Dr. Richard Barry
Cataract & Vitreoretinal Surgeon, Macula Specialist, Founder and Director, Blink Eye Clinic
MBBChBAO (Hons-UCD) MD (UCD) FRANZCO
Dr. Richard Barry is a local specialist ophthalmologist, living and working in Canberra. He is the principal of Blink Eye Clinic.
Dr. Barry is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialist, the American Society of Retina Specialists and the British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons.
He is a graduate of the prestigious Sydney Eye Hospital, and subsequently obtained international sub-specialist fellowship training in macula and retina disease, as well as vitreoretinal surgery.
A highly-regarded and expert cataract surgeon, Dr. Barry has extensive experience in the most complex and challenging cases, and with the use of premium intraocular lenses.
Dr. Barry believes in providing the most modern, up-to-date and innovative ophthalmic service to his patients in Canberra. His new practice, Blink, located in Barton, is a testament to this. With the most cutting-edge technology available anywhere in the country, Dr. Barry and his staff will ensure you get a world-class service, locally.
Dr. Barry is also actively involved in teaching the next generation of ophthalmologists and optometrists as a lecturer at the University of Sydney and an adjunct professor at the University of Canberra.
Most of all Dr. Barry believes in good communication, always being available to take care of his patients, and to answer, thoroughly, any questions or concerns they may have.
Dr. Matthew Spargo
Cataract & Strabismus Surgeon, Paediatric and General Ophthalmologist
MBBS (Hons) BCom/Sc MPH FRANZCO
Dr. Matthew Spargo is a visiting specialist ophthalmologist from Sydney, practicing at Blink Eye Clinic on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Dr. Spargo graduated in medicine with Honours from The University of Sydney, before completing a Master of Public Health from the same institution. His general ophthalmology training took place at the Prince of Wales Hospital and Sydney Children’s Hospital. Dr. Spargo then undertook subspecialty training in paediatric ophthalmology and adult squint surgery in the United Kingdom, working in Cheltenham, Birmingham and Oxford.
While Dr. Spargo was in the UK, he gained immense experience in complex adult cataract surgery and paediatric cataract surgery, acquiring a vast set of skills to operate inside small eyes, often with complex anatomy. He prides himself on ensuring the highest level of safety, while also striving for the best possible visual outcome. He also offers surgical services for squints, childhood lid problems, watery eyes in babies and adult pterygium.
Dr. Spargo is a Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist at Sydney Children’s Hospital and a Visiting Medical Officer at Broken Hill Base Hospital. At these institutions, he is responsible for training the next generation of eye surgeons. He is also a Conjoint Associate Lecturer at the University of New South Wales.
Dr. Spargo has a passion for delivering the highest standard of care to his patients, taking the time to explain the nature of the problem and the options to fix it. He prides himself on clear and concise communication, helping his patients navigate the complex world of ophthalmology.
Dr. Noor Ali
Cataract & Glaucoma Surgeon, Uveitis and Medical Retina specialist, General Ophthalmologist
Dr Noor Ali has newly moved to Canberra and joined Blink Eye Clinic.
Dr Ali is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. She graduated with her medical degree from the University of Auckland, New Zealand in 2010. She completed her Ophthalmology training in New Zealand, then undertook subspecialty training in Medical Retina and Uveitis at the prestigious Sydney Eye Hospital, and in Glaucoma at the world-renowned Oxford Eye Hospital. She is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists, the Australian and New Zealand Glaucoma Society, as well as the Uveitis Special Interest Group.
Dr Ali is an experienced and precise cataract surgeon with the ultimate goal of clear crisp vision. She is highly skilled in managing complex cataracts with co-existing glaucoma or ocular inflammation. In addition to mastering the gold standard glaucoma surgeries such as trabeculectomy and tube implants during her time in the UK, she also worked at Imperial College Western Eye Hospital in London and learned the latest techniques in minimally invasive glaucoma surgery that can be combined with routine cataract surgery to provide her patients with an opportunity to receive the latest in technological advancements right here in Canberra.
Dr Noor Ali actively participates in research and has published a number of peer-reviewed articles in international journals, and won several research prizes. She is a research affiliate of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Sydney, NSW. She has been a surgical tutor at the cataract simulation course for ophthalmologists in training and has taught medical students, nurses, optometrists, orthoptists as part of her commitment to the continued education of the eye services workforce.
In her spare time, Dr Ali enjoys trail running and fusion cuisine. Her principles of practice are an open and collaborative style of communication, focusing on how any eye condition or treatment affects each patient as a whole.