A/Prof Andrew Symons


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  • Ophthalmology

Areas of Interest

  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Retinal vein occlusions
  • Cystoid macular oedema

St Vincent’s Private Hospital Kew, VIC

Eye Surgery Associates
Level 2
232 Victoria Parade
East Melbourne VIC 3002

T: (03) 9416 0695

F: (03) 9416 1816

Cabrini Hospital Malvern
Consulting Suites 52 & 56
183 Wattletree Rd
Malvern VIC 3144

T: (03) 9509 4233

F: (03) 9500 9376

E: reception@westerneyespecialists.com

Manningham Medical Centre
Level 5
200 High Street
Templestowe Lower VIC 3107

T: (03) 8850 0600

F: (03) 8850 0601

E: reception@westerneyespecialists.com

Vermont South Medical Centre
Level 3
645 Burwood Highway
Vermont South VIC 3133

T: (03) 9998 8337

F: (03) 8777 1224

E: reception@westerneyespecialists.com


A/Prof Andrew Symons is a Melbourne-based ophthalmologist consulting at St Vincent’s Private Hospitals. He is focused on delivering people the best possible eye health and visual function considering each individual’s circumstances and visual requirements.

A/Prof Symons offers the full range of drug and surgical treatments for retinal disease. His special interest is in medical retina and vitreoretinal surgery where he routinely treats macular holes, retinal detachments, epiretinal membranes, vitreous haemorrhage, vitreomacular traction, proliferative diabetic retinopathy and cataracts.

Andrew graduated from the University of Melbourne and undertook a PhD in genetics followed by specialist training in ophthalmology at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. He then travelled to the USA to undergo additional training and subsequently worked at the University of Kansas becoming Director of Medical Retina and Vitreoretinal Surgery and Director of Ophthalmic Research.

Andrew returned to Australia in 2012 to become head of ophthalmology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He has participated in clinical trials for retinal disease and has research interests in protection of the retinal vascular system. He has published a number of papers and has made numerous presentations at national and international conferences.

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