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Dr Merv Ferdinands, Cataract and Refractive surgeon, Ophthalmologist, in theatre, operating room

Dr Merv Ferdinands


Dr Merv Ferdinands, FRANZCO, MBBS (Hons) grew up in Sydney, and trained in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Melbourne, after having won an Australian Student’s Prize.


He graduated with honours and undertook residency at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He trained in Ophthalmology at the prestigious Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.


After ophthalmic training, Dr Ferdinands undertook further sub-specialisation in Cataract Surgery at Monash Medical Centre. He performed over 800 surgical procedures in his fellowship year alone. To date, he has performed over 12,000 Cataract operations.


He is currently completing a Masters of Laser Refractive Surgery with the University of Sydney and the Save Sight Institute. He has authored several publications in peer-reviewed journals and presented at multiple international conferences. He is passionate about education for young doctors and optometrists, and was the co-ordinator of the Clinical Ophthalmology program at the School of Medicine, Deakin University for 10 years.


Dr Ferdinands is a Director of the Geelong Eye Centre, and has a public hospital appointment at the Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Geelong.  He is a fellow of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, and a member of the Australian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.


Dr Ferdinands is a keen follower of AFL and Rugby Union.

He lives on the Surf Coast with his wife and three children.


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