Wollongong Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Wollongong Private Hospital, Ramsay Surgical Centre specialist John Lee

Clinical Associate Professor John Lee


Philosophy of care statement:
“I strive to give all my patients excellent vision with greatest safety and care, using the latest technology and skills.“

Clinical Associate Professor Lee is the Head of Illawarra Ophthalmology and one of the most experienced cataract surgeons in Australia having performed more than 15,000 successful cataract surgeries in his career. His priority is to provide excellent vision with the highest level of safety. 

He introduced topical anaesthesia (no needle to the eye) for cataract surgery to the Illawarra and performs all his cases using this method. Professor Lee also provides a comprehensive ophthalmological service including glaucoma, macular degeneration, eyelid procedures and paediatric ophthalmology.

He operates at Wollongong Private Hospital, Wollongong Day Surgery, Shellharbour Private Hospital, The Wollongong Public Hospital, and Shellharbour Public Hospital. 

He has an interest in overseas charity work and regularly works with disadvantaged peoples in Africa and Asia. He is a competitive marathon surf ski paddler and, together with his wife and three children, is an active member of St. Michaels Church, Wollongong.

He is available most days from his rooms in Figtree and Wollongong.

Specialist in cataract surgery and diseases of the eye