A/Prof George Kong is a comprehensive Ophthalmologist and Glaucoma subspecialist with particular interest in glaucoma and cataract surgery. His special interest is in glaucoma caused by angle closure and inflammatory eye diseases.

George completed his medical degree (MBBS) from The University of Melbourne, Australia. George completed RANZCO accredited ophthalmology training at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. Subsequently he embarked on a subspecialty Glaucoma fellowship at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital where he gained medical and surgical expertise in the treatment of glaucoma. He then travelled to Cambridge, United Kingdom, to work with world-renown glaucoma specialist Professor Keith Martin for further glaucoma training, where he gained expertise in advanced management of complex glaucoma conditions such glaucoma caused by inflammatory eye diseases (uveitis) and children’s glaucoma. He is also trained in laser procedures for glaucoma and in new surgical techniques of Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery.

He was instrumental in the development of the GONE (Glaucoma Optic Neuropathy Evaluation) website which has helped thousands of optometrists and junior ophthalmologists around the world improve their optic nerve examination techniques. George was also a co-inventor of software for visual field testing software on iPad – Melbourne Rapid Fields.

George has an ongoing commitment to best patient care, and education. He successfully completed his PhD in 2011 supported by National Health and Medical Research Council Postgraduate Training Scholarship. George was awarded the prestigious Eberhard Dodt Memorial Award from International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision (ISCEV) for his work on retinal electrophysiology. He has lectured widely and more than 40 scientific papers and several book chapters and is a regular reviewer of several ophthalmology and optometry journals. He is a board member of Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia.

George has recently been awarded a prestigious research grant from Glaucoma Australia. George's research uses technology commonly found in Australian households to enable earlier detection of glaucoma progression, and therefore lead to timely treatment with the goal of eyesight preservation. You can read more about this here: https://www.glaucoma.org.au/articles/glaucoma-australia-announces-new-research-grant-recipients-article/

Public appointments:
• The Royal Eye and Ear Hospital
• Eastern Health (Boxhill/Lilydale)
• Monash Medical Centre