Dr Jason Cassar is a Brisbane-based ophthalmologist (eye surgeon) with a subspecialist interest in vitreo-retinal and complex cataract surgery.
He is originally from Melbourne, but grew up in Queensland (Rockhampton and Brisbane) and undertook his medical and ophthalmic training in Queensland. After completing his ophthalmic training, he undertook two years of additional specialist vitreo-retinal and medical retina training in the United Kingdom.
Dr Cassar undertook 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.
After establishing himself in Brisbane since returning from the UK, Dr Cassar opened Westside Eye Doctors in Taringa.
Dr Cassar has specialist 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 eye disease.
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 and also consults in Brisbane at Sunnybank. He also provides public ophthalmology services at Rockhampton Base Hospital.