Dr loren Rose
General & Paediatric Ophthalmologist
BSc (HONS) MBBS (HONS) FRANZCO PhD
Dr Rose completed her medical degree from the University of Sydney, graduating with MBBS (Honours). Prior to that, she completed a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney, graduating with Honours (Class I) in Visual Neuroscience.
Dr Rose completed her ophthalmic training at the Royal Eye and Ear Hospital in Victoria. Following this, she underwent a fellowship in paediatric ophthalmology at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. She is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University and has completed her PhD at Macquarie University titled Myopia Progression in Children in 2021.
Dr Rose has also been appointed Adjunct Assoc Professor at the University of Canberra.
With a long history of university teaching, including basic sciences at Sydney University to medical and science students, Dr Rose is involved in ophthalmic registrar training both in her public VMO position at Bankstown hospital and Westmead Children's Hospital and in private rooms.
She is also an active member of the charity group AHHA and performed adult cataract surgeries in Cambodia from 2017 to 2019.
Dr Rose is the founder of Myopia Australia, her new project helps patients and eye health providers best manage myopia progression in children.
Dr Loren Rose
BSc (HONS) MBBS (HONS) PhD FRANZCO
General and paediatric ophthalmologist
Clinical Senior Lecturer
Your consultation will involve a full assessment which begins with an orthoptist, who will take a brief history, check you/your child's vision, eye movements and alignment. You will then have eye drops instilled which will make your pupils larger, slightly blurring your vision. This is important, especially for children so we can check their focus and the retina at the back of the eye.
If you are an adult patient, it is important not to drive until your vision has returned to normal- either take public transport or ask family or friends to drive you. Once you/your child is dilated, you will be seen by Dr Rose who will take a further history, examine your eyes and request more tests if necessary. She will then discuss with you your management options. For your first visit expect to wait up to 2-3 hours.
Please bring your referral letter, spectacles and a list of medications currently taking.