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Dr Lee Lenton Ophthalmologist

Dr Lee

Dr Lee


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Dr Lee Lenton is a highly respected and experienced cataract and refractive surgeon. Since 1995, he has performed over 15,000 LASIK laser eye surgery procedures. Dr Lenton also specialises in refractive lens exchange and cataract surgery, with expertise in intraocular lens technology. For the past 5 years, Dr Lenton has specialised in cataract and refractive surgery using multifocal IOL insertions, having performed more than 4000 trifocal IOL insertions.

In addition, Dr Lenton manages diseases that affect the surface of the eye (e.g. dry eye, red eye, corneal ulcers and chronic conjunctivitis). He has done pioneering research into dry eye and the use of medicated honey to treat chronic blepharitis and dry eye before and after laser eye surgery and cataract surgery.

A patient’s excitement when they first experience their visual transformation after surgery is magical.
Dr Lee Lenton

Career highlights


  • Visiting clinician and lecturer, Department of Optometry and Optometry Clinic, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland

Other professional achievements

  • Currently undertaking his PhD in refractive surgery at the University of Queensland
  • Founder, Medical Director and Ophthalmic Surgeon, Queensland Eye Centre (1997–2000)
  • Chief Refractive Surgeon, Eyelaser Australia, New South Wales and Insight Laser Centre, Victoria (1997–2000)
  • Director of Cataract and Refractive Laser Surgery, Vision Eye Institute Brisbane (2006–2017)

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
  • Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons
  • Member of the American Society Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Member of the European Society Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Member of the International Society of Bilateral Cataract Surgeons


Dr Lenton is undertaking PhD research on refractive surgery. His project is titled ‘Statistical Analysis of Refractive Data.’

Education & training

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, University of Queensland, Queensland
  • Ophthalmology training, Princess Alexandra Hospital and Mater Hospital, Queensland
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