Professor Adrian Fung

BSc(Med), MBBS(Hons1), MMED (Ophthal. Sci.), MMED (Clin. Epi.) with merit, AMA(M), FRANZCO
Prof Adrian Fung

Professor Adrian Fung is a vitreoretinal surgeon and macular disease specialist. He also has expertise in tumours of the retina and choroid.

Adrian Fung is Head of the Westmead Hospital Vitreoretinal Unit and a specialist in vitreoretinal surgery, medical retina diseases and posterior segment tumours of the eye. He is a Professor at Macquarie University Hospital and a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney. He has Masters degrees in Ophthalmic Science and Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Sydney and completed clinical and research fellowships at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver; Manhattan Eye and Ear Hospital, New York; Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami and Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia.

Professor Fung has published over 100 international peer-reviewed journal articles and 7 book or book chapters, including “Vitreoretinal Surgery for Trainees” ( He is a Principal Investigator of the Bionic Eye Project and Ionis Geographic Atrophy trials. He is Editor for Retinal Cases and Brief Reports and Medical Retina Section Editor for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. He has been invited to speak and teach at over 100 national and international meetings in Australasia, North America and Europe. He was awarded the RANZCO Teacher of Excellence Award in 2019. He is amongst the first retinal surgeons in Australia to be admitted to the Macula and Retina Societies in the USA and received the Macula Society Travel Grant Award in 2020.

Professor Fung is the course convenor for Ophthalmology Updates! (, one of the largest ophthalmology conferences held in Sydney each year. He is on the APVRS Council and is Chair of the RANZCO Clinical Standards Committee. He sits on the RANZCO Scientific Congress, RANZCO NSW Branch ASM, Sydney Eye Hospital Alumni, ORIA, RANZCO Clinical Standards, ANZSRS Surgical Registry, Fight Tumour Blindness and APVRS Young Ophthalmologists committees. He is a member of RANZCO, ANZSRS, ORA, AAO, ASRS, ARVO, Macula Society, Vit-Buckle Society, Lifeline Express International Academy, ISOO, IRGIII, IntRIS, APAO and APVRS. He is an APVRS Leadership Development Program Mentor and a RANZCO RACE Examiner.

Professor Fung’s interests include epiretinal membrane, macular hole, retinal detachment, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular occlusions and retinal and choroidal tumours. He will take the time to answer your questions, explain the best course of treatment and put you at ease. Second languages he speaks includes Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Practice Locations

  • Hurstville
  • Miranda

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Medical School & Postgraduate degrees

  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Sydney

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Ophthalmology Residency

  • Sydney Eye Hospital

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Retinal Fellowship

  • Vitreoretinal surgery and medical retina, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. (William H. Ross Vitreo-Retinal Fellow)
  • Medical retina/macular disease, VRMNY and Manhattan Eye and Ear Hospital, New York, USA. (LuEsther T. Mertz International Medical Retinal Fellow)
  • Uveitis (research scholar), Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, USA.
  • Ocular oncology (research scholar), Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, USA.

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Hospital/Academic Appointments

  • Westmead Hospital (Head of Vitreoretinal Unit)
  • Macquarie University Hospital (Clinical Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences)
  • University of Sydney (Clinical Associate Professor, Specialty of Ophthalmology and Eye Health)

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Area of specialisation

  • Vitreoretinal and macula surgery
  • Medical retina / Macular disease and surgery
  • Posterior segment ocular oncology

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese

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