Cataract by Medownick at Medownick Laser Clinic
185 Hoddle Street (Cnr. Bridge Road)
Mark Medownick, MD, FAAO, FRACS, is a specialist eye surgeon who is considered an innovator in the field of vision correction. He was one of local pioneers of small incision, stitch-free cataract surgery, a procedure involving an advanced technique known as phacoemulsification. Dr. Medownick dedicated 12 years to the pursuit of advanced general and ophthalmological training and has been helping patients achieve clear vision for more than 25 years. Over the course of his career he has studied under the mentorship of some of the world's leading refractive surgeons, including Dr. Miles Galin, one of the founding members of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. His constant quest to provide his patients with the latest in cataract surgery has earned him a reputation as one of the most trusted eye surgeons in Melbourne.
Dr. Medownick and his surgical partners at Medownick Laser Clinic are proud to offer patients the patented Medownick Low Stress Cataract Surgery on a regular basis, a state-of-the-art procedure that requires a self-sealing micro-incision without the need for injections or stitches. We begin the procedure with a technique known as phacoemulsification, which involves a high-speed ultrasound machine that breaks up the clouded lens. The cataract is then carefully suctioned out of the eye and replaced with a premium intraocular lens (IOL) implant. At Medownick Laser Clinic we offer the most sophisticated IOLs, including ReSTOR, ReZoom, Crystalens and Tecnis, the last of which is specifically designed to correct astigmatism. Cataract by Medownick is performed at a leading-edge Day Theatre Suite located at the renowned Epworth Hospital or in a boutique private hospital.
Dr. Medownick also performs a wide range of laser eye surgery vision correction procedures, including LASIK without a flap, LASEK and PRK, as well as a number of advanced eye care treatments such as refractive lensectomy, implantable contact lenses and presbyopia laser treatments.
To schedule a one-on-one consultation at Medownick Laser Clinic and learn more about your vision correction options, benefits and risks of vision correction in your particular case, please contact us at (03) 9429-3566 or toll free at (1800) 37 39 37.Email the Surgeon
Mark Medownick, MD, FAAO, FRACS, completed his medical degree at Melbourne University, where he continued to study medicine and conduct ophthalmology research for more than a decade. During this time, he participated in the development of specular microscopy, a technique designed to assist in studying the inner layer of the cornea, at the Corneal Diseases Unit of the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. Dr. Medownick traveled to the United States and Europe to further enhance his knowledge by studying alongside some of the most skilled eye surgeons in the world. Upon his return, Dr. Medownick started his private practice, where he continues to provide excellent vision correction options and eye care procedures. He worked closely with Epworth Hospital, a world-leading health care institution. Dr. Medownick is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons and a founding member of the Australasian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He is also a proud member of several professional organizations, including the Australian Society of Ophthalmologists, the Australian Association of Surgeons, the Australian Medical Association, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the French Ophthalmological Association.
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