Gladesville Retina & Gladesville Eye Specialists

Dr Matthew Ball


Dr Matthew Ball is an ophthalmic surgeon with additional sub-specialist qualifications in cornea and anterior segment surgery. Dr Ball completed undergraduate medical training at the University of Adelaide, followed by a Masters in International Public Health at the University of Sydney before commencing ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital.

During his time at Sydney Eye Hospital, Dr Ball was heavily involved in training new ophthalmology registrars, and was recognized for excellence by being awarded both the Churchill Fellowship and the Norman Rose Travelling Scholarship. He also participated in developing world programs such as the Myanmar Eye Care Programme, and was a Senior Medical Officer for Medecins Sans Frontieres in Ethiopia.

After completing ophthalmology qualifications, Dr Ball completed two further Fellowship qualifications in the UK, first in corneal surgery at Bristol Eye Hospital, and then in anterior segment surgery at the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. These advanced qualifications in microsurgery of the cornea and delicate internal structures of the eye are a valued addition to the specialised skills of our team at Gladesville Retina.

Since returning to Australia in late 2011, Dr Ball has commenced contracted positions at Sydney Eye and St George Hospitals, and joins Gladesville Retina from January 2012.