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.
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)
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).