World-class eyecare facilities. Personalised care.

World-class eyecare facilities. Personalised care.

Dr Jonathan Kam | Dr Nicholas Cheng | Dr Lingwei William Tao

Welcome to Inner East Eye Surgeons
Our new clinic in Box Hill will be opening in August 2022

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Inner East Eye Surgeons was formed by three specialist ophthalmologists with the vision to create a space where they can do their best work. At our clinic location within Epworth Eastern’s brand new consulting suites we provide medical and surgical eye specialist services.  Our practice values:

  • Excellence
  • Professional service
  • Trust & Integrity
  • Modern & up-to-date
  • Collaborative subspeciality care.

Our specialists are experts in their fields and are dedicated to their patients. They are actively involved in the training of eye specialists through their appointments at Melbourne’s top public hospitals and universities.

Our specialists offer services for cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, pterygium, oculoplastic surgery of eyelids,  inflammatory eye disease, neuro-ophthalmic conditions, and paediatric eye conditions.

Consulting Doctors

The doctors at Inner East Eye Surgeons are highly qualified Australian eye specialists and are experts in their subspeciality fields.

Dr Jonathan Kam – Complex Cataract Specialist, interest in cataract surgery, pterygium surgery, oculoplastic eyelid surgery, and neuro-ophthalmology.

Dr Nicholas Cheng – Medical Retina & Uveitis Specialist, interest in cataract surgery and treatments for AMD, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal vein occlusion.

Dr William Tao – Glaucoma Specialist, Paediatric Ophthalmology Specialist, interest in adult and paediatric cataract surgery and glaucoma laser treatments and surgery.


• Cataract surgery consultations
• Pterygium & other corneal conditions
• Glaucoma
• Age-related macular degeneration
• Diabetic Retinopathy
• Uveitis
• Oculoplastics/Eyelid conditions
• Neuro-Ophthalmology
• Paediatric Ophthalmology


Surgery to improve vision

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Monitoring and treatment

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Diabetic Retinopathy

Monitoring and treatment

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Can be managed with eye drops, laser or surgery

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Hospitals we operate at:

Our doctors operate privately at Manningham Private Hospital (MPH), Vermont Private Hospital (VPH), Waverley Private Hospital and Victoria Parade Surgery Centre (VPSC).

All of our consulting doctors are also Fellows of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, and between them they maintain consultant appointments at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Royal Childrens’ Hospital, Northern Health, Eastern Health, and Monash Health.

  • Manningham Private Hospital Lower Templestowe
  • Vermont Private Hospital Vermont
  • Victoria Parade Surgery Centre Melbourne City
  • Waverley Private Mount Waverley