Dr Freny Kalapesi is an Ophthalmic Surgeon with specialist training in adult and paediatric ocular plastic, lacrimal and orbit surgery.
Dr Kalapesi undertook resident work at Westmead and Prince of Wales Hospitals in Sydney. She achieved a Doctor of Philosophy, PhD (2002-2007), at UNSW in basic laboratory ophthalmic research. Freny trained as an Ophthalmology Registrar (2005- 2010) based mainly at Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick with some rotational work in and around Sydney including out of Sydney Eye Hospital.
She then undertook two years of further fellowship experience in the United Kingdom. Her first fellowship was at the Royal United Hospital, Bath in General Ophthalmology with experience in Cataract, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, strabismus, paediatrics but with a special interest and weekly surgical lists in Oculoplastics.
After this Dr Kalapesi took on her second fellowship at the Bristol Eye Hospital, as the Oculoplastics and Orbital fellow. During this year, she gained vast surgical experience in lid, lacrimal and orbital conditions with five theatre sessions per week. She was an investigator for the CIRTED Trial investigating the role of immunosuppression and radiotherapy in thyroid eye disease. She also hosted weekly multidisciplinary orbital meetings.
She has published 14 articles on various topics in ophthalmology.
Dr Kalapesi is a Staff Specialist Ophthalmologist at Westmead public Hospital, VMO at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and honorary VMO at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and has been in private practice in Sydney since 2012.
Other areas of special interest: • Cataract surgery (Including choice of lifestyle intraocular lens)• Anophthalmos and socket management• Blow-Out Fractures• Botulinum toxin A (Botox) Services ~ Medicare PBS blepharospasm and Hemifacial spasm ~ Wrinkle treatment/Chemical brow lifts • Brow Lifts • Lacrimal Procedures including DCR surgery• Orbital Tumour and inflammatory disease management• Skin Cancer (excision and reconstruction)
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