Dr Dermot Cassidy


Dr Dermot Cassidy is an Ophthalmologist specializing in the medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the front of the eye, including: cataract, all forms of corneal transplantation, pterygium surgery, laser refractive surgery and collagen cross-linking for keratoconus.

He graduated from the University of Sydney in 2000 before returning to Melbourne to undertake Ophthalmology training at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. Following completion of his specialist training he undertook two subspecialist Corneal Fellowships – first at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital here in Melbourne in 2010 and subsequently a Corneal, External eye disease and Laser Refractive Surgical Fellowship at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital in the United Kingdom in 2011.

He remained as a Consultant in Corneal and Anterior Segment surgery at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital prior to returning to Melbourne where he remains a Consultant on the Corneal Unit and on the Keratoconus Clinic at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.

He has published scientific papers in his area of subspecialty in peer-reviewed journals, has presented at international meetings and is co-author of a textbook on endothelial lamellar corneal transplantation published in 2013.

When not at work, Dermot’s other passions include spending time with his young family and playing tennis or any other sport on offer.