Our Doctors

Dr David Workman

Dr Mei Tan



Dr David Workman

Dr David Workman


Dr Workman completed his medical degree at the University of Melbourne and then completed his medical specialist training in ophthalmology at the Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital (RVEEH). He worked as a Retinal Fellow before establishing the North Balwyn Eye Clinic & Laser Centre in 1989 where he is in private practice.

Dr Workman worked at the Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital where he was Head of Clinic and Chairman of the Senior Medical Staff. He has also been Chairman of the Eye Section of the Senior Medical Staff.

He is an active member of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO). He was a member of the State Committee of RANZCO for 10 years, including 5 years as Honorary Secretary and a term as Chairman and was also a Federal Councillor for 5 years.

Dr Workman is involved in the teaching of ophthalmic trainees, medical students, GP's, Optometrists and Optometry students. He was a member of the Qualification & Education committee (Victoria). He has lectured both in Victoria and interstate on advances in cataract surgery and other subjects including Aviation Ophthalmology.

He is involved in research and has published in the ANZ Journal of Ophthalmology on several occasions, given advice to Drug Advisory Committees and the Medical Board, and has been on several Medical Advisory Boards. He has published a chapter on ocular pain management.

He is also a Designated Aviation Ophthalmologist for the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and is authorised to certify civil pilots, aircrew and air traffic controllers for aviation purposes. He has a post graduate qualification in Aviation Medicine.  He has his private pilot's licence. He was in the RAAF Specialist Reserve for six years and is now in the Stand-by Reserve.

Dr Workman is also a registered surgeon with the Department of Veterans Affairs. He is a Fellow of both the British and American specialist Colleges.

He has a special interest in laser and conventional cataract surgery, glaucoma, laser vision correction and macular degeneration.




Dr Mei TanDr Mei Tan

MB ChB BAO (Hons), PhD., FRC Ophth (UK), FRANZCO

Dr Mei Tan is a fellowship-trained vitreo-retinal surgeon and medical retina specialist.  

Dr Tan completed ophthalmology specialty training at the Oxford Eye Hospital, Oxford, UK. She is a highly experienced retina subspecialist and vitreo-retinal surgeon, having underwent further subspeciality training in medical retina at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and 2 vitreo-retinal surgery fellowships at the Royal Perth Hospital and Lions Eye Institute, Perth and Royal Adelaide Hospital. She also gained experience in ocular oncology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston.

She specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of all retinal conditions, including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusions, and  routinely performs complex vitreo-retinal operations including macular surgery, diabetic vitrectomy and retinal detachment surgery. She is also a highly skilled cataract surgeon and frequently combines cataract surgery with retinal operations.

Dr Tan is an active contributor in the field of retinal medicine, with over 10 years of dedicated research and clinical work in retinal diseases. Her interest in inherited retinal diseases has led her to a PhD in genetics for developing gene therapy for inherited retinal diseases. Her vast research experience has shaped her clinical expertise, and today she offers current and evidence-based management of her patients in her clinics.

Dr Tan is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists and a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, UK. Dr Tan has public appointments as a consultant at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. She is also a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Melbourne. Dr Tan speaks Cantonese and Malay in addition to English