Vignesh is a consultant ophthalmologist and vitreo-retinal surgeon. He is the former head of department at the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH) in Perth. Under his leadership the department grew into a well equipped 12-consultant unit that includes all subspecialties within adult Ophthalmology, and provides two accredited registrar training positions. His private ophthalmology practice is at the Joondalup Eye Clinic in Perth.
Vignesh has received special recognition from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) for his excellence in teaching. He completed his primary medical degree in India, followed by a Masters in Ophthalmology at the Aravind Eye Hospital and Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology – the world’s largest eye care system. He then completed 8 years of training in both glaucoma and vitreo-retinal surgery at Liverpool and Oxford in the UK. In 2013 he completed a second fellowship in medical and surgical retina with Prof. Ian Constable at SCGH and the Lion’s Eye Institute in Perth. His special areas of clinical expertise are complex cataract surgery, glaucoma, and medical and surgical retina.
Vignesh is highly regarded by his colleagues as a clinician, administrator, and educator.