Our Team

Doctors

Dr.Malvika Gupta

Cataract Surgeon and Retinal Specialist

Founding Director, Eastern Eye Specialists

Advisory Board Member: Medical Panels Victoria

Executive Committee Member: RANZCO Human Ethics & Research Committee

MBBS DO DNB MNAMS FICO (London) FRANZCO

Dr Malvika Gupta graduated from Delhi University, India with a gold medal for her proficiency in Ophthalmology. She subsequently completed a diploma and then Diplomate of National Board degree in Ophthalmology following which was awarded fellowship of the International Council of Ophthalmologists from London, UK in 2012. Further to that, she completed two years of advanced medical and surgical training in retinal diseases at Westmead Hospital, Sydney, NSW. Malvika has worked extensively in general ophthalmology across various Victorian hospitals including Western Health, Monash Health and Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, training in management of complex cataracts, glaucoma and minor oculoplastic disorders. Having practiced Ophthalmology for over 13 years as a comprehensive ophthalmologist and having performed over 10,000 eye surgeries, Malvika provides total eye care with special interests in complicated cataract and pterygium surgery, medical retinal diseases and oculoplastic procedures of the eyelid.

Malvika is also actively involved in training next generation eye surgeons and holds public appointments at Northern Health and Lilydale Hospital (Yarra Ranges Health Services) and Alice Springs Hospital (Northern Territory). She serves the aboriginal community in NT with outreach visits every quarter to Alice Springs hospital and the bush sites, and also one of the Chief Clinician for IDEAS Van in Victoria remote Outlook Project

Malvika provides private cataract surgery at Vermont Private Hospital with no or low gap options for privately insured patients (based on insurer rebates) with options of standard monofocal lenses, toric lenses to correct astigmatism and EdoF and multifocal lenses for full spectacle independence after cataract surgery. For non-insured pensioners, who do not have private health insurance, Malvika provides low gap surgery at Vermont Private with overall out of pocket costs of approximately 2000$. Also, those wanting to have surgery via the public system, Malvika’s affiliation with Yarra Ranges health provides direct access to surgical waitlisting; bypassing the wait times relating to outpatient consultations and pre-op testing.

Malvika takes keen interest in writing and has authored over 30 titles in indexed ophthalmology journals and books. She is an executive board member of the RANZCO Human Research and Ethics Committee. Malvika has also been appointed as empaneled Advisor by Medical Panels Victoria to perform permanent impairment assessments in accordance with the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013 and Wrongs Act 1958

She has earned several young ophthalmologist grants to travel across Asia and Europe and participate in Retinal Disease Summits.

Malvika has now decided to settle in Australia and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. In her free time, she enjoys nature walks with her young daughter and they together, are learning to play the Piano and violin; and is an excellent cook specialising in Asian vegetarian cuisine.

Locations: Lilydale, Knox

Dr.Nicholas Cheng

Retinal Specialist and Eye Surgeon

Associate Consultant, Eastern Eye Specialists Lilydale

MBBS, BMedSc, MMed(OphthSc), FRANZCO

Dr Cheng is a highly qualified and experienced Retinal Specialist, Cataract Surgeon and General Ophthalmologist.

Dr Cheng is a fellowship-trained retinal specialist with expertise in age-related macular degeneration (AMD),diabetic retinopathy and retinal vascular disease. He is highly experienced in laser procedures and intravitreal injections and adept in cataract surgery having performed many complex cases during his sub-specialty fellowship.

After undertaking a sub-specialty Medical Retina fellowship at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Dr Cheng travelled to the United Kingdom to further his experience in General Ophthalmology at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. Dr Cheng has published widely in peer-reviewed journals and was an honorary fellow at the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA), helping with research into the latest treatments for retinal diseases.

Known for his friendly and approachable nature with both patients and colleagues, Dr Cheng takes the time to answer all questions and works with patients to ensure they understand their condition and available treatment options. Dr Cheng has public hospital appointments as a consultant ophthalmologist at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Monash Health and Northern Health.

Location: Lilydale

Dr. Danielle Buck

Cataract Surgeon and General Ophthalmologist

Associate Consultant, Eastern Eye Specialists Knox

MBBS, BMedSc, MMed(OphthSc), FRANZCO

Dr Buck is the recent most addition to our team of eye specialists.

After having completed advanced ophthalmology training at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Danielle has worked extensively managing complex cataracts and is also deeply involved in training of junior registrars in wet labs as a part of the GENEYE initiative.

Through her years of training and association with GIRU, Dr Buck has also gained immense expertise in evaluation, diagnosis and management of glaucomatous eye disease.

Offering a patient focused approach and lively persona, Dr Buck's patients find comfort in her personalized care.

Location: Knox

Management

Saurabh Shrivastava

Social Media Liaison and Advertising Head

Managing Director, Eastern Eye Specialists

Saurabh brings his realm of experience in the advertising industry and uses his grasp on social media marketing to keep our patients up to date with most recent Ophthalmology News and Information while his experience in Public Relations guides our clinic in managing marketing side of things.

Saurabh also manages finances with extensive experience in dealing with medicare and health fund claims.


Jacinta Plowman

Practice Manager Eastern Eye Specialists


Jacinta adorns the role of our patient liaison and clinic manager.

With her vibrant and cheerful personality she takes up managerial challenges in her stride. She enjoys spreadsheets, a long list of tasks to work through and helping people understand what is happening. Communication is a big part of her role and having worked extensively within the healthcare sector and with people of varied age groups, her friendly nature will be able to put you at ease and put a smile on your face.

Jacinta enjoys working with people to form strong working relationships, helping patients with all questions they have and see people get the help they need to enjoy their lives.

In her spare time she is a keen vegetable gardener, enjoys baking yummy goodies, curling up with a good book and a cup of tea and spending time with her husband.

She looks forward to speaking with you to answer your questions, book an appointment and introduce you to the team.


Orthoptists

Adam Kaucki

Senior Orthoptist, Member Australian Orthoptic Board

B.Hlth.Sci(Hons)/MOrth(Orthoptics)

Adam is an Orthoptist with 7 years of clinical experience, graduating from La Trobe University Melbourne with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and Master of Orthoptics degree in 2013. Working in both public and private clinics in Melbourne and interstate has provided Adam with an invaluable insight into the diverse range of clinical presentations in adult and paediatric eye health care.

Adam has a special interest in all areas of adult and paediatric strabismus and ocular motility, and is committed to providing an informative and supportive approach to patient-centred care.

Having a passion for eye health care education in the wider community, Adam enjoys volunteering his time at paediatric vision screenings on weekends and providing much-needed services as part of the IDEAS (Indigenous Diabetes Eye and Screening) Van initiative. Adam is an active member of Orthoptics Australia who attends regular local, interstate and international conferences and scientific meetings. He is also registered with the Australian Orthoptics Board and holds a Certificate of Currency for maintaining up to date clinical knowledge. In his free time, Adam enjoys spending time with family and friends, pursuing his piano studies, playing board games, and is an avid puzzler.


Stinoj Shaju

Junior Orthoptist, Member Australian Orthoptic Board

B.Hlth.Sci(Hons)/MOrth(Orthoptics)

Most recent addition to our practice, Stinoj brings immense experience working not only locally in Melbourne with adults and kids but also at the Alice Springs Hospital in the Northern Territory as the lead orthoptist. After having completed his Bachelor of Applied Science and Masters of Orthoptics from Latrobe University in 2019, Stinoj has also bagged an academic teaching position with La Trobe University and has a special interest in cataract and retinal care.

Stinoj was the recipient of the J Ringland Anderson Prize recipient 2019 (prize awarded annually by Orthoptics Australia to the student who gains the highest marks for the orthoptic components during the final two years of their qualifying program).

In his free time, Stinoj is quite a star with multiple acting and advert gigs under his belt including Neighbors TV series, Crownbet and NAB.

Stinoj is fluent in many other languages aside from English, including Hindi, Tamil and Malyalam.

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