Dr George (Yu Xiang) Kong

孔医生 - 眼科手术医生 (博士)
 
MBBS (Melb) BMedSci PhD (Melb) FRANZCO
Eye Specialist, Cataract & Glaucoma Specialist

 

 

Hospital Appointments

Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital

Monash Hospital

Eastern Health

   (Box Hill Hospital/Yarra Ranges Health)

 

Honorary Clinical Lecturer at University of Melbourne

 

Director for GLANCE Pty Ltd.

 

Memberships

RANZCO - Fellow of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists

ORIA - Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia

ARVO - The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (USA)

IGP - International Glaucoma Panel (Allergan)

ASO - Australian Society of Ophthalmologists

 

 
 
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Best standard of care

Patient centered care

Evidence based care

Every patient is different.  Dr Kong strives to provide each patient with the best and the most appropriate treatment by understanding the needs of each patient.  Dr Kong provides comprehensive ophthalmic care including treatment of glaucoma, cataract, monitoring of diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, treatment of dry eye syndromes.

Dr Kong received comprehensive ophthalmology training and glaucoma subspecialist training in Melbourne Australia and prestigious fellowship in Cambridge UK on complex cataract and glaucoma surgery.  He applies the best international standard of medical and surgical care to all his patients.  This includes the use of minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) when appropriate.

Dr Kong believes the best care for patients can only be achieved if treatment is based on strong clinical evidence.  Dr Kong continues to strive for best patient outcomes through research and critical assessment of medical evidence.

Hello, I'm Dr George Kong

 

Dr George Kong is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and Glaucoma subspecialist with particular experience in complex glaucoma and cataract surgeries.  He is also experienced in performing novel minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS).  Dr Kong has a special interest in glaucoma caused by angle closure and inflammatory eye diseases that are not amenable to treatment using MIGS.  

Qualifications​
 
2016

Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists

2011

Doctor of Philosophy (University of Melbourne)

The Effect of Aging and Mitochondrial Dysfunction on Optic Nerve Response to Pressure induced Stress

Supported by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Postgraduate Training Scholarship

Postgraduate Certificates from

Royal Australasian Collage of Surgeons

  • Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST)/ Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS®)

  • Australian and New Zealand Surgical Skills Education and Training (ASSET)

  • Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient (CCrISP)

  • Critical Literature Evaluation and Research (CLEAR)

2007-2009
2005

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) (University of Melbourne)

2005

Bachelor of Medical Science (B Med Sci) (The University of Melbourne)

Fellowships & Training
 
2016

Fellowship in Complex Glaucoma and Cataract Surgery

Cambridge University Hospital, Cambridge UK

2015

Clinical Glaucoma Fellow

Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

2011-2014

Ophthalmology Registrar

Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

Awards
 
2017

Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia (ORIA) Grant

2016​

Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust Award (Cambridge, UK)

2016​

Finalist in MedTech's Got Talent (Victorian Government Initiative)

2015

Finalist in Member in Training award presentation at Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

2015

AMP Tomorrow Maker Award

2011

Best Presentation from Trainee, Glaucoma Interest Group Annual Meeting

2010

Eberhard Dodt Memorial Award, International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision (ISCEV)

2010

James McBride White Prize Melbourne Ophthalmic Alumni

SKILLS & EXPERTISE
 

Complex glaucoma & cataract surgeries

Trabeculectomy, Repair of previously failed trabeculectomy, Combined cataract and trabeculectomy,

Glaucoma Drainage Implant

Glaucoma Laser Treatments

Laser treatment of angle closure, Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT), Cyclodiode laser

Management of complex glaucoma conditions

Glaucoma caused by inflammatory conditions (Uveitic glaucoma), Angle closure glaucoma, Neovascular glaucoma 

Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery

iStent, Xen stent

Personalised Glaucoma/Macular Treatment

Home-based monitoring of visual field test for glaucoma and age related macular degeneration patients

Fluent in Chinese Language

Mandarin, Cantonese

General Ophthalmology 

Management of Diabetic Retinopathy, Age-related macular degeneration, Dry eye, eye lid conditions

Publications
 
Dr Kong believes continuing active research is an important part of providing best evidence-based care for patients. 

Most recent publications

  1. Yan MK, Kumar H, Kerr N, Medeiros FA, Sandhu SS, Crowston JG, Kong YXG. Transnational review of visual standards for driving: How Australia compares with the rest of the world. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology 2019.

  2. Zehavi-Dorin T, Heinecke E, Nadkarni S, Green C, Chen C, Kong YXG.  Bilateral consecutive Xen gel stent surgery during pregnancy for uncontrolled early-onset primary open angle glaucoma.  American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports 15 (2019).

  3. Kong YXG, Gibbins A, Brooks A. Glaucoma in perspective. The Medical Journal of Australia 210(4) February 2019.

  4. Osborne A, Khatib T, Songra L, Barber A, Hall K, Kong YXG, Widdowson P, Martin KR.  Neuroprotection of Retinal Ganglion Cells by a Novel Gene Therapy Construct that Achieves Sustained Enhancement of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor/Tropomyosin-Related Kinase Receptor-B Signalling. Cell Death & Disease 2018 Sep 26;9(10):1007.

  5. Kong YXG, Visual field testing in the era of portable consumer technology, Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology May 2018

  6. Prea SM, Kong YXG, Mehta A, He MG, Crowston JG, Gupta V, Martin KR, Vingrys AJ.  Six-month longitudinal comparison of a portable tablet perimeter with the Humphrey Field Analyser.  American Journal of Ophthalmology Mar 2018

  7. Anderson AJ, Bedggood PA, Martin KR, Kong YXG, Vingrys AJ. Can home monitoring allow earlier detection of rapid visual field progression in glaucoma? Ophthalmology Jun 2017

  8. Nesaratnam N, Thomas P, Kirollos R, Vingrys AJ, Kong YXG, Martin KR. Tablets at the Bedside: iPad-based Visual Field Test used in the diagnosis of Intrasellar Haemangiopericytoma. BMC Ophthalmology April 2017

  9. Kwon HJ, Kong YXG, Tao LW, Lim LL, Martin KR, Green C, Ruddle J, Crowston JG. Surgical Outcomes of Trabeculectomy and Glaucoma Drainage Implant for Uveitic Glaucoma and Relationship with Uveitis Activity.  Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2017 Jan

  10. Kong YXG, He MG, Crowston JG, Vingrys AJ. A comparison of perimetric results from a tablet perimeter and Humphrey Field Analyzer in glaucoma patients. Translational Vision Science & Technology 2016 Nov 3;5(6):2. 2016.

  11. Kong YXG, O’Neill E, Pandav S, Crowston JG, Coote M. Understanding Glaucoma Optic Nerve Assessment through Systemic Observation: The GONE (glaucomatous optic neuropathy evaluation) project.  South African Journal of Ophthalmology Nov 2016.

  12. Zamir E, Kong YXG, Kowalski T, Coote M, Ang GS. A novel method of quantitative anterior chamber depth estimation using temporal perpendicular digital photography. Translational vision science & technology Jul 29;5(4):10. 2016.

  13. Vingrys AJ, Healey JK, Liew S, Saharinen V, Tran M, Wu W, Kong YXG. Clinical validation of a tablet perimeter. Translational vision science & technology 2016 Jul; 5(4): 3.

 

 

See all of Dr Kong's publications on Google Scholar

 
CONTACT ME

Public Appointments

 

 
Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
 
32 Gisborne St, East Melbourne, VIC 3000
 
 
Monash Hospital, Monash Health
 
246 Clayton Rd, Clayton VIC 3168
 
Eastern Health
8 Arnold St, Box Hill VIC 3128
 
 
 
 

Private Clinics

 

North West Eye Specialists

Address: Gladstone Park Shopping Centre, 208, Gladstone Park VIC 3043

Phone: (03) 9335 0500

Fax: ​(03) 9338 6755

Essendon Eye Clinic

Address: 154 Buckley St, Essendon VIC 3040

Phone: (03) 9331 4402

Fax: (03) 9331 3755

City Eye Surgeons

Address: G11, 566 St Kilda Road, VIC 3004

Phone: (03) 8080 1082

Fax: 03 9978 9426

Eye Specialists Greensborough

Address: 11 Eldale Ave, Greensborough VIC 3088

Phone: (03) 9435 6611

Fax: 03 9432 0227

Mount Waverley Eye Surgeons

Address: 80 Stephensons Road, Mount Waverley VIC 3149

Web: mtwaverleyeye.com.au

Phone: 03 8080 1082

Fax: 03 8888 9924

 

Doncaster Eye Centre

Address: 184 High Street, DONCASTER,  VIC  3108

Phone: (03) 8850 4000

Fax: (03) 9852 3430