Dr Cheryl Au

Dr Cheryl Au is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon, who subspecialises in medical retina. She specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusions and other macular and retinal conditions.

Dr Au underwent specialist ophthalmology training in the Sydney Eye Hospital Network where she attained experience in both general ophthalmology and various subspecialties. She is an experienced cataract surgeon and has supervised cataract surgery as the Professorial Senior Registrar and as an accredited EyeSi supervisor. She completed her medical retina fellowship at Westmead Hospital under the supervision of Professor Paul Mitchell.

Dr Au completed her Bachelor of Medical Science, Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (Honours I) and Master of Public Health at the University of Sydney. She was awarded the University of Sydney Undergraduate Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement and was placed on the Dean’s Honour list for Excellence in Academic Performance. She also received the Dr H G Chapman Prize and the Dr Charlotte Last Memorial Scholarship for her Honours thesis, and completed a Diploma in Primary Care Ophthalmology at the University of Edinburgh.

Dr Au has published several research papers in peer-reviewed journals and has presented her research at various national and international conferences. She was the Sarks’ research fellow at St Vincent’s Hospital, where she undertook research on age-related macular degeneration based on the Sarks’ clinicopathological archive, the world’s largest collection of clinically annotated eyes.

Dr Au is a staff specialist at Sydney Eye Hospital, and is also an adjunct lecturer at the University of Notre Dame.

In addition to clinical practice, research and teaching, Dr Au is a member of the RANZCO NSW Branch executive committee, serving as the secretary.

Dr Au is passionate about providing high quality care and ensuring the best holistic outcome for her patients.  She is also fluent in Cantonese and basic Mandarin.

  • Medical Retina Specialist
  • Cataract Surgeon
  •  General Ophthalmologist
  • Campsie
  • Chatswood
  • Norwest Retina / Nexus Eyecare
Languages spoken
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin (Basic)
  • English

Career highlights

Education and training
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, University of Sydney, New South Wales
Professional memberships
  • Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (FRANZCO)






ISOP (International Society of Presbyopia)

Community & charity involvement


Personal life
Lectures & Events