DR BRIGHU SWAMY | Ophthalmic Surgeon

Welcome to my website.

My ethos is to provide an expert and compassionate service to my patients.

I am an eye surgeon and a retinal specialist with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of macula degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and vein occlusions.

I completed my medical training at the University of New South Wales graduating with honours.

I worked as a junior doctor at Concord Hospital and St. Vincent’s Hospital before undertaking further studies completing 2 masters degrees, a Master of Medicine in Ophthalmic Science and a Master of Medicine in Clinical Epidemiology, both at the University of Sydney.

I had decided as a junior doctor to become an eye specialist. Ophthalmology is a unique specialty within medicine with a good mix of both medicine and surgery and where treatment makes a measureable difference to a patient’s quality of life.

I completed my Ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital before undertaking a Medical Retina and Uveitis fellowship at the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital in London where I was trained by internationally renowned subspecialist ophthalmologists

I became a Fellow of the Australia and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (FRANZCO) in 2013. I am a Visiting Medical Officer at Bankstown Public Hospital.  My private practice locations in Sydney are in Miranda, Bankstown and Ashfield. I also provide a regional retinal service in Orange. I am a Designated Aviation Ophthalmologist.

I am an accredited surgeon at Kingsway Day Surgery at Miranda, Liverpool Eye Surgery at Liverpool and Sydney Private Hospital at Ashfield.

I enjoy teaching and mentoring. I am a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sydney where I teach Ophthalmology to undergraduate medical students. I participate in Ophthalmology Registrar teaching at Bankstown Hospital. I am also involved in teaching Optometrists and General Practioners.

I am involved in doing volunteer work as an eye surgeon. I regularly participate in programs both in the Outback and Overseas.  I am part of the pubic Health Committee at the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology.

I am the co-author of the Eye Emergency Manual, which has been distributed across all the hospitals in New South Wales. I have numerous publications in major international ophthalmology journals and I am a reviewer for the RANZCO college journal.

My interests outside of work include running, squash, yoga, meditation, movies, watching sports, and politics. I also enjoy time spent with my family.

Medical School and Postgraduate degrees:

University of New South Wales

University of Sydney

Ophthalmology Residency:

Sydney Eye Hospital

Retinal Fellowship:

Medical Retina and Uveitis at Moorfields Eye Hospital

Area of Specialization:

Medical Retina, Macular diseases