Dr Ju-Lee Ooi is an ophthalmologist with special interests in cataract surgery, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, medical retinal diseases and general ophthalmology. She is a Visiting Medial Officer (VMO) at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and a Staff-Specialist Ophthalmologist at Westmead Hospital.
Dr Ooi undertook her advanced training in ophthalmology at Sydney Eye Hospital. She completed a fellowship in Medical Retina at Westmead Hospital under the supervision of Professor Paul Mitchell. During this time she gained experience in the treatment of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other diseases of the retina. She was a co-investigator on several major clinical trials in the treatment of these conditions. Dr Ooi has undertaken further study and training at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Dr Ooi received a 100 TER in the Higher School certificate, and graduated dux of James Ruse Agricultural High School. She studied medicine at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), receiving a UNSW Alumni Association Undergraduate Scholarship. Dr Ooi graduated with a Master of Public Health from UNSW, and a Graduate Diploma of Paediatrics. She has been a member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) Public Health Committee.
Dr Ooi has a strong commitment to medical research, and has published extensively in the peer-reviewed medical literature. She has presented at numerous local, national and international ophthalmology conferences.Dr Ooi was awarded the Prince of Wales Hospital ‘Major Contributor to Ophthalmology Research’ Prize, and several research grants including the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation Grant, the Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation Grant and the Foundation for Children Grant.
Dr Ooi is a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sydney. She is a fellow of the Australasian College of Aerospace Medicine.