Dr John J. Males


Profile Videos:
Introduction to Cataract Surgery: https://youtu.be/GOCC0wK5Ik4

Introduction to Laser Vision Correction: https://youtu.be/FWwbXs8STLU

Introduction to SMILE Laser Vision Correction: https://youtu.be/R0tJoqghr7o  


M.B. , B.S.(Hons), BSc (Med)(Hons),MMed (clin Epi), F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.





Areas of interest

  • Corneal, cataract and refractive surgery




Dr John Males, Principal surgeon at Envision Eye Centre, is a leader in laser vision correction, cataract surgery, corneal transplantation including DSEK, DSAEK and DALK, keratoconus treatments including collagen cross linking, corneal rings (Kerarings and Intacs), phakic intraocular lenses, and anterior segment reconstruction.

John is a consultant ophthalmologist at Sydney Eye Hospital, St Vincent's Public and St Vincent's Private Hospitals, Concord Hospital and Macquarie University Hospital. He is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at both the University of Sydney, Macquarie University and is the head of the Corneal Unit at Sydney Eye Hospital. John is the Head of the Department of Ophthalmology at St Vincent's Public Hospital. He is a Co-ordinator for the Masters of Refractive Surgery at the University Sydney, the first post graduate degree in refractive surgery in the world.

Dr Males underwent his medical training at the University of Sydney and his Ophthalmic training in Sydney Eye Hospital, and Bristol Eye Hospital in the United Kingdom.

Dr Males has been at the forefront of ophthalmology and has introduced numerous surgical techniques in Australia. His achievements include:
• The first in Australia to perform DSAEK endothelial corneal transplantation;
• The first in Australia to perform collagen cross linking (C3R, UVX) for the stabilisation of keratoconus;
• The first in Australia to perform custom iris implant surgery with the Human Optics iris prosthesis;
• Amongst the first surgeons to perform laser assisted cataract surgery in Australia; and
• Amongst the leading group of surgeons performing SMILE laser vision correction in Australia.

John performs micro-incision laser assisted cataract surgery, with a broad range of options tailored to the needs of the individual.

John has 10 years experience in laser vision correction, performing LASIK and laser surface ablation. John is now performing the latest form of laser vision correction, known as “SMILE” laser vision correction. This form of laser vision correction is effectively “keyhole LASIK” with only a 2 mm incision instead of a larger flap.

When John isn’t working, he enjoys playing soccer and skiing as well as being a keen runner. John enjoys spending time with his young family and tries hard not to crash the remote control quadcopters he makes with his children.


Level 10 St Vincent's Clinic
438 Victoria Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010


02 9233 7333


02 9233 6639






Clinical Senior Lecturer, Save Sight Institute, University of Sydney; Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University; Consultant Ophthalmologist & Corneal Subspecialist, Sydney Eye Hospital - Head of Corneal Unit, St Vincent's Hospital; Concord Hospital, Director; Sydney Cornea Clinic, 12/187 Macquarie St, Sydney, South West Vision Institute, Liverpool