Dr Tess Huynh

Dr Tess Huynh is a highly respected ophthalmic surgeon with extensive clinical experience in her areas of expertise including cataract, refractive surgery and external eye disease, with a special focus on the latest in Keratoconus treatment.

She is on the RANZCO Board of Examiners and has been involved in teaching the Masters of Refractive Surgery at Sydney University. Dr Huynh is highly sought after for her expert clinical experience and involvement in technological research for ophthalmic industries. She has lectured extensively in Australia and overseas at national and international conferences. She has recently performed and published Australia’s first SMILE procedure on a patient with congenital nystagmus.

Dr Huynh is known to be passionate in her pursuit of charity work and easing the burden of blindness in the less privileged communities of developing nations since 1999. In 2002, she was awarded the Pharmacia Grant in conjunction with an honorary position at the Royal Children’s Hospital International Charity for her work at the National Paediatric Hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam. Her involvement in this work was instrumental in recognising and changing the course of history in the Retinopathy of Prematurity epidemic in transitional economies such as Vietnam. She has been an active volunteer surgeon and fundraiser for many charity organisations including AHHA ( Australian Health and Humanitarian Aid), Vietnam Vision Project, Cambodia Vision, Sight For All and CBM (Christian Blind Mission).

Specialties
  • Laser eye surgery
  • Cataract & lens surgery
  • Corneal conditions
  • Keratoconus
  • Corneal transplantation
  • Surfer’s Eye (Pterygium)
  • General eye health
Locations
  • Hurstville
  • Campsie
  • Liverpool
Languages spoken
  • Vietnamese
  • English

Career highlights

Teaching
  • Clinical Lecturer, Macquarie University Hospital, New South Wales
  • Lecturer, Master of Refractive Surgery, University of Sydney, New South Wales
  • Lectures at certification courses for national and international ophthalmologists
  • Sits on the College Board of Examiners for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) Ophthalmic Basic Competencies and Knowledge (OBCK) exam
  • Presents extensively at conferences in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region
Awards
  • Pharmacia Grant for establishing a retinopathy-of-prematurity screening program at the National Paediatric Hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam (awarded in conjunction with an honorary position at the Royal Children’s Hospital International)
Education and training
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, University of Sydney, New South Wales
  • Ophthalmology training, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Victoria
  • Corneal Fellowship, Corneal Unit, Centre for Eye Research Australia, Victoria
Professional memberships
  • Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (FRANZCO)
  • Member of the Australian Medical Association
  • Member of the Australasian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

Research

Dr Huynh is actively involved in research and has several peer-reviewed publications to her name.

Research
  1. Corneal Collagen Cross Linking (CXL) vs CXL in Combination with Ortho Keratology
  2. Corneal Collagen Cross Linking combined with Kerarings (Poster presentation RANZCO)
  3. Multifocal versus Monovision for Presbyopia ( Alcon )
  4. ReSTOR +3 Prospective Trial ( Alcon )
  5. ReSTOR +4 Four Year Results at Lasersight and PersonalEYES ( Alcon )
  6. Sullivan L et al. Phototherapeutic Keratectomy for Pseudophakic Bullous Keratopathy
  7. Huynh T, Guymer R. Desferrioxamine retinopathy
  8. Huynh T et al. Immunosuppressive treatment in PUK and Necrotising scleritis
Publications
  1. Carden SM, Luu LN, Nguyen TX, Huynh T and Good WV. Retinopathy of Prematurity: Postmenstrual age at Threshold in a transitional economy is similar to that in developed countries. ClinExperimental Ophthalmol 1 Mar 2008 36 (2) : 159.
  2. Carden SM, Lan LN and Huynh T. Zone 1 Retinopathy of Prematurity in a Transitional Economy: A Cautionary Note. Am J Ophthalmol 2006; 141:1128-9.
  3. Huynh T et al. Dipetalonema reconditum in the human eye. Br J Ophthalmol 2001;85:1391-2.
Conferences

Congress posters and lectures

AUSCRS

  • 2017 – Extending the Depth of Focus with Small Aperture Optics
  • 2017 – Sailing Masters – top tips and techniques

RANZCO

  • 2019 – Tackling Presbyopia with IOLs for the Cataract Surgeon: The Lord of the Rings: Neuroadaptation is King
  • 2018 – Acufocus Educational Hub – Clinical Pearls for IC-8 IOL
  • 2017 – Keraring intrastromal corneal ring implants with/without crosslinking in the management of keratoconus
  • 2017 – Extending the Depth of Focus with Small Aperture Optics

ESCRS

  • 2017 – Extending the Depth of Focus with Small Aperture Optics

ISOP (International Society of Presbyopia)

  • 2017 – Extending the Depth of Focus with Small Aperture Optics
Community & charity involvement

Dr Huynh has a passion for helping the less privileged and has been involved in charity work in Australia, Vietnam, Cambodia and the Philippines. She has been actively involved as a volunteer surgeon and fundraiser for the Vietnam Vision Project since 2006. Other organisations that Dr Huynh volunteers for include Australian Health and Humanitarian Aid/Rotary Club, Cambodia Vision, Sight For All and Christian Blind Mission International. She was also recognised for establishing a Retinopathy-of-Prematurity screening program at the National Paediatric Hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Personal life

When not working, Dr Tess Huynh enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She keeps active caring for 3 boys and 2 dogs and for leisure she enjoys reading, yoga, swimming, hiking and skiing.

Lectures & Events

2018

  • Alcon Meeting Feb 2018 – Clareon Advisory Board Presentation
  • SEH Alumni 2018 – Improving Cataract Surgery Outcomes

2006-17

  • AUSCRS Presenter of various papers on Cataract and Refractive Surgery

2010

  • ELECT – ReSTOR Certification Course ( Ho Chi Minh City )
  • ELECT – Toric IOLs ( Ho Chi Minh City )
  • OCSO Brisbane Expert Panelist – Video Presentation on Cataract Surgery Tips

2009

  • Small Group Practice – Pros and Cons, Younger Fellows Weekend
  • ReSTOR Practice Pearls for Orthoptists and Practice Managers ( Alcon Head Office )

2008

  • Tropsat AUSCRS – As Expert Panel on Discussion of Presbyopic Correction
  • Current Trends in Refractive IOLs – RANZCO 2008 Supportive Staff Program
  • Vietnam Vision Project Outcomes – RANZCO 2008 Overseas Program
  • Technological Advancement in IOLs – Hong Kong
  • Technological Advancement in IOLs – Taiwan National OphthalmologyCongress
  • IOL Calculation Post-Refractive Surgery – Masters of Refractive Surgery Lecture Series for Ophthalmologists ( Sydney University )

2007

  • Peri-operative eye drops and antibiotics ( Orthoptic Association )
  • ReSTOR Multifocal IOLs – 4 year results ( APACRS Hanoi )
  • ReSTOR Multifocal IOLs – 4 year results ( AUSCRS Kingscliff )
  • ReSTOR Medical Advisory Committee Meeting ( The Eye Hospital Ho Chi Minh City )