Dr Mei Hong Tan


Dr Mei Tan is a fellowship-trained vitreoretinal surgeon and medical retina subspecialist.  With over 15 years of experience in ophthalmology, she is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of all retinal conditions, including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion, central serous chorioretinopathy, degenerative myopia, inflammatory retinopathies and inherited retinal diseases. She is a highly skilled vitreoretinal surgeon, regularly performs complex vitreoretinal operations including all forms of macular surgery, diabetic vitrectomy and retinal detachment surgery. Dr Tan is also an experienced cataract surgeon and frequently combines cataract surgery with retinal operations.


Dr Tan completed ophthalmology specialty training at the Oxford Eye Hospital in Oxford, UK. She underwent further sub-specialty training in medical retina at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and two years of vitreo-retinal surgery fellowships at the Royal Perth Hospital and Lions Eye Institute, Perth and Royal Adelaide Hospital. Following her subspecialty fellowships, she went on to gain valuable experience in ocular oncology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston. Dr Tan holds a PhD from the University College London for her work in translational research in gene therapy while working at the Institute of Ophthalmology, London and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. Dr Tan currently has consultant appointments at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. She is an honorary clinical lecturer at the University of Melbourne and is involved in teaching and supervising medical students and ophthalmology trainee doctors. Dr Tan maintains ongoing research in the field of retinal diseases and has numerous publications in peer-reviewed scientific and medical journals.  Dr Tan prioritizes the importance of taking the time to engage with patients, with the aim of providing patients with best individualised care, experience and treatment outcomes.

In addition to English, Dr Tan also speaks conversational Malay, Mandarin and Cantonese.


Cataract surgery

Medical Retinal Treatment

Macular Degeneration

Diabetic Eye Disease

Epiretinal membrane surgery

Vitreoretinal surgery