Dr. David Sia

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Dr. David Sia

MB ChB FRANZCO Vitreoretinal Surgery, Ocular Oncology

Dr Sia has experience in Australia, Canada and the UK as a Vitreoretinal Surgeon and Ocular Oncologist.

Dr David Sia returned in 2020 with dual-fellowship training in Vitreoretinal Surgery and Ocular Oncology.

David obtained his medical degree from the University of Otago, New Zealand in 2009 and went on to undertake ophthalmology registrar training in Adelaide, South Australia and Alice Springs, Northern Territory.

Following completion of registrar training, David then pursued overseas fellowship training and completed a 13-month Ocular Oncology Fellowship in London, UK at the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital, St Bartholomew’s Hospital and Royal London Hospital. This was followed by a 2-year Vitreoretinal Fellowship in Edmonton, Canada, at Alberta Retina Consultants. During his fellowships, he gained extensive experience in treating medical and surgical retinal diseases, as well as adult and paediatric intraocular and ocular surface tumours.

Upon returning to Adelaide, David was appointed as a Vitreoretinal Specialist and Ocular Oncologist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Flinders Medical Centre and Women’s and Children’s Hospital where he will be regularly involved in the training of future ophthalmologists and vitreoretinal surgeons. He is actively engaged in clinical research, has published widely and written book chapters. He currently holds a position as Clinical Associate Lecturer at the University of Adelaide.

In his free time, he enjoys photography, travel, reading, seeking out good food and working on computers. Having grown up in a multi-cultural background, he is fluent in English, Malay, Mandarin, Foochow.

David is a dedicated professional who loves his craft. He is committed to providing the best care possible for his patients and loves to connect with them.

Specialist Areas:

  • Surgical Retina
  • Cataracts and subluxated lenses
  • Retinal tears and detachment
  • Macular hole
  • Epiretinal membrane
  • Vitreomacular traction
  • Ocular trauma
  • Vitreous haemorrhage and vitreous opacity (floaters)
  • Secondary intraocular lens implantation
  • Medical Retina
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Macular degeneration
  • Retinal vein occlusions
  • Ocular Oncology
  • Uveal melanoma
  • Choroidal haemangioma
  • Intraocular vascular neoplasms Iris tumours
  • Ocular surface tumours