A/Prof James E Elder
MB, BS, FRANCO, FRACSVisit specialist website
Areas of Interest
- Infant cataracts
- Childhood glaucoma
St Vincent’s Private Hospital East Melbourne, VIC
A/Prof James Elder is a highly experienced Melbourne-based ophthalmologist specialising in paediatric ophthalmology. He has a kind and approachable manner that puts young people and their parents at ease.A/Prof Elder has surgical expertise in all facets of paediatric ophthalmology including infant cataract, childhood glaucoma, strabismus, oculoplastics and management of retinoblastoma.
James graduated in medicine at University of Melbourne in 1981 and then undertook ophthalmology training at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. Following this, he underwent further advanced training in paediatric and genetic ophthalmology at the Royal Children’s Hospital before heading overseas to Canada to work at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He was the Director of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Royal Children’s Hospital from 1994 to 2009.
James has published widely in paediatric and genetic ophthalmology journals and is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles.