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Associate Professor Mei-Ling Tay-Kearney is a consultant ophthalmologist at the LEI and Royal Perth Hospital. She specialises in infectious and autoimmune eye diseases and their treatments.

She completed her ophthalmology training in Western Australia before undertaking postgraduate studies in ocular immunology and infections at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, USA.

Associate Professor Tay-Kearney has a strong commitment to professional education and training. She is an active member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology (RANZCO) where she is a member of its Selection Board for Training, its Training Progression Committee, and a Training Hospital Inspector. She is also part of the LEI’s Medical Advisory Committee.

She is active in Clinical Trials, focusing on new drug treatments for infectious and non-infectious ocular inflammation and continues to participate in tele-ophthalmology research. Professor Tay Kearney has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals.

She has held various positions, including Head of Department at Royal Perth Hospital, RANZCO Advanced Clinical Examination (RACE) examiner and Qualification and Education Committee (QEC) Chair responsible for the ophthalmological training program in WA.

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Qualifications and Experience


  • 1986 - Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB BS) from The University of Western Australia

Languages spoken

  • English

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