Assoc. Professor Adrian Fung

BSc(Med) MBBS(Hons I), MMed(Ophthalmic Science), MMed(Clinical Epidemiology), FRANZCO


Adrian-F-ProfileAssociate Professor Adrian Fung is a vitreoretinal surgeon and macular disease specialist. He also has expertise in tumours of the retina and choroid.

Associate Professor Fung graduated in medicine from the University of New South Wales with first class Honours, before completing both a Master of Medicine in Ophthalmic Science and a Master of Medicine with merit in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Sydney. He undertook ophthalmology training at The Sydney Eye Hospital where he was elected as the Professorial Senior registrar and won the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) Filipic Greer Award for highest mark in Advanced Pathology. He was the national Senior Trainee Group spokesperson for the RANZCO Council and Federal Quality & Education Committees.

Associate Professor Fung completed the William H. Ross Vitreoretinal Surgical Fellow at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, being awarded both the RANZCO Allergan and Sydney Hospitallers Norman Rose Travelling Scholarships. During this time he became an expert in managing surgical retinal diseases. He then completed the LuEsther T Mertz Medical Retina Fellowship at Vitreous Retina Macula Consultants of New York and the Manhattan Eye & Ear Hospital, New York, USA. Working under the supervision of world-renowned specialists Professor Lawrence Yannuzzi and Dr Bailey Freund, he was trained in medical retinal diseases. He has also been a research scholar in uveitis at Bascom Palmer Eye Hospital, Miami, USA (voted best ophthalmology hospital in the USA since 2004) and in ocular oncology with Professors Jerry and Carol Shields at the Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, USA (the largest oncology unit in the world).

He has written 6 books or book chapters, including “Ophthalmic Clinical Examination- The Sydney Eye Hospital Registrars’ Manual” and “Vitreoretinal Surgery for Trainees- The University of British Columbia and Sydney Eye Hospital Manual” (www.ophthalmologytextbooks.com). He has published over 35 manuscripts in major international ophthalmology journals, including Ophthalmology, Archives of Ophthalmology and Retina and is a reviewer for several of these. He has presented at international ophthalmic meetings, and is a member of RANZCO, ANZSRS, ORA, AAO, ASRS and ARVO. Associate Professor Fung continues to conduct clinical research and is involved as an investigator in international clinical trials. He particularly enjoys being involved in medical student and post-graduate teaching. He is a senior clinical lecturer at the University of Sydney and Macquarie University.

His interests include epiretinal membrane, macular hole, retinal detachment, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular occlusions, and retinal and choroidal tumours.

Medical School & Postgraduate degrees
University of New South Wales
University of Sydney

Ophthalmology Residency
Sydney Eye Hospital

Retinal Fellowship
Vitreoretinal surgery and medical retina, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
Medical retina/macular disease, VRMNY and Manhattan Eye and Ear Hospital, New York, USA.
Uveitis (research scholar), Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, USA.
Ocular oncology (research scholar), Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, USA.

Retinal Fellowship
Vitreoretinal surgery and medical retina, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
Medical retina/macular disease, VRMNY and Manhattan Eye and Ear Hospital, New York, USA.

Area of specialization
Vitreoretinal and macula surgery
Medical retina and macular disease
Posterior segment ocular oncology