Dr Nick Andrew. Ophthalmologist

Cataract, Glaucoma and Complex Surgery of the Iris and Lens

Dr Nick Andrew is an ophthalmologist with a specialist interest in cataract  and complex glaucoma surgery.  He is focused on delivering patient-centered care at the highest standard possible. He also enjoys the challenge of applying the latest scientific knowledge and surgical advancements to the specific needs of each patient.

Outstanding training

Dr Andrew was selected for the prestigious Glaucoma and Advanced Anterior Segment Surgery (GAASS) Fellowship with the world-renowned Dr Ike Ahmed in Toronto. Dr Ahmed is regularly listed as one of the most influential ophthalmologists in the world and his GAASS fellowship is widely-regarded as providing the best training in glaucoma and complex anterior segment surgery.

Dr Andrew is to date the only ophthalmologist in the entire Asia-Pacific region to have undertaken this fellowship training. In addition, Dr Andrew also undertook a fellowship with Prof Tony Wells in Wellington, New Zealand. Prof Wells is a leader of surgical glaucoma in Australasia and was himself trained by Sir Peng Khaw in Moorfields, London.

Professional Associations and Awards

Dr Andrew is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO). He was awarded the Filipic Greer Medal for excellence in the Advanced Ophthalmic Pathology Examinations.

Other notable awards include the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine Prize, and The Mutual Community Scholarship for all-round sporting and academic excellence at the University of Adelaide, and a RANZCO fellowship scholarship.

Dr Andrew is a Researcher of note

As a researcher, Dr Andrew has published over 40 scientific articles in peer-reviewed ophthalmic journals. Dr Andrew is also a reviewer for several leading ophthalmic journals and is completing his PhD in ophthalmology. He enjoys teaching and is co-host of one of the leading ophthalmology podcasts, Ophthalmology Against The Rule.  This discusses the latest developments and controversies in the field of ophthalmology.

Community activity

Dr Andrew served as a board member of the eye charity ‘Sight For All’, which works to improve eyecare in the developing world. He helped to develop fundraising initiatives that have raised over $100,000 and he has travelled to Myanmar twice to support eye care delivery there. Dr Andrew was also fortunate to spend six months working in Alice Springs and the remote communities of Central Australia during his ophthalmology training.

Extra-curricular activities

Outside of medicine, Dr Andrew is a keen rower and was a Captain of the Australian Rowing Team. He represented Australia in several international competitions and was a silver medalist at the 2006 U23 World Championships. He and his wife have two young children so he now spends his rare time away from work playing with them.

Dr Andrew would be delighted to take care of you and treat any eye problem that you may have.


  • Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), The University of Adelaide, 2010

  • Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, 2019

  • Glaucoma and Advanced Anterior Segment Surgery (GAASS) Fellowship with Dr Ike Ahmed, Toronto, Canada, 2019

  • Glaucoma Fellowship, Prof Tony Wells, Wellington, New Zealand, 2018

Awards / Prizes

  • RANZCO/Allergan Travelling Scholarship for my overseas fellowships, 2019

  • The Filipic Greer Medal for excellence in the RANZCO Advanced Ophthalmic Pathology Examinations, 2016.

  • The Dermot Roden Prize for best oculoplastics research paper, 2013 RANZCO Congress, Hobart, Tasmania.

  • The Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine Prize, 2009.

  • Mutual Community Scholarship, 2007. For all-round academic and sporting excellence.

  • Australian Student Prize for being ranked in the top 500 matriculating students in Australia, 2003

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Teaching and Community Service

  • Board Member of ‘Sight For All’ charity, 2014-2018

  • Derek Frewen AO Citation for Clinical Teaching, awarded during my internship year, chosen by the University of Adelaide Medical Students, 2011.

  • Nominee for Burns-Alpers Medal 2017. This is the top prize for teaching voted for by the medical students of the Flinders University, South Australia