Dr Tess Huynh

With over 16 years of experience, Dr Tess Huynh is a highly respected cataract, corneal and refractive surgeon who is actively involved in research, teaching and charity work. Her significant expertise with cataracts allows her to perform both routine cataract surgery, as well as more complex removals for patients with co-occurring eye conditions. Dr Huynh also specialises in corneal conditions – she has a particular interest in collagen cross-linking to treat keratoconus, pterygium surgery using autografting and corneal transplantation (including all lamellar surgery). In addition, Dr Huynh also performs vision correction using laser eye surgery (LASIK, SMILE and ASLA) and treats more general eye conditions. Dr Huynh is also a Director at South West Vision Institute Liverpool and a Partner of Vision Eye Institute – Hurstville, working with Dr Hughes as the practice transitions to the new location.”

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

Career highlights

  • 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
  • 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


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

  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
  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.

Congress posters and lectures


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


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • AUSCRS Presenter of various papers on Cataract and Refractive Surgery


  • 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


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


  • 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 )


  • 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 )