Dr Andrew Apel
Dr Apel completed his ophthalmology training in Brisbane at the University of Queensland, then undertook a post- graduate two year Corneal and External Diseases Fellowship at the University of Toronto, Canada from 1992-1994. He has over 20 years’ experience in treating medical and surgical conditions of the anterior segment of the eye.
An accredited Consultant within the National Health Service, Dr Apel has held a position of Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Princess Alexandra Hospital since 1997. Within the NHS, he has a high volume cataract surgery practice and has performed over 7,500 cataract procedures. He has an interest in corneal surgery and is recognised as a national expert in this field. He is also heavily involved in training junior doctors in surgery.
In addition to his NHS work, Dr Apel manages two successful independent private practices one in Brisbane and one in Booval. He first carried out laser vision correction in 1994 and has been constantly updating his training to keep abreast with the latest in refractive technology. Already experienced in LASIK in 2006 he was further accredited by STAAR to perform Implantable Contact Lens surgery and this technology now forms an integral part of the refractive service offered in his practice. As laser vision correction cannot be used to treat presbyopia, Dr Apel has considerable expertise in refractive lens exchange. He has been invited to lecture alongside the world leaders in refractive lens exchange at international meetings and is now involved in training courses for other surgeons.
Other roles for Dr Apel include being a member of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO), Chairman of the RANZCO Queensland branch of the Qualification and Education Committee responsible for the supervision of trainee ophthalmologists and a Director of Queensland Laser Vision. Dr Apel has lectured and presented papers nationally and internationally on cataract, refractive, pterygium and corneal surgery and has published papers in peer review journals.
Dr David Gunn
Dr David Gunn is a Brisbane based ophthalmologist specialising in medical and surgical diseases of the cornea, complex cataract surgery and laser and refractive eye surgery.
He was educated in Brisbane and graduated from the University of Queensland Bachelor of Science and Medicine programs awarded with First Class Honours. He completed his medical residency and ophthalmology training throughout Queensland and was awarded the prestigious K.G. Howsam gold medal for obtaining the highest results in the Australian and New Zealand final ophthalmology examinations.
Dr Gunn undertook fellowship training at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital followed by further subspecialty training in corneal, advanced cataract and refractive surgery at the renowned Bristol Eye Hospital.
Dr Gunn practices at the Queensland Eye Institute in Brisbane and holds a public appointment at the Mater Hospital Brisbane, where he also offers intermediate surgery to uninsured patients.
Dr Gunn is active in eye disease research and publishes in local and international medical journals. He is involved in the training of surgical registrars, medical students & nurses and is an honorary faculty member of the University of Queensland
Dr Cameron McIntlock
Dr McLintock is a Brisbane-based Ophthalmologist with sub-specialist expertise in Cataract Surgery, Refractive Surgery and Corneal transplantation. He is committed to patient- focused care and providing his patients with international standard, leading-edge treatments available for their eye health.
After 7 years at the University of Queensland, Dr McLintock graduated as a medical doctor in 2006. He then worked in several Queensland hospitals for the next 5 years, mainly in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. During this period, he developed an interest in Ophthalmology and completed a Masters of Medicine in Ophthalmic Science through the University of Sydney. Subsequently, he commenced 6 years of specialist training in Ophthalmology which he completed through the Princess Alexandra Hospital, the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, the Gold Coast University Hospital and the Queensland Children’s Hospital. In 2017, he was awarded the Topham Scholarship and travelled to England to undertake 18 months of sub-specialist training in Corneal and Refractive Surgery at the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, an institution with an international reputation for excellence and innovation. There he refined his skills in Cataract Surgery, Corneal Surgery (including all types of corneal transplants) and Refractive Surgery.
Dr McLintock consults privately at Southside Eye Centre in Upper Mount Gravatt, Westside Eye Doctors in Taringa, Queensland Laser vision in Spring Hill and Mary River Eye Specialists in Hervey Bay. In the public sector, he is the main Corneal and Anterior Segment Surgeon at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane.
Mr Emmanuel Calligeros
Emmanuel was awarded his Bachelor of Optometry degree from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, in 1980. After completing his studies he joined an independent Optometry practice specialising in contact lenses. He became a partner in the practice in 1982 and the owner in 1988.
During his years in practice, Emmanuel was a Clinical Supervisor and Tutor at the School of Optometry, UNSW for 24 years. He also served on advisory panels for many contact lens companies. Emmanuel sold his practice in 2013, taking up the role of Head of Professional Development at the Brien Holden Vision Institute, University of NSW until he commenced his role with Device Technologies in November, 2015. Emmanuel is currently the Clinical and Business Development Specialist for the Ophthalmic Surgical Division at Device Technologies, based in Sydney, Australia.