Dr Andrew Kaines is a specialist ophthalmologist and ophthalmic surgeon, with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of the macula and retina, including macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease. He is also an experienced cataract surgeon, performing hundreds of operations every year, and one of the few experienced laser cataract surgeons on the Northern Beaches.
After completing ophthalmology training at Prince of Wales Hospital, Dr Kaines spent several years in sought after international medical retina fellowship positions at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, and the Jules Stein Institute UCLA, in California. It was during this time that Andrew worked alongside world-renowned retinal experts, and was able to sharpen his skills in diagnosing, and treating macula, and retinal diseases.
Since returning to Australia, Dr Kaines was appointed to a Medical Retina sub-specialty position at Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and established Northern Beaches Retina Cataract Glaucoma in 2010.
He has been involved in leading edge research into new treatments and diagnostic techniques for diabetes, macular degeneration, branch retinal vein occlusions, central retinal vein occlusions, and central serous retinopathy, and continues to be a part of ongoing research with several centres here in Australia.
He performs a number of procedures, including intravitreal anti-VEGF injections for the treatment of a number of conditions, including age-related macular degeneration, and pan-retinal photocoagulation for diabetic retinopathy. He also commonly performs both manual small incision cataracts surgery, and femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery.
Dr Kaines’ vision for Northern Beaches Cataract Retina Glaucoma, is to provide an unparalleled level of ophthalmic care to the Northern Beaches.