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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, 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. 


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

Dr Langford-Smith has worked as a rural Ophthalmologist for more than twenty years and returns to Rockhampton where he previously worked for seven years.

He is a general Ophthalmic surgeon with extensive experience in elective Ophthalmic procedures including cataract surgery, pterygia, plastics (including tumour removal, blepharoplasty and other lid procedures), and surgery for glaucoma. He has extensive experience in treating wet macular degeneration by injection and an interest in glaucoma management.


He has an exemplary academic background with twenty years of tertiary study. In science, he achieved first class honours in Biochemistry at Sydney University, worked as an Immunochemist 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 formal scientific research training, John has a keen interest in innovative treatments and the science of Ophthalmology. He was one of the first Ophthalmologists in Australia to utilise combinations of laser and anti VEGF antibodies in the treatment of diabetes, vein occlusions and other retinal disease. Dr Langford-Smith also has interests in macular degeneration and is looking into the synthesis of potential nutritional and immune treatments for this disorder. 

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