Associate Professor Chandra Bala specialises in cataract, cornea and refractive surgery at personalEYES, Sydney, and is also a senior clinical lecturer at the Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University.
He graduated from the University of Sydney with class 1 Honours and completed an additional eight years of research where he was awarded a Bachelor of Science (Med) with class 1 Honours. He then went on to complete ophthalmic training at the Sydney Eye Hospital and Westmead Hospital and has a PhD in ophthalmology.
Associate Professor Bala has completed multiple fellowships under leading surgeons in Australia and throughout Europe, including a glaucoma fellowship with Associate Professor Paul Healy (Westmead Hospital, NSW), a cornea fellowship with Dr Gerrit Melles (Holland) and a refractive fellowship with Dr Ioannis Aslanides (Greece).
He is a member of the Board of Examiners for Ophthalmic Sciences, RANZCO specialist training programme, and has been published in both national and international peer-reviewed journals. He has ongoing involvement in teaching and training undergraduate and postgraduate medical students in ophthalmology and visual science.