MBBS; MS; Grad Dip Med-Ref Surg (USyd); FRANZCO
Head of Department (Wollongong & Shellharbour Public Hospitals)
Senior Clinical Lecturer (University of Wollongong)
Senior Clinical Lecturer (University of Sydney)
Clinical Associate Professor Smita Agarwal is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with special interest in refractive cataract surgery, glaucoma and anterior segment eye diseases. She has performed over 15,000 surgeries with excellent results.
Dr Agarwal is the Head of Ophthalmology at Wollongong & Shellharbour Hospitals. She is a Visiting Medical Officer at a number of private hospitals including Nowra Private Hospital, Figtree Private Hospital, and Wollongong Day Surgery.
Dr Agarwal provides services ranging from routine eye exams to treatment of serious, sight-threatening diseases. She provides comprehensive diagnoses and innovative treatments for patients of all ages. Dr Agarwal specialises in cataract surgery and has keen interest in other surgeries including laser eye surgery, pterygium excision, and upper lid surgery (blepharoplasty) and laser treatment. She conducts a variety of clinics including macular degeneration, glaucoma and retinal clinics. She also performs Intravitreal Lucentis injections for macular degeneration. Dr Agarwal uses the latest technology and widely available intraocular lenses suitable to patient's eyes.
Dr. Agarwal finished her Ophthalmology training at Monash Medical Centre, Victoria where she also completed her advanced training in cataract surgery. She has previously worked as a fractional Staff Specialist (Ophthalmology) at Westmead Eye Hospital, Westmead where she taught advanced cataract surgery to Ophthalmology registrars for about three years. She has authored several research papers and case reports in Australia and overseas.
Dr. Agarwal has a deep sense of responsibility to the community and particularly to those who don't even have access to basic eye care. She regularly visits less privileged countries providing free medical services to people who don't have access to basic eye care. Her last such visit was to Cambodia in 2015 with a group of medical professionals from Australia.