Dr Brian Ang | Cataract and glaucoma specialist Melbourne
About Dr Brian Ang
Dr Brian Ang is a Melbourne-based eye surgeon, specialising in cataract surgery, glaucoma treatment and eye injections for macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease. He has a proven track record of surgical and clinical excellence in cataract and glaucoma surgery. Dr Ang always strives for the best outcomes by practising patient-focused and evidence-based medicine applied to the highest international standards.
Cataract and glaucoma specialist Melbourne
Dr Brian Ang in a nutshell
8 noteworthy facts about Dr Brian Ang
Inspiration from family.
I knew that I wanted to emulate this by becoming a doctor. After graduating, my brother Alan (who is a retina surgeon) encouraged me to take up ophthalmology due to the rewarding nature of being able to restore one’s eyesight. This is how I became an eye specialist, and I am proud to be able to work in a field that restores vision and prevents blindness.
Trained in the UK, Switzerland, New Zealand & India.
This 10-year journey has allowed me to gain subspecialty experience in managing macular degeneration as well as to receive advanced training in complex glaucoma and cataract surgery. I am now actively involved in training the next generation of ophthalmologists in my public hospital roles.
Passionate about clinical research and audit.
Created an eye health information website.
Although it does look its age, it contains a lot of useful information that is regularly updated in my spare time. Many of my patients refer to it before and after their consultation to help reinforce their understanding. A plan to upgrade the website is in progress.
I am constantly striving to improve my communication and language skills, so please bear with me if the consultation sometimes takes a bit longer when I’m not consulting in English.
Open-minded and respectful.
I will not push you into making decisions that you are not comfortable with. The decisions that you do eventually make, I will respect and support as much as I can.
A touch of humour. Possibly.
So depending on the appropriateness of the clinical situation, I may sometimes inject a touch of lightheartedness into our consultation when you least expect it. Possibly.
Spent time teaching glaucoma surgery in Cambodia.
It was a privilege to witness the dedication of the local ophthalmologists and their ability to deliver care despite limited resources. It also highlighted just how fortunate we are in Australia to have one of the best healthcare systems in the world, despite its shortcomings.