Dr Jason Cheng is a Sydney based ophthalmologist with extensive surgical and laser experience. He has a special interest in the management of glaucoma (including trabeculectomy, tube implant, angle surgery and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery or MIGS) and is also a highly experienced cataract surgeon. He consults privately at various locations in Sydney and is a visiting medical officer at Liverpool Hospital.
He speaks fluent Cantonese and basic Mandarin.
Dr Cheng received his Bachelor of Science in Clinical Sciences from Imperial College London in 2002, followed by his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery in 2003. He then held several positions across Australia and the UK, before undertaking his specialist ophthalmology training at Western Eye Hospital, Moorfields Eye Hospital and Hillingdon Hospital in the UK. He completed his sub-specialty training through a fellowship in glaucoma at the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and Kings College Hospital in the UK and Toronto Western Hospital in Canada, where he was involved in the glaucoma teaching program for residents.
Prior to moving to Australia, Dr Cheng was a clinical lecturer at the National University of Singapore and a consultant ophthalmologist at a public hospital for 3 years. He was also a tutor and examiner in the glaucoma course for optometrists at City University in London, as well as a tutor in the ophthalmology section of the Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination (MRCP PACES) course.
Dr Cheng has strong research interests – he has been awarded over $100,000 in research grants since 2012 – and is currently involved in research projects to improve quality of treatment for glaucoma patients through medication, laser and surgery. He has also been part of several commercial and multicentre trials as principal and co-investigator and has multiple first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals, as well as co-authoring 4 book chapters and a book on glaucoma.
Dr Cheng has been invited to speak at several national and international conferences. Additionally, he has given numerous poster and oral presentations at conferences since 2003.
Teaching Excellence Award, National University of Singapore (2015)
Stephen Drance Award for Excellence in Glaucoma Research, Canadian Ophthalmology Society (team member, 2015)
Health IT Excellence Award: IT Excellence in Providing Quality of Care, Singapore Ministry of Health (team member, 2014)
European Board of Ophthalmology Residency Grant (2013)
Pfizer Fellowship Award, Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London (2012)
Ethicon Travel Award, Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London (2010)
Goldberg-Schachmann Award, Imperial College London (2001)
Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (FRANZCO)
Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Singapore (FAMS)
Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology (FEBO)
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmology (FRCOphth), London
Dr Cheng has volunteered his services in Indonesia (Blue Mountains Social Enterprise), Vietnam (Orbis), India (Global Eye Clinic and Tarabai Desai Eye Camp), Ghana (Touch of Light Charity Eye Camp) and Pakistan (Al-Farooq Eye Camp). He also recently joined the visiting teaching faculty at the Pacific Eye Institute in Fiji (RANZCO and Fred Hollows Foundation NZ).
China Vision China, November 2019
RANZCO Conference Adelaide, November 2018
RANZCO & Fred Hollows Foundation NZ Fiji, August 2018
Khmer Sight Foundation Cambodia, November 2017
RANZCO & Fred Hollows Foundation NZ Fiji, September 2017
Orbis Vietnam, June 2016
Blue Mountains Social Enterprise Kelong, January 2016
Global Eye Clinic Leh, October 2014
Orbis Toronto, July 2012
Tarabai Desai Eye Camp India, November 2010
Fight for Sight London, April 2010
Touch of Light Charity Eye Camp Ghana, July 2009
Al-Farooq Eye Camp Pakistan, March 2007
'Vision Australia Radio' Feature -
Dr Jason Cheng talking Glaucoma - 29/03/2018
'Talking Lifestyle' Radio Interview with Ed Phillips
Dr Jason Cheng promoting World Glaucoma Week 2018 - 13/03/2018