Dr Johnny Wu
MBBS(Hons), BMedSc, MMedSc (Ophthal), FRANZCO

Dr. Wu has comprehensive ophthalmic surgical and medical experience from three continents, with the aim of achieving ophthalmic excellence tailored to each individual patient.

  • Dr. Wu was the first in Australia to own and use the combined Lumenis Trio lasers for the treatment of Intraocular lens capsular opacification post Cataract surgery, Open Angle and Narrow Angle Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy and a range of Retinal and Macular pathology.
  • After graduating as Dux of his medical school and completing his Australian Ophthalmology specialist training, Dr Wu, in pursuit of academic and surgical excellence, further undertook 3 Postgraduate Surgical fellowships in renowned eye institutes across Australia, UK and North America.
  • Dr Wu accomplished Cataract and Glaucoma surgery, Neuro-ophthalmology & Squints surgery at the Birmingham & Midlands Eye Centre and Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, with additional clinical attachments at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Queens Square National Hospital in London.
  • Dr Wu provided locum consultant ophthalmologist sessional cover at the University of Birmingham NHS Trust UK and worked as locum consultant at Princess Margaret Hospital.


  • State Dux of Tasmanian Year 12 Matriculation Examinations in 1992
  • Graduated with First class Honours and Dux of University of Tasmania medical school in 1998.
  • Australian Medical Association (AMA) Gold Medal for best medical graduate in final years, and Dean's Roll of Excellence.
  • The Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists Medal in 1999
  • M. Rushforth Prize for highest proficiency in Ophthalmology in 1997
  • Other Undergraduate Prizes/Medal, including Surgery, Medicine, General Practice, Psychiatry, Obstetrics, Neurosciences, Anatomy and Pharmacology.
  • Awarded University College Sports Blue 1996
  • Golden Key National Honour Society for Excellence.
  • Held a number of University Academic Scholarships & Bursaries 1993-1997
Ophthalmology Contributions

  • Demonstrated and taught cataract phacoemulsification surgery to ophthalmologists in Bali, Indonesia through the John Fawcett Eye Foundation and Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.
  • Screening trips to Broome & North Kimberleys through the WA Lions Save Sight program
  • The Association of Commonwealth Universities medical elective scholarship for study of Ophthalmology & Surgery in developing countries
  • Lectures to Ophthalmology registrars and medical students in WA, UK and Canada
  • Undergraduate Ophthalmology lecturer and examiner
  • Has published many Ophthalmology papers in international peer-reviewed journals and co-authored a book chapter, and presented them at a number of international and national scientific meetings, including the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) , American Association of Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus (AAPOS) and North American Neuro-ophthalmologists Society (NANOS) congresses.
  • Has enjoyed playing an active role as Secretary of the WA branch of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO).
Professional Affiliations

  • Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • American Association of Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus (AAPOS)
  • International Strabismus Association (ISA)
  • Independent Ophthalmic Network (ION)
  • Australian Medical Association (AMA)
  • University of Toronto Postgraduate Medical Alumni
  • Australian & New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists (ANZSRS)
  • Australian Society of Ophthalmologists (ASO)
International Eye Units Visited

  • Lions Eye Institute, Perth, Australia 2006
  • Wills Eye Institute, Philadelphia USA 2008
  • Jules Stein Eye Institute, Los Angeles USA 2009
  • Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Boston USA 2009
  • Singapore National Eye Centre, Singapore 2011
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