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.
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.
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.
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.
Accreditations & Credentials
Dr Skalicky is an active clinician, surgeon, researcher, teacher, academic and health advocate who has published over 40 articles in international Ophthalmology journals. Known as an Ophthalmologist ahead of the times, Dr Skalicky’s career highlights are exceptional and atypical for his age.