Dr Michael Wei
BSc(Med)(Hons I), BHB, MBChB(Hons), MMed(Ophthal.Sci.), FRANZCO
Retina and Macula Specialist and Cataract Surgeon
Dr Wei is an eye surgeon specialises in retinal and macular disorders and cataract surgery. He graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from The University of Auckland in New Zealand. This was followed by a Masters of Ophthalmic Science at The University of Sydney. He then went on to complete specialist Ophthalmology training at the prestigious Sydney Eye Hospital Network with further training as a Senior Registrar at Royal North Shore Hospital with focus in retina, glaucoma and complex cataract surgery.
On completion of specialist ophthalmology training, Dr Wei undertook one year of medical retina fellowship under the stewardship of Professor Paul Mitchell at Westmead hospital. Here, he gained expertise in the treatment of retinal and macular disorders including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular occlusions and other macular diseases. He also gained extensive proficiencies in performing all forms of retinal lasers and intravitreal injections. During this time, he was involved in numerous international clinical trials as a sub-investigator in new therapies for macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vascular occlusion.
Subsequently, Dr Wei underwent one year of vitreoretinal fellowship at St Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, in Toronto Canada. This is the busiest retinal unit in Canada, there he gained extensive experience in the management of difficult and complex vitreoretinal conditions. In particular, he became adept in minimally invasive treatment of retinal detachments with pneumatic retinopexy. Dr Wei also acquired competencies in performing eye surgeries using the latest 3D heads-up visualisation system with Alcon Ngenuity and Zeiss Artevo 800 technologies.
Dr Wei has published papers in international peer-review journals and has presented at local and international scientific meetings. He has been active in teaching and training of ophthalmology registrars, medical students and optometrists.
Dr Wei is a Fellow of Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) and a member of Australia and New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists (ANZSRS) and Australia Medical Association (AMA).
Dr Wei is fluent in Mandarin and Hokkien/Taiwanese dialect.