Dr Lawrence Lee

Dr Lawrence Lee

Retinal Specialist & Vitreoretinal Surgeon
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Queensland

Specialising in Vitreoretinal Surgery, Complex Cataract Surgery, Diseases of the Retina, Vitreous and Macula, Diabetic Retinopathy, Eye Trauma, Uveitis, Ocular Inflammatory Diseases.

Dr Lawrence Lee is a retinal specialist & vitreoretinal surgeon, and director of City Eye Centre. Dr Lee has over 20 years of experience and specialises in medical and surgical retinal diseases, with expertise in the treatment of macular degeneration, retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, macular hole, epiretinal membrane, complex cataract surgery and eye trauma. Dr Lee is an expert in the field and his opinion is highly regarded for Medico-Legal and Workcover reports.

In addition to vitreoretinal surgery, Dr Lee has a keen interest in ophthalmic imaging with wide-field OCT, fluorescein and ICG angiography and conducts clinical research trials on new treatments on retinal diseases. Dr Lee is also one of the few highly skilled paediatric vitreoretinal surgeons in Australia, managing children’s retinal diseases and trauma.

Dr Lee consults from two practice locations at Wickham Terrace Brisbane and at Brisbane Southside. Dr Lee has provided care to Far North Queensland country areas over a decade and continues to receive referrals from country and rural areas for his retinal specialist expertise.

Dr Lee is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and past Director of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, and a Vitreoretinal Surgeon at the Queensland Children’s Hospital. Dr Lee is the current Director of Ophthalmology at the St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital in Brisbane. Dr Lee holds an academic position as an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Queensland and is extensively involved with the teaching and training of medical students, optometrists, ophthalmology registrars and fellows. Dr Lee is the current Chairman of the RANZCO Continuing Professional Development Committee.

Dr Lee undertook his ophthalmology training in Brisbane and completed a retinal fellowship at the Sydney Eye Hospital. He was awarded the Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists and Alcon Fellowship to pursue further retinal training with the eminent Professor J. Donald M. Gass at the Ophthalmology Department of the Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tennessee, USA. He later worked at the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital in London where he managed complex retinal disorders and vitreoretinal surgery.

Dr Lee is an international member of The American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), and The Australian and New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists (ANZSRS), as well as the Asia Pacific Vitreoretinal Society (APVRS). Dr Lee is a regular invited speaker at national and international conferences and his published work includes over 200 journal articles, conference papers and book chapters.

Dr Lee strives to be one of Brisbane’s best eye specialists by utilizing his international training to bring clinical research and ophthalmic surgical skills to benefit all patients of Queensland. He believes in the best eyecare for patients through his many years of sight saving eye surgery. Above all else, he remains at the forefront of retinal surgery and this continues to drive him to providing the safest eye care and optimizing vision outcome for all patients.