Our Doctors

Dr Anil Sharma, MD, MS (Ophthal), FRANZCO

Dr Anil Sharma is a General Ophthalmic Surgeon. He graduated from Medical School in 1988 and completed his Post Graduate Training in Ophthalmology in 1994. He completed advanced eye training in Sydney Eye Hospital in 2000 and the Royal Adelaide Hospital in 2001.  Dr Sharma completed his FRANZCO in August 2005 and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists since 2006. He is actively involved with Qld RANZCO and AMA Qld.


Dr Sharma has been practicing in Rockhampton since 2003. Since 2015 he also visits Central Lakes Eyes Clinic located at the Caboolture Private Hospital and is a Visiting Medical Officer at Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital. He practices in all scope of Comprehensive (General) Ophthalmology such as Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma Management & Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Diabetes & Medical Retina, Retinal, Vitreous and Macular Diseases and Surgery.


He is a Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology with University of QLD (UQ) and is involved in the teaching and supervising of Ophthalmology to medical students, Registrars, J.H.O’s and P.H.O’s.  He has also been involved in educational Activities with local Optometrists and GPs. He enjoys visiting Nepal to participate in cataract surgery programs and teaching in eye camps.

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Dr John Langford-Smith, MBBS, BSc (Hons), MSc (Med) FRANZCO

Dr John Langford-Smith has worked in rural NSW as an ophthalmologist for fourteen years and has been visiting to Rockhampton for the last 5 years.  He is a meticulous general ophthalmic surgeon with extensive experience in elective Ophthalmic procedures including cataract surgery, pterygia (including tumor removal), and surgery for glaucoma.  He has exemplary academic background with 20 years of tertiary study.  In science, he achieved first class honours in Biochemistry at Sydney University, worked as an Immunochemistry at Royal Prince Alfred hospital Sydney and completed Medicine at Sydney University.  He finished a masters research degree at Sydney Eye Hospital and specialised in Clinical Ophthalmology, completing his training in 2000.


As one of the few ophthalmologists in Australia with forma scientific training, John has a keen interest in innovative treatments and the Science of Ophthalmology.  He was one of the first Ophthalmologists in Australia to utilize combinations of laser and anti VEGF antibodies in the treatment of diabetes, vein occlusions and other retinal diseases.  Dr Langford-smith also has interests in macular degeneration and is looking into the syntheses of potential nutritional and immune treatments of this disorder.

Dr Kate Hogden (BSc, MBBS, FRANZCO)

Dr Kate Hogden practices comprehensive Ophthalmology with sub-specialty interests in glaucoma and cataract surgery.


Dr Hogden completed her Medical degree at the University of Queensland before moving to Sydney to undertake Ophthalmology training at the Sydney Eye Hospital.  She then completed subspecialty training in Glaucoma at the surgically renowned University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada for which she was awarded a RANZCO Topham Scholarship.  Whilst at UBC, Dr Hogden also spent time with the prestigious Vitreoretinal department gaining invaluable medical and surgical retina experience.


Dr Hogden performs various glaucoma laser procedures as well as traditional glaucoma surgeries (including trabeculectomy and glaucoma drainage devices).  She also has a special interest in minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries (MIGS).


Dr Hogden holds a public appointment at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and is involved in Registrar teaching.  She is actively involved in ongoing clinical research and has presented at a number of Australian and international Ophthalmology conferences. 


Having been raised in North Queensland and having family in Rockhampton, Dr Hogden is looking forward to the opportunity to work along-side Dr Sharma and Dr Langford-Smith at Rockhampton Eye Clinic.