering eye drops to help dilate your pupils if you are undergoing cataract surgery. You will then meet our anaesthetist who will administer your anaesthetic.
You will be discharged several hours after surgery. A protective shield will be provided for you to wear over your eye for the early stages of recovery. As a surgery patient, you will not be able to drive home, and it is strongly suggested that you arrange transport beforehand.
Over the next few weeks need to attend follow up appointments with Dr Skalicky to assess your recovery from surgery at his clinic's in East Melbourne. Depending on your surgery, further treatment will be administered in the form of eye dressing removal, anti-scarring injections.
You may also be prescribed with prescription eye drops to help aid your recovery. A final appointment with Dr Skalicky will then be required to assess your recovery and determine your new glasses or contact lens prescription if need be.
Dr Simon Skalicky's commitment to his patients extends beyond the surgical procedure itself. He provides comprehensive post-operative care to ensure a smooth and successful recovery. Throughout the recovery period, Dr Skalicky closely monitors his patients' progress and addresses any concerns they may have. By attending follow-up appointments at his clinic in East Melbourne and Cabrini Malvern, patients receive personalized care tailored to their specific needs. These appointments include important assessments such as eye dressing removal and anti-scarring injections, if necessary. Dr Skalicky may also prescribe prescription eye drops to facilitate the healing process. With his expertise and attention to detail, Dr Simon Skalicky guides his patients through their recovery journey, ensuring optimal results and supporting their visual well-being in the long run.
Accreditations & Credentials
Dr Skalicky is an active clinician, surgeon, researcher, teacher, academic and health advocate who has published over 60 articles in international Ophthalmology journals. Known as an Ophthalmologist ahead of the times, Dr Skalicky’s career highlights are exceptional atypical for his age.