Our Doctors

Dr David Workman

Dr Mark McCombe

Dr Kavita Khurana

Dr Mei Tan

Dr Joanne Goh


Dr David Workman

Dr David Workman


Dr Workman completed his medical degree at the University of Melbourne and then completed his medical specialist training in ophthalmology at the Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital (RVEEH). He worked as a Retinal Fellow before establishing the North Balwyn Eye Clinic & Laser Centre in 1989 where he is in private practice.

Dr Workman worked at the Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital where he was Head of Clinic and Chairman of the Senior Medical Staff. He has also been Chairman of the Eye Section of the Senior Medical Staff.

He is an active member of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO). He was a member of the State Committee of RANZCO for 10 years, including 5 years as Honorary Secretary and a term as Chairman and was also a Federal Councillor for 5 years.

Dr Workman is involved in the teaching of ophthalmic trainees, medical students, GP's, Optometrists and Optometry students. He was a member of the Qualification & Education committee (Victoria). He has lectured both in Victoria and interstate on advances in cataract surgery and other subjects including Aviation Ophthalmology.

He is involved in research and has published in the ANZ Journal of Ophthalmology on several occasions, given advice to Drug Advisory Committees and the Medical Board, and has been on several Medical Advisory Boards. He has published a chapter on ocular pain management.

He is also a Designated Aviation Ophthalmologist for the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and is authorised to certify civil pilots, aircrew and air traffic controllers for aviation purposes. He has a post graduate qualification in Aviation Medicine.  He has his private pilot's licence. He was in the RAAF Specialist Reserve for six years and is now in the Stand-by Reserve.

Dr Workman is also a registered surgeon with the Department of Veterans Affairs. He is a Fellow of both the British and American specialist Colleges.

He has a special interest in laser and conventional cataract surgery, glaucoma, laser vision correction and macular degeneration.



Dr Mark McCombe

Dr Mark McCombe


Dr Mark McCombe trained at the University of Melbourne, St Vincent's Hospital and the RVEEH. After completing specialist training he undertook a Fellowship in diseases of the retina & Vitreous in Melbourne, followed by another Fellowship at Moorfields Hospital in London. After his return he was appointed to the Vitreoretinal Unit at the RVEEH. He is in private practice at East Melbourne and North Balwyn.

He has a special interest in diabetic eye disease. He was an author of the NH & MRC publication on diabetic eye disease. He is active in the affairs of RANZCO, having been both a State and Federal Councillor and has also been involved in the organisation of the RANZCO National Conference on a number of occasions.


Dr Kavita KhuranaDr Kavita Khurana


Dr. Kavita Khurana is a general ophthalmologist and surgeon with an interest in anterior segment diseases and cataract surgery.

She has been working in Australia since 1999 and has trained as well as worked in India, UK and Ireland.

Currently she also holds appointments as a consultant ophthalmologist at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, The Austin and The Alfred hospitals.




Dr Mei TanDr Mei Tan

MB ChB BAO (Hons), PhD., FRC Ophth (UK), FRANZCO

Dr Mei Tan is a fellowship-trained vitreo-retinal surgeon and medical retina specialist.  

Dr Tan completed ophthalmology specialty training at the Oxford Eye Hospital, Oxford, UK. She is a highly experienced retina subspecialist and vitreo-retinal surgeon, having underwent further subspeciality training in medical retina at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and 2 vitreo-retinal surgery fellowships at the Royal Perth Hospital and Lions Eye Institute, Perth and Royal Adelaide Hospital. She also gained experience in ocular oncology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston.

She specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of all retinal conditions, including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusions, and  routinely performs complex vitreo-retinal operations including macular surgery, diabetic vitrectomy and retinal detachment surgery. She is also a highly skilled cataract surgeon and frequently combines cataract surgery with retinal operations.

Dr Tan is an active contributor in the field of retinal medicine, with over 10 years of dedicated research and clinical work in retinal diseases. Her interest in inherited retinal diseases has led her to a PhD in genetics for developing gene therapy for inherited retinal diseases. Her vast research experience has shaped her clinical expertise, and today she offers current and evidence-based management of her patients in her clinics.

Dr Tan is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists and a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, UK. Dr Tan has public appointments as a consultant at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. She is also a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Melbourne. Dr Tan speaks Cantonese and Malay in addition to English



Dr Joanne GohDr Joanne Goh


General Ophthalmologist
Corneal, Cataract and Refractive Surgeon

Dr Joanne Goh is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with a subspecialist interest in cataract, cornea and laser eye surgery. Dr Goh graduated with Honours from the University of Melbourne and undertook her internship at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne. She completed her ophthalmology training in Perth, Western Australia before heading to the United Kingdom to pursue a further two years of advanced sub-speciality fellowship training in cornea and external eye diseases, cataract surgery and laser eye surgery at the Bristol Eye Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.

Dr Goh manages a wide range of general ophthalmic conditions and has a special interest in laser vision correction, conventional and laser cataract surgery and the management of keratoconus. She also holds a public appointment at the Austin Hospital where she remains actively involved in the training and supervision of trainee ophthalmologists.