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The Doctors

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

Dr Sharma is a general ophthalmic surgeon, with sub-specialty interests in Cataracts and Vitreo Retinal Surgery. He has been practicing in Rockhampton since 2003. He graduated from Medical School in 1988 and completed his Post Graduate Training in Ophthalmology in 1994. He completed advanced eye training at the 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 in Qld RANZCO.


Dr Sharma has been practicing in Rockhampton since 2003. Since 2015 he also visits Central Lakes Eye Clinic at the Caboolture Private Hospital. He practices in all scope of Comprehensive (General) Ophthalmology such as Cataract, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetes & Medical Retinal, Vitreoretinal and Macular Diseases Surgery.


He is also a Senior Lecturer with the University of Queensland


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 at Rockhampton Eye Clinic.

Dr. Richards is a highly-skilled ophthalmic surgeon with expertise in cataract surgery, eyelid surgery, tear drainage surgery, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

Training at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Dr. Richards graduated with Honours from the University of Queensland medical program. She completed a Master of Science in Medicine (Ophthalmic Science) from the University of Sydney School of Medicine.

Having completed RANZCO ophthalmology training in Queensland, Dr. Richards moved to the United Kingdom for two years of further training in advanced Cataract surgery, Oculoplastic surgery and Medical Retina. She worked at the James Cook University Hospital in North Yorkshire during her Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery Fellowship, and was invited to work as an Oculoplastics Fellow at the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, where she took the opportunity to broaden her sub-specialty experience, including expanding her skills in endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy.

Dr. Richards also accepted a prestigious fellowship in the field of Medical Retina at London’s Moorfields Eye Hospital. There she was trained by ophthalmologists who are widely considered to be world leaders in the diagnosis, medical management and research of retinal diseases such as macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. During her tenure, she gained extensive surgical experience in managing the complexities of cataract surgery in patients with retinal conditions. She was awarded the Topham Scholarship and the RANZCO Travelling Scholarship for her dedication to furthering her skills through the pursuit of overseas advanced training.

Over the years, Dr. Richards has gained diverse experience while working at a number of locations including Brisbane, Townsville, Gold Coast, Darwin, rural Australia, London and North Yorkshire. Alongside her clinical work, she actively participates and presents at local and international ophthalmology

conferences, showcasing her commitment to staying abreast of the latest advancements in the

field. Dr. Richards is dedicated to providing high-quality ophthalmic care and continues to

contribute to the field through her expertise and ongoing pursuit of knowledge.

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