MBBS (Hons), MPHTM, FRANZCO
Dr. Sophia Zagora is a uveitis, medical retina and cataract specialist. She treats both adults and children with retinal diseases and inflammation in the eye. These include conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, vein occlusion, uveitis and scleritis. She also has a strong interest in cataract surgery in these patients.
She graduated from the University of Sydney Medical School with Honours. She has been awarded a Masters of Public Health and Tropical Medicine which involved clinical study in Papua New Guinea. Her general ophthalmology training was at Sydney Eye Hospital where she completed a year as the professorial senior registrar. She has undertaken fellowship training in uveitis, glaucoma and medical retina as the Professorial Fellow at Sydney eye hospital where she gained a particular interest in managing patients with complex eye diseases; and then a Uveitis Fellowship with Professor Sue Lightman at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London where she underwent further uveitis and medical retina training in both adults and children. She has worked as a locum Consultant at Westmead and Liverpool Hospitals helping with their Cataract waitlist reduction prior to taking up a position at the Sydney Eye Hospital.
Dr Zagora is currently a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney and continues to conduct clinical research, has published multiple book chapters and manuscripts in major international ophthalmology journals and also frequently reviews articles for these journals. She has presented at both national and international ophthalmic meetings. For the past four years she has participated widely in international Medical Retina and Uveitis clinical trials both in Australia and London.
She particularly enjoys being involved in teaching. She has been registrar of the court for the RANZCO examinations, responsible for organising the teaching of registrars in NSW, the national Senior Trainee Group spokesperson for the RANZCO Council and Federal Quality & Education Committees. More recently teaching in Fiji with RANZCO. She was awarded the registrar of the year during her training.
Her diverse training and clinical experience helps her manage patients with varying and complex eye pathologies.