Meet Our Team

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Practice Manager

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Admin/Bookings Manager

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Clinical Optometrist

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Ophthalmic Technician

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About Dr James Walker

Dr James C. Walker has been providing safe, high quality eye care for patients on the Sunshine Coast since 2004.

His special interests include cataract, pterygium, strabismus (eye misalignment), neuro-ophthalmology (brain disorders affect the eyes), eyelid procedures including the use of botulinum toxin (facial movement disorders and strabismus), lasers and medical management of macular and retinal disease.

Dr Walker graduated from medicine at the University of Adelaide in 1994 and completed his specialist training in Ophthalmology in South Australia in 2002. He pursued further education and training with advance training posts fellowships at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and Oxford Eye Hospital, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford achieving full recognition as an Ophthalmologist in the UK. He also trained at the Children’s Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago before returning to Australia in late 2004.

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Dr James C. Walker continues to be involved in training future ophthalmologists and other ophthalmic health staff both locally, through the Sunshine Coast University Hospital and Health Service as the Director of Ophthalmology, as well as providing VMO services in ophthalmology and maintaining staff training to rural and remote communities (from Mount Isa to surrounding districts). He also volunteers providing overseas in-country training to eye specialists in places like Myanmar, Vietnam, Mongolia, Cambodia through Sight For All.

He strives to keep up with the latest surgical advances including intraocular lens implantation, intravitreal therapy, and therapeutic laser procedures while trying to maintain work-life balance without compromising patient care or outcomes.

Dear James, it is now 3 weeks after the Left Eye Surgery and just 6 days following the Right Eye Surgery, and I just wanted to give you an update of my progress to date. Let me say that the results have been beyond my original expectations, to the point I don’t even need glasses for reading. As of today, I can read the Ipad I use to access newspapers etc, and yesterday I played Lawn Bowls with so much better focus than before, whilst today I played golf and managed to read and score the card without glasses. Suffice to say, I am blown away with the results to date, and if continued improvement can be expected up to 6 weeks following surgery, I cannot wait to see the ultimate results.

All of the above has been achieved without any discomfort whatsoever, so I just wanted to thank you for your attention to detail in getting the correct Lenses fitted, which have worked out to perfection. You obviously have a special talent in your field and I will be telling my friends and acquaintances at the Bowls and Golf Clubs, of your professionalism and talent.

With my sincere thanks and appreciation for your assistance. “Additionally, I want to acknowledge the efforts of all your support staff, including Leigh and her assistant at reception together with Usha who handled the initial eye testing and follow up post Surgery. All displayed a very caring approach and friendly manner.”
Yours sincerely,

Eric Sellenger

Sunshine Coast’s Director of Ophthalmology

Besides working in his private practice, Dr Walker is currently the Director of Ophthalmology in the Public sector of the Sunshine Coast region (Caloundra and SCUH).

He also extends his services remotely, once a week (every four weeks), as the VMO in Ophthalmology at NWHHS Mt Isa Hospital. Dr Walker is still involved in teaching Ophthalmologist overseas, mainly Asia Pacific, through Sight for All. He continues his medical education through teaching and research.