Our Specialists

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Dr Jason Cassar

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Dr Lily Ooi

Dr Jason Cassar


Dr Jason Cassar is an Ophthalmologist (eye surgeon) who specialises in vitreo-retinal and complex cataract surgery. He is originally from Melbourne, but grew up in Queensland (Rockhampton and Brisbane). He undertook his medical and ophthalmic training in Queensland. He was awarded a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from the University of Queensland in 2002. He subsequently worked at a number of Queensland hospitals as an intern/resident, before commencing ophthalmology training. After completing his general ophthalmic training in Queensland, he undertook two years of additional training, specializing in vitreo-retinal and medical retina, in the United Kingdom.

Dr Cassar undertook vitreo retinal fellowships in the UK at the Hull and East Yorkshire Eye Hospital, the renowned Prince Charles Eye Unit Windsor, and at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. These fellowships allowed him to obtain extensive experience in the latest innovations in vitreo-retinal surgery, laser and injectable medicines. He also obtained additional training at the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, in leading edge treatments for macular disease.

Dr Cassar has a strong interest in new developments in vitreo-retinal surgery. He is currently a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists, and a Member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Retina Specialists (ANZSRS) and the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS).

Ophthalmology practices

Since returning from the UK, he has entered private practice in the sub-speciality field of vitreo-retinal and medical retina.

He is one of the directors of Westside Eye Doctors Taringa. He also consults in Brisbane at Sunnybank and Spring Hill, and consults Lismore monthly. He is a visiting consultant at the Mater Adults Hospital, South Brisbane, and also provides public ophthalmology services at Rockhampton Base Hospital.

Dr Cassar sits on the RANZCO Queensland Committee as the Continuous Professional Development representative.

Special Interest

Dr Cassar has expertise in all areas of vitreo-retinal surgery including retinal detachments and tears, macular holes, epiretinal membranes and complex cataract surgery. He also specialises in the management of medical retina conditions such as macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusion and diabetic retinopathy.

Brisbane Eye Specialists

Dr Lily Ooi


Dr Lily Ooi graduated in medicine with honours in 1997 from University of Tasmania. She moved to Queensland after graduation to commence her specialist training as an ophthalmologist. After completing her ophthalmology specialist training, she further advanced her fellowship training in the management of anterior segment diseases and strabismus at Princess Alexandra Hospital and the Royal Brisbane Hospital. Following her fellowship training, she spent 1 year with paediatric surgeon Dr Denis Stark learning the care of paediatric strabismus, and completed the essential paediatric ophthalmologist course at University College, London.

Ophthalmology practices

Dr Lily Ooi spends her working hours providing care for both public and private patients.

Dr Lily Ooi is one of the directors of Westside Eye Doctors, Taringa. She also consults at Brisbane North Eye Centre in Chermside.
She is a visiting ophthalmologist at Princess Alexandra Hospital and Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. Both hospitals are teaching hospitals, and Dr Ooi is actively involved in training doctors specializing in ophthalmology. She founded the Friday registrar-training clinic during her fellowship year, and supervises medical student ophthalmic workshops at Princess Alexandra Hospital.

She has been given the award Trainer of Excellence by the College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO).

Special interests

Dr Lily Ooi’s clinical interests include:

  • Complex cataract surgery (adult and paediatric)
  • Medical retina treatments (macular degeneration and diabetes)
  • Strabismus surgery (adult and paediatric)
  • Therapeutic eyelid surgeries (ie. blepharoplasty, entropion, ectropion corrections)

Brisbane Eye Specialists


Westside Eye Doctors

P: 07 3188 5185

F: 07 3189 2533



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Suite 5, 180 Moggill Road
Taringa Qld 4068


Free undercover patient parking available. On street parking also available.

Public Transport

Taringa train station is within walking distance from our centre.

Bus stop 19, Moggill Rd Taringa is next to our centre.