Adrian Fung

Associate Professor

  • 683 Citations
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BSc(Med), MBBS(Hons1), MMED (Ophthal. Sci.), MMED (Clin. Epi.) with merit, AMA(M), FRANZCO

Adrian Fung is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Macquarie University Hospital and specialist in vitreoretinal surgery, medical retina diseases and posterior segment tumours of the eye. He is Director of the Westmead Hospital Vitreoretinal Fellowship, where he teaches training surgeons and supervises post-doctoral research fellows. He is a chief investigator of the Bionic Eye Project and has been awarded two Masters degrees in Ophthalmic Science and Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Sydney. He has completed clinical and research fellowships at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver; Manhattan Eye and Ear Hospital, New York; Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami and Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia. 

Associate Professor Fung has published over 80 international peer-reviewed journal articles and 7 book or book chapters, including “Ophthalmic Clinical Examination” and “Vitreoretinal Surgery for Trainees” ( He is Medical Retina Section Editor for the journal Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology and a reviewer for major ophthalmic journals including Ophthalmology, JAMA Ophthalmology andRetina. He has been invited to speak and teach at over 100 national and international meetings including in the USA, Canada, Austria, Budapest, Estonia, China, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Laos, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. He has won awards for his contribution and was the first vitreo-retinal surgeon in Australia to be admitted to the prestigious Macula Society in the USA. 

Associate Professor Fung is the course convenor for Ophthalmology Updates! (, one of the largest ophthalmology conferences held in Sydney each year. He sits on the Sydney Eye Hospital Alumni, Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia, RANZCO Clinical Standards, ANZSRS Surgical Registry and APVRS Young Ophthalmologists committees. He is a member of RANZCO, ANZSRS, ORA, AAO, ASRS, ARVO, Macular Society, Vit-Buckle Society, Lifeline Express International Academy, ISOO, IRGIII, IntRIS, APAO and APVRS. He is an Asia Pacific Vitreoretinal Society Leadership Development Program Mentor.

Associate Professor Fung’s interests include epiretinal membrane, macular hole, retinal detachment, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular occlusions and retinal and choroidal tumours. Second languages he speaks includes Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Clinical trial of a suprachoroidal visual prosthesis for the profoundly vision impaired

Fung, A., Suaning, G., Lovell, N., Grigg, J., daCruz, A. M., Morley, J. W., James, N., Tumuluri, K., Ayton, L. & McCluskey, P.

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Project: Research

Research Outputs

Donut-shaped subhyaloidal hemorrhage: the peculiar shape led to the preservation of good vision

Waldstein, S. M., Li, J. & Fung, A. T., 1 May 2020, In : Retina Today. 2020, May-June, p. 13-14 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/opinion

Focal choroidal excavation and choroidal neovascularization: the chicken and the egg

Galvin, J. C. & Fung, A. T., Aug 2020, In : Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. 48, 6, p. 839-840 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Focal scleral nodule: a new name for solitary idiopathic choroiditis and unifocal helioid choroiditis

Fung, A. T., Waldstein, S. M., Gal-Or, O., Pellegrini, M., Preziosa, C., Shields, J. A., Welch, R. J., Dolz-Marco, R., Sarraf, D., Nagiel, A., Lalane, R., Jung, J. J., Ghazi, N. G., Ramtohul, P., Arnold, J. J., Sakurada, Y., Choudhry, N., Balaratnasingam, C., Freund, K. B. & Shields, C. L., 22 Apr 2020, In : Ophthalmology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Local delivery of corticosteroids in clinical ophthalmology: a review

    Fung, A. T., Tran, T., Lim, L. L., Samarawickrama, C., Arnold, J., Gillies, M., Catt, C., Mitchell, L., Symons, A., Buttery, R., Cottee, L., Tumuluri, K. & Beaumont, P., Apr 2020, In : Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. 48, 3, p. 366-401 36 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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    One-year outcomes of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy in peripapillary choroidal neovascularisation

    Singh, S. R., Fung, A. T., Fraser-Bell, S., Lupidi, M., Mohan, S., Gabrielle, P-H., Zur, D., Iglicki, M., M. López-Corell, P., Gallego-Pinazo, R., Farinha, C., Lima, L. H., Mansour, A. M., Casella, A. M., Wu, L., Silva, R., Uwaydat, S. H., Govindahari, V., Arevalo, J. F. & Chhablani, J., May 2020, In : British Journal of Ophthalmology. 104, 5, p. 678-683 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle